Earlier this month, Walt Disney’s CEO Bob Chapek revealed during a investors conference call that Disney+ would be launching in Japan in June and now Disney has officially announced that its streaming service, will be launching in Japan on June 11th. It will be priced at $6.49 (JPY700) per month and will be part of an exclusive partnership with local telecom giant NTT Docomo.
It was also announced that the Japanese streaming service, Disney Deluxe will become Disney+, with existing subscribers to the Disney Deluxe service, will be automatically transferred over to Disney+.
Disney+ will include more than 500 feature films and 100 series from franchises including Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic such as Frozen, Aladdin, Captain Marvel, Toy Story and many more. It will also include Disney+ Originals such as “The Mandalorian”, “Lady and the Tramp” and “Togo”.
“We have a deep and long-standing relationship with [Japanese] consumers who have helped build our substantial legacy with their love and loyalty. The Walt Disney Company’s beloved stories of hope, courage and optimism have always resonated strongly with our fans in Japan, and Disney Plus will only strengthen and magnify this engagement and resonance,” said Luke Kang, managing director of The Walt Disney Company, North Asia.
Japan is one of the biggest streaming markets in the world and will no doubt continue to add huge numbers to the global subscription numbers for Disney+.
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Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.