Level Up: Crunchyroll's Premium Members now have unlimited manga access


Magma for Everyone!

I may be late to the party again, but I thought that it was worth noting that Crunchyroll has granted their Premium Members the ability to access their magma... um, I mean manga library. In other words, the anime subscribers can now get drunk off of Ye Olde Simulpub's manga selection. While this special gift is a good thing for the folks who watch anime, this also means that the company is eliminating the Manga membership service. As for the people who have the Manga-only subscription, Crunchyroll's giving them a 30-day free trial of the All-Access service, which is better than nothing.

Perhaps the best part of this new change is that Premium Members' fees remain unchanged, since they're getting an extra service without having to pay extra. If there's one downside about this outcome, it's that the only thing that sets the Premium and All-Access service apart is that the latter lets you watch dramas. Hopefully, this is a sign that Crunchyroll has some special plans in mind for their All-Access members, since many subscribers might downgrade to Premium soon.

Seeing that they grabbed Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters recently, there's a good chance that the service's key to victory is in Crunchyroll picking up more dramas or toku shows to improve the All-Access plan. Better yet, if they could pick up titles like The Hero Yoshihiko or Blue Blazes, then 2015 might be the year when the All-Access subscription evolves into a new entity.

In other news, Crunchyroll's granting its members full access to Attack on Titan and Fairy Tail's previous chapters for three months (the special started on Jan. 15), which includes the latest ones as well. If anything, this feature could serve as a delicious sampler for those who're tackling their manga selection as we speak. Now that we're at the end of this post, what do you all think of Crunchyroll's recent change to the Premium subscription?

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