Even though Crunchyroll As the most popular anime streaming service, it sometimes can’t handle the user traffic as has been shown recently with the launch of One Piece as Luffy’s Gear 5. It’s a testament to the love fans have for this media that when major anime series hit a major milestone and when users try to watch them before anyone else, it’s Crunchyroll’s servers. may crash. The most recent case of an anime breaking Crunchyroll happened with the release of Luffy’s first Gear 5 appearance in the One Piece anime, which also crashed several other websites besides Crunchyroll. However, before episode 1071 of the One Piece anime, there were five other notable times when an anime series broke the world’s most popular anime streaming site. Sometimes the problem is resolved quickly, but other times the server is down for a few hours. All this just proves the huge fan base and popularity that these anime have.
5 Demon Slayers
With three seasons, one movie, and a fourth confirmed in the works, it’s no wonder Demon Slayer is one of the most popular anime right now. The story follows Tanjiro Kamado as he tries to save and cure his sister Nezuko who has been turned into a demon, and the episode that gave the anime the ticket to this prestigious club has been released. on June 18 of this year. That day, Crunchyroll released the final episode of Demon Slayer season 3, concluding the Swordsmith Village Arc. Almost immediately, Crunchyroll took to social media to say, “Some users may be having issues using Crunchyroll right now, but our team is aware and working to fix the problem. as soon as possible! Thank you for your patience.”
Fortunately, the issues were resolved quickly and viewers were able to watch the final episode of the third season. Many even bragged about how their anime took the platform down. After all, Demon Slayer is already a controversial anime for its quality. Despite that, Demon Slayer is still loved by many, and an anime series takes a certain amount of credibility to make it into the club of series that brought down Crunchyroll. At least, obviously the franchise is extremely popular here and in Japan.
4 chainsaw men
While Jujutsu Kaisen is the most popular anime in the dark shounen trilogy, Chainsaw Man is the anime that crashed the Crunchyroll server during its broadcast. This is a highly anticipated anime and with the news that MAPPA will be in charge of an adaptation, fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of Chainsaw Man. The first trailer with incredible animation set a high standard before the premiere of the first episode, and when it hit the platform, users flocked to see it. Crunchyroll’s servers were unable to process the stream to the website, and some users reported problems when trying to watch the launch.
However, this is not the only time Chainsaw Man has brought down the platform. A similar situation occurred during the release of episode 3, although the problem was not as big as it was at launch. With two Crunchyroll incidents, the anime has become one of the most popular in recent times. In reality, however, that hype fades over time, and it’s even more apparent in Japan with Chainsaw Man’s low Blu-ray sales. This metric plays a huge factor in whether or not the anime gets a refresh for a second season, and things are looking bleak for Denji right now.
3 Super Dragon Balls
As one of the biggest anime franchises of all time, it’s only natural to see Dragon Ball break Crunchyroll. Specifically, the incident happened during the Tournament of Power section of Dragon Ball Super in 2017. The tournament that will decide the future of universe 7, the stakes have never been higher than that, and before that, there was no section. No other anime comes close to the hype generated by Goku’s Super Instinct and his battle against Jiren. From memes to editing, the fight has cemented itself in anime history and Dragon Ball is the series that started this club in the first place. However, Crunchyroll isn’t the only streaming site that doesn’t handle Goku’s powers.
Other streaming services such as Funimation, Daisuke, and VRV also receive a large number of users, rendering their servers useless for a few hours. Fans just need to watch the hour-long special as soon as possible. Sadly, Dragon Ball didn’t reach this level of excitement again. Many people still criticize the animation of the series and argue that Dragon Ball Z should have been the end of the series. The anime is still a favorite, however, and Dragon Ball Super has great battles that, while not on the level of Goku compared to Jiren, still occasionally leave fans out of their seats. .
2 Attack on Titan
Another series that has earned its place among the best series of all time and one of MAPPA’s best anime series, Attack on Titan has slammed Crunchyroll and the internet in a way comparable to how Dragon Ball Super did. The series began airing in 2013 and quickly became a modern classic. Currently, the final season of Attack on Titan is being split into three parts, with the final season coming out in the fall of 2023. The episode that broke the Crunchyroll website was specifically the first episode of the second season of the season. The fourth is called Judgment. Crunchyroll even had to take it off its platform for a while while the site returned to normal.
Similar to what happened with Goku and Jiren’s fight, Judgment also shut down other anime sites. One reason for this backlash was the long wait times between each installment of the final season. Many fans have criticized MAPPA for taking this approach instead of releasing all the episodes in one season. However, others argue that as long as the quality of the anime is high, they don’t mind this. In any case, Attack on Titan is about to return, and if the past teaches us anything, it will most likely crash Crunchyroll once again when the final chapters hit the internet.
Prior to Luffy’s Gear 5, One Piece crashed Crunchyroll as well as several other streaming sites when episode 1000 of the anime first aired. Such an important milestone was met with special events, worldwide screenings, and a ready-to-watch fanbase as soon as the film’s second release. After all, One Piece has been on the air for over 23 years, making it one of the longest running anime of all time, and the manga the best-selling series in the world. It’s no surprise to see episode 1000 halt the internet and Crunchyroll servers for up to two hours.
History repeats itself with Gear 5. It’s been teased for months, and after Zoro’s battle against King, and Sanji’s battle against Queen, there are some of the best animations to date. Hope is great for Luffy’s turn. However, episode 1071 of One Piece received mixed reviews. Users on social media complain of a feeling of unstable pacing and sometimes hard-to-follow animations. Furthermore, it seems that the climax of the battle is reserved for episode 1072. In any case, One Piece has come to the club for the second time with Gear 5.
While the demise of Crunchyroll and other streaming services isn’t a yardstick for determining whether an anime or an episode is good or bad, it does reflect the popularity of these series. A strong fan base can achieve amazing things. The five anime that broke Crunchyroll are classified as a prestigious club thanks to their fans, but with the servers getting stronger over time, joining the group will become more difficult. It’s hard to imagine which series will become the next member. Luffy’s Gear 5 debut One Piece may be the last anime to crash Crunchyroll sometimes… well, at least until the final episode of Attack on Titan comes out.