Anime News Network

Anime News Network

Infobox Website
name = Anime News Network

caption = Anime News Network logo
url = []
commercial = Yes
type = Anime
language = English
registration = Required for use of forums or contributing information
owner = Christopher Macdonald (editor-in-chief)
author = Variouscite web|title=Who operates ANN?|url=|work=FAQ|publisher= Anime News Network|accessdate=2008-01-22] [cite web|title=Staff List|url=|publisher=Anime News Network|year=2007|accessdate=2008-01-22]
launch date = 1998
current status = Active
revenue =
slogan = "The Internet's most trusted anime news source"
alexa = 889 (as of February 5, 2008) [ [ Alexa] ranking of]

Anime News Network (ANN) is an anime industry news website that reports on the status of anime, manga, Japanese popular music and other otaku-related culture within North America and Japan. Additionally, it sometimes features similar happenings throughout the Anglosphere and elsewhere in the worldcite web|title=What is ANN?|url=|work=FAQ|publisher=Anime News Network|accessdate=2008-02-18] . The website offers reviews and other editorial content, forums where readers can discuss current issues and events, and an encyclopedia that contains a large number of anime and manga with information on Japanese and English staff, theme songs, plot summaries, and user ratings.cite web | last=Dellamonica | first=A.M. | title=Site of the Week - Anime News Network | work=Sci Fi Weekly | | date=2004-09-07 | url= | accessdate=2007-12-16]

Founded in July 1998 by Justin Sevakis, the website claims to be the leading English-language source for news and information about anime and manga on the Internet. The site operates the magazine "Protoculture Addicts".cite press release | title = Anime News Network and Protoculture Addicts Join Forces | publisher = Protoculture Addicts | date = 2004-09-18 | url = | accessdate = 2008-01-22] The website has separate versions of its news content aimed towards audiences in the United States and Australia.cite web|title=Anime News Network Australia|url=|publisher=Anime News Network|date=2007-01-25|accessdate=2008-01-22]


Anime News Network was founded by Justin Sevakis in July 1998. In May 2000, current editor-in-chief Christopher Macdonald joined the website editorial staff, replacing former editor-in-chief Isaac Alexander.cite web|last=Russell|first=Sean|title=Interview - Christopher Macdonald - Part One|url=|date=2006-10-24|accessdate=2008-02-18] In the fall of 2004, the editorial staff at ANN became formally involved with the anime magazine "Protoculture Addicts"; the magazine began publishing under ANN's editorial control in January 2005. [cite web|last=Crocker|first=Janet|title=Addicts Nip/Tuck|url=|work=Anime Fringe|month=October | year=2004|accessdate=2008-02-18]

On September 7, 2004, the Sci Fi Channel online newsletter "Sci Fi Weekly" named the site the Web Site of the Week.

In January 2007, the site launched a separate version for Australian audiences. Later, in October of that year, Macdonald was scheduled to be a panelist for the ICV2 Conference on Anime and Manga in New York City, held there in December 2007. [cite press release|title=Conference Panelists|url=|publisher=ICV2|date=2007-10-22|accessdate=2008-02-18]

In February 2008, Anime News Network ranked second in the 2007 Top 25 list of best anime web sites by the website Active Anime. [cite web | title=Active Anime Top 25 | publisher=Active Anime | date=2008-02-17 | url= | accessdate=2008-02-18]


"Anime News Network" publishes news stories related to anime and manga that are researched by the ANN staff. Other contributors, under staff discretion, also contribute news articles.cite web|title=Can I submit an article?|url=|work=FAQ|publisher=Anime News Network|accessdate=2008-02-18] The website maintains a listing of anime and manga titles, as well as people and companies involved in the production of those titles, which it dubs an "encyclopedia". The site hosts several regular columns, including a question-and-answer column "Hey Answerman", a review column entitled "Shelf Life", and a listing of claimed differences between edited and original versions of anime series titled "The Edit List". [cite web|title=Columns|url=|publisher=Anime News Network|accessdate=2008-02-18] Staff members of ANN also publish their own blogs hosted on the site. [cite web|title=ANN Staff and Industry Blogs|url=|publisher=Anime News Network|accessdate=2008-02-21]

The site also hosts forums, which also accompany each news item for purposes of discussion. Anime News Network hosts an IRC channel on the WorldIRC network, [irc:// #animenewsnetwork] .


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