Imaginova, a "leading digital media and commerce company that reaches a large intellectually curious audience," announced today that it has officially acquired the comics website Newsarama:

As of last Monday, Newsarama officially became part of the Imaginova Network (you may already know some of Imaginova’s sites like LiveScience and

Via: MangaBlog

Anime news and review website Active Anime has announced a new contest:

Win the Chibi Vampire Manga Vol. 1 - 4 and the two volume novels. The manga is rated OT (16+), so contestant should be at least 16 years or older to enter the contest. To participate, send an email to chibi(at)activanime(dot)com with your name and information. One winner will be announced on September 30, 2007. US and Canadian residents only. One email per contestant only.

Plus travel gear for your trip to Japan, contests and reviews in Episode 49!

GRIMES, IA, September 14, 2007 - Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome the webmaster of, Patrick Delahanty, to episode 49 of ANIME TODAY!

Delahanty - who is also a founder of Anime Boston and the upcoming Providence Anime Conference - helps the podcast expand its convention coverage with an overview of the extensive information found at, a discussion of anime convention trends and advice for first-time con-goers.

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Anime News Network is currently looking for a new on-air video talent for future video podcasts. TV columnists and critics positions are also available.

Anime on DVD is currently looking for new DVD reviewers from the U.K. and the U.S.

From Bookslut comes an interview with Dirk Deppey, online editor for The Comics Journal/Journalista.

Via: Icarus Blog

Japanese entertainment news site Tokyograph has launched a Digg-like social news site called TokyoGraph Link.

Tokyograph recently launched a Japan-related social news/bookmarking site, currently named TokyoGraph Link. The site is still in infancy, but improvements will be added over time.

animeOnlineSurprise! Another Backstage!

animeOnline, a social networking website dedicated to anime and otaku culture, officially debuted on February 22nd, 2007.

Backed by a team of dedicated editors, animeOnline experienced rapid growth and was poised to become the premier online anime community by successfully living up to its claims and seamlessly combining news, social networking and other informational resources into a single package. Fans could find the information they wanted, from the latest Lucky Star OP parodies to live convention reports streaming from Anime Expo.

The future seemed bright but on July 20th, barely 6 months after its launch, animeOnline was shut down by its parent company Navarre. A single statement is all that remains on the main page, suggesting a possible site revival in the future. Many people were left in the dark regarding the fate of the site. Many questions linger on unanswered.

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theOtaku announced that their myOtaku blogs have become 100% ad free:

On behalf of our 60,000+ myOtaku bloggers, thanks to: Fullmetal Alchemist, Mushi-shi, Witchblade, School Rumble, Tenchi Muyo, and Glass Fleet. It's rare for advertisers to actually sponsor the taking away of advertising and is a much appreciated gesture.

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MangaLife is currently looking for new manga reviewers:

Our goals for 2008 and beyond are to be *the* major internet resource for manga reviews and to post them daily, and to achieve this we're looking for a couple of new reviewers to join our established team. You need to have an enthusiasm for manga and a clear writing style, able to communicate what's good and bad about each book you look at concisely and with clarity.

Anime News Networking is currently looking for a new Assistant Programmer as well as an Ad Sales Person:

ANN is looking to hire an ad sales-person and an assistant programmer. Both jobs are part time. Details are available here.