It is confirmed today on August 1 that the first episode of YAOYOROZU's full 3DCG series Kemono Friends has been legitimately viewed over 9,340,000 times on Nico Nico Douga in seven months since its posting on January 13 of this year, becoming the most viewed anime episode in the history of the largest Japanese video streaming service. Hit the jump for more details.
How many of you felt the strong urge to practice the idol dance from episode 6 of Beyond The Boundary? The whole sequence was so unexpected, no wonder many people are recreating the scene, but one video in particular is getting the attention of viewers for all the wrong, yet so right reasons. Watch Nico Nico dancer Nikomaro in this outrageous NSFW dance video, all done by him after the jump!
A video from a recent cosplay show in Japan hosted at the Nicofarre venue is creating quite a buzz since all the cosplayers in the video are actually males! Japanese cosplay social network Cure and Nico Nico Douga teamed up for a regular cosplay runway show called Tokyo Niconico Cospllection and this Free! act was apparently at the November 16th event. Enjoy the awkwardly embarrassing yet blissful cosplay in action after the jump!
Mysterious singer VALSHE gained a significant following with her androgynous vocals, often performing Vocaloid Len songs posted on Nico Nico Douga and subsequently received a record deal in 2010. Her appearance was strictly hidden since then, always portrayed by fellow illustrator Hakuseki as a blond boyish character that reminds fans and onlookers of Len. Check out the song and VALSHE herself after the jump!
The My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU official Twitter account was busy posting all the updates from the rebroadcast of all the episodes on Nico Nico Douga on Hikigaya Hachiman's birthday! During the broadcast, the trailer for the OVA which will be included in the PlayStation Vita game adaptation of the series was aired for the first time as well. The anime's staff also made something special for the festivities as well. More after the jump!
"Jason-san", a popular wood sculpture artist with a chainsaw on Nico Nico Douga, uploaded his latest work on May 4th and he worked on what seems like the most sought after creature at the moment, the Colossal Titan from Attack On Titan. I thought I was starting to get tired of all the titan craziness, but I was wrong. This one is as impressive as the other titan inspired works that have made the news so far. Take a look at screencaps after the jump!
Nico Nico Douga announced the winners of their 4th Douga (Video) Award. The Grand Prix, the winner of the overall categories, was Jin (Shizen no TekiP) and Wannyanpu's "Kisaragi Attention" featuring a Vocaloid IA's song. Check the cute video after the jump!
The Japan Flavor Report might as well be called a Color Report this time around. Feeling blue? So is this curry! Maybe it will cure what ails you...or give you super powers like Alex Mack. Bump the jump for more pics of Nico Nico HQ Cafe's kooky curry and to see what kind of "comments" we left on our "comment pancakes!"
Following the part 1, this is the second photo report of Nico Nico Cho Kaigi (Nico Nico Super Conference) which was held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba on April 28 and 29. The anime/game related videos have been one of the most popular genre in Nico Nico Douga since its beginning. So the genre were featured on a large scale at the two days festival. Check the second report after the jump!
Nico Nico Cho Kaigi (Nico Nico Super Conference) was the two days festival at Makuhari Messe in Chiba on April 28 and 29. The concept of the event was “reproducing (almost) everything in Nico Nico Douga in real world”. Check the first part of the photo report of the event after the jump!
Dasoku, Pokota, Mii-chan, Kettaro, and koma'n were all popular artists of the utatte mita ("I tried to sing it") genre on Nico Nico Douga. Now they've "tried to assemble" a unit. Hit the jump to check out the video for √5's first single!
Who's the lucky five year old getting original Studio Ghibli anime for their birthday? Nico Nico Douga, that's who. Read more after the jump.
The accompanying image may be a simple composite of Sony's next handheld and the Nico Nico Douga iPhone app, but a job listing hints at Dwango's intentions to bring its video service to PlayStation Vita. More after the jump.
The first episode of Copihan, the anime collaboration between studio Gonzo and Hatsune Miku designer KEI, will begin streaming next week on Nico Nico Douga. After that they'll be hitting the service every other week. More after the jump.
On May 23, the cyber crime unit of the Metropolitan Police Department arrested a 35-year-old unemployed man from Kochi Prefecture, on the island of Shikoku, on suspicion of uploading the two Hollywood movies, Salt and Night & Day, to Nico Nico Douga without the copyholders' permission. Nico Nico Douga is the most popular video sharing website in Japan. The man has admitted his guilt.