Daisuki announced on Tuesday that they plan on ending their anime streaming service effective this October. The service, which launched in April of 2013, will cease operations on the 31st of the month while all of their other channels, such as social media, will conclude on December 15. Last year, they even partnered with MyAnimeList.net to stream some episodes on their website. Daisuki sent out a press release which detailed their schedule up until their final day.
The schedule is as follows (please note that all times stated are in Japanese Standard Time, which is 13 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time)
[Schedule Leading Up to the Closure of DAISUKI]
- 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.
For those who do not wish to do the math, this means that the service will end at 10:00 p.m. EST on October 30 and all social media and support accounts will close a 5:00 a.m. EST on December 15. June 30 was the final monthly bill for the service. For members who chose to continue using the service, they will be able to access premium content at no charge up until the service closes. As far as personal information goes, Daisuki stated that Daisuki exclusive accounts will have all of their information securely destroyed on December 15. Anyone using the service through Bandai Namco will not have their information destroyed.
The service streamed shows such as God Eater, Eromanga-sensei and Mobile Suit Gundam 00.