When I was first really getting into Japanese wrestling back in 2004, there were very limited options on how to watch it. You could get a DVD a month after the event happened for $10 or hope that someone uploaded the show on yousendit, but this was before Youtube or Google Drive or streaming, so it took a bit more effort (or a lot more money) to stay current with the greatest wrestling on Earth.

Luckily, we are now in 2020 and technology has come a long way. There are options online to watch almost every Joshi promotion, leaving fans with almost too many choices as to watch it all would be very time consuming. All the promotions with paid streaming services accept US credit cards (as they accepted mine) but I can’t promise they will take your card as it may have different rules when it comes to International purchases. If you are unable to purchase from any of the sites listed below, contact your bank. None of the links below are “affiliate” links, this page is designed to provide information, not make me money.

If you need assistance buying Joshi and Puro goods from Japan, including DVDs from promotions that may not air on anything (like REINA), read my post on how to buy products from Japan here.

I am not going to do, in this article, a full guide on how to sign up at each one as that would make this page super long. But if there is a service that I think needs some explaining on how to sign up, I may write a separate guide for those services. Also, since the Yen to US Dollar conversion rate changes daily I am going to just list the price in Yen, however when considering both the cost of the service and the small fee many banks put on international purchases, when budgeting I’d recommend just doing 100 Yen = $1.00 in your head when calculating cost. Without further ado, here are all the official streaming services (both paid and free), and then a couple ways to watch promotions that don’t have a streaming service:

Stardom World

Promotion: World Wonder Ring Stardom
Website: stardom-world.com
Cost: 920 Yen a month
Update Frequency: At least once a week

Stardom World is my favorite Joshi streaming service for keeping up with events as they happen as Stardom not only uploads the most events per month but they upload every event the promotion has. Stardom World commits to have each weekend event uploaded by the following Friday, and most of the time they keep with that schedule unless they have a lot of shows one weekend or are on vacation. Their backlog was recently wiped so unfortunately there are not many events from before 2019, they occasionally will upload an older show but focus on adding recent events in a timely manner. Stardom World is also the only Joshi streaming service that subtitles most of the wrestler promos in English, making it user-friendly to English speakers. Stardom World does not air their events live, but its still worth the cost to be able to not miss a single show.

Actress Girls Nets

Promotion: Actwres girl’Z
Website: actwresgirlz.net
Cost: 1,000 Yen a month
Update Frequency: A few times a month

On May 15th, 2020, Actwres girl’Z dropped a bomb when they suddenly launched a streaming service. At 1,000 yen, its the most expensive streaming service (barely), but right out of the gate they have uploaded a lot of content. All their events since late 2017 were included at launch, including their most recent event (as of the time of this review). The video player is clear and allows the normal features (skipping ahead, pausing, going back 10 seconds), so its an easy viewing experience. One big difference is they bill every 30 days, not the 1st of the month, so whenever you sign up you are getting a full 30 days and not just a partial until the start of the next month. Only credit cards are accepted (no Paypal), just something to keep in mind. Its a new service so its hard to say how it will grow, but its one of the best starts for a streaming service at launch.

DDT Universe

Promotion: Tokyo Joshi Pro
Website: ddtuniverse.com
Cost: 900 Yen a month
Update Frequency: About two or three times a month for Joshi events

If you are a fan of DDT (or one of their other brands) then having DDT Universe is a no-brainer as its a great deal, but since I only watch TJP that is the only portion of the service I am focused on. Like Stardom, DDT Universe uploads all Tokyo Joshi Pro events, and even better they also sometimes broadcast the events live. They do have a backlog of older events but its not the easiest site to navigate for that purpose since there isn’t a master list, so you either have to scroll through or do a search in Japanese for what you are looking for. Still, a lot of bang for your buck here.

Marvelous on FRESHLIVE TV

Promotion: Marvelous
Website: freshlive.tv/marvelous
Cost: 600 Yen a month
Update Frequency: An average of twice a month

Marvelous is a small promotion that before they had a streaming service was nearly impossible to watch since they don’t have a TV deal and rarely sell DVDs on their website. With the streaming service, they stream almost all of their events and upload them in a very timely fashion, usually within a week. The video quality isn’t great, the worst of the official streaming services, so that is something to keep in mind. The cost is low and since its the easiest way to watch the promotion its an easy buy for me, but it is likely more for hardcore fans.

YMZ on Filmuy

Promotion: YMZ
Website: filmuy.com/ymz
Cost: 999 Yen a month
Update Frequency: Once or twice a month

YMZ, operated by Kaori Yoneyama, also has its own streaming service. At almost $10 a month, it is the second most expensive of the Joshi streaming subscription services at the moment. This really is only for hardcore YMZ fans that don’t want to miss any of their shows, as since they rarely make TV this is your only online option to see their events. This is the only service I have not signed up for myself but others have been able to do it so there is not a regional block as long as you can navigate the registration.

NicoNico NicoPro Wrestling Channel

Promotions: Ice Ribbon, Actwres girl’Z, PURE-J, JTO, OZ Academy, and more
Website: ch.nicovideo.jp/nicopro
Cost: 550 Yen a month
Update Frequency: Very frequently

Finally, NicoPro is able to be purchased Internationally, as they now accept Paypal. I already wrote a full guide on how to sign up, so please check that out if you want more details. NicoPro streams wrestling shows from over a dozen promotions, and stores the broadcasts for seven days after their initial broadcast date. Based on the number of shows uploaded, a virtual must-have for any fans of Japanese pro wrestling.

NicoNico Ice Ribbon Channel

Promotions: Ice Ribbon
Website: ch.nicovideo.jp/iceribbon
Cost: 550 Yen a month
Update Frequency: Not frequently

In addition to sometimes being on the regular NicoPro channel, Ice Ribbon also has their own channel as well. I already wrote a full guide on how to sign up, so please check that out if you want more details. The Ice Ribbon Channel has a large backlog, and also sometimes airs events exclusively to their channel with a short viewing window. A pretty good value if you enjoy occasionally watching an older Ice Ribbon event, but for newer events there are probably better options that offer more for your money since they don’t add new shows very often.

Gatoh Move Youtube Channel

Promotion: Gatoh Move
Website: youtube.com/channel/UC2HtPsU4U7TNSv2mSbPkj0w
Cost: Free
Update Frequency: Very frequently

Like Sendai Girls’ did last year, Gatoh Move has abandoned their plans to have a paid service on PivotShare. Now they will be offering their wrestling events for free on Youtube, with the option to donate money. They also have a Patreon as well you can sign up for if you want to give the promotion money for their hard work. As of the time of this update, Gatoh Move has been very active in updating their YouTube channel, hopefully that trend continues going forward.

Sendai Girls’ Youtube Channel

Promotion: Sendai Girls’
Website: youtube.com/channel/UCf2xWDy9jKuJOotYH-vzOjA
Cost: Free
Update Frequency: A few times a month

Sendai Girls’ briefly had an updated online service that fans could sign up for to watch their non-televised events, but in 2019 they have been adding the events for free on their Youtube channel. I’m not sure why they made the change but it is good for fans as now we can watch all their shows that don’t air on Samurai TV. One of the best free options for watching a Joshi promotion.

Diana Youtube Channel

Promotion: World Woman Pro-Wrestling Diana
Website: youtube.com/channel/UCiy8qOiSVS8IjTyBD7RT8qg
Cost: Free
Update Frequency: Very infrequently

Like Marvelous, Diana is a smaller promotion that doesn’t really air anywhere else. They started occasionally adding recent individual matches on their Youtube channel in early 2019, but the updates slowed as the year progressed. While they don’t seem overly committed to updating it, it may be worth checking every few months.

Those are all the official Joshi wrestling streaming services, but unfortunately there are still plenty of other promotions that do not have a streaming service (yet). If you really don’t want to miss out, you can purchase an online service that (probably illegally) streams live Japanese TV, including Samurai TV and GAORA which air Stardom and OZ Academy (plus sometimes other promotions such as SEAdLINNNG). There are many websites that do this, but here are two that I can recommend checking out:


Website: forjoytv.com
Devices to Watch: Android, iOS, and Online
Cost: $28 a month (discounts for signing a longer contract)
Wrestling-related channels: Samurai TV and GAORA

I haven’t used this service but it comes well recommended. This website is the ideal choice if you want to watch Samurai TV or GAORA with an Android or iOS device as that is what the service is optimized for and from all accounts works very well.

Japan Net TV

Website: japannettv.com
Devices to Watch: Multiple Options
Cost: Varies, the service I have used is $23 a month (discounts for signing a longer contract)
Wrestling-related channels: Samurai TV and GAORA

For Japan Net TV, I have used the iSakuraPro service to watch on my computer which works with Windows PC and Mac. For that choice, the 48 channel option has both Samurai TV and GAORA.