Not-So-Popular Streaming Service “Daisuki” Shutting Down October

Daisuki Closing Down

It’s kind of surprising that Japanese companies couldn’t win against international and popular streaming services like FunimationNow and Crunchyroll. I say this because “Daisuki.net” had the backing of several recognizable and powerful animation studios such as Toei Animation, Aniplex, Sunrise and even a government fund with the sole purpose of distributing Japanese pop culture around the world.

They did try. While Daisuki may have been late to the streaming game the backing of a handful of power players was suppose to make up for it. The streaming service partnered with Tokyo Otaku Mode and launched their own white-label store. They also hustled games in the form of ads  from Aniplex and Bandai Namco. They added a social feature that would allow users to “list” their anime.

The library is another topic… They had a mixture of classics, shared-licenses and a few exclusives but nothing too special that Crunchyroll and FunimationNow didn’t already acquire.

Daisuki will be missed. Read More to read the official message from the streaming company.

 

The Official Message From Dasuki.net:

TOKYO, JAPAN – August 1, 2017 – We regret to report that Anime Consortium Japan Inc.’s international anime streaming platform “DAISUKI” will be ending service as of October 31, 2017 at 11 a.m. Japan Standard Time.

We express our utmost gratitude to all who have used DAISUKI since its start in April 2013. We also apologize for the inconvenience the closure of the site will cause. We would appreciate your understanding.

JD

JD is the founder of the Otaku Network and Otaku Insider. His love for Japanese pop culture began early in life evolving into what some may consider an "unhealthy" obsession for all things Japan. He just calls it passion.

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