My vision for ZEN Otaku Honbu was to become one of the sources for Japanese Animé & Pop-culture News from the Philippines and to the world, which is in line with the vision of our founders to be the Place for Filipino Animé fans to have a Free & Open discussions about everything they desire.
Believe me, the past eight years has been quite a wide ride for all of us.
I still remember the humble beginnings we’ve had, from a humble message boards where we discuss animé programming on Local networks, then posting news snippets & weekly schedules, even doing some odd video webcasts, and eventually becoming a full-pledged news & opinion website in 2008.
But sometimes, there will be curveballs along the way. You may already noticed that we were not that active these past few weeks or so, because balancing life with work, school, and your interest can become a problem. It can be a bitch, and most certainly frustrating.
And that’s when we have decided that it is now time to move forward and start over. Time to write the next chapter.
On behalf of everyone in my team, I would like to announce that starting the New Year, ZEN Otaku Honbu will now be known as Anime Pilipinas. From then on, we will now use the website animepilipinas.com, and all our digital assets will now be under the “Anime Pilipinas” brand.
We still strive to bring you the Fresh & Latest News on Japanese Animé programming and pop-culture, whether in the Philippines or elsewhere, but now also plan to go deeper in the industry. We also plan to write opinion posts & discussions that affects the pop-culture scene, and sometimes “anything goes” the scene.
We also want our followers to get involved and become a contributor to our website, and become one of our village voices.
We will still bring you the reporting that you have trusted over the years, but we hope to bring you something fresh and new.
We hope you join us in the next chapter, and We certainly hope for a New Start this New Year.
Lastly, from all of us, we wish everyone a very Happy 2014!
Executive Editor, ZEN Otaku Honbu
Last January 1st, ZEN Otaku Honbu has been rebranded as Anime Pilipinas.
New Name, but still has the same goal in going deeper into the Japanese Anime
& Pop-culture in the country and elsewhere in the world, from a Filipino standpoint.
For the Latest News and Other Opinion Posts, Please visit our new website at AnimePilipinas.com,
and also follow our social networking accounts.
ZENhonbuPH.net will remain as an archive site.