Yesterday, I got my Adsense check for the month and I went out to buy a copy of Anime Insider and Otaku USA. When I finally got home, I decided to visit Anime News Network and I saw the saddest ever, Anime Insider is ending its publication after 8 years.
I'm actually surprised that Anime Insider is ending it's publication because it is the number 1 anime magazine in the United States, it has great articles, and a low price of $4.99 USD. Wizard Entertainment is the company behind Anime Insider and they have not given a reason why it is ending publication, I suspect that it is economic related. It was about a year ago when Newtype USA died because economic reasons.
The last anime magazine around is Otaku USA and I'm hoping that this magazine survives the coming ages. Right now, the U.S. anime industry is not looking pretty right about now and it worries me. So, what do you think of this matter?