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4chan x 2chan

Woah: 4chan now owned by 2channel's founder

Moot agreed, don't bother him about it
Sep 22
// Josh Tolentino
Well, this is a surprise. The internet hive known as 4chan has just been sold to none other than Hiroyuki Nishimura, the founder of 2channel (aka 2ch), Japan's most influential message board and the direct inspiration for the...

Time for a winner: Toki Onjouji wins Saimoe 2012

Moe moe mahjong's first Saimoe win
Nov 04
// Josh Tolentino
And it's over! The official 2ch Saimoe 2012 tournament is over (as of a couple of days ago, really), and we have a winner! According to the whims of the internet and the deadly organization of the pro-Saki voting bloc, i...

2channel once again subjected to criminal investigation

Mar 08
// Michelle Rodanes
Japanese police has raided ten locations associated with the popular online image board 2channel on suspicion that site operators assisted drug deals by failing to delete potentially illegal exchanges.  According to sour...

Vocaloid songs being fraudulently deleted from Youtube

Feb 02
// Bob Muir
Recently, a large amount of songs made with Vocaloid, particularly those by Hatsune Miku, are being taken down from YouTube under copyright claims. Vocaloid is simply a program, not an artist, and does allow those who create ...


Manga promotes itself by mentioning popularity on 4chan

Jan 30
// Bob Muir
Often regarded as the asshole of the internet, 4chan doesn't have the greatest of reputations. Without delving into it, people and companies often don't want to be associated with the anything-goes website. This makes it all ...

A very merry 2D Christmas celebration

Dec 27
// Hiroko Yamamura
We all celebrate out Holidays in different ways! Isn't that what makes all of us unique? ANN posted a gallery of some of those special 2D moments that were had this season. Some of the images are cute, while some are borderli...

Puella Magi Madoka Magica continued to be the big story well into the finals as Mami and Kyouko both secured 53 percent of the vote to knock out Squid Girl and Ruri respectively. The only Puella Magi causality ...


Saimoe 2011: Elite Eight and the home stretch

Oct 27
// Jeff Chuang
I'll be the first to admit: A lot of things happened during this year's 2ch Saimoe tournament and it flashed by before I could've seized the moment and write it up. Perhaps with the quarterfinal redraw break we can regroup an...

Remember, Nano, when I said I'd remove your screw last?

Sep 25
...I lied. Way to go, Nichijou! I'm bawlin' like a baby because of tonight's finale, now here's some harmless Commando MADs! Hit the jump for another OP, and look out for a Final Impression of the series soon (hot tip: I write stuff like "I loved it").

Saimoe 2011 returns with round 1, tough pick off the bat

Aug 15 // Jeff Chuang
Our C-Blog has already sounded off as the girls headed for the races a month ago, but now we have the full roster. If you haven't checked it out, you can always find it at Anon's Saimoe site. If you want a try at voting in perhaps the most convoluted online poll ever, you can find the abbreviated details at last year's coverage. Of course, you can also go to for the full details! Some of my highlights, beyond the usual cast and the new crew of heroines from 2010-2011: Everyone and their mother are surprised at Sui Shijima, the grand matron of Kissuisou of Hanasaku Iroha. Ruka Urushibara of Steins;Gate is on the list. But will his or her gender really matter? Ai Haibara from Detective Conan makes her 8th consecutive appearance in Saimoe tournament proper. What is Charlotte, really? The surprise biter from Madoka Magica also makes an appearance. What are your picks? Favorites or hate-vote targets? Let's hear them!

A little later than previous years, but Saimoe round one has begin in earnest today. Those Japanese otaku returning from Comiket or Oban break are now hammering the code-generating server, because not only I can't get a code ...


Takashi Miike making live-action Phoenix Wright? Yup!

May 23
// Ben Huber
Okay, so there's this story going around with a quote from Takashi Miike, a popular cult-film director who has gone mainstream in Japan (you probably know him from his work Ichi the Killer or 13 Assassins). While promoting hi...

Someone on 2ch had this to say about K-ON!! episode 23

Sep 15
// Josh Tolentino
...and it's the only thing that matters this week.[Helpfully translated by Mangajet]Don’t cry, everybody! If we will be crying, Mio and the other members can’t graduate with smile from their school!!We have ever c...

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