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Your Weekly Guide to VRV: 3/5 – 3/11

It’s a work day and you have just finished your coffee when you get a call on your cell phone. You scan the phone number but don’t recognize it and end the call. A few hours later, after lunch, you check your email. There is a new message labeled “iMpOrTaNt.” You figure it’s spam, but as you’re about to delete it you get a call from the mysterious number again. You end the call and glance at your inbox and see five more emails each with the same subject line as the one before. Your heart rate quickens. You leave for home, the entire commute your phone rings. You turn it off. It still rings. You get to your apartment and check your mail. There is a letter labeled “iMpOrTaNt.” Hands shaking, you open the envelope and find a sheet of paper labeled “Your Weekly Guide to VRV.”

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New Anime in the Crunchyroll Catalog!

Hi there everyone! I’m currently loving plenty of anime series this winter season, but a recent tweet reminded me that Crunchyroll has also been stuffing itself with great new catalog shows all through this new year. Let’s dispense with the pleasantries and get right down to it: Crunchyroll has acquired some phenomenal shows recently, including some of my all-time favorites, and I’d like to give you all a chance to appreciate them too. Starting with one of my absolute favorite shows, here are some fresh highlights of the Crunchyroll catalog!

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Your Weekly Guide to VRV 2/19 – 2/25

You’re waiting for the walk signal at a crowded city intersection. Your breath forms into temporary clouds before dissolving into the clear, frigid air. You hear a tinny, artificial tone and look up to see the sign has changed to ‘walk.’ You look down at your phone as you’re walking, weaving in and out of the vast surge of pedestrians ebbing and flowing like a living river. Halfway across the street everything falls silent. You crash into the person in front of you and look up, dazed, frantically apologizing. “I’m sorry, uh-” You stop midway through your sentence. The entire world is frozen. People, feet extended half-gait; birds suspended in flight; the ripples of a puddle caught in some strange temporal stillness–time has stopped. You stand there, for how long you don’t know, not even trying to make sense of anything, but simply taking in the reality of it all. You get up and begin to walk, haltingly, through the street. You see a child on the sidewalk, his rubber ball trapped halfway between his open hand and the floor. You reach for it, grab it, attempt to move it, but it is immobile as a building. You explore the city this way, experimenting here and there as you did with the ball, but everything is similarly stuck. After hours (days?), you collapse on a park bench. Looking at the morning sun (it’s been morning for so long) winding through the tree branches overhead, your phone suddenly vibrates. Shocked out of your reverie it takes a moment for you to even remember what to do in this situation. You grasp your phone and see that an unfamiliar app has opened, something called… “Your Weekly Guide to VRV.”

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One Piece and More Coming to VRV!

We’re EXTREMELY HAPPY to announce that ALL of your favorite Crunchyroll shows are now available to stream on VRV! The entirety of One Piece is now here to watch for free, and we’re also bringing on Digimon Adventure tri, Sailor Moon Crystal, and more! Watch all your favorites on VRV! WITH OFFLINE VIEWING!! What a glorious day.

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If You Liked The Adventure Zone, You’ll Love This

A lot of people love the Adventure Zone. love the Adventure Zone. As someone who had little interest in tabletop roleplaying games beforehand, listening to Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy weave a disarmingly charming and lovely story out of their play sessions really opened my eyes to how special these games can be. If you’re caught up with TAZ and need something else to fill that hole in your free time, I’ve got a list of shows that provide something for all types of fans of Taako, Merle, and Magnus!

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This Week in VRV—Week of 1/21

Hi there, everyone! We’ve got another exciting week of new things for you to watch here at VRV, headed by a brand new science-based show! MinuteEarth explains the mysteries of our world in digestible, snappy chunks, and we’re proud to welcome it to the VRV Select family. Let’s get into what’s coming to VRV!

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What Is Pop Team Epic?!

If you’re interested in anime, then chances are one of your friends has shared the image above on social media. These two characters are from a series called Pop Team Epic. But who exactly are these extremely cute, extremely vulgar girls? Why does one of them have a really long neck? What the heck is Pop Team Epic?! We’re here to help you figure it out.

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Behind the Scenes of Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls

Almost 12 years after the violent conclusion to the original Basilisk, we’ve just finished the premiere of a brand new season of the series. Although the title and world are the same, just about everything else about the production is different. A new author, new studio, new staff and cast are all onboard to make this anime happen, with one notable exception which will be a welcome surprise for returning fans. Let’s take a look at the people behind Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls and just where this new story is coming from!

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If You Liked Recovery of an MMO Junkie, You’ll Love This

With Recovery of an MMO Junkie having recently come to an end, you may be asking yourself “where do I go from here?” We’ve put together a list of our top recommendations for the MMO Junkie fan looking for new material to consume! Whether you’re looking for stories that focus on gaming, Japanese work culture, or subversive gender themes, there should be something for everyone here. In no particular order, here are our Top 10 picks for fans of MMO Junkie!

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This Week in VRV – Week of 1/8/2018

Hello everyone! Welcome to This Week in VRV, a way for us to highlight some of the new content we’re most excited about coming up soon! We wanted to switch up the VRV Weekend Forecast to include the entire week of new releases, and with a new format comes a new name. So let’s get to it! Welcome to 2018, and get ready to enjoy another week of excellent new stuff coming to VRV!

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If You Like Game Grumps, You’ll Love This!

Game Grumps is objectively wonderful—I’ve wiled away plenty of hours watching their comedic let’s plays! Looking for more of that magic? We’re here to help! If you’re a fan of Dan, Arin, the rest of the Gumps, and their escapades, here are four titles you’ll love.

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The Weekend VRV Forecast—1/4

Welcome to 2018, friends! A new year brings new possibilities, new goals, and tons of new stuff to VRV! 2017 was a great year for us and we’re excited to make 2018 even better. Without further ado, let’s get into what new stuff is coming to VRV this weekend!

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12 Robots We Want to Be Friends With

It’s 2018 and it’s time to leave your flesh and blood friends behind for the cold embrace of robot companions! Whether it’s the Wallow’s adorable, gauntlet-bound Pixel, the moodily cool and detached Casshern, or the REALLY GOOD BOY that is Canti, here are 12 robots we really want to befriend!