DeNA and Anime Consortium Japan to Stream Anime Through MyAnimeList
TOKYO, JAPAN – July 16, 2015 – DeNA Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 2432) and Anime Consortium Japan Inc. (ACJ) announced today that they plan to stream Japanese anime titles through MyAnimeList, one of the world's largest website for anime fans, beginning July 17, 2015.
MyAnimeList, LLC, DeNA's U.S. subsidiary, and ACJ plan to embed anime titles streamed on DAISUKI.net, an anime distribution website operated by ACJ, onto MyAnimeList. The first titles to be streamed through MyAnimeList will be Idol Master Cinderella Girls and God Eater with Japanese audio and English subtitles. ACJ plans to increase the number of titles accessible through MyAnimeList as embedded video or hyperlinks; however, the videos will not be accessible from Japan.
“Together with Anime Consortium Japan, we look forward to delivering authentic Japanese anime titles to the millions of anime fans around the world who visit MyAnimeList,” said Takeshi Sumida, CEO of MyAnimeList, LLC. “With this alliance, we hope to make our own contribution to Japan's anime and manga industry.”
MyAnimeList (myanimelist.net) provides a database and forums for the anime and manga enthusiasts community. The website has reached over 10 million unique visitors and generates 130 million monthly page views. The MyAnimeList website was purchased by DeNA Group in January 2015 from male-lifestyle publisher CraveOnline Media, an Evolve Media company. MyAnimeList, LLC, DeNA's U.S. subsidiary, is currently operating the website.
DeNA (pronounced “D-N-A”) is a global Internet company that develops and operates a broad range of mobile and online services including games, e-commerce and other diversified offerings. Founded in 1999, DeNA is headquartered in Tokyo with offices and game development studios across the globe. DeNA Co., Ltd. is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (2432). For more information, visit: dena.com
About Anime Consortium Japan Inc. www.DAISUKI.net
Anime Consortium Japan Inc. was established on November 7, 2014. The new company was created to develop a platform that will provide streaming service of official Japanese anime content and operate an e-commerce site to offer anime character-related goods to overseas fans. The major shareholders are BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., Cool Japan Fund Inc., ASATSU-DK INC.,Aniplex Inc., TOEI ANIMATION Co., Ltd., SUNRISE Inc., TMS NTERTAINMENT CO.LTD, NIHON ADSYSTEMS, INC. (NAS), and DENTSU INC. as of December 25, 2014.