VRV Gets HIDIVE as Newest Channel Partner

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VRV Gets HIDIVE as Newest Channel Partner

A lot is happening with VRV recently as they made two major announcements for their brand!

First, HIDIVE is the latest channel to join the VRV family in the next few weeks and have a ton of great dubbed anime titles that will be coming with it. This is an exciting change since it means VRV users will be able to get even more content than they originally had access to!

WHAT IS HIDIVE?
We’re an independent anime streaming company based out of Houston, Texas that just came into being in 2017. In this short amount of time, we’ve acquired the rights to over 500 series, movies, and OVAs, and gives you a price that won’t make your wallet cry.

HOW IS HIDIVE DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHER GUYS AND GALS?
Besides simulcasts, dubs, exclusives, and even live-action titles, we give you even more anime streaming options since choices matter.

The next announcement is that Funimation, after 2 years of being a partner to the streaming service, has separated from VRV. This will impact programming available on VRV for both platforms.

They offered this message to their users:

Dear VRV users,

Today we have both good and bad news to deliver. Which would you like first? Okay, the bad…

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.

Don’t stop reading here! VRV’s love-affair with anime is as strong as ever—we have good news too, remember?

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.

Please know that VRV is more committed than ever to bringing you the newest and best titles from an ever-growing assortment of channels. Stay tuned as we have even more exciting content announcements coming soon! Thank you for your continued support. And as always, we love hearing from you what additional content you’d like to see on VRV!

Sincerely,

the VRV Team

VRV advised that they are to creating platforms with robust online and offline offerings – VRV is here to be “everything to someone,” not “something for everyone” and this newest partnership with HIDIVE is a part of that commitment.

Just a few of the benefits of HIDIVE joining VRV are:

  • HIDIVE offers over 500 titles including beloved and currently-airing series like “Made in Abyss”, “Bloom Into You”, and “Highschool of the Dead.”
  • HIDIVE will offer VRV users a robust library of dubbed anime series, including “Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma” and “Elfen Lied” along with a large catalogue of classic dubs.

We’re excited to see what changes lie in the future for VRV!

Darth Mexican has been a geek since he first saw a lightsaber ignite. He has strong feelings on subbed anime. He strives to represent the stories of the common man and woman regardless of skin tone, age, sexual preference, or nationality. With every article he strives to bring representation to the voiceless. Unless he finds out they like dubbed anime.

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