We explained how to register for Japanese video sharing site Nico Nico Douga in English here (click here for a list of all Nico Nico articles we’ve written so far).
This quick guide should explains Nico Nico’s main features and how to actually get around the site (ignore our older guide). Nico Nico has changed a lot over the past months, having added live streaming, apps, a manga section etc. – too much to cover the now massive site in a blog post.
Nico Nico is still being used mostly for clips, which is why we focus on the “videos” section in the following. (Note: Unlike YouTube, you can’t view videos on Nico Nico without being logged in.)
Please click on the screengrabs to enlarge them.
Screen 1 (Nico Nico top page, viewed as a logged-in user):
Screen 2 (videos section – what you see after clicking the “videos” category on the top left on the top page):
Screen 3 (video display):
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