Surprisingly, it's been discovered that the extremely popular Japanese video site Nico Nico Douga has launched an official English language of their site. Not much is on there yet, but what can be found their is equally perplexing.
Apparently the new American site will stream the live launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis from NASA. Just like the Japanese version of NicoNico, viewers will be able to write & add their comments directly to the video for other to watch on the screen. & since they don't have an easy way for non-Japanese speakers to sign up for an account, no account will be needed to comment on the shuttle launch.
The feed will go live on November 16 at 2:28pm Eastern time. Weird to have an official English Nico Nico site, & that this is the only thing planned to do with it so far. Still though, if they can make a full-fledged English site, it might seriously rival YouTube in the US. Check out the site for yourself here: