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The Best Based on Books Movies and TV Shows on Crunchyroll

Finding a good Based on Books movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Based on Books movies and TV shows of all time streaming on Crunchyroll.

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1. Sword Art Online

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71/100
Year: 2012-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 3
Action & Adventure, Anime

What it's about: The players of a virtual reality MMORPG, Sword Art Online, are trapped and fighting for their very lives. After it is announced that the only way to leave the game is by beating it, Kirito—a very powerful swordsman—and his friends take on a quest to free all the minds trapped in Aincrad.

Where to Watch: 72 episodes (73%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 68 episodes (69%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Hulu & Crunchyroll). 24 episodes (24%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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2. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

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Year: 2015-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Animation, Anime

What it's about: Bell Cranell is a rookie adventurer and the sole member of his dirt-poor guild founded by the petite goddess Hestia. Adventurers come from far and wide looking to strike it big in the massive labyrinth known as Dungeon, located beneath the city of Orario. Bell is more interested in picking up girls than Dungeon-crawling, but his reality check comes sooner than expected. Saved from a brush with death by the beautiful, renowned adventurer Aiz Wallenstein, Bell falls head-over-heels and sets his sights on winning her heart, but she's not the only woman he's caught the attention of, for better of worse.

Where to Watch: 22 episodes (96%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 14 episodes (61%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Crunchyroll). 13 episodes (57%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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3. KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!!

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Year: 2016-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Action & Adventure, Anime

What it's about: After a traffic accident, Kazuma Sato’s disappointingly brief life was supposed to be over, but he wakes up to see a beautiful girl before him. She claims to be a goddess, Aqua, and asks if he would like to go to another world and bring only one thing with him.Kazuma decides to bring the goddess herself, and they are transported to a fantasy world filled with adventure, ruled by a demon king. Now Kazuma only wants to live in peace, but Aqua wants to solve many of this world’s problems, and the demon king will only turn a blind eye for so long…

Where to Watch: 22 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 19 episodes (86%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Crunchyroll).

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4. Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

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Year: 2018-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Animation, Anime

What it's about: Puberty Syndrome—a rumored, mysterious syndrome that only affects those in their puberty. For example, a bunny girl suddenly appeared in front of Sakuta Azusagawa. The bunny girl's real identity is Mai Sakurajima, a teenage celebrity who is currently an inactive high school senior. For some reason, her charming figure does not reflect in the eyes of others. In the course of revealing the mystery behind this phenomenon, Sakuta begins to explore his feelings towards Mai. Set in a city where the skies and seas shine, Sakuta unfolds the meaning behind his bizarre encounters on women with the said syndrome.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (92%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 13 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Crunchyroll).

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5. Wise Man’s Grandchild

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Year: 2019-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Animation, Anime

What it's about: A young man who had surely died in an accident, was reborn in another world as a baby! After that, he was picked up by the patriot hero "Sage" Merlin Wolford and was given the name Shin. He was raised as a grandson by Merlin and soaked up Merlin's teachings, earning him some shocking powers; however, when he became 15, his grandfather Merlin said, "I forgot to teach him common sense!"An "abnormal" boy's unconventional other world fantasy life starts here!

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (92%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 11 episodes (85%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Crunchyroll). 10 episodes (77%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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6. Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor

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Year: 2017-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Animation, Anime

What it's about: The Alzano Imperial Magic Academy is located in the southern part of the Alzano Empire and is among most prominent magic schools in the world, where students can learn the highest forms of magic. All those who strive to learn magic dream of studying at this academy, and its students as well as its teachers are proud to be a part of its 400-year history. Glenn Radars is a new instructor who has suddenly been appointed to teach part-time at this highly respected academy. The previously unheard-of lessons of this man known as a good-for-nothing bastard are about to begin.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 10 episodes (83%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Crunchyroll). 12 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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7. Isekai Cheat Magician

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Year: 2019-2019Seasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Anime

What it's about: As regular high school students Taichi and Rin disappeared in a beam of light. When they came to, the two of them were already in a world of swords and magic. Finally getting away after experiencing an attack by monsters, following the suggestion of adventurers they headed on the path towards the guild. In the guild, the two of them found out that they possessed unbelievably powerful magic. Thus the regular high school students transformed into the strongest cheats...

Where to Watch: 9 episodes (82%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 1 episodes (9%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Crunchyroll).

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8. Run with the Wind

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Year: 2018-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Animation, Anime

What it's about: Kakeru, a former elite runner at high school, is chased for stealing food. He is saved by a Kansei University student Haiji, who is also a runner. Haiji persuades Kakeru to live in the old apartment "Chikuseisou" where he plans to team up with fellow residents to enter Hakone Ekiden Marathon, one of the most prominent university races in Japan. Kakeru soon finds out that all of the residents except for Haiji and himself are complete novices.

Where to Watch: 22 episodes (96%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 1 episodes (4%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Crunchyroll).

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9. Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks?

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Year: 2019-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
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What it's about: Just when Masato thought that a random survey conducted in school was over, he got involved in a secret Government scheme. As he was carried along with the flow, he ended up in a Game world! As if that wasn't enough, shockingly, his mother was there as well! It was a little different from a typical transported to another world setting, but after some bickering,"Mom wants go on an adventure together with Maa-kun. Can mom become Maa-kun's companion?"With that, Masato and Mamako began their adventure as a mother and son pair. They met Porta, a cute traveling merchant, and Wise, a regrettable philosopher. Along with their new party members, Masato and co. start on their journey.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (80%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 5 episodes (50%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Crunchyroll).

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10. Joker Game

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Year: 2016-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
Thriller, Anime

What it's about: Taking place in the year 1937 on the eve of World War II, the story involves a mysterious spy training organization known as the "D Agency." The organization is established by Lieutenant Colonel Yuuki from the Imperial Japanese Army. His ideals lead him to recruit people beyond military academy graduates and personnel, while training them to become skilled agents in arts of manipulation. These agents would become a specialized team to conduct operations. One such antihero agent, under the name Jirou Gamou, goes on a harrowing mission to uncover secret documents titled "Black Notes," while battling forces from within and without his own ranks.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 11 episodes (92%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Crunchyroll). 12 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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11. My Sister, My Writer

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Year: 2018-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: Suzuka Nagami is a beautiful third-year middle school student who has excellent grades and is the student council president. She wrote a novel about a little sister who dotes on her older brother, and the novel wins a light novel award. After they discuss the matter, Yuu is the one who debuts as a proxy light novel author instead of Suzuka, under the pen name Chikai Towano.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (83%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 1 episodes (8%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Crunchyroll).

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12. A Certain Scientific Accelerator

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Year: 2019-2019Seasons: 1
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What it's about: After rescuing Last Order and subsequently taking a bullet to the head, Academy City’s top-ranked esper rests in the hospital. But Accelerator’s recovery is cut short when a mysterious girl carrying a photo of his little clone companion asks for help. Now they’re taking on Disciplinary Action—an anti-evil coalition whose sinister plans threaten Last Order, Academy City, and even the entire world!

Where to Watch: 9 episodes (90%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 1 episodes (10%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Crunchyroll).

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13. Boogiepop and Others

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Year: 2019-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
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What it's about: There is an urban legend that tells of a shinigami that can release people from the pain they are suffering. This "Angel of Death" has a name—Boogiepop. And the legends are true. Boogiepop is real. When a rash of disappearances involving female students breaks out at Shinyo Academy, the police and faculty assume they just have a bunch of runaways on their hands. Yet some students know better. Something mysterious and foul is afoot. Is it Boogiepop or something even more sinister...?

Where to Watch: 19 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 1 episodes (5%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Crunchyroll).

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14. Maerchen Maedchen

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Year: 2018-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
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What it's about: When the two girls meet, magic begins. Hazuki Kagimura loves stories, an orthodox girl who is overly imaginative. Because her relationship with her new family does not go well, the environment sends her toward the stories in which she spends her days. One day after school, Hazuki gets lost among the bookcases of the library, leading her to a mysterious school where meets Shizuka Tsuchimikado. It is a magic school where girls (called "mädchen") are selected by the magical texts from which the world's stories are born. Hazuki herself is said to be chosen by the book of Cinderella. In order to become a true magician, Hazuki becomes friends with Shizuka and begins her new life at the school.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (83%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 2 episodes (17%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Crunchyroll).