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How to: Nico Nico ^_^

Posted Sep 18, 04:22 AM by Akira to Nico Nico Douga (ニコニコ動画)

It’s very frustrating to click on nico links and not understand what the hell’s going on.


Well, don’t worry. Here’s a step-by-step on how to register:

First, we have the start of the journey. The Nico Nico Homepage.

It looks like this:

You want to click on the large red button on the left side of the page. If you have enough pattern recognition to understand which button I’m talking about, you should be able to identify different moonspeak characters from each other. You want the one that says:


‘mmkay? I apologize for the random crap on my browser. Kinda tells you what type of guy I am. >_>

This should take you to a screen like this:

Fill it out using the translations I provided. For place of residence, it really don’t matter; just put something random. For you purists, it’s the last one, “overseas.”

For member type, you might want to choose Normal. It’s free, HOWEVER:

You’re time-restricted for a while. This means you can only log on between 2:00 and 19:00 JST. Be warned that you may not be able to get onto your account immediately. (That’s what the small moonspeak text says.)

When you’re done (you must fill out everything), click on the black button that says “登録確認画面へ”.

The third screen looks like the above. Confirm everything is correct. Note that the two items with stars (sex and date of birth) are unchangable after account creation.

Then enter the letters you see into the box next to the image. If, for some reason, you can’t clearly see the letters, click on the black box next to it to show a different picture.

Then hit the FIRST BLACK BOX. It should say “利用規約に同意し登録”. If you made a mistake, hit the box under it to go back and change.

After that, Nico will send you an email. Use the link in the email to confirm registration.

Attention: The only time Nico will send emails is usually when they require a change of password. They will be titled “ニコニコ動画からのお知らせ” which means “notice from Nico Nico Douga.”

I will NOT explain the entire email… it’s too long. If you see a string of characters like this “パスワードが変更になります。” it means they want you to change passwords before a certain date. Go do as they tell you and change.

Finally, a word on commenting on Nico: It may be tempting, but if you had to read this guide to register, I highly suggest you don’t do it. Nothing pisses me off more than seeing “wktk” at the end of a video. Make sure you know what you’re saying before you comment. _

After signing up, if you want to know more about the nico interface and how it works, take a look here.

And finally, have fun, and go Nico Nico! =^_^=


  1. Nov 20, 04:01 AM

    OiD Says:

    Thanks for your help! Registered in no time!

  2. Jan 27, 04:26 AM

    kelly Says:

    thanks so much for this !!!! I really appreciate the tutorial!!

  3. Jan 29, 10:41 PM

    Crisu Says:


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