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The Recession is Over, and You Should Thank the Fangirls Part 2

The Recession is Over, and You Should Thank the Fangirls Part 2

It's also easy to say we should thank the male fans who bought Dragonball Z fifteen times over and buy the premium boob-shaped box sets of harem series, but I don't believe they were enough on their own to stem the tide of the industry's downturn, and they certainly weren't the only viable sustaining customers in the companies' minds. And this holds true both for North America AND Japan.

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The Recession is Over, and You Should Thank the Fangirls Part 1

The Recession is Over, and You Should Thank the Fangirls Part 1

2014 has been an immensely landmark year for the North American anime industry, particularly as of May 16th, when Viz announced the streaming and home video rights to Sailor Moon. To get a better glimpse of how and why this is a big deal, we need to take a look at where we were a decade ago.

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Cosplayer Spotlight #23: Cute Classy Cosplay

Cosplayer Spotlight #23: Cute Classy Cosplay

Cute Cosplay Cosplay is comprised of two Louisiana Cosplayers SanctuaryMemories and Oolala Cosplay, selected to compete in the 2014 World Cosplay Summits - USA Finals. The winner of this competition will travel to Japan for the International World Cosplay Summit and compete for America against representatives of the other countries involved in the WCS.

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Cosplayer Spotlight #19: Cat-chan Cosplay

Cosplayer Spotlight #19: Cat-chan Cosplay

I'm Cat-chan and I'm a cosplayer. I love making costumes and attending cons all over the country! (but mostly in Texas). I am a professional graphic designer by day, specializing in digital design for multi-touch platforms. I am also a bit of a couch potato and love watching TV and reading manga. I have two very frisky cats (Karma and Yourichi) and a wonderful Husband I enjoy spending most of my time with.

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