June 10, 2012
-- AniBroad is an upcoming social bookmarking website from the founder of CEN.TAKU.ME, allowing users to submit content of their own, or to share and vote on links to content from other sites relating to Anime, Manga, and Otaku culture.
Users can "broadcast" content from their own site, normally targeting not only bloggers of Japanese animation, but of manga, cosplay, gaming, and other interests when it comes to Japanese culture. AniBroad is an on-going project that started in 2009 after finding that there weren't many sites welcoming bloggers that were a part of the anime fandom, but only allowed content relating to the art aspect of the fandom--a diversity problem long debated in the community.
AniBroad has seen a quiet rollout since the beginning of 2012 after a year long delay due to a rewrite from the PHP programming language, to Ruby on Rails. Originally intended to be a blog directory, AniBroad has transformed into a social bookmarking site where users can submit and vote on "broadcasts"
for other users to discover.
Future plans for AniBroad include features that many user-submitted content aggregation services are missing, especially representation of Japan culture-related blogs. With the help of input from site users, AniBroad will be adjusted to suit the needs of bloggers and readers alike for the latest news from the fandom community.
About AniBroad: AniBroad (http://www.anibroad.net
) is a social bookmarking project aimed towards fans of Anime, Manga, and its subcultures. The goal of AniBroad is allowing content creators to submit their own unique content, as well as sharing and voting on breaking news stories from the fandom community.
Launched in 2007, CEN.TAKU.ME (http://centakume.info
), meaning "The Center of Otaku, Anime, and Games", was created out of the interests of Otaku culture from Japan and around the world. It caters to readers and fans of Japanese anime and its subcultures, providing news, reviews, opinions, and event reports from the community.
About KeruMedia: KeruMedia, a Chattanooga, TN based private freelance firm, has contributed independent content focusing on Western and Eastern comics and animation, and has provided outside content to other clients, helping expand the interests of readers for over 5 years.