- Anime News Network
name = Anime News Network
caption = Anime News Network logo
url = [http://www.animenewsnetwork.com www.animenewsnetwork.com]
commercial = Yes
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=http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/faq#who_operates_ann|work=FAQ|publisher= Anime News Network|accessdate=2008-01-22] [cite web|title=Staff List|url=http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/staff.php|publisher=Anime News Network|year=2007|accessdate=2008-01-22]
launch date = 1998
current status = Active
slogan = "The Internet's most trusted
alexa = 889 (as of February 5, 2008) [ [http://info.alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details/animenewsnetwork.com?amzn_id=alexa65-tb-20&p=TBChrome_T_t_40_L1 Alexa] ranking of AnimeNewsNetwork.com]
Anime News Network (ANN) is an
anime industry news websitethat reports on the status of anime, manga, Japanese popular music and other otaku-related culture within North Americaand Japan. Additionally, it sometimes features similar happenings throughout the Anglosphereand elsewhere in the worldcite web|title=What is ANN?|url=http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/faq#what_is_ann|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 animeand mangawith information on Japanese and English staff, theme songs, plotsummaries, and user ratings.cite web | last=Dellamonica | first=A.M. | title=Site of the Week - Anime News Network | work= Sci Fi Weekly| publisher=SciFi.com | date=2004-09-07 | url=http://www.scifi.com/sfw/sites/sfw11410.html | 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 = http://www.protoculture.ca/PA/PR040918.htm | accessdate = 2008-01-22] The website has separate versions of its news content aimed towards audiences in the United Statesand Australia.cite web|title=Anime News Network Australia|url=http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2007-01-25/anime-network-australia|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=http://www.anime3000.com/interviews/ann.html|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=http://www.animefringe.com/magazine/2004/10/feature/05.php|work=Anime Fringe|month=October | year=2004|accessdate=2008-02-18]
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=http://www.icv2.com/articles/home/11471.html|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=http://www.activeanime.com/html/content/view/2628/36/ | accessdate=2008-02-18]
"Anime News Network" publishes news stories related to
animeand mangathat are researched by the ANN staff. Other contributors, under staff discretion, also contribute news articles.cite web|title=Can I submit an article?|url=http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/faq#submit_articles|work=FAQ|publisher=Anime News Network|accessdate=2008-02-18] The website maintains a listing of animeand mangatitles, 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=http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/views|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=http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/blogs/|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
WorldIRCnetwork, [irc://irc.worldirc.org/animenewsnetwork #animenewsnetwork] .
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