July 2014 Archives

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 
URL: http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv184085600
Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon Episodes 24 - 46
 ・Date: Stream starts Sunday, July 13 from 1:00pm JST   
URL: http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv184089334

Official Trailer: http://ch.nicovideo.jp/sailormoon-Crystal
Official Site: http://sailormoon-official.com/animation/en/  (English Language)

We hope you enjoy Sailor Moon Crystal!