But within 2 years that all changed after $4 million was invested into Crunchyroll, by Venrock.
Over 12+ years later and
Crunchyroll‘s growth online
There’s a lot of ways to measure growth. But that’s been reported by other sites already.
So I’ll share what
A search engine that deals with billions of searches, everyday.
Crunchyroll‘s growth in the USA (since 2006)
As you can tell – since around 2009 it’s been steadily growing in popularity. With 2013 being the year it took a big leap in growth.
This was during the time a stake was bought out by AT&T.
And when Attack On Titan’s
Crunchyroll‘s growth in the UK (since 2006)
In this graph –
Crunchyroll‘s growth worldwide (international)
But as you can see from 2018-2019, the trend graph has spiked like crazy when compared globally.
Crunchyroll‘s growth via YouTube USA (since 2008)
When you compare the graph for YouTube vs Google search, the trends are worlds apart.
In the case of YouTube,
In the USA, of course.
Crunchyroll‘s growth via YouTube for the UK (since 2008)
When compared to the UK audience via YouTube, the USA’s trend graph is clearly more stable.
I can think of obvious reasons for this.
So as far as searches go, I can’t imagine too many people being interested in finding
That’s probably an idea of why the growth has “only” started going up since 2018 for UK fans.
Crunchyroll‘s growth worldwide via YouTube (since 2008)
Unsurprisingly – when you look at the worldwide graph across dozens of countries,
Even on YouTube (a platform where they don’t stand to benefit too much).
Similar to the Google search graph, since 2018 there’s been a massive spike for YouTube searches, centered around
Facts gathered by Google Trends for
Crunchyroll: Crunchyroll‘s major spike was in 2013. The same year they added Mangalike Attack on Titan to their catalogue.
- 2013 is also the year AT&T took an interest in
- 2008-2010 was the “beginning” of
Crunchyroll‘s rise to popularity.
- This isn’t surprising seeing as this is during the time they received millions in investment
- YouTube has been “slow” for
Crunchyrollsearches. Which isn’t too surprising.
How to use this data
This data is only based on Google’s hive of info online. And even though Google is a big deal and usually the first site people turn to, it’s not the full picture.
So use this data to start a discussion, make your own predictions, and use as an online reference (there’s nothing like it).
Source: Crunchyroll – Google Trends