ADK, NAS, Other Japanese Producers to Launch Anime Streaming Website Daisuki.net

February 27, 2013 at 7:25 am | Posted in Japanese, Other Stuff | 1 Comment

Screenshot of Daisuki.net in late February 2013

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!

News from Daisuki, Inc. via ANN (1, 2)

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  1. While we’re waiting, Nickelodeon has released highlights for March 1-15, and they’ve FINALLY included Yu-Gi-Oh! in their lineup. The show will make its Nicktoons premiere on March 11 at 8p, will air 5 days a week from 8p-9p, and they’ll start from the beginning, just like Vortexx did (though I still don’t understand why Vortexx wouldn’t air season 5). Let’s just hope Nicktoons will actually AIR it this time, because I had given up all hope for it.


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