Crunchyroll, the premiere anime streaming platform on the web, offers anything a weeb needs to thrive: anime, drama, simulcasts – the works. But what if your ISP is throttling the bandwidth when you’re trying to keep up with the adventures of you’re waifu? What if the dorm or workplace is blocking Crunchyroll? Then you need a VPN.
How to stream Crunchyroll with a VPN
- Get yourself a VPN. Free VPNs don’t have many servers or unblocked IPs.
- Connect to a local server. Servers in your own country give the best speed.
- Watch anime. Technically not a necessary point, but it’s probably what you’ll do.
Surfshark does not encourage using a VPN in any way that would potentially violate the Terms of Service of other service providers.
Why stream Crunchyroll with a VPN?
You need a VPN to stream Crunchyroll (or do anything else on the internet) because you care about privacy, speed, and accessibility.
When you browse online, you leave your IP address trace like DBZ fights leave perfectly round holes in the scenery. By getting a new IP, you’ll make it that much harder for third parties - like advertisers on Crunchyroll - to collect your data and track you.
If your country has not made bandwidth throttling illegal, your internet service provider can slow down your connection if they detect online gaming, streaming, or large downloads. Yes, this includes Bishōjo Senshi Sērā Mūn (1992).
So you’ve decided to watch anime at school, dorm, or work. But the local admins have blocked Crunchyroll to keep your mind away from Universal Century 0079. A VPN can overcome those blocks!
What if Crunchyroll blocks my VPN?
Even if you’re using a VPN for the perfectly legitimate purpose of being a weeb during your lunch break, Crunchyroll may still be blocking your access in an effort to stop bakas from streaming anime in countries they shouldn’t. Here’s how you can troubleshoot that:
- Change your IP. Of course, not all VPNs allow that.
- Change your VPN server. The bigger country you live in, the higher the odds that there are multiple server locations you can try.
- Call customer support. Again, paid VPNs really, really shine here. For example, Surfshark live support is available 24/7. If they can’t help you with tips and tricks, they can bug the IT people to solve the problem from the server-side.
- Get another VPN. Usually, this means dropping that free VPN and getting a premium VPN.
Other benefits of getting a VPN for Crunchyroll
Anime isn’t the only thing that a VPN is good for! There are many other benefits that appear when you start using a virtual private network – and without any additional effort.
Enjoy unlimited devices
Hide your weakness
Unlike most other VPNs, a Surfshark VPN account comes with an unlimited amount of installs allowed. Hook up your entire family/anime club with the best Crunchyroll experience.
Your ISP knows your deviant online activities. Hide your Crunchyroll addiction from the government’s prying eyes by encrypting your traffic with a VPN.
Stay safe on Wi-Fi
Pretend you’re in Japan online
If you’re going to an anime con or a cosplay event, you’re probably using public Wi-Fi at some point. Guess what, criminals love those harder than Gendo Ikari loves neglecting his son. Protect your data (including Crunchyroll login information) with Surfshark.
On the internet, nobody knows that you’re a cat. With Surfshark’s Japanese servers, nobody will know that you’re not in Japan either.
Pretend that you’re not in Japan online
The vast majority of Surfshark’s servers aren’t in Japan. Connect to one of those, and nobody will know that you’re posting from a bathroom in Tokyo Disneyland.
Crunchyroll and Surfshark: a match made in Akihabara
Wherever you are, anime is in your heart as well. And with a VPN, you feed your Crunchyroll addiction no matter the local network conditions. More than that, a VPN is useful even outside of streaming anime. Try Surfshark, and this boring 3D world will seem nothing more than a dream!