Yesterday it was announced that Funimation will be leaving VRV. Soon you will no longer be able to access Funimation content through VRV. Funimation also announced plans to end their content deals with Crunchyroll. Now if you want to watch their shows and movies you will need to subscribe the Funimation streaming services.
“As you know, Funimation has been a popular channel on VRV since we launched two years ago. Funimation’s dubbed lineup has complemented Crunchyroll’s vast Japanese-language library of anime. Unfortunately, Funimation has decided to go their own way, and our partnership with them will be winding down on November 9th. After that date, you will no longer have access to the Funimation channel as part of the VRV Premium Subscription or as an individual Channel Subscription,” the VRV Team said in a statement on their site.
To replace the lost content, VRV announced that they have teamed up with HIDIVE to add 500+ anime shows and movies to their lineup.
“We are incredibly proud to announce our newest partner: HIDIVE, a dynamic new member of the anime streaming world. Anime favorites from HIDIVE, like Made in Abyss, Food Wars, Elfien Lied, Bloom Into You, and Highschool of the Dead, will be available on VRV in just a couple weeks with their full catalog of 500+ titles soon to follow. One reason you’ve told us that you *love* VRV is because we have anime both subbed AND dubbed. With HIDIVE’s impressive collection of subs, dubs and simulcasts and Crunchyroll’s unparalleled Japanese-language library, we’re confident that you’ll agree that our anime selection is still the best around.”
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