Radio/website will be down for approximately an hour.
This will fix a few outstanding issues that we've been seeing lately, hardware will also be upgraded to provider a better experience and room for growth with the new site code coming up soon.
One of our forum members, Zitch, along with a number of dedicated individuals are helping to organize "Global Shinkai Day 2010"! Here's the press release from their group:
Fans of the Japanese anime creator Makoto Shinkai are gathering worldwide in cyberspace March 5th-7th for the Second Annual Global Shinkai Day 2010. The Makoto Shinkai fan site Cherry Blossoms Falling, is celebrating the event with contests, forum discussions and a live Shoutcast. Cherry Blossoms Falling is calling upon fans from every part of the globe to show their appreciation and support for the works of this highly acclaimed director. Contests will be held for inspired fan-made works in art, AMV, film and essay. This year’s prizes are Makoto Shinkai autographed movie posters from his most recent film, 5 Centimeters Per Second. Crunchyroll.com will be hosting the films for free, for a 48-hour period beginning on March 5th at 5pm PST.
For further information and a schedule of events please check out Cherry Blossoms Falling or contact
for more information.
Most of you might have already noticed this, but for those who haven't: You can write up comments on any front page announcement by clicking on the comment link at the bottom right of any post.
This was done in advance for when the News Blog gets rolling, but in case any of you have any comments regarding a post about a site update, feel free to make them there.
Also, our site contributors have been doing a great job in updating entries both new and old, but we can always use the help.
If you'd like to provide information that we might be lacking in for a particular database entry, please don't hesitate to make a thread in either the "Additions to the Anime Database" or the "Additions to the Manga Database" forum, with a link to the database entry that needs to be updated. If you do provide us with a (valid) database description that you created, you'll also get credit in the description entry as our way of saying "Thank You" to you.
We've just put in an "Adult filter" into the website, and how it works is that any database that has the "Mature" tag in it, whether it's in the Anime or Manga database, will now have a 18+ "Adults Only" Image instead of the original.
This was put in since users are finding it hard to browse through the website while they're at work or in a public place in case a random NSFW picture pops up.
By default, the filter is set to ON both for registered as well as unregistered users. You must have an account in order to turn the filter off. In order to change the settings on the filter, after logging in, go to your "My Preferences" link when you sign into the main page, and scroll down to the last option under the "More Options" header, and there you will find the "Adult Filtering" option. Remember to click on Update afterward!
If you encounter any problems with it, please let us know in the feedback forum.
As you may know, I have been working on this little project called AnimeNfo News Blog. The main focus will of course be anime and manga, but I might include other things like real life news and such. The blog had a short uptime on another website, but we soon decided it would be best to host the blog locally, that and Christmas is why the blog has been a bit delayed.
Luckily, we're up and running again, and hopefully I'll have some news to share soon, you will just have to wait and see.
It's been a while since an actual site update, and for that I apologize. As you might have noticed, the site database, especially when it has come to newer anime entries and information has been a bit sparse. Many of us have been busy with real life commitments, which has unfortunately resulted in the current situation.
However, thanks to the work of a few dedicated individuals who have taken up the overwhelming task of helping to update entries, we're slowly but surely bringing the website back up to standard.
If you'd like to participate in helping us with updating entries, such as providing information for anime that we might have missed, please create a thread on the forums in the Additions to the Anime Database forum, and post any relevant information (eg: character information, number of episodes, Studio information, etc) and we'll do our best to update the entries with what you provided.
We've got a couple of other things in the pipe, and we'll hopefully get those features up and running soon.
Well, the "Best Anime Couple" Poll Contest has come to a close and in order from 8th to 2nd:
8th: Nana x Ren (NANA)
7th: Lafiel and Jinto (Crest of the Stars and Banner of the Stars I/II/III)
6th: Horo x Lawrence Craft (Spice & Wolf)
5th: Kaoru Hanabishi x Sakuraba Aoi (Ai Yori Aoshi)
4th: Kenshin x Tomoe (Samurai X: Trust & Betrayal)
3rd: Himura Kenshin x Kamiya Kaoru (Rurouni Kenshin)
2nd: Tohno Shiki x Arcueid Brunestud (Shigetsutan Tsukihime)
It was a really tough set of matches, with the finals being decided by a single vote, but in the end, there could only be one left standing, and that winner is: (Drumroll please...)
1st: Noda "Nodame" Megumi x Chiaki Shinnichi (Nodame Cantabile)
Congratulations to Nodame and Chiaki on their hard earned victory over Shiki and Brunestud. Once again, none of this would have been possible without Veleon, who had this idea from the beginning and followed it through till its end. You were the architect of this, and I can't thank you enough for the time and effort you put in to this. Finally, big thank you to all of you who voted in the polls. It was fun, and we hope you look forward to the next one!
Veleon, organizer of the Anime Couples Contest has another update:
"Round one has officially finished. All the competitors that you will see have been shown. The chumps have been eliminated and from now on the choices only get tougher. Take a look at the main thread in the contest forum which should answer many of the questions you may have. Be sure to also cast your vote for your favorite anime couple. A good portion of these matches have only been won by a few votes, so your opinion (and vote) does make a huge difference in this competition. Discussion and pictures (as long as they follow forum rules) are highly encouraged. Plus, you'll get to meet all those crazy people who hang out on the forums and see why it's a great place to hang out on."
Veleon, organizer for our latest voting contest for Favorite Anime Couple, wanted to give all of you a status update:
"Round one has officially hit its halfway point! So far there have been quite a few couples who show some promise.
Moonlight Lovers, Garbage Collectors Space Edition, Team Yakitate, and Heaven & Hell are among the winners. If you have no idea who I'm talking about take a look here for the main thread which should answer that question along with any others. Be sure to also stop by the contest itself and cast your vote for your favorite anime couple! Discussion is highly encouraged, and if you'd like to post pictures of your favorite couple, feel free to (as long as they follow forum rules).
I hope to see you all exercising your right to vote!"
Hi everyone, I'm bringing this announcement on behalf of Veleon, the organizer of our latest contest who has a few words about it:
"Welcome to the Anime Couples Contest! The prelims have just been finished and the actual single elimination tournament has just started. Be sure to head on the to AnimeNfo forums and vote for your favorite couple. Whether you vote based on character, or the relationship they had, or the anime they're in, or whether the character name starts with a vowel or not, it doesn't really matter. Just come and vote. Be sure to discuss the couples in each match. Pictures are always encouraged. You can find all the basic information about the contest here.
You can also find all the matches in their sub forum."
Like Veleon said, please feel free to vote in the forums for your favourite couple. Remember, in order to place your vote you'll have to login into the forums or register a new login.