Believe it or not, voice actress Ayana Taketatsu is a big fan of Nobunaga's Ambition, Koei Tecmo's long-running series of tactical strategy / simulation video games that place players in the role of feudal warlords attempting to conquer Japan during the Sengoku Period, and now Taketatsu's passion has spilled into the latest game with an on-going collaboration entitled "Ayana Taketatsu's Ambition". Hit the jump to learn more.
Nico Nico is preparing to pay tribute to one of Osamu Tezuka's greatest works... with a 90-hour marathon! The streaming service will be running more than three solid days of Astro Boy, as well as inviting guests in for interviews and airing other Tezuka classics. Get the scoop after the jump!
How big is the Virtual YouTuber boom? So big, apparently, that Nico Nico has to start rewarding its users to document them all! Nicopedia is running a month-long campaign to encourage viewers to write up entries on the hundreds of digital personalities taking the web by storm. Hit the jump to find out more!
"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.