Anime & Asian drama-streaming Crunchyroll app for PS Vita releases today

  • Posted March 18th, 2014 at 14:35 EDT by

Originally slated for release at the end of 2012, the Crunchyroll app for the PlayStation Vita finally will launch today. Now anime and Asian drama fans can stream the latest episodes to their Sony handheld while on the go.

Using the app does require a Crunchyroll Premium membership, which costs $6.95 per month for anime titles or $11.95 per month for access to both anime and Asian drama libraries. PS Vita owners can receive a free 30-day trial of Crunchyroll Premium by heading over to www.crunchyroll.com/psvita.

Rupert Chen, VP of Engineering at Crunchyroll, expressed the company's excitement for the PS Vita app. “It’s no secret that there is a strong crossover between Anime and gaming. We are pleased to give our audience another way to connect with their favorite shows on the go on a device that they already enjoy on a daily basis.”

The Crunchyroll app is already available on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 home consoles as well.

Let us know in the comments if you plan on using the Vita app or what you've been watching on Crunchyroll lately!

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Ernest Lin is a U.S. Editor for PSU and certified moé aficionado. Follow him on Twitter for ramblings on movies, anime, gaming, deals, and pop culture.
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