Happy New Year, From the Herald

Nami ThinkingWith the new year approaching, approaching, we’ve entered a general lull in operations. The combination of two major holidays, and a rare end-of-year work spike led to a general drought in content for the past week or so. However, I don’t intend for things to stay this way.

In the past year, we at the Herald have grown and changed greatly, both in our content and scope. What began as a collection of my own writings and musings has started a shift toward a larger, more meaningful publication. We’ve received a great response from our hiring drive, and we’ll be announcing at least one new member come the new year.

So, while we will inevitably hit hiccups and the inevitable growing pains, we will always strive to deliver the greatest experience possible. I do hope that you’ll continue to enjoy our content, and I thank you for your continued readership..May you all have a happy and safe new year.

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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