If you’re searching for a veritable potpourri of cartoons, VRV’s current lineup will serve you well. You’ll find some other nerdy delights here, too, especially old-school favorites.
Just don’t get too attached to anything. VRV’s channel lineup is far from set in stone.
VRV’s current channels:
- Crunchyroll—Subbed anime
- Boomerang—Old Warner Bros. cartoons
- Cartoon Hangover—Original cartoons
- HIDIVE—Subbed and dubbed anime
- Mondo—Adult cartoons
- NickSplat—Old Nickelodeon shows
- Rooster Teeth—Web series
- VRV Select—Special collection of shows and movies
Crunchyroll is the star of the show here. Both Crunchyroll and VRV call Otter Media “daddy,” so nepotism may play a role in how much VRV hypes this channel up.
But of all VRV’s channels, Crunchyroll has the most robust collection of shows—including anime and dramas launched with subtitles the same day they come out in Japan.
Honestly, you could rename VRV “Crunchyroll and Friends,” and you wouldn’t be far off from the truth. But that title’s a mouthful for a streaming service.
Plus, VRV says sayonara to said “friends” on the regular.
Former channels, fondly remembered:
Historically, VRV goes through channels faster than an adventure anime goes through two-bit villains. Some of the channels above died out, and VRV collected many of their hits—like Seeso’s My Brother, My Brother, and Me—into the VRV Select channel.
Others dramatically walked off into the sunset, seeking new horizons. These mavericks have links in the list above so you can see where they are now.
It’s stressful not knowing which channels you can count on month to month. This writer left VRV soon after Funimation did (though, to be honest, it was Critical Role leaving Geek & Sundry that pushed me over the edge).
But if you’re a Crunchyroll fan who wants more bang for your buck, VRV Premium is only $2 per month more than Crunchyroll. Some irregularity is a small price to pay for all the extra stuff you’ll get.