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Hideaki Anno’s Wife Tells Studio Khara’s Story Through Animated Turnips

posted on 2017-07-31 20:45 EDT by Karen Ressler, Jennifer Sherman

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August 01, 2017 8:05am CDT
Japanese / Chinese co-production based on real life engineering competition hits WOWOW on October 13, 2017


August 1, 2017

Press Release



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.

[Schedule Leading Up to the Closure of DAISUKI]

(All times listed are in Japan Standard Time)

July 1, 2017 – 12:00 a.m.
New registration for DAISUKI’s premium membership service was closed.

August 31, 2017 – 11:00 a.m.
Sale of rentable content will be stopped.

September 29, 2017 – 4:00 p.m.
DAISUKI NEXT will end all service.

October 2, 2017 – 11:00 a.m.
The DAISUKI app (iOS/Android) will no longer be available for download.

October 31, 2017 – 11:00 a.m.
All DAISUKI services (excluding free Dragon Ball Super simulcasting) will be terminated.

December 15, 2017 – 6:00 p.m.
All DAISUKI social networking service accounts (Twitter, Facebook) and customer support will be closed.

*All times listed are in Japan Standard Time (JST).
*Details about an alternate method for watching Dragon Ball Super after the close of DAISUKI will be listed on DAISUKI’s website as soon as possible.
*Serial numbers obtained during the “Dragon Ball Super TP Medal Campaign” will become null and void after DAISUKI ends service, so please use these serial numbers before the service’s closure.

[In Regards to the Future of DAISUKI]

The final monthly billing for DAISUKI’S Premium Membership was on June 30, 2017. Any current members that have not canceled their membership will continue to have premium member access without any further charge until DAISUKI ends service on October 31, 2017. The personal information of all users—including those who have not deleted their account by October 31, 2017—will be automatically destroyed. However, users who used their Bandai Namco ID to access DAISUKI will not have their personal information destroyed.

For more information, please check the following page on the privacy policy for Bandai Namco IDs:

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What a shame. 3 months until R.I.P.

At least there’ll still be this. I guess I won’t be keeping that app much longer.

GKIDS Licenses Mary and the Witch’s Flower Film

posted on 2017-08-01 13:09 EDT
Winter theatrical release planned for N. America

Liden Films, Dwango’s Original Lost Song Anime Premieres on Netflix in 2018

posted on 2017-08-02 11:29 EDT
Fantasy series’ promo video, main staff, story also revealed

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The Ufotable Studio That Became An Event Café

August 02, 2017 1:05pm CDT
Ufotable has been slowly transforming their old studio building into anime promotion cafes. I decided to visit the Machi✰Asobi Café on their second floor.

Toei, DLE Launch New Company for Japanese, Asian Anime Projects

posted on 2017-08-03 10:30 EDT
Coyote venture aims to expand into Asian market with original, existing IP

Get Hooked on the Lighter Side of Summer Anime!

August 03, 2017 7:05pm CDT
This week, The Hook keeps it upbeat with the premiere episode of “Magical Circle Guru Guru”

Osake wa Fūfu ni Natte kara Anime’s Main Cast, October Premiere Revealed

posted on 2017-08-04 07:00 EDT
Mitsuhiro Ichiki, Eri Kitamura, Ayaka Asai, Arisa Nakata cast in anime

‘Cocolors’ Anime Short Wins Satoshi Kon Award at Fantasia Int’l Film Festival

posted on 2017-08-04 11:00 EDT

The Best (And Worst) Anime Comedies

by The Anime News Network Editorial Team, Aug 4th 2017

Answerman: Why Do Fans Ask Inappropriate Things At Convention Panels?

by Justin Sevakis, Aug 4th 2017

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UK’s Anime Limited Reveals Napping Princess English Dub Cast

posted on 2017-08-04 15:00 EDT
Brina Palencia, Doug Erholtz, Lex Woutas, Colleen O’Shaughnessey star

The List: 6 Anime to Remake Like It’s 1999

by Lynzee Loveridge, Aug 5th 2017

The Assassin’s Creed Anime Needs New Stories To Succeed

August 5, 2017

gdgd Fairies’ Strawberry Meets Pictures Produces aiseki Mogol Girl Stop-Motion Animation

posted on 2017-08-07 01:00 EDT
Ryo Kato, Natsuko Hara stars in series premiering October

Kimi no Suizō o Tabetai Coming-of-Age Novel Gets Anime Film in 2018

posted on 2017-08-06 20:48 EDT
Yoru Sumino launched novel online in 2014, before it inspired live-action film, manga

Anime Next 100 Project Plans “Anime Film Festival Tokyo” in October 2017

August 07, 2017 3:50am CDT
Three-day event includes screenings of old and new anime films, live concerts

Shaft’s Fireworks Film Gets Animated Eye Drop Commercials

posted on 2017-08-07 14:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge