Initially, Nico Nico Douga was a YouTube channel that shared original Japanese contents. But the online video platform decided to block him and that's when he became an independent platform.
One of the most popular online video platforms in Japan
It gradually grew until it released its own Android app: we're talking about niconico. In general, it's yet another online video streaming platform but with a few differences regarding other formats that we're more used to seeing. For instance, we have to point out the way it presents part of the contents, such as the comments, that are displayed on the videos as if they were subtitles. Also the tagging system, that allows any user to edit them and not only the person that shared the video.
To be able to watch videos and make comments, you'll need to log in with your Facebook, Twitter or email account. In any case, if you're a fan of Japanese culture and you love rummaging through underground contents that will probably never arrive anywhere else outside of Japan, don't hesitate to download this app right now.