Ani-Gamers is a collaborative anime, manga, and video game blog. We're here to plot your course through the wacky pop culture wilderness via reviews, news, podcasts, and the occasional drunken rant. [About Us]
Regular posts twice a week, usually Mondays and Thursdays.
A steady childhood diet of Toonami anime, Shonen Jump manga, and Nintendo games led Evan to start up Ani-Gamers in 2004. Over the years, this longtime fan has developed a peculiar taste for crazy '80s/90s OVAs, Osamu Tezuka manga, western RPGs, Satoshi Kon and Makoto Shinkai films, Zelda games, and all manner of seinen manga. Outside of the site he writes for Otaku USA Magazine and develops software for Crunchyroll. You can read his ravings about anime, manga, games, politics, music, and more on Twitter @VamptVo.
Ink's love for anime was initially piqued back when Star Blazers was part of the Saturday morning network TV line-up at around 5:30 am back in 1984 or so. He abandoned it until [adult swim] started running series such as Cowboy Bebop, FMA, and Samurai Champloo. While far from an anime expert, Ink has a deep appreciation for story, visuals, and writing. His MAL queue is filled to the brim with all sorts of anime, and he loves sharing his enthusiasm for the series he loves with all to promote the medium. Aside from Ani-Gamers, Ink also contributes to Otaku USA magazine and The Fandom Post (credited as Mastilo von Plume).
Watching anime and knowing of manga would be an appropriate title to Phillip's early life as a fan of Japan's pop culture industry. Watching the then new Manga Entertainment broadcast their latest wares on Britain’s Channel 4 back in the day had a warping effect on his TV and video viewing; he just ate all of it up. But soon, Manga’s fortunes changed and the supply of new trash, er—classy material, dried up. Phillip did read some manga in the early 2000s but he was restricted to Gundam and a few volumes of Card Captor Sakura. But going in one day to his local comic shop, Phillip found Newtype USA and read its article on something called “podcasts”. After that, his life was never really the same since. It’s taken him across the Atlantic, helped him to connect with people all over the world while expand his viewing and reading habits.
Karl "Uncle Yo" Custer is the Otaku world's self-proclaimed stand-up comedian, having performed and presented discussion panels at Katsucon, New York Anime Fest, AnimeNEXT and Otakon just to name a few. Through the gauntlet of Suncoast Video and bittorrents alike, Yo seeks to bring you honesty and compassion for both new and vintage anime alike. To check out further antics, visit www.uncleyo.com. Who knows, maybe you'll run into him at your very next convention.