The Best Friendship Movies and TV Shows on Crunchyroll
Finding a good Friendship 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 Friendship movies and TV shows of all time streaming on Crunchyroll.
1. One Piece
What it's about: Years ago, the fearsome pirate king Gol D. Roger was executed, leaving a huge pile of treasure and the famous "One Piece" behind. Whoever claims the "One Piece" will be named the new pirate king. Monkey D. Luffy, a boy who consumed one of the "Devil's Fruits", has it in his head that he'll follow in the footsteps of his idol, the pirate Shanks, and find the One Piece. It helps, of course, that his body has the properties of rubber and he's surrounded by a bevy of skilled fighters and thieves to help him along the way. Monkey D. Luffy brings a bunch of his crew followed by, Roronoa Zoro, Nami, Usopp, Sanji, Tony-Tony Chopper, Nico Robin, Franky, and Brook. They will do anything to get the One Piece and become King of the Pirates!
Where to Watch: 875 episodes (45%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 770 episodes (40%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Crunchyroll). 117 episodes (6%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).
2. Sword Art Online
What it's about: In the near future, a Virtual Reality Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG) called Sword Art Online has been released where players control their avatars with their bodies using a piece of technology called Nerve Gear. One day, players discover they cannot log out, as the game creator is holding them captive unless they reach the 100th floor of the game's tower and defeat the final boss. However, if they die in the game, they die in real life. Their struggle for survival starts now...
Where to Watch: 81 episodes (67%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 85 episodes (70%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Hulu & Crunchyroll). 24 episodes (20%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (iTunes).
What it's about: 6th-year grade-schooler Ayase Chihaya's dream is for her sister to be Japan's top model. However, transfer student Wataya Arata admonishes her that a dream must be about one's own self. Thus, she takes up karuta, a Japanese card game, competitively. Together with Arata and Mashima Taichi, Chihaya's childhood friend, they have great fun playing each other, but separate after graduation. 4 years later, Chihaya returns to town. Although Arata no longer plays the game, she believes that they will eventually reunite as long as she continues karuta. Together with Taichi, she establishes the Mizusawa High-school Karuta Club.
Where to Watch: 67 episodes (96%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 1 episodes (1%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Crunchyroll).
4. The Ancient Magus' Bride
What it's about: Hatori Chise is only 16, but she has lost far more than most. With neither family nor hope, it seems all doors are closed to her. But, a chance encounter began to turn the rusted wheels of fate. In her darkest hour, a mysterious magus appears before Chitose, offering a chance she couldn't turn down. This magus who seems closer to demon than human, will he bring her the light she desperately seeks, or drown her in ever deeper shadows?
Where to Watch: 24 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 23 episodes (96%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Crunchyroll).
What it's about: The story revolves around Haruka Nanase, a boy who has always loved to be immersed in water, and to swim in it. Before graduating from elementary school, he participated in a swimming tournament along with his fellow swimming club members, Makoto Tachibana, Nagisa Hazuki, and Rin Matsuoka. After achieving victory, each of the boys went their separate ways. Time passed, and in the middle of their uneventful high school lives Rin appears and challenges Haruka to a match, showing Haruka his overwhelming power. Not wanting it to end like this, Haruka, gathers together Makoto and Nagisa once again and brings a new member named Rei Ryugazaki to create the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club in order to defeat Rin.
Where to Watch: 37 episodes (95%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 11 episodes (28%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Crunchyroll). 38 episodes (97%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).
6. Interviews with Monster Girls
What it's about: The story takes place in an age where "Ajin" (demi-human), more casually known as "Demi," have slowly started to become accepted into human society. Tetsuo Takahashi is a biology teacher who ends up teaching three such Demi, hoping to understand more about them while also managing to catch their attention.
Where to Watch: 13 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 11 episodes (85%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Crunchyroll). 12 episodes (92%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).