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Going Digital...ish

Krystallina goes over the good, the meh, and the bad in her overview of eBookOne, which is looking to bring over Fist of The North StarDigital or physical? For all media, this is the new battle, and the anime/manga industry is no exception....

What Made the ARIA Kickstarter So Successful?

Krystallina explores what Nozomi Entertainment did differently. As you probably know by now, Nozomi Entertainment raised money to both release ARIA the ANIMATION on Blu-ray as well as give it an English dub. The Kickstarter raised almost $600,000,...

Anime Results o Sagashite: Finding the Best Search Engine

Krystallina decides to take a different approach regarding scans, and decided to test some search engines all thanks to a tweet. It started with this tweet: “Scanlations aren’t a problem.” Uh, sure. pic.twitter.com/mkDla43p6O —...

Is This Barnes & Noble's New Strategy?

Barnes & Noble has apparently come up with a new idea to help their sales. Krystallina examines if it's actually working. A while back, I wrote about Barnes & Noble’s plan to shake up their declining sales. Well, select Barnes...

Why Didn't Anime Fans Love Daisuki?

Daisuki is shutting down its services at the end of October. Krystallina takes a look back at Daisuki's beginnings and theorizes why the platform is done. Right after news of the Sony/FUNimation deal broke, anime fans were hit with another...

SONimation: The Sony x FUNimation Deal

Sony decided it was finally time to act and brought a majority stake in FUNimation. How will this impact the pretty competive anime industry now? When Crunchyroll and FUNimation announced their partnership, there were a lot of jokes about how...

Challenging Amazon

Krystallina explores what Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon, and other big box stores have been doing to provide a clear go-to option for buyers. For years Walmart, Best Buy, and the other big box stores have been chasing Amazon. The online giant had...

Another Series Sets Sail for Hollywood

Krystallina asks and tries to answer a serious question: can One Piece capture a piece of success with a Hollywood adaptation? One Piece promised a lot of news for its 20th anniversary, but one tidbit in particular has stood out to many people....

DIY Crowdfunding?

Krystallina gives her thoughts on DMI's latest kickstarter, which...doesn't involve the normal crowdfunding platforms?Kickstarter. Indiegogo. For some of you, those words are likely to stir up some strong feelings in many of you. Perhaps you...

More Secret Shopping Tricks for Otaku

Here's five more secret shopping trips for anime, manga, LN, and gaming enthusiasts. About a year ago, I provided a list of shopping tips that every otaku should know. Well, here are a few more! #1: Target prorates their orders. For a lot...