Online anime streaming service Daisuki have announced on their website that they will be ending all majors services on October 31st, 2017. Access to anime streams, anime rentals, social media portal, and the store will no longer be available past the end date.
Daisuki have listed a schedule of all the dates that their services will end on:
- August 31, 2017 – Sale of rentable content
- September 29, 2017 – DAISUKI NEXT
- October 2, 2017 – The DAISUKI app
- October 31, 2017 – All DAISUKI services
- December 15, 2017 – All DAISUKI social networking service accounts and customer support
The first date entails to rental of purchased anime. The second date is in relation to Daisuki’s social media network, Daisuki Next. After the third date, the main Android and iOS app will not be available for download. The fourth date, October 31st, will have all other anime streaming services terminated (excluding the free Dragon Ball Super simulcasting). And finally, all social media and customer support accounts will be closed before the end of the year.
Daisuki launched in March 2013 as a legal anime streaming service between a collaboration between Japanese media producers and animation studios. The original anime stakeholders include are: Aniplex, Sunrise, Toei Animation, TMS Entertainment, Nihon Ad Systems (NAS) and Dentsu. Initially, Asatsu-DK Inc. held the largest shares at 26.3%. Aniplex, Sunrise, Toei, TMS Entertainment, and NAS hold equal shares of 13.4%, while Dentsu holds a 6.5% share.
In addition to anime streaming, the service also offered concert streaming, and live shows. The service also offered a store where fans can purchase physical goods and merchandise.
In late 2014, control of the service was given to the newly formed Anime Consortium Japan Inc., comprised of Bandai Namco, Cool Japan, Toei Animation, Sunrise, and TMS Entertainment.
After a total of 4 years, the official legal anime streaming service Daisuki will be ceasing its services on October 31st.
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