Heisei Democracy, a blog "devoted to the latest in news, reviews, and opinion on the two-dimensional culture of Japan, with particular emphasis on the media (anime, manga, console games), ero (eroge, eroanime, eromanga, doujinshi), and hobby (PVC figures, garage kits, analog games) sides of the industry, and the culture and events surrounding them", has been inactive since September 2008. A few days ago, an announcement was posted announcing that the blog will resume operation.
Also, Ikimashou.net, another great otaku blog covering Japanese anime, manga, games and otaku culture in general that got its domain stolen at the beginning of 2008, is now back in action as well, and has made a post detailing what happened to the blog.
Finally, Manga Recon's Senior Manga Editor Katherine Dacey is stepping down, replaced by Michelle Smith.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Comic book publishing studio eigoMANGA, announces the launch of its redesigned web site, eigoMANGA.com. With a new stylized look and feel, improved navigation for fewer clicks, better coordination with its other microsite channels, and an assortment of interactive components, eigoMANGA's revamped site promises users a memorable and engaging online experience.
The refreshed version represents the progressive direction of eigoMANGA's branding efforts to streamline its brand presentation. "It took us over two years to develop the new site," said Austin Osueke, eigoMANGA's Publisher and CEO. "We wanted to develop a fun site that fans would love to visit again and again but also provide just enough company information for retailers and businesses. But still, we were thinking about the fans first when we were putting this site together".
After a long period of hiatus, ComiPress' Backstage feature is finally back! This time, the featured site is YaoiSuki is a news and information website founded by Jen Parker and Jordan Marks dedicated to yaoi, also called BL or Boy's Love, an genre aimed toward women that focuses on love between to male characters.
Within a few years, YaoiSuki became the premier information site on yaoi, and its users enjoyed its news, reviews, columns, wiki and various contests. However, on March 1st 2008, YaoiSuki's Jen Parker announced that the site would cease operation, thus ending one of the most successful English yaoi site on web. What kind of site was YaoiSuki? What went on behind the scenes? And what led to the site's demise? Read on to find out!
Web Boutique Offers Extensive Collection Of Products Based On Popular Anime And Manga Properties Including BLEACH, NARUTO And DEATH NOTE
San Francisco, CA, April 29, 2008 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has redesigned its official online store at http://store.viz.com.
The first Anime Blog Awards is now underway: