FantasyAnime was born in 1998 through my desire to spread the happiness that video games and anime have given me.
*FantasyAnime's Anime Galleries*
In the early years, FantasyAnime focused mostly on anime and housed
several massive screen shot galleries. Particularly, FantasyAnime was
known for its incredibly popular "Pokemon Picture Archive", containing
hundreds of screen captures from the Pokemon
anime. However, as the Internet evolved (birth of Google Image Search)
the demand for anime screen shots died down. Most of the anime galleries
have been taken down due to lack of interest both on my part and with
demand. I do have some plans, though, as to how to resurrect it :) Stay
*FantasyAnime's RPG Shrines*
implies anime of the fantasy genre, but I try to expand its definition
to identify video games (from Japan). FantasyAnime has always had its
RPG shrines, dedicated to various classic RPGs. Every year new RPG
shrines would be added. What makes FantasyAnime special in this aspect
is the selection of RPGs. There are many great RPGs in Japan that were
never officially released in North America. Dedicated fans with
knowledge of "ROM hacking" and the Japanese language took it upon
themselves to translate these games for us. FantasyAnime helped a great
deal in the promotion of these fan translated RPGs by shrining these
rare gems. The RPG portion of FantasyAnime has received the most focus
so it is the largest & best part of the site.
*Subsites & Features*
Because it is my mission to spread the happiness that anime and gaming
have given me, I've wanted to make it as easy as possible for people to
experience them. I offer all the best video game emulators for download
on a single page. I created "Video Game Emulation for Newbies", a
subsite with tutorials for every popular video game emulator. I created
"Translation Nation" for people anticipating other Japanese RPGs that
could potentially be translated to English. I created "RPG Lunch Break"
for people temporarily bored of playing RPGs to play other great
classics. I created "The Magical Wonders of Save State Hacking" to teach
people how to cheat with any RPG.
passion and dedication has not wavered over time. FantasyAnime will
always be around and continue to be updated/improved. Expect more
exciting additions for the years to come!