Principal Editor / Founder / Owner - Jonah Morgan News Contributor - Daniel Zelter
About Anime News Service
In 1998 Anime News Service went online as the first English language news website dedicated to Japan's "Contents Industries". This term includes: Japanese Animation, Manga (Comics), Characters, Video Games and Popular Culture (Music, Movies, Youth Trends also known collectively as J-POP). Until 1998, print magazines and newsletters served to deciminate this info to most English-Language fans, consumers and business related parties. The founder of online English-Language journalism dedicated to these facets of Japanese culture, ANS also forever changed how the world would recieve this news via the birth of the "24 hour anime news cycle". ANS was created by veteran anime fan Jonah Morgan. With it's roots as an fan research / hobby site, and total utilitarian format with simple code, layout and few graphics (and faster load time) on the main page, ANS quickly found itself exceeding the quantity and quality of content coming out of from major Anime print and online publications. Our readership also began eclipse their audiences as well. In early 1999, with a clear edge on niche content, well placed sources and exclusive leads around the world, the goal of the service shifted to achieve a more professional hue. For 10 years ANS has served as the prime and definitive standard bearer by which other anime news sites are modeled. The site is relied on daily by thousands of fans for personal / hobby research and industry insiders worldwide for formulating acquisition moves, marketing and business strategy. We currently serve as the the world's foremost authority in information on anime, manga, and Japanese popular culture. Our staff is fully fluent in English and Japanese and we maintain in-company contacts with over 500 Japanese Contents related firms. On a modern landscape populated by corporate controlled turnkey and gatekeeper news outlets, ANS prides itself on being 100% independent to investigate and present new information.