Anime Web Turnpike

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Anime Web Turnpike (also known as Anipike) was a web directory founded in August 1995 by Jay Fubler Harvey. It served as a large database of links to various anime and manga websites. With well over 40,000 links, it had one of the largest organized collection of anime and manga related links.[1] Users could add their own website to the database by setting up a username on the site and adding it to the applicable category. The website also had services such as a community forum, chat room and a magazine. The Anime Broadcasting Network, Inc. acquired the Anime Web Turnpike in 2000 with plans to enhance and expand the site, but multiple technical issues delayed these plans.[1] As of Nov 2014, the site has gone offline.[2]

Reception[edit]

In 1995, the site was mentioned among 101 Internet sites to visit.[3] The site and its creator were featured in the 2003 documentary film Otaku Unite! In 2003, Anime Web Turnpike was ranked the number three "must visit" anime website by the online magazine Animefringe.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mays, Jonathan (February 28, 2003). "The Revival of Anipike". Retrieved August 21, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Early Anime Site 'Anime Web Turnpike' Goes Offline". Anime News Network. ANN. 2014-11-17. Retrieved 2014-11-18. 
  3. ^ "101 Must-See Sites". MacUser. March 1996. Archived from the original on November 11, 1999. Retrieved September 12, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Animefringe Top 25 Must Visit Anime Websites". Animefringe. January 2003. Retrieved August 21, 2009. 

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