International streaming service Daisuki announced today that it will be closing its doors and ending the service on October 31st, 2017. Following the announcement came a closure schedule that can be found below:
- 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.
The streaming service started originally in October of 2013. This closure doesn’t come as much of a surprise due to the recent announcement of Sony Pictures acquiring Funimation. It would have been hard to compete with them along with all the other streaming services for exclusive content (God Eater being the only one in recent memory). What with Amazon’s Anime Strike, Crunchyroll (still not sure how they are going to do the joint service with Funimation), Funimation, Hulu, Netflix (on certain titles), and VRV (also a crunchyroll branch).
Although we are sad to see the service go, it just means one less service to subscribe to.Tweet