Animexx

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Animexx is a German voluntary association (Eingetragener Verein) for promotion of Japanese popular culture, in particular anime and manga. It was founded on 30 January 2000 in Munich [1] when two other groups, 1. Sailor-Moon-Online-Fanclub and Animangai, merged. On 5 May 2008 Animexx became a member of Verband Deutsch-Japanischer Gesellschaften, a group of organizations and people interested the relations between Japan and Germany.[2]

As of February 2010, the site claims to have over 126,000 members.[3] Its site includes discussion forums, fanart galleries, and areas for publishing fanfiction and doujinshis. In association with Egmont Manga & Anime, and online magazine AnimePro, they republish some doujinshi in anthologies. According to German magazine Spiegel Online, it is the largest web portal for Manga Artists in Germany.[4]

There are over 10,000 dojinshi available on the site, which are quality controlled and checked for "legal acceptability". Real-person slash is not permitted, and there is a "complete ban" on shotacon and lolicon. Schwarzer Turm, a small publisher that specialises in publishing German work, uses Animexx to find new artists to publish, and they publish manga anthologies together.[5]

In May 2002, the group also began organizing the Connichi fan convention, as well four other smaller conventions: Hanami in Ludwigshafen, YukiCon in Zuffenhausen, J-Con in Merzig and Animuc in Fürstenfeldbruck.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Animexx Chronik" (in German). Animexx. 27 December 2009. Archived from the original on 14 January 2010. Retrieved 27 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Animexx e.V. Mitglied im Verband Deutsch-Japanischer Gesellschaften" [Animexx registered association member in the federation of GermanJapanese societies] (in German). Animexx. 5 August 2008. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Animexx Mitglieder-Statistik" (in German). Animexx. 7 February 2010. Archived from the original on 8 February 2010. Retrieved 7 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Jung, weiblich, sexy... Zeichneri" [Young, womanlike, sexy… Draftswoman]. Der Spiegel (in German). 11 December 2007. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
  5. ^ Malone, Paul M. (2010), "From BRAVO to Animexx.de to Export", in Levi, Antonia; McHarry, Mark; Pagliassotti, Dru, Boys' Love Manga: Essays on the Sexual Ambiguity and Cross-Cultural Fandom of the Genre, McFarland & Company, pp. 32–33, ISBN 978-0-7864-4195-2 

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