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Anime Insider Announces It Will Cease Publication

by animedreamer
Mar 27, 2009 5:47 PM | 22 Comments
Wizard Entertainment's Editor-in-Chief Scott Gramling confirmed that Anime Insider will cease publication with its 67th issue, which shipped earlier this month. Anime Insider began as a quarterly called Anime Invasion in 2001; it changed its name in 2003, and eventually became a monthly publication in 2005. Anime Insider is a North American anime and manga periodical.

Reportedly all of the staff has been laid off.

Anime Insider joins Viz's Animerica and ADV's Newtype USA as publications that have ceased publishing or general distribution. There will be no monthly anime magazines published in US.

Source: Newsarama.com
Source: Anime!Anime!

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This sucks. Seriously. I love AI. This is uncool. =[

Mar 29, 2009 7:35 PM by Yasha_Hikari

Yeah, I suddenly woke up one morning and I found out I would not get any more Anime Insider. XD

Damn.

Mar 29, 2009 3:08 PM by MoeNekoDrill

Man, its just like New Type. That's sad for most people.

Mar 28, 2009 2:16 AM by BlackAssassin

Well that sucks!

Mar 28, 2009 12:51 AM by AnimeGirl1990

I was still grabbing this, to be honest, except for Newtype this was my favorite, and really helped me get into anime when I started, that is what it was a good starter mag, I will seriously miss it.

Mar 27, 2009 10:08 PM by mitamaking

Lacrimosa said:
animedreamer said:
Reportedly all of the staff has been laid off.


Deep, man... That's terrible.


Icy-nee-san said:
Aww man being laid off sucks, but not being able to provide monthly anime/manga to people is just to sad D:


I can't agree more. We're al gonna die!! D=

Mar 27, 2009 9:51 PM by iTom

Aw, this saddens me...

Mar 27, 2009 9:11 PM by Zelgato

AGH! Why does this always happen! I was just thinking of subscribing, too..
And not to mention EGM died and I still have til 2010 to go for that one.. ><

*sigh* And yea, I suppose Anime Insider really was just more an anime pamphlet of ads and stuff. >_>

Mar 27, 2009 9:09 PM by VyraLove

Could be worse; at least Anime Insider sucked unlike some of the other anime magazines that have been canceled.

Mar 27, 2009 9:06 PM by Anomalous

Aww man being laid off sucks, but not being able to provide monthly anime/manga to people is just to sad D:

Mar 27, 2009 8:56 PM by Icy-nee-san

ah, the perils of capitalism.

Mar 27, 2009 7:59 PM by kisami

Oh well.

Mar 27, 2009 7:43 PM by Scud

life sucks

EDIT:// Life ultimate sucks now. ;___; i found out my granddad died.

Mar 27, 2009 7:40 PM by Maora

animedreamer said:
Reportedly all of the staff has been laid off.


Deep, man... That's terrible.

Mar 27, 2009 7:26 PM by Lacrimosa

I DID NOT say in my original article that no anime magazines will be published in the US. I only said that other anime magazines had ceased publication in North America, namely Newtype USA and Animerica (the latter is now only issued within the industry).

Thank you.

Mar 27, 2009 6:44 PM by animedreamer

These magazines were more booklets of ads (information about titles given by the same companies who sell them) than they were useful purveyors of information. I'm glad to see them go. Animerica Extra was a great semi-indie manga mag, but that's been out of business for a while already.

Mar 27, 2009 6:42 PM by Torisunanohokori

*majorly sad*
O_O

Mar 27, 2009 6:26 PM by Cookie-chan-

DON'T SAY ANYTHING BAD ABOUT THE MAGAZINE OR ZAC WILL B& YOU.

wait...... NVM

Mar 27, 2009 6:08 PM by JusticeGundam

the market place has spoken let it be so!

Mar 27, 2009 6:01 PM by animejnkie

Roketsu said:
animedreamer said:
There will be no monthly anime magazines published in US.
http://www.otakuusamagazine.com/ME2/Default.asp


I quoted the line from Anime!Anime!. I think the reason why Anime!Anime! didn't mention Otaku USA is it's bimonthly mag and focusing on Japanese pop culture as a whole.

Mar 27, 2009 6:00 PM by dtshyk