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Welcome to Anime News Network Southeast Asia!

posted on by Christopher Macdonald

Mabuhay, Selamat datang, 歡迎, ยินดีต้อนรับ, Chào mừng, សូមស្វាគមន៍, ຍິນດີຕ້ອນຮັບ, ကြိုဆိုပါတယ်, Bemvindu, வரவேற்கிறோம்... Welcome to your ANN.

For the longest time readers from Southeast Asia have been ANN's second largest demographic of readers after North America. The passion that you have for anime is simply astounding, and for the longest time, we've wanted to give something back.

Well, a few months ago we started quietly posting news about Southeast Asia. Of course this is in addition to all the regular news that you come to ANN to read. This was the “soft launch” of ANN Southeast Asia, but today is the hard launch. Not much actually changes, just the official announcement of ANN Southeast Asia, and a few tweaks to the site's interface.

While ANN Southeast Asia will continue to include our coverage of Japanese news, as well as international news, it also includes original content written about what is going on in the Southeast Asian anime and manga world. We'll be writing about events (cosplay gatherings, concerts, conventions, etc...), new licenses (manga and anime), theatrical screenings, and anime airing, on TV. We also cover simulcasts aired on TV. Our goal with ANN Southeast Asia is to help you get the most out of your anime fandom. Towards that end, we'll be constantly adding to our coverage and adjusting it. So if you have feedback about what you want to read in Southeast Asia, let us know here. We'll also be running a survey shortly to get some statistical information about what you want to read.

The local news you see on ANN Southeast Asia is the result of the hard work of one man, Rafael Pineda, who joined ANN's news team late last year, and after a 6-month training period helped us launch.

Here's where you can help. Southeast Asia is a big market; 11 countries and over 600 million people. It's a lot for one person to cover. You can send us tips at sea-news (at animenewsnetwork.com).

Once we have enough news, we plan to add another person to our Southeast Asia team. Who knows, if you're interested in anime journalism, this could be your chance to join the ANN team (brush up on your Japanese reading skills—it's a requirement).

We'd like to take a quick moment to say thank you to Odex Pte. Ltd. of Singapore. Odex has been our first sponsor in Southeast Asia, and if it wasn't for their generous financial support, ANN Southeast Asia might not exist yet.

Most importantly, we want to thank you. Almost 1 million people from Southeast Asia visit ANN every month. It's your passion for anime that convinced us that we should do this.

Share ANN Southeast Asia with your friends. The more people who read this site, the more resources we can put into covering your local news.

Thank you for reading! Salamat, Matur nuwun, Terima kasih, ขอขอบคุณ, Cam on, ကျေးဇူးတင်ပါသည်, ຂອບ​ໃຈ, 謝謝, 多謝, សូមអរគុណអ្នក, Obrigadu, நன்றி

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