Daisuki Anime Streaming Site Launches
posted on 2013-05-15 22:05 EDT by Egan Loo
Daisuki, the new anime streaming and commerce service for fans outside Japan, launched on Wednesday. The site aims to aggregate popular titles from multiple platforms in one place, including the following in its launch lineup:
- Lupin III: Part II
- Mobile Suit Z Gundam
- Mobile Suit Gundam Seed
- The Prince of Tennis: The National Tournament
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica
- Sword Art Online
These series are or were available separately on various streaming websites. Daisuki President and CEO Kunihiko Shibata stressed that the company is looking to work side by side with other services such as Funimation and Crunchyroll, and Daisuki has no plans to pull series' licenses from those websites.
Advertising and marketing company Asatsu-DK Inc. holds the highest share in Daisuki at 26.3%. Anime studios and sponsors Aniplex, Sunrise, Toei, TMS Entertainment, and NAS hold equal shares of 13.4%, while Dentsu holds a 6.5% stake.