One of the most popular anime and manga websites is without a doubt MyAnimeList, which offers users to track, rate, discuss and learn about anime. It was revealed that the site will be offering free legal anime streaming from today, teaming up with Daisuki.
Daisuki’s new parent company is the Anime Consortium Japan who has been handling the service since last year, whilst MyAnimeList’s new parent company is DeNA as of 2015. Launching from today, a total of 2 anime series will be offered by the Anime Consortium Japan, who comprise of Bandai Namco, Cool Japan, Toei Animation, Sunrise, and TMS Entertainment: ufotable’s adaptation of God Eater and Sunrise’s The IDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls, which just began its second season. The series will be available with Japanese audio and English subtitles, which will be accessible on their respective MyAnimeList pages as a link or embedded video. The videos will not be viewable in Japan.
The Consortium is looking to further increase the library to be added to MAL, as well as bolstering the Daisuki service, where the two listed anime are the only new additions this season. MyAnimeList CEO Takeshi Sumida has stated:
Together with Anime Consortium Japan, we look forward to delivering authentic Japanese anime titles to the millions of anime fans around the world who visit MyAnimeList. With this alliance, we hope to make our own contribution to Japan’s anime and manga industry.
Only two anime series are currently being added to MyAnimeList: God Eater and The IDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls. Additional anime will be added in due time.