News Anime Consortium Japan's 'Anime Now!' Site Shuts Down
posted on 2018-01-05 14:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Anime Consortium Japan's Anime Now! website announced on Sunday that it has ceased updating as of Monday, January 1, and will be closed down completely on January 31.
Anime Consortium Japan launched the site in June 2016, with the intent of providing updated information about anime debuting in Japan, providing exclusive information about anime production, and guiding users to legitimate streaming sites.
Anime Now! was also a sister site to Anime News Network, and ANN shared and reposted some articles from Anime Now!
Anime Consortium Japan recently closed its Daisuki streaming service last October. Anime studios and production companies Aniplex, Sunrise, Toei Animation, TMS Entertainment, Nihon Ad Systems (NAS), Dentsu, and Asatsu-DK (ADK) collaborated to launch the service in April 2013. The streaming service merged with the Anime Consortium Japan (ACJ) when ACJ was established in 2014. Bandai Namco Holdings acquired full ownership of ACJ in March 2017.
Disclosure: Anime Consortium Japan Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings Inc., is a non-controlling, minority shareholder in Anime News Network Inc.