"Isekai (another world)" has been a popular theme in Japanese manga, anime, game, and light novel. With the recent huge popularity of the genre, Kadokawa's web manga service Comic Walker and Dwango's Nico Nico Manga jointly launched a new manga contest "Isekai Comic Taisho" that is dedicated only to the "Isekai"-themed manga. Hit the jump for more details.
Pop Team Epic is breaking records in Japan! The "kuso anime" is already racking up views on Nico Nico, outstripping most other shows on the way to the one million view mark. Read more after the jump!
Katana Maidens: Toji no Miko will be getting a star-studded warm-up session on its premiere night! The lead voice actresses will be taking to Nico Nico to intro the first episode. Find out more about it after the jump!
Ring in the new year with Nico Nico and Final Fantasy XI! The channel will be hosting a discussion and Let's Play of the MMO, featuring three voice actors who have appeared in the franchise. And once the new year hits, the celebration may spread to more servers. Hit the jump for all the info!
As expected, the first episode of the Kemono Friends TV anime surpassed the historic 10 million views on Nico Nico Douga today, in seven months and two weeks since its posting on January 13 of this year. It becomes the first legitimate anime episode to reach the milestone in the largest Japanese video streaming service. Check out director Tatsuki's celebration art after the jump.
Nico Nico, the largest Japanese video hosting service operated by Dwango, conducted an online survey with its users to find out who the most popular character in the Kemono Friends TV anime was on March 31, one day after the anime's final 12th episode was streamed. 44,438 people joined the survey and picked their favorite characters. Check out the top 15 result after the jump!
Nico Nico Douga, the largest Japanese video hosting service operated by Dwango, conducted an online survey on popular anime voice actors/actresses around at 21:00 on January 12 (JST). During the 10 minutes period, 39,172 users voted for only one voice actor/actress who they thought the best in the anime business. Check the top 23 list after the jump.
Nico Nico Douga, the largest Japanese video hosting service operated by Dwango, conducted an online survey on the 279 TV anime titles aired (or streamed) in 2016 via its "Nico Nico Enquête" system for its users. During 72 hours between December 23 and 26, 306,568 people voted for their best anime of 2016. Check the top 20 titles after the jump.
Overlord and Youjo Senki, a pair of light novel series published by Kadokawa's enterbrain label that are receving anime adaptations, will be teaming up in a joint press-conference that will be livestreamed on Nico Nico on November 24, 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
Square Enix game producer Ryutaro Ichimura stirred up some serious anticipation with a cryptic Tweet hinting at big announcements to come from the Dragon Quest 30th Anniversary Project Presentation event scheduled to broadcast on January 13, 2016, on Youtube and Nico Nico. Hit the jump to learn more.
Prior to the debut of the TV series on Tokyo MX, Nico Nico is streaming a special live-event featuring cast members from the upcoming fantasy / comedy anime Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!. Hit the jump to learn more.
A live event broadcast on Nico Nico and a feature article in Weekly Famitsu magazine - both to be published on January 28, 2016 - will provide new information about the upcoming The [email protected] game for PS4. Hit the jump to learn the details.