DeNA's MyAnimeList Offers over 20,000 Licensed Anime Episodes
TOKYO, JAPAN - April 4, 2016 - DeNA Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 2432) today announced that anime videos streamed online by Hulu in the U.S. and Crunchyroll worldwide are now accessible in selected regions outside Japan through MyAnimeList (myanimelist.net), a website operated by DeNA's U.S. subsidiary MyAnimeList, LLC for anime fans around the world. With the addition of these two video streaming services, the total number of officially licensed anime episodes viewable worldwide on or through MyAnimeList is now over 20,000.
"With a wide variety of content from three major video streaming services, MyAnimeList will drastically improve accessibility to officially-licensed anime episodes for fans worldwide," said Takeshi Sumida, CEO of MyAnimeList, LLC. "We believe that this will make a positive contribution to Japan's anime and manga industry. We hope to establish MyAnimeList as the go-to web portal for licensed anime, and continue to add new features and content for sales."
Every month, more than 10 million anime fans visit MyAnimeList where they use the website's database to make their own lists of anime they have watched, post reviews, and exchange information with other users. Following the purchase of MyAnimeList, DeNA Group began embedding videos streamed on external services onto MyAnimeList anime database pages. In July 2015, videos streamed by Anime Consortium Japan Inc.'s DAISUKI.net became accessible on MyAnimeList.