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Daisuki, a joint-venture managed by several official Japanese entertainment companies, has announced their upcoming service closure:
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.
Included within the announcement’s minutia is a statement regarding the continued free simulcast of the Dragon Ball Super television series:
All DAISUKI services (excluding free Dragon Ball Super simulcasting) will be terminated.
Daisuki was one of the initial services announced to provide a simulcast of the Dragon Ball Super television series during the initiative’s rollout back in October 2016. When contacted regarding the specific details of the show’s continued streaming in light of the service’s closure, Daisuki provided the following statement to Kanzenshuu:
With regards to your inquiry, please be informed that the details about an alternate method for watching Dragon Ball Super after the closure of DAISUKI will be updated on DAISUKI’s website as soon as possible. Therefore, please check out our website for updates.
Bandai Namco Holdings announced their impending majority-stake acquisition of Daisuki back in March 2017. Daisuki had collaborated with Bandai Namco to provide in-game currency for Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2 via members streaming the Dragon Ball Super television series.
The Dragon Ball Super television series airs Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. on Fuji TV in Japan. The series now receives weekly simulcast streams on services such as Crunchyroll. FUNimation has also announced their American streaming and distribution license for the series, with the English dub beginning earlier this year on Cartoon Network, and the first home video release kicking off last week.