Daisuki, a Japanese based international streaming service, will be shutting down on October 31.
Daisuki was founded in 2013 by Anime Consortium Japan as a service with the goal of bridging international fans with Japanese creators. Managing partners included Aniplex, Toei Animation, Sunrise, TMS Entertainment, Bandai Namco, Bushiroad, Kodansha, Shueisha, and Cool Japan Fund.
Along with a free and subscription based streaming service, the website allowed fans to purchase goods directly from Japan, held contests, and provided reports at conventions.
Daisuki made noise for being one of the few legal sources to stream One Punch and Dragon Ball Super (before Funimation licensed it), but they struggled to compete with seasonal licensing.
The company issued an official statement on their website:
“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.”
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