Welcome to Anime Herald, New Readers!

Good evening, readers. Tonight, Anime Dream was finally pulled from life support. After over a decade of commentary and criticism, commentary and coverage, we’ve decided it would be best to finally bring our operations to an end.

Which leads us to Anime Herald.

About two years ago, I started The Herald as a bit of a side project. It was an outlet to vent my frustrations with the industry, the subculture, and the like. Over those two years, though, we’ve evolved and grown, much like Anime Dream had, adding new members, and new content. Aside from the what, we began to look toward the whys and the how in the industry.

So, to be fair, it’s a slightly different atmosphere than what you’ve come to expect from Anime Dream over the years. For one, we actually update regularly. Joking aside, I do hope that we’re able to capture the same spirit, the same camaraderie that led to Anime Dream’s unlikely success. We’ve gathered a talented team of writers both familiar and fresh, each with their own views on anime and the industry.

Once again, welcome to the Herald! I hope that you welcome us into your daily reading.

Not sure where to begin? The following are all good starting points:

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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