ADK, NAS, Other Japanese Producers to Launch Anime Streaming Website Daisuki.netFebruary 27, 2013 at 7:25 am | Posted in Japanese, Other Stuff | 1 Comment
Japanese advertising agency and media production company Asatsu-DK (ADK) announced today that it and six other anime production studios have partnered up to launch Daisuki.net, an anime video streaming service and E-commerce platform for overseas markets. The website plans to stream popular titles like One Piece, Mobile Suit Gundam, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, and Prince of Tennis, as well as sell animation-related goods. The other entities participating in this endeavor are ADK’s wholly-owned subsidiary Nihon Ad Systems (NAS), Aniplex, Dentsu, Sunrise, TMS Entertainment, and Toei Animation.
In addition to delivering existing content, Daisuki also plans to stream new titles concurrently with their broadcasts in Japan and stage live events. Daisuki is scheduled to launch this April.
ADK and NAS, of course, are members of a consortium that own and control the rights to the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand and were plaintiffs in the Yu-Gi-Oh! lawsuit. There’s no word yet whether their prized and guarded Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series will make an appearance on Daisuki.
Naturally, there are many questions about which countries Daisuki will be available in and how it will interact with existing companies and platforms offering similar services. Stay tuned for more information!