Server Down Under Examination

Greetings Niconico.

Some of our services are currently down. We are working on the examination.

・Cannot log in
・Cannot see the page
・Cannot create or delete an account
・Cannot upload videos
・Cannot join channels or pay for services
・Cannot buy Niconico Ads or display the history of Nico Ads

Influence area:
Whole services of Niconico

Occurance time:
November 25th, 6:30pm

Our apology for the inconvenience.

Greetings fellow Niconico fans!
The specification of "Nico Report Link with Twitter/Facebook" will change on December 2014.

Currently, both "Account Link with Twitter/Facebook" and "Nico Report Link with Twitter/Facebook" will be set if you set Nico Report Link. After the speculation change, you can chooose to set each one of them separately.

For this reason, "Nico Report Link with Twitter/Facebook" will be unlinked after the speculation change. So please set the link again if it's needed. We'll let you know the detail of the date here as soon as it's decided.

Target users:
Those who use "Nico Report Link with Twitter/Facebook"
*It doesn't affect on those who use "Account Link with Twitter/Facebook" only.

We're sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

This variety show will connect internet with the real life.
We will broadcast the now of Niconico Headquarter and Niconico Douga.

7PM through every Monday to Friday!

Friday's MC for Nico Radio is..."Hyakka Ryoran"!
Friday's assistant will change weekly! This week's ASST is..."Milkynyu"!
Friday's artist ASST is..."Poaro"!
We'll introduce a Niconico app, "One Night Werewolf," for this special night!
One Night Werewolf

Mr. Glasses, a cute Dwango employee, and Mr. Inomoto, a cute employee of Askin, a game development company, will appear on the studio!
We'll have a blast together!
But we'll definitely distrust anyone forever!
Look hard at the hot psychological warfare!

And also, We'll have "Nico Radio Weekly Vocaloid Ranking," which has been shifted to Friday!
The artist ASST is "Poaro"!
Guess what is going on with the improvise drawing?! You won't regret that!!

☆Here is the official website of One Night Werewolf☆

Site Maintenance on 10/23 (Thur)

Greetings fellow Niconico fans!

A portion of the North American site will be down for maintenance on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014. See below for a complete breakdown of services and times.

■The following payment service will be unavailable from 6:30am - 8:00am JST:

This is just something we have to do every now and then to improve
the site and make sure everything is working!

We're sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.


Site-Wide Maintenance on 8/21 (Thur)

Greetings fellow Niconico fans!

Various parts of the North American site will be down for maintenance on Thursday, August 21st, 2014. See below for a complete breakdown of services and times!

■The following services will be unavailable from 1:30am - 8:00am JST:
・Niconico account access
・Niconico Douga (PC browser version)
・Niconico Community

The following services will be unavailable from 1:30am to 9:00am:
・Premium membership sign up
・New video uploading, video info editing

The following services will be unavailable from 1:30am to 10:00am:
・Nico Live

This is just something we have to do every now and then to improve
the site and make sure everything is working!

We're sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.


Thank you for using Niconico Douga

The PC browser version of Economy Mode hours will be extended starting July 22 due to a large influx of summer holiday user traffic. During this period, Economy Mode weekday and holiday hours will be from 12:00pm to 2:00am PST.

* What's Economy Mode?
Economy Mode is a low video quality playback mode applicable to free members of Niconico Douga that activates when servers are congested.

Our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience, but truly appreciate your understanding in this matter.


Greetings "Tales of" series fans!

To celebrate the "Tales of" series 20th anniversary, Nico Live and Bandai Namco are teaming up to bring you a live 48-hour let's play of Tales of Symphonia!

Challengers will attempt to beat the game within the 48-hour time limit, and who knows? Even some creators of the game could get involved!

-Broadcast Details-

-Friday, July 11 from 8:00pm JST-
Tales of Symphonia 48-Hour Live Let's Play

As always, don't forget to timeshift!

We hope you enjoy this live stream!


Greetings Niconico and Sailor Moon fans!

It's been a long time coming, but the wait is finally over! The newest iteration of Sailor Moon--Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal--starts streaming on Niconico tomorrow! Find all the details you need below:

-Worldwide Simultaneous Stream Info-
Start Date: Saturday, July 5, 2014 from 7:00pm JST
*Episodes stream on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month at 7:00pm JST
*First 2 weeks is free (Single timeshift viewing) and will be a paid service afterwards.
*A valid Niconico account is required to view this content. Not a member yet?

-Overseas Version Channel Info-

(Click a URL below to jump to the streaming page for that language)
Supported Languages: English, Chinese (Traditional, Simplified), Korean, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Turkish, Portuguese, Indonesian and Malaysian

Note that Nico Points are required to watch episodes after the first 2 weeks of streaming. Each episode is 216 Nico Points (equivalent to 216 JPY). Nico Points can be purchased through the following form of payment

Credit Cards: VISA, Master Card and JCB. (3D Secure required)
 *Please contact your credit card company for details about 3D Secure.

Don't understand Japanese and want to buy Nico Points? Proceed here.

*Premium membership is NOT required for watching Sailor Moon Crystal, but grants perks such as improved video playback quality and so forth.

-Classic Sailor Moon Marathon Stream Info-
*Available to users in Japan only; Japanese language only

If you happen to be in Japan, all 46 episodes of the original Sailor Moon anime series are scheduled to be broadcast on Nico Live and can be watched free of charge!

Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon Episodes 1 - 23
 ・Date: Stream starts Saturday, July 12 from 1:00pm JST 
Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon Episodes 24 - 46
 ・Date: Stream starts Sunday, July 13 from 1:00pm JST   

Official Trailer:
Official Site:  (English Language)

We hope you enjoy Sailor Moon Crystal!


6/20 - Hijacked Account Suspension

Thank you for using Niconico

Although we had reported a leak of user information and advised Niconico users to change their passwords in a separate blog post the other day, it has come to our attention that some accounts were hijacked by third parties despite this warning.

Hijacked accounts have been temporarily suspended and cannot be logged into until a new password is created. Our sincerest apologies for this huge inconvenience, but we ask for affected users' cooperation in this matter.

Password Reset

Note that users that previously changed their password should not be affected by this.


6/17 - Niconi Solid Usage Guide

Hello fans of Niconico!

The following is a simple guide to help non-Japanese speakers navigate the 3D model menus in the newest service on Niconico--Niconi Solid!

Note that I won't go into comprehensive detail since most of it is self-explanatory. If anything is unclear, please send any inquiries or questions to customer service.

That said, on with the details!

1. Main Menu Navigation

The Main Menu is the first place you will find yourself when viewing a 3D model on Niconi Solid.

Play/Stop Button: Turn 3D model animation ON/OFF

Motion Select: Select whether the model walks, runs, waves or is in T-pose
*Note that motion select is not available for some 3D models.

Camera Auto Rotate: Spins camera around 3D model when enabled

Camera Reset: Resets camera to default position

Control Panel: Turn control panel ON/OFF

Full Screen Toggle: Toggle full screen mode ON/OFF

Help: Show/hide Help screen

Settings: Show/hide settings screen

2. Settings Menu Navigation

The Settings Menu allows you to adjust various settings to your liking.