Take a look into the future with our upcoming slate of new releases for next week!
A city of the future then, and of the “now” today. An oppressive metropolis lined with flashing neon. Relentlessly tough streets ravaged by teenagers consumed in a cycle of violence and debauchery intrinsic to their dystopian society, an ethos of cataclysmic revolution seeping up through the sewer grates and into the street.
Fresh from the curse-ridden tar pits of Mondo Media comes a new VRV Exclusive series! The first episode of the darkly comedic Gary and His Demons released on Mondo’s channel here on VRV this past Sunday, and it’s a remarkably strong start for the series. The jokes all land perfectly, but what’s truly great about this first episode is the frankly tragic, extremely human drama underlying Gary’s absurd situation. Let’s take a look at what makes this show tick!
For the past few weeks, you’ve been hearing strange noises out in the corn field near your house. A strange crinkling, almost like wind tangling through the corn stalks but more… organized. At first you couldn’t find anything amiss, but one day you find that many of the stalks of corn have been broken and lay limp against the ground. Day after day, you wake to more and more stalks breaking. There’s something inside telling you that there’s something intentional about this, like there’s a secret message if only you could see the entire field from above… Little did you know, miles away in the sky, someone piloting a small crop dusting plane could see just that. The bent husks finally revealed their message to the bewildered pilot: “Your Weekly Guide to VRV.”
Hi, I’m Cayla! I work at VRV and I cry A LOT. One of the biggest contributing factors to this is the anime I watch, so I decided to make a recommendation list about just that: anime that make me cry.
The monumental Great Seto Bridge towers over the modest fishing port in Kurashiki, painting a stark contrast between the rural Japan of old and the modern day – making it the perfect setting for internationally acclaimed director Kenji Kamiyama’s latest movie, Napping Princess, which is available to watch now on VRV Select!
After a long, arduous day at the office and a particularly hellish commute, you finally make it home to your apartment. All week, you’ve been thinking about an old video game you used to play, and tonight is the night you finally have time to break out your old game system and relive a bit of your childhood. After a bit of setup, and with pizza in hand, you’re all ready to go. You power on your TV, blow dust out of the cartridge, and turn the system on. For the first few levels, it’s exactly as you remember it. The sword slashes feel just as satisfying as you remember them and you even remember where a few hidden items are located. But, as you progress through the game, you start to notice that things are a bit peculiar. It’s just small glitches at first–a bit of garbled dialog text or a misplaced graphics sprite. But soon the glitches get worse. Characters appear with no eyes, the leaves of trees render as red instead of green, and areas begin to shift and change when you revisit them. You become increasingly frustrated, but continue to play, feeling almost strangely compelled to continue. The graphical glitches take a more and more macabre turn until trees look as if they are made of skin, ghastly faces appear in every window, and all of the water appears rust colored. Suddenly your TV goes black, and a line of text appears: “Your Weekly Guide to VRV.”
Today is the 53rd birthday of Masaaki Yuasa, one of the most recognizable directors in the anime industry for his unmistakable visual style. This June will be the fourth anniversary of the founding of his studio, Science SARU, with Korean animator and director Eunyoung choi, which has released its first fhree productions in the last 12 months, The Night is Short, Walk on Girl, Lu Over The Wall, and, most recently, Devilman Crybaby. Whether you’re a longtime fan of his work or want to know what all the recently craze surrounding his name is all about, you can celebrate his birthday and his inspirational career with us by checking out some of his other amazing works on VRV!
The old wizard knew something big was brewing. For the past few weeks, every morning he had felt a dull ache in his bones, an ache, he knew, that signified some future calamity. He made his way up the winding castle stairway to his study housed in a rickety old turret. He had frequented the study even more than usual in his attempts to make sense of the ominous signs he had noticed. Poring over stacks of dusty tomes, he finally found the answer he had been looking for. Deep in the pages of a long forgotten book of prophecies, he found it, the words he had needed all along, the answer to his world’s salvation scrawled in ornate inkwork: “Your Weekly Guide to VRV.”