MyAnimeList is getting a little something extra in its DeNA!
Earlier this week, mobile developer DeNA announced that they purchased anime site MyAnimeList. The site was purchased from CraveOnline Media in January.
In addition, the company revealed that they joined with Anime Consortium Japan, and aim to stream anime through the service. Yesterday, MyAnimeList started streaming a pair of titles. [email protected] Cinderella Girls and God Eater both began streaming via embedded videos from Daisuki.
DeNA and the consortium will continue to add videos to the service, via embedded videos and links to legal providers.
DeNA is a publicly traded company, which first opened its doors in 1999. The company created and owns the popular Mobage cell phone game platform, and operates a number of other mobile-centric services. This includes the news service Hacka Doll, which will receive an anime series by Trigger this fall.
In March, DeNA entered a business partnership with Nintendo. Through the agreement, Nintendo acquired 10% of DeNA’s available shares, and DeNA gained a 1.24% stake in Nintendo. The two companies will work to develop software based on Nintendo properties. DeNA is also creating a unified account system for Nintendo’s current and future platforms, as well as smartphones, tables, and personal computers. The platform is slated to be released later this year.
Source: Anime News Network