What You Need to Know:
- Some surprising news coming from out of the Crunchyroll HQ as their VRV services are now making some drastic changes, as Funimation and VRV have now parted ways after 2 years of collaboration. This will result in programming changes across both platforms. HIDIVE will be taking over that vacant position, offering viewers an extended library of dubbed anime titles for the time being.
- For those unfamiliar with HIDIVE, HIDIVE is an anime streaming platform offering 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 wish VRV and HIDIVE the best on their new journey and hope that fans will continue to support them as this new transition happens.
Source: Official Press Release
Yikes! This might hurt a lot of people who are dedicated to the streaming service they provide. Hopefully things will work out!
It's a big surprise indeed but I'm sure Crunchyroll and HIDIVE will produce something bigger and better!