While this 25th December has brought us festive Nintendo Download updates, and a host of treats and discounts around the world, North American Wii U owners have an extra treat - a free Crunchyroll app to access a lot of anime, manga and Asian dramas.

That'll no doubt be music to the ears of a number of Wii U owners, with the video streaming service offering franchises such as Naruto Shippuden, One Piece, Sword Art Online and Hunter x Hunter. The app itself is free, though like other TV services such as Netflix there's a subscription cost to access the content.

Nintendo's press release promises "25,000 episodes and 15,000 hours of hit licensed content" to be available right off the bat for existing all-access premium Crunchyroll customers. Those that aren't members will be able to trial the service for free for 14 days, after which point it's necessary to take up the $11.95 a month service or lose access - it seems that only this top-tier, ad-free subscription allows viewing on the Wii U.

At the time of writing this isn't available on the European Wii U eShop, so this is North America-only right now.

Are any of you existing Crunchyroll members going to download this, or will you give the trial a spin?