by OtakuSource on January 27, 2013
Yo AnimeTip Community!
How ya been? As we get settled into the new 2013 anime series and approach the third year anniversary since Takamura passed the AnimeTip torch to me; I wanted to take a moment to make a few announcements, ask for a bit of help and just say hi. So “Hi!”. Those who spend any amount of time here know that the site is always changing. Sometimes its for the better, sometimes its for the worst (remember the pagoda theme! ew). But change is inevitable. Lately I have been thinking a lot about the time, energy and money that go into keeping this site fresh, real and always up to date with the best anime from the past and all the new series that are updated each day. I realized that I had not expressed my gratitude to a few people. You may know them, you may not. Some are silent, some are very vocal… *ahem*… but they all do what they can to keep AT real. I appreciate them greatly. Without their assistance I wouldn’t be able to do this. So here goes…
Ingwaz. Buddy, you have been consistent, patient and true to this site for the last three years. I can’t thank you enough for keeping the pedo’s out of chat and constantly trying to help abate the arguments that sometimes occur. Ingwaz is the Lead for our chat area. It is really a THANKLESS job that no one wants because you know what? Its difficult. Thank you Ingwaz for always keeping chat creeper free.
Bwutterfly – You guys wanna know something? The last few weeks I started a new job here. Its kept me VERY busy and unable to be online as much as I used to be. I do the best I can, but without Bwutterfly’s assistance in adding episodes EVERY DAY… They just would have been missed some days. Bwu is the rock that keeps AT’s episodes up to date. If I don’t post it, she does. THANK YOU BWU!
StarRoad – The bot, The banners, The coding… You may know him as they guy who is officially socially challenged in chat, but really. He’s rock solid when it comes to behind the scenes work. Thank you Hoshi for taking the developer load off my shoulders. Really.
Whitespace – Brutally honest. Loves to stir up trouble… but if I have a problem which I can’t figure out that involves PHP or back end Apache funkiness…. Whitespace is the first guy I call. Its not about knowing the answers all the time, but it IS about knowing how to find them. Thank you Whitespace. (Anime & Pizza)
HazukiNeko – Yes, you haven’t been around so much lately because your personal life is really undergoing a tremendous amount of really cool change, yet you still manage to post the Holiday article for me and write news stories on a fairly regular basis. Wow! Thank you for taking the time out of your very full life to help out with AT Hazu!
There are also many people that contribute officially or unofficially to maintaining this site. Some of these folks make it a fun place to hang out, some are staff, some are here each day, some we haven’t seen in a long time, yet all of them are part of our family. Thank you to each and every one of you for keeping AT something I am passionate about. Takamura… you started it all… ChosenAngel, Winteru, Psychospiffe, Chao, Myso, Neko, DJ, Ark, Feather, Sakura, Kash, Dalunk, Raj, Mai, FallenGlory, Ksolo, LDS, Arty, Satsu, Tantalos, Komaikai, Nytefallen, Froz, T1G, Ichi, Srei, Dok, HMK… I wish I could remember everyone off the top of my head, but alas… I am only human and its 3 AM. If I forgot you, I apologize. Nothing personal. Most of all I want to thank the AnimeTip community for keeping it real. Reaaaaal Entertaining.
A few Announcements:
Ads are gone. I have removed all but one ad from AT. I will most likely remove it soon as well. Unfortunately, this means I’m footing the bill for AT from now on. The ads helped pay for the servers, but they don’t do a great job of that anymore either. I’d rather just take them down and make the site the best it can be. Perhaps I will put up a donation link soon. If you want to help us with a few dollars here and there to keep the server going, that’d be great. If you simply want to hang out and watch anime, that’s cool too! My goal for 2013 is to make Animetip THE FREE STREAMING ANIME SITE online where you an enjoy all the anime you want, without membership, without ads, completely free. That’s how it should be. As soon as I take care of one or two final small bills, the last ad will be removed. Enjoy!
There is a new anime Gallery! It replaced the forums. If you want to check out the banners we’ve used in the past, or just take a stroll down memory lane, go for it. You can check out all of our anime images, anime banners and anime series art by clicking on the “Anime Gallery” navigation button in the upper right corner of the site.
Finally, we could use some help with the site. Here are the things we need help with. If you have a talent or just want to lend a hand, please let us know. Open positions are:
- Anime Adders (add new series to the site)
- Anime Fixers (fix broken anime links to keep it all running!)
- Anime Writers needed for news stories, reviews, opinion pieces, editorials, etc.
- Anime Fan Fiction Authors – We want to start posting fan fiction regularly. If you want to put up a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly series, let us know. We’ll drop you right on the front page! Keep your copyrights. We just want to share a good read.
- Anime Artists are needed also. We’d love to showcase your work in a regular monthly new artist series. Just like the Fan Fiction, you keep your copyrights. We just want to show the world what you got!
- Backlinkers are needed to help us grow. Don’t know what that is? Ask me! Easiest job in the world.
- Developers are needed as well. We have lots of ideas and not enough time to implement them. Like anything else, you get credit for your work. Use it on a resume. Get a personal recommendation from me. Have a cool idea but lack a place to put it? Let us know about that too. We can help each other.
If you’re interested in any of the above positions, please let us know. We all love watching Anime online. Most of us enjoy hanging out in chat and discussing it. Get interactive with your passion.
by Hazuki Neko on December 24, 2012
Hazu again after a long time. Seems I only get to see everyone when I have a break from school! I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas filled with lots of presents and anime! Speaking of anime, YOU KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS!!!
A trailer for new Dragon Ball Z movie revealed!
A trailer for upcoming anime film “DRAGON BALL Z : Kami to Kami (Battle of Gods)” has finally been revealed!
This is the 18th movie of the “Dragon Ball” series, and the first release
continue reading Dragon Ball Z Trailer, New Studio Ghibli, One Piece Breaks Record
by OtakuSource on December 1, 2012
Hello AnimeTip Community!
Santa came to AnimeTip a bit early this year with the gift of a new motherboard and power supply for our server. I know, I know, its not a RX-0 Full Armor Unicorn Gundam Model, but it should give a little bit of cheer to all of our regulars and new friends. Seriously though, this is a fancy way of saying the following:
1. Yes, we know the server was down twice today for approximately 3 hours total.
2. We identified the root cause to be a failing power supply whic
continue reading AnimeTip Upgraded Today for Your Anime Streaming Pleasure!
by Hazuki Neko on September 13, 2012
Hazu Y U No Post!?!?!
I know I promised you an "Interesting News Part II" article, but I have just sooo much cooler news at the moment. Sorry Sorry~ So for now I will postpone part II to bring you "news" HEHE (Also I am posting this at school and I have none of the links with me! Uh Oh!)
Side-note: We are ALWAYS looking for good and willing help~! Animetip depends a lot by fans (okay mostly Blue but hey we do our part too!) Interested? Doesn't matter if you want to write articles or add an
continue reading 2013 Releases! GTO Drama/Special, And More~
by OtakuSource on August 11, 2012
Well, Moetron has once again posted a beautiful fall 2012 anime chart detailing which new anime series will be appearing from September 2012 - December 2012. Anime Movies, Anime OVA's, Anime Art and Plot Summaries are all included for nearly all of these new anime productions. It looks like there are some real winners here. Psycho-Pass looks promising. Robotics;Notes (Steins;Gate Universe!), Busuo Shinki, Jormungand 2, Litchi Hikari Club, Shin Sekai Yori and yes, Bakuman. 3.
continue reading Fall Anime 2012 Chart Sneak Peak!
by featherthief on July 26, 2012
Most people outside of Japan have only heard of light novels in hushed tones, those elusive books that so often gain anime adaptions which can be either excellent or emotionally scarring. However, I gather from other otaku I have met and discussed this topic with; that they have never read, nor know that much about light novels. This is not because they don’t read; hell, they (hopefully) read subtitles every time they sit down to enjoy our shared favorite past time! No, it's because light nove
continue reading Light Novels Bring Some Anime Heavy Hitters!
by OtakuSource on July 20, 2012
Anime Series Review ~ Steins;Gate
by: Animetip Staff - ChosenAngel
Title: Steins;Gate (シュタインズ ゲート)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Psychological, Romance, Science fiction
Total Episodes: 25 (24 + Special)
Year Published: 2011
Developers: 5pb. , Nitroplus
Rating: Really hard to ask for a better watch as it really had everything I look for in anime. One of few anime I can really give a 10/10 without looking back.
Note: I tried to avoid giving main-story spoilers throug
continue reading Anime Review ~ Steins;Gate
by Hazuki Neko on July 17, 2012
Me again. I don't have any "news" related things today, but I do have some very interesting things to share! Most who call themselves "Otaku" are already very interested in Japanese culture and such, so I thought I would share a few interesting things you will of course, only find in Japan :) ENJOY!
For Cat Lovers: A Fashion Accessory Powered by Excitement
We all know that Japan ranks high when it comes to making the strangest products and accessories ever. After the Nekomim
continue reading Interesting And Weird Japanese News Part I
by featherthief on July 3, 2012
So all fans of anime have at one time or another heard the word "moe" with mixed interpretations; sometimes they cheer, sometimes they rant, and sometimes the just ask WTF?! But who the hell actually knows what moe is?
Moe is such a wide range of different characteristics tacked on rather unceremoniously to these darling anime characters. Moe is written in Japanese as 萌え, the Kanji translated represents bud or sprout and is read “mo” in its kun reading. The word is slang of he word mo
continue reading WTF Is Moe And Why Has It Taken Over My Anime!?!