As a special treat for horror fans this Halloween season, Crunchyroll will have a wide variety of horror-themed anime to stream for free (with ads) throughout October, including Junji Ito Collection, Mieruko-chan, Hellsing, and many more!

You can check out the full list of free (with ads) anime streaming on Crunchyroll this October, and to learn more about the streaming service, visit:

Press Release: Culver City, California (September 28, 2023) – Crunchyroll has harvested a bounty of treats to fulfill anime fans’ needs for something chilling this Halloween. Beginning on October 1 and only through the rest of the month, select titles across the spooky spectrum will be free to watch with ads for anyone who has signed up for a free user account with Crunchyroll. Those titles include Tokyo Ghoul, ZOMBIE LAND SAGA, Mieruko-chan, Blue Exorcist, this year’s new breakout hit from studio MAPPA Hell’s Paradise, and more.

See the full list of anime offerings below (availability may vary by region):

Crunchyroll also recently added more fan-favorite titles to its AVOD catalog earlier this year, including Chainsaw Man, SPY x FAMILY, VINLAND SAGA, Lycoris Recoil, My Dress-Up Darling, BLUELOCK, and more. Beyond Crunchyroll’s AVOD selection, tiered paid subscriptions for ad-free viewing and other awesome perks are available starting at the Fan level for $7.99/month, Mega Fan for $9.99/month, and Ultimate Fan for  $14.99/month. Crunchyroll is currently host to a catalog of over 46,000 episodes of anime series and feature films, available on 15+ different platforms, and in more than 10 languages subbed and/or dubbed.

Fans looking to scare up more ways to celebrate Halloween can find their favorite thrilling anime merchandise now through the Crunchyroll Store. FYE stores across the U.S. will also be filled with ghoulish anime apparel, accessories, and home goods for a variety of titles including JUJUTSU KAISEN, Chainsaw Man, Junji Ito Collection, Toilet-bound Hanako-kun, and more. A free 30-day trial offer of a Crunchyroll Mega Fan subscription will also be given as a special gift with an in-store or online purchase from FYE now through the end of October.

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Anime fans have access to one of the largest collections of licensed anime through Crunchyroll and translated in multiple languages for viewers worldwide. Viewers can also access simulcasts — top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast.

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