Just over a year-and-a-half ago, Anime Now! started on a journey to bring what was cool about anime and anime culture directly to you from here at our headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. Today, that journey comes to an end.

As of January 1, 2018, Anime Now! will be no longer updated with new articles and will be closed down completely on January 31, 2018.

I want to thank the Anime Consortium Japan for starting this project, because, even though it has come to an end, I like to think we were successful in our mission to give people new ways to enjoy and engage with the anime they love.

I am proud of our writers, both past and present, who have done nothing but excellent work. You can find their contact information on our About Us page and follow them as they continue their writing careers.   

Lastly, and most importantly, I want to thank you, our readers. Knowing that you found Anime Now! both useful and enjoyable has made this experience more fun than a job has any right to be.

Richard Eisenbeis
Managing Editor

Comments (6)
  1. That’s a shame. Do you know what you’re doing next? I’d be happy to see you back at Kotaku

  2. Ugh, so sorry to hear this.

  3. Ah, too bad, I just found you guys. You kinda looked like something different by somewhat going into details over the different shows. Too bad, but I guess stuff like this happens.

  4. Man, this is so sad! Success to those who made Anime Now from now on.

    I only have two questions: Will the Anime Now files stay in the Web Archive? Are you already arranging this?

    And now, speaking as a blogger: Do you want to put the theme used in Anime Now for download after they are gone? You know, I always found the look of the blog very beautiful, it would be a shame if it was lost. And who knows, with the theme and / or plugins used here, to increase the universe of WordPress developers! : D

  5. I’ve been reading about anime for about 15 years now and this site is one of my all-time faves.

  6. I totally agree with bittertongues. I’ll definitely make sure to follow all of you.

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