|Headquarters||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Key people||Jacob Grady (Founder, CEO)|
FAKKU is one of the largest English-speaking hentai websites in the world. The site attracts over 1 billion pageviews a month and over 9 million unique visitors. FAKKU has more than 500,000 registered users who have made over 3 million posts.
At its core FAKKU is an aggregator that provides users with adult manga and doujinshi from Japan. Originally the content was uploaded exclusively by the sites administrators but later these privileges were shared with the community, allowing for translators to have their work seen by a much larger audience.
As of July 2011 FAKKU entered into a streaming licensing deal with Kitty Media, a subsidiary of Media Blasters. The deal allows FAKKU to stream select titles at its discretion; starting with Immoral Sisters.
FAKKU and its creator Jacob Grady have a known relationship with Danny Choo, Japanese TV personality and host of Culture Japan. At Anime Expo 2010, 2011, and 2012 (in Los Angeles, CA) Jacob and Danny hosted community meetups that attracted large audiences of fans and users.
FAKKU was created in December 2006 by Jacob Grady while he was studying Computer Science in Massachusetts. Jacob created the site the preceding summer under the codename ‘‘All About Hentai’’ or ‘’AAH’’ (which later became the site's sub-title). Jacob originally used money from student loans to pay for server and bandwidth costs but that quickly became unsustainable and shortly after its launch FAKKU was forced to shut down. It was brought back up after user donations rescued the site in July 2007.
Since its launch FAKKU has undergone three substantial upgrades to its architecture and interface, brought on by a need for optimization and scalability as traffic increased. Each upgrade has resulted in significant improvements to the overall design and reliability of the site.
FAKKU's creator, Jacob Grady, has been invited to speak at several conventions across the United States and Canada, most notably: Phoenix Comicon in Phoenix, AZ; Kawaii Kon in Honolulu, HI; Anime Expo in Los Angeles, CA; Anime Boston in Boston, MA; and Otakuthon in Montreal, Quebec.
- "About Fakku!". 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-26.
- Jacob Grady (2011). "Kitty Media Partnership, Immoral Sisters Streaming Press Release". Retrieved 2011-07-23.
- "Fakku x Culture Japan Meetup". Danny Choo. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
- "Home from Anime Expo!". Jacob Grady - FAKKU. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
- "FAKKU x Danny Choo Meetup!". Jacob Grady - FAKKU. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
- Fakku! Anime Expo 2011 Q and A Panel Part 1. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-12.
- "Information on Jacob Grady". AnimeCons. Retrieved 2011-12-04.