Anime Consortium Japan (ACJ) has announced on Tuesday that it will shutting down its Japanese anime streaming service Daisuki.
The streaming service will be ending its operations on Tuesday, October 31, at 11:00am Japan time (10:00am Philippine time).
The service did not disclose the reason for the streaming service’s closure.
ACJ has posted on its website the information for the next few months leading to the service’s shut down, which started last July 1 with the closure of registration for Daisuki’s premium membership service.
Daisuki NEXT, the website’s social streaming service, will be shut down on Friday, September 29. The iOS and Android mobile applications will no longer be downloadable by Monday, October 2. The customer support and social media accounts will be closed on Friday, December 15.
The final monthly billing for its premium membership was last June 30, but members who have not cancelled their membership will have free premium membership access until October 31.
For North American users, the simulcast streaming of the Dragon Ball Super anime series will continue even after the closure of the service.
Details regarding the alternate streaming platform for the anime would be announced at a later date.
Daisuki was a Japanese anime streaming service founded in April 2013 by advertising firm Asatsu-DK Inc., which was backed by major anime studios like Toei Animation, Sunrise, Aniplex, TMS Entertainment and Nihon Ad Systems.
Anime Consortium Japan took over the website’s operations in 2014, which was backed by major animation studios. Bandai Namco Holdings took full ownership of the company last March.
The service was also the first service to offer Sword Art Online – Extra Edition, the original video animation (OVA) of the highly-popular franchise, in 2014.
The service also offered “premium streaming” access to the Mobile Suit Gundam the Origin OVA in 2015.