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4May/130

Top 10 Anime Openings of the 1980s

Nothing quite says fluff piece like the tried and true "Top 10" list. The "Top 10" list combines the pointless regurgitation of common knowledge with a ranking system. This helps to not only extol the author's perceived intellect, but to attempt to create a small sense of controversy to promote talk of the publisher of the aforementioned list. That said, I have compiled a list of what I view to be the best anime OPs to grace the 80s.

The first few titles that will be covered are the bastards among this list. Yes, these first few contenders are the honorable mentions, though the term is not used in the strictest sense. These titles all would have easily made the list, had it not been for one small problem: none of these are actually openings. These all take the form of insert songs or ending themes, and were thus ineligible (under my arbitrary stipulation) for the coveted and few ranked positions.

25Mar/110

Good News Everyone!

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I'm proud to announce that Fanservice FTW has, with the help of your donations, found it's new home on a much more stable and powerful virtual private server.  What does that mean?  Well, not much for you!  But it makes life easier for us admins.  We're still trying to work out a few bumps with the new system, though, so if you can't load the site at any time, don't worry, we're working on it.  Also, as we mentioned during the downtime, this plan, while more flexible, is also more expensive.  So we still need everyone's help to keep Fanservice up and running.  Currently we have about $100, but we'll need another $200 to see us through the next year, so if you can, donate!  To supplement donations, we may be looking into ads, but we promise they won't be intrusive if we decide to got that way.  We also have another special announcement regarding a new Fanservice Facet, so stay tuned for that.  Once again, thanks for all your support, we couldn't survive without our Fans!

16Mar/110

WE DUN GOOFED – Gallery needs donations

Hey Fans, there's a good reason the gallery's down. Our hosting site decided that there was too much traffic and spontaneously shut off access to the site (including to us admins). We managed to put up this gimped version of Fanservice FTW until we've moved to a bigger and better host. Which brings up the next point: bigger hosts are more expensive hosts, and we here at Fanservice are poor. So we are asking for any donations you can give in order to pay for the new server. It's gonna cost around $300/year, so any donation over $5 would be great. We can't really offer you any special treatment for your donation, because we've never had tiers of users here at Fanservice to begin with (which is a good thing!), but we will list you as a donor if you just enter the name you want to use in the PayPal prompt. When we've received a few months worth of donations, we'll move the site over and reopen the gallery. It's up to you as to how long that takes!

Thanks for your understanding, everyone!

Visit the Gallery to find the PayPal donation link.

PS - Any donations we receive over the amount needed will go to relief efforts in Japan.

UPDATE - We have received about one-third of our goal, which is good enough to open a new server for a few months. We hope to receive more donations throughout the year. There are still some configuration bugs with the new site, but we are mostly back, and it's thanks to all the Fans.

7May/106

People of Fanservice, Lend Me Your Strength!

Hey everyone, it's time for a Fanservice group project! 

2Dec/090

By Presidential Order: November Fan of the Month

Today is December 2nd, and that can only mean one thing.  We forgot to award November's Fan of the Month!  Not that any of you remembered enough to remind us.  However, in the eternal spirit of cosmic justice, peace, and love, we forgive you.  Now, let us dispense with formalities (or casualties, if you aren't taking this seriously either), and move on to the point of this postponed post posthaste.

31Oct/093

Let’s Play With Numbers!

Fanservice FTW will be 4 months old on November 3, which means we've survived longer than nearly 500,000 children also born in July, according to current birth and infant mortality rate estimates.  To celebrate, let's go over some usage information and spin it into favorable statistics!