How to Change Your Username or Display Name on Crunchyroll Streaming

Key Takeaways

  • Crunchyroll does not allow users to directly change their username after account creation
  • To get a new username, you need to cancel your existing account and create a new one
  • Canceling a premium subscription is different from deleting your entire Crunchyroll account

As an experienced writer specializing in streaming services and online entertainment, I understand the importance of personalization and how a username can contribute to the overall user experience. In this comprehensive guide, I’ll walk you through the process of changing your username or display name on Crunchyroll, the popular anime streaming platform.

Understanding Crunchyroll’s Username Policy

Unlike many other online platforms, Crunchyroll does not provide a straightforward option to change your username or display name after creating an account. This policy is in place to maintain account integrity and prevent potential misuse or impersonation.

However, Crunchyroll recognizes that users may want to update their username for various reasons, such as personal preference or a change in circumstances. To accommodate this, the platform allows users to create a new account with a different username, provided they cancel or delete their existing account first.

Canceling Your Crunchyroll Premium Subscription

If you have an active Crunchyroll premium subscription, the first step is to cancel it before proceeding with account deletion. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Web Browser: Log in to your Crunchyroll account, click on your profile icon in the top-right corner, and select “My Account.” Under the “General” section, click on “Membership Info,” and then click the “Cancel Membership” button.
  2. iOS Device: Open the Settings app, tap your name, select “Subscriptions,” tap “Crunchyroll,” and then choose “Cancel Subscription.”
  3. Android Device: Open the Google Play Store app, go to “Payments & Subscriptions,” select “Subscriptions,” tap “Crunchyroll,” and then choose “Cancel Subscription.”

Please note that canceling your premium subscription does not immediately delete your account. You will still have access to your subscription until the end of your current billing cycle.

Deleting Your Crunchyroll Account

After canceling your premium subscription (if applicable), you can proceed to delete your entire Crunchyroll account. Here’s how:

  1. Web Browser: Log in to your Crunchyroll account and visit the “Nuke” page at You may be prompted to complete an optional survey about why you’re deleting your account. Scroll down and click the “Deactivate Now” button, then confirm your decision in the pop-up window.
  2. Mobile App: Open the Crunchyroll app, go to the “Account” section, select “Delete My Account,” and follow the on-screen instructions to confirm the deletion.

Important: Deleting your Crunchyroll account is a permanent action, and you will lose access to your watch history, queue, and any other associated data. Make sure to back up any important information before proceeding.

Creating a New Crunchyroll Account

After successfully deleting your old account, you can create a new Crunchyroll account with your desired username or display name. Here’s how:

  1. Visit the Crunchyroll website ( and click on the “Sign Up” button in the top-right corner.
  2. Fill out the registration form with your personal information, including your new desired username or display name.
  3. Complete the sign-up process by verifying your email address and setting up your account preferences.
  4. If you previously had a premium subscription, you can choose to sign up for a new one or continue with the free version of Crunchyroll.

Tips and Considerations

  • Be Creative: When choosing a new username, try to be creative and unique. Avoid using personal information or offensive language.
  • Check Availability: Before finalizing your new username, make sure it’s not already taken by another user on Crunchyroll.
  • Use a VPN (Optional): If you’re having trouble creating a new account due to IP address restrictions, consider using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to bypass any potential blocks.
  • Backup Your Data: If you have any important data or watch history associated with your old account, make sure to back it up before deleting your account.
  • Be Patient: The account deletion process may take some time, especially if you had an active premium subscription. Allow for the necessary processing time before attempting to create a new account.


While Crunchyroll’s policy on username changes may seem inconvenient, the platform provides a straightforward process for creating a new account with your desired username or display name. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can successfully update your username and continue enjoying your favorite anime series on Crunchyroll with a fresh online identity.