GDH Opens NiGONZO Doga within Nico Nico Douga

Dec 7th 2008
GONZO anime to be made officially available on the popular video sharing website

2008.12.05

GDH K.K. (Head Office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Tetsuo Karasawa, Securities Code: TSE Mothers 3755, hereinafter GDH) has announced that it opened an official channel NiGONZO Doga (http://ch.nicovideo.jp/channel/ch149) within Nico Nico Douga (http://nicovideo.jp/ - Japanese only), a website operated by niwango inc. (Head Office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Seiji Sugimoto, hereinafter Niwango), which is a subsidiary of Dwango Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director and President/COO: Hiroshi Kobayashi, hereinafter Dwango).

Nico Nico Douga is a video community website with a unique feature that allows users to overlay their comments directly onto video as they "lounge about" the video. Since its launch in December 2006, Nico Nico Douga has grown to become a highly popular website with over 10 million registered users (as of November 2008).

GDH has launched the NiGONZO Doga channel on this popular website to provide promotional footage of titles produced by GDH's subsidiaries GONZO and GONZO Rosso. Various exclusive events are also planned to be held for fans on the site.

From the launch of NiGONZO Doga, anime trailers of The Tower of DRUAGA -the Aegis of URUK-, Linebarrels of Iron, BLASSREITER, Hennako-chan, and online game trailers of PANDORA SAGA, The Tower of DRUAGA -the Recovery of BABYLIM-, and Master of Epic -The ResonanceAge Universe- will be made available. More content will be added later, and GDH will look into further marketing possibilities such as fee-based distribution of anime episodes through this channel.

GDH will continue to implement diverse promotional strategies to reach out to GONZO and GONZO Rosso fans, both old and new, and to bring entertainment to those users.

[About Nico Nico Douga]
Nico Nico Douga is a video sharing service that allows user comments to be displayed within streamed video. Users can see other viewers' past comments scroll across the video screen in sync with the events in the video that they responded to. This provides the audience with a shared viewing experience as if they are simultaneously watching the video as a group, thus enhancing “asynchronous communication”.
In order to tackle various forms of rights infringement, Nico Nico Douga is taking measures such as enhancing the system for monitoring and deleting inappropriate videos, providing anti-piracy tools and programs to the right holders, implementing educational campaigns, as well as actively engaging in dialogue with respective rights management organizations. As one of the results of these efforts, Nico Nico Douga is being granted licenses for numerous music tracks through negotiation with music copyright societies.

[About niwango inc.]
Niwango is a network entertainment service provider focused on asynchronous communication. Its main services include Nico Nico Douga, the largest video community service in Japan, and Niwango, a user-friendly search service using the text message function of mobile phones.
Niwango website: http://niwango.jp/ (Japanese only)

[About Dwango Co., Ltd.]
Dwango is a network entertainment company aiming for the creation of next-generation network communication in the entertainment field. Leveraging on its high expertise in network technology acquired through game system development and operation, Dwango provides high-quality content to various platforms.
Dwango website: http://info.dwango.co.jp/

[About GDH K.K.]
GDH is a globally-focused Japanese media company founded in February 2000. The group produces cutting edge entertainment for teens and young adults through its GONZO animation brand. Kids and family product is distributed through the GONZO FILMS and GONZINO brands.

GDH is a world leader in content development targeting both domestic and international audiences with Japan's trend-setting animation culture and, usually, GDH controls licensing management and international distribution for the content it produces.
For additional information, visit www.gdh.co.jp/english (for GDH) and www.gonzo.co.jp (for GONZO - Japanese only).

GDH group companies include GONZO Rosso K.K., GONZO K.K., Future Vision Music K.K., GONZINO K.K. and GK Entertainment K.K.

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