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Greetings Niconico users (and 3D modelers!),

The newest part of our site--Niconi Solid (aka "Niconi Rittai")--launched earlier this month on May 2, but since the release was rather low key and fans of the English site were kept in the dark, I felt it was time to shed some light.

What is Niconi Solid?

Niconi Solid is essentially a service that provides a space for 3D modelers to congregate, and is a means for them to post important updates and communicate with one another. Although a surge of user traffic upon release of the site reduced loading times to a crawl, recent maintenance has alleviated this as of this writing.

Have a look at the site and tell us what you think!

Future plans for the site include support for motion data uploads and a host of other new features.

*There are currently no plans for an English language version of the site, but it could happen if demand is strong enough!

That's all for now!

-Niconico


Greetings Niconico fans,

Today marks the release of our video uploader comment report feature!

Until now comments had to be reported from the Comment Deletion Board, but now this can be achieved from the comment report form indicated below:

Comment Report Form Locations (2)

①From the uploaded video watch page ⇨ "Edit video description/comments" ⇨ "Report Comment (For video uploader only)" (red text in below images)





②From the uploaded video watch page footer (located at very bottom of the page) "Report Comment (For video uploader only)" (text in orange)



* Note that this form only appears for a logged-in user account that has uploaded a video.

Reports received via this form will be reviewed in order of arrival. Comments deemed to be in violation will be deleted and the user responsible will be penalized.

We hope this makes managing over your precious Niconico videos an easier experience!

-Niconico
-UPDATE- April 16th, 5:02pm JST

The multi-language version is now back up and running without any issues. Our apologies for putting a temporary damper on your Niconico experience!

Thank you for your understanding and enjoy the site!

-Niconico


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Hello everyone at Niconico!

It has come to our attention that since 4:00pm JST today (April 16th) the multi-language version of our site is not loading correctly due to unknown reasons. Rest assured that we are looking into the matter and will let everyone know when everything is up and running again.

Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause our users.

* Note that setting the site language to Japanese will fix this issue for anyone still wanting to access the site in the meantime.

-Niconico

Greetings fellow Nico'ers!

Due to the national Japanese consumption tax increase to 8%, the Niconico premium membership fee will be affected as follows:

■Payment by PayPal■

Current Membership Fee: 525 JPY/month
Effective Until: March 31st, 2014

New Membership Fee: 540 JPY/month
Effective From: April 1st, 2014


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

-Niconico

1/27 - Site-Wide Maintenance on 1/30

Greetings fellow Nico'ers!

Various parts of our site will be down for maintenance on
Thursday, January 30th, 2014. See below for a complete
breakdown of services and times!

The following services will be unavailable from 2am to 6am.
・Niconico account
・The following services will be unavailable.
 -Niconico Douga (PC browser version)
 -Niconico News


The following service will be unavailable from 2am to 6:15am.
・Unable to register for premium

The following services will be unavailable from 2am to 8am.
 ・Niconico Douga (Excluding PC browser version)
 ・New video uploading, video info editing
 ・Nico Live
 ・Nico Seiga (Illustrations, Manga)
 ・Nico Channel (including Blog Magazine)
 ・Nico Apps
 ・Nico Community
 ・Nico Ads
 ・Nicopedia
 ・Nico Direct
 ・Nicommons
 ・Nico Points
 ・Nico Event Calendar
 ・New searching (beta)


The following services will be unavailable from 2am to 9am.
・Nico Let's Play
・Nico Seiga (E-books)


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.

-Niconico

logocopy300300.jpgUPDATE: Our sources have revealed to us that the new anime's tribute album--Sailor Moon - The 20th Anniversary Memorial Tribute--will be distributed by King Records. Also revealed is new staff involved in the anime's production:

Character Design:
Yukie Sakou (TV series "Majestic Prince" general artwork director)

Art Direction:
Takashi Kurahashi (TV series "Mononoke" art director)
Yumi Hosaka
(TV series "Mononoke" art director)                   

Music:
Yusuharu Takanashi ("Naruto - Shippuden", "Fresh Pretty Cure!")

Is everyone pumped as we are!?

As always, stay tuned for more info as we get it!

-Niconico
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ORIGINAL POST:

Great news, Sailor Moon fans!

The upcoming all-new Sailor Moon anime will stream simultaneously worldwide starting July, 2014 and will be produced by Toei Animation! The new anime is part of Sailor Moon's 20th anniversary project with the popular and talented girl group Momoiro Clover Z in charge of the theme song.

-Release Details-

Release: Simultaneous Worldwide Stream on Niconico Douga
Start Date: July, 2014
Official Site: http://sailormoon-official.com/

-Staff-

Original Adaptation: Naoko Takeuchi
Director: Munehisa Sakai
Series Composition: Yuji Kobayashi
Animation Production: Toei Animation
Theme Song: Momoiro Clover Z

Be sure to keep an eye on the Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary Project official site and Niconico for future updates!

Join the conversation on:
Twitter
Facebook

-Niconico



Greetings Nico'ers,

We are receiving reports that some users are unable to toggle the language/territory from the video top page. Rest assured as we are currently remedying the issue.

[Issue Details]

The language/territory toggle feature is inaccessible from video top page when using Internet Explorer 8.

[Time Confirmed]

Today (10/8) at 10:30am (JST)

[Work-Around]

The language/territory toggle feature is accessible from other portions of the site (Niconico top, My Page, etc.), so we ask that users please toggle the language/territory from those pages instead for the time being.

We would like to apologize to everyone for this inconvenience.

Sincerely,

-Niconico
Greetings Nico'ers,

What happens when you combine all the features of both the Harajuku and Q video players? ...Give up? You get our brand-new Ginza player, of course!


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Rather than Ginza being a completely different player loaded with a myriad of all-new bells and whistles, it's more of a subtle set of optimizations that make it the definitive Niconico player.

Also, Ginza will also be taking the place of the previous video players: Harajuku and Q.

That's correct. You all heard me--Harajuku, the video player a plethora of Nico-heads have clung to since the inception of Niconico, will be no more from December 3rd this year. Sure, this comes as sad news to some, but change is usually a good thing, right?

Anyways, here's the skinny on Ginza's new feature:

-Walls (background themes)-

Sick and tired of that droll dark gray background surrounding the Niconico video and Nico Live players? Well, now you can select from a variety of "Nico-centric" background themes to spruce up and enhance your video watching experience. Let's take a look at a couple, shall we?

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TV-chan Theme (Default)

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Plus, there's even a sushi theme should you feel so inclined...

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How does one change the wall theme? It's simple--just click the "Change Wall" button located to the right of the player.

button.PNGThanks for reading and we hope you enjoy the new Ginza player!

Join the conversation on:
Twitter

Facebook

-Niconico

P.S. The layout for the video top page has gotten a fresh coat of paint as well! Check it out!

Nintendo Direct - February 17th!

This time we've got some non-nico news for you:
Nintendo has posted a new Nintendo Direct Video!

This is the year of Luigi so they are featuring their Green Italian in multiple titles this year.

In the Direct, Mr. Iwata talks about upcoming games such as Mario & Luigi Dream Team, Mario Golf World Tour, and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D!

Head on over to Nintendo.com and watch their Nintendo Direct Now!

And if this wasn't enough, we've also got a new Zelda and Pokemon to look forward to! If you're interested in the Zelda news, head to the very end of the video. The 3D dungeons are breathtaking!

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Which are you most excited for? Let us know and join the Nico-conversation on our Facebook page!

(C)2013 Pokemon.(C)1995-2013 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.

Hello Kitty x Niconico Chocolates!

Hello Kitty and Niconico are teaming up to bring you these cute little chocolate delights--チロルチョコ (Tirol Chocolate)!

They will be available from March 28 for 360 yen all across Japan at convenience stores and supermarkets.


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The case is lovingly adorned with a cute Kitty-chan and Niconico style scrolling comments. Inside there are 9 individually wrapped chocolates that could be one of any 30 flavors in total.

If you're planning a trip be sure to grab some!