E3: An Anime News Dead Zone

It seems that at this time every year, the news dries up for about a week. Anime headlines and announcements are replaced by the spectacle of the Electronic Entertainment Expo. As the games industry struts its stuff, and publishers push their biggest upcoming titles, the entire world stops, and watches.Unfortunately, this also means that the editorial well dries up for a solid week, due to a lack of material.

Still, I look forward to E3. I’m a gaming enthusiast and a news hound. I enjoy reading the myriad of product announcements, press releases, and articles. At the same time, I adore poring over screen grabs and video feeds that come through the wire. Be it Nintendo’s promises of more Mario, or Konami’s promises of more Metal Gear, there is something for everybody to find interest in.

Perhaps, in the spirit of the week, I’ll do something a bit different in the next few days, as I put the final touches on this AniSpring review. I’ve not yet decided, but it may be a fun diversion to do a bit of gaming writing again, after all of these years.

About the author

Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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