Date: 2009 September 08 16:33
Posted by Joe
There are tons of dating sites on the internet. Lots are even specialist dating sites by interest. So it should come as no surprise that the clever folks at Fan Crush have set up a dating site for otaku - Otaku Crush.
Fan Crush also have sites for fans of other things, such as Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror too.
The site is currently in beta and they're pitching as "the Premiere and First Internet Dating Network Dedicated to Uniting Anime Fans". The thing is we know they're not the first anime dating site.
We're not sure who can claim to be the first dating site for anime fans, as that could have come and gone during the dot com boom, but we do know of at least one other prominent dating site for otaku - otakubooty.com.
The key advantage for Fan Crush though is the price point. It's currently free.
Press release as follows:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE FOR ANIME FANS, OTAKU CRUSH, LAUNCHES
Fan Crush Network Launches the Premiere and First Internet Dating Network Dedicated to Uniting Anime Fans
Los Angeles September 8, 2009 The Fan Crush Network has launched the beta version of its premiere Anime genre-themed online dating network dedicated to uniting fans with similar interests worldwide OTAKU CRUSH. For more information, please visit: www.otakucrush.com.
"OTAKU CRUSH is an exciting on-line dating site that connects anime and manga fans and is a great online source of news, reviews and interviews," states OTAKU CRUSH representative Austin Brown, "Why waste time with other dating sites when you can find someone to share a NARUTO DVD marathon with. It truly is a site for the fans by the fans."
Current OTAKU CRUSH members and fans such as Evan Okada, states "OTAKU CRUSH is a totally "rad" site! I can keep in touch with all my friends and make new friends, and possible dates, along the way! Membership is free. You can't beat a deal like this!"
With membership numbers increasing daily, it is clear that anime and manga fans are eager to connect with other fans "who speak the same language". Current interviews include an exclusive interview with one of the Anime Industry's favorite American Voice Actor Kyle Hebert (who was a recent recipient of a coveted SPJA Industry Award for the category of Best Voice Actor-English), Kari Wahlgren and Brina Palencia. OTKAU CRUSH also allows members to browse profiles by interests including directors, writers and artists. Other features include a "who's online" feature, instant messaging, mail, and a very user-friendly interface.
About Otaku Crush
Looking for someone to accompany you to the next anime convention or movie premiere? Want to meet someone who appreciates your passion for anime collectibles, books, artwork, movies, or events? Otaku Crush is the premiere and first Internet dating network dedicated to uniting anime fans worldwide. A subsidiary of the Fan Crush Network, Otaku Crush is also the premier dating website to receive up to date information on genre news, celebrity interviews, convention dates and more! More information can be found at www.otakucrush.com.
About the Fan Crush Network
Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Los Angeles, Fan Crush Network, LLC is dedicated to uniting fans of anime, fantasy, horror and sci-fi genres worldwide. The Fan Crush Network, LLC hosts online social networking communities including Dragon Crush, Horror Crush, Otaku Crush and Sci-Fi Crush. More information can be found at www.fancrushnetwork.com.
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