It’s a rough business world out there for streaming services, and it seems the cruel realities of the modern market have claimed another victim: as of October 31, 2017, Daisuki – an international anime streaming platform managed by Anime Consortium Japan, Inc. – will shut down for good.
Founded in 2013, based in Tokyo, and featuring contributors such as animation studios (Aniplex, Toei Animation, Sunrise, TMS Entertainment, etc.), entertainment companies (Bandai Namco, Bushiroad Inc., Kodansha, Shueisha, etc.), and the Cool Japan Fund, Daisuki offered free and subscription services with a variety of new and classic catalog titles.
The official announcement of Daisuki closing their doors reads as follows:
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.
Godspeed, Daisuki. We hardly knew ye.
Source: Official press release
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