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We are Ani-Gamers, a (mostly) Japanese pop culture blog and podcast dedicated to providing top-notch commentary and criticism on anime, manga, and video games both old and new. Officially opened to the world on May 29, 2004 as a small anime fansite called Anime Paradise, the project has now grown into a large-scale team-run pop culture resource.

By providing perspectives from a number of different bloggers and podcasters, we hope to better inform and entertain our readers not just about what's new and popular, but also the classic creative works that have defined their media and the strange, obscure gems that go forgotten by fandom.

This is not a vanity project of a single blogger or a simple online diary of our media experiences. Our goal is clear: to unabashedly promote what is good and (equally unabashedly) point out what is bad in geek media and fandom, to foster a fan community that thinks critically about their favorite media, and — naturally — to have a whole lot of fun doing it.

We hope you'll stick around to read, listen to, and respond to what we have to say about anime, manga, and video games. Of course, if you'd like to see Ani-Gamers do something differently, don't hesitate to contact us or leave a comment on one of our posts. And if you think we're doing a great job already, well, it doesn't hurt to let us know that either.

If you're not sure where to start, we recommend you check out our review index or consult this list of our top 10 posts (and top 5 podcasts), compiled in celebration of our 10th birthday.

Enjoy your stay!