Resources & Links Every Otaku Should Know
Here we are again with another bunch of resources. In my last post I shared some links for buying online, kind of like an online shopping guide for anime fans. In this post I’m going to be sharing links to websites you can find more information, join communities and other resources you’ll find useful.
Anime News Network
ANN is one of the largest anime sites out there, which comes as no surprise when you see the sheer amount of content and contribution from the community they get. Overall it’s a great news website that you’ll likely come back to again and again.
The life story of Danny Choo is incredibly inspirational and he simply lives the otaku dream. His site and community are both very vibrant and lively making it a great site for your bookmarks.
Danny Choo works very closely with some big companies such as Good Smile Company so his site is a great resource for keeping up to date with news related to them.
This is currently my favourite place to go for figure news, reviews and previews. They keep on top of what’s coming out and do a great job of providing excellent quality imagery. The only downside to this site is they’ll make you want to spend all your money on figures.
While not directly an anime website, you can find some fantastic wallpapers here, most of them being really high in quality. In fact I don’t use anything else to get wallpapers any more so if you change your desktop wallpaper as often as I do, this is one for you. A neat feature is that if you sign up, you can toggle whether you want to see “naughtier” pictures or to steer clear of them entirely. This is great if you just want to clear out the smut that might come up when you search or vice versa if that’s exactly what you’re looking for.
Anime Picks is not too far from what I want to do here until the social aspect of Something Anime gets up and running. They’ve established themselves as one of the top UK anime news and reviews websites which they thoroughly deserve due to their constantly updated content, they keep up to date with the latest DVD releases here in the UK as well as figure reviews, news and general articles discussing several topics surrounding otaku culture.
Sankaku Complex [NSFW]
Let me stress that this site is definitely not safe for work as it contains a lot of adult content. That said, from time to time they do provide some insightful information about new games, series and figures coming out. They also post up a lot of ratings from Japanese polls so you can see what’s popular in Japan right now. It’s a good resource for the bookmarks list if you want to keep checking back every now and again.
If you’re familiar with Destructoid, you’ll be at home with Japanator as they’re on the same network of sites, also sharing some of the same editors. It’s a very opinionated news site and I feel that Descructoids gamers rub off a bit on here. Whether or not that’s a good thing is up to you to decide.
To be honest I discovered this site through Comic Vine which is one of its networked sites alongside Giant Bomb. While some of their main news seems a bit watered down, their site is very slick and they have some very good information on individual shows if you dig around enough.
Neo is an established Japanese culture magazine based in the UK. They do a great job of keeping people updated with Japanese news regarding anime and manga releases, events, music and more. They also keep an eye out for UK releases, releasing a schedule every month of upcoming DVD’s, Bluray and Manga. Their site is also just as useful.truyen sex
While their site is probably as old as me, they provide a great deal of information about manga coming out in Japan. The site makes it easy to find any new releases by your favourite author or artist.
While the list is short, I do intend to add to it and perhaps create a resources page in the future if I’m able to get enough links together, so please contribute and add your thoughts.
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