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History of Anime Fan Fiction

Some one suggested I cross post this here... I was wondering if any one knew more about the history of anime fan fiction? These are the only dates for events I have and it just seems seriously empty... and needs more flushing out. Any one have anything related to add? Especially in terms of Yaoi, Yuri, influentional conventions that shaped fan fiction, discussions that happened various communities, histories of BNFs in various communities, when naming conventions happened?

Anime Fan Fiction History

  • The first Comic Market was held in Japan as a backlash to company sponsored and national sponsored manga. Harada Teruo was the event's first chairperson. It was the first fanzine convention in Japan.

    1982 to 1988
  • More fandoms are represented in fanzines. The following fandoms are represented in fanzines during this period: "ST, SW, Raiders of the Lost Ark, mixed media zines, Battlestar Galactica, S&H, Space: 1999, Dracula, SF, Doctor Who, westerns, The Questor Tapes, B7, Buck Rogers, Hill Street Blues, Darkover, Alias Smith and Jones, A-Team, Airwolf, Captain Scarlet, Dark Shadows, Greatest American Hero, Hardcastle & McCormick, Indiana Jones, Knight Rider, MASH, Magnum PI, Miami Vice, The Professionals, The Phoenix, Rat Patrol, Remington Steele, Riptide, Simon & Simon, Man from UNCLE, Wizards and Warriors, Wild, Wild West, Man from Atlantis, Superman, Sapphire & Steel, Tales of the Gold Monkey, TJ Hooker, Tomorrow People, Blade Runner, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Sherlock Holmes, Japanimation, the Chronicles of Amber, etc.“ (Langley)

  • Dirty Pair runs for the first time on television.

  • Eyrie Productions is founded. It claims to be the oldest anime fan fiction archive around. The first story posted there was a self-insertion fanfic titled "Undocumented Features", set at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
  • In June, “Big Bang" becomes the first piece of fan fiction posted to rec.arts.anime. The story was written Ryan Mathews. The piece was based on the anime show Dirty Pair. ( Wood )
  • In September, AnimeCon '91 is one of the first conventions dedicated to anime and manga in the United States.

  • In May, rec.arts.anime.stories was created for the purpose of posting anime related fan fiction. ( )

  • On September 29, Bubblegum Crisis Fan Fiction Guide is founded.

  • In August, FFML (FanFic Mailing list) is created. This list was the main list in the anime fandom and helps to shape the anime fan fiction fandom.
  • On August 15, Anipike was born. This site provided anime fans with one of the largest places to find fan fiction related to individual shows based on anime. (Harvey)
  • Starting in September, Sailor Moon was dubbed from Japanese to English, distributed by DIC on American and Canadian television stations and ran for the first time on television in those markets. This is the first anime show which reaches a mass audience in North America and helps to bring in a large number of new fan fiction writers into fan fiction, Sailor Moon fan fiction and Anime fan fiction fandoms.
  • Katsucon Ichi was held this year with one the first panels on anime fan fiction at a major anime convention. (
  • On July 25, was created. The Usenet control message lists one of the purposes of this group being the posting of Sailor Moon fan fiction.

  • rec.arts.anime.creative replaces rec.arts.anime.stories in March according to the FAQ for rec.arts.anime.creative but new usenet groups post indicates that the group was approved on April 8, 1996. ( )

  • On August 13, the Sakura Lemon Fan-Fiction Archive was founded.
  • Jupiter Knight's Sailor Moon fan fic site claims to have 13,000 site visits with 5,000 in the past month. The archive in question was located at
  • The Tenchi Muyo Fan Fiction Archive was one of the most important archives for this fandom. This site maintains their history here. To sum it, the site was founded on March 8, 1997 as part of the founder's AOL Tenchi Muyo page. It was moved to Geocities on August 29, 1997. In winter, early spring of 1998, the site recieved more submissions and on March 14, 1998, the site added a voting booth. The site moved to on April 4, 1998. A mirror of the site was made on on May 24, 1998. On September 1st, 1999, the site moved to its current home. ( )

  • DragonBall Z is aired on the Cartoon Network.
  • Pokémon went into syndication.
  • On November 18, "Girl's Night Out" by Jasen Harold Vokey was the first Digimon story posted to the internet.

    1998 to 2002
  • Sailor Moon fans defined high quality, graphically enriched fan and fan fiction sites. They set the standard that other anime related fan fiction communities had to meet or battle with.

  • Ryan Matthews, poster of one of the first pieces of anime fan fiction on the Internet, officially quit writing fan fiction. (
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    You need to put somewhere in the list because while it doesn't specifically address anime fanfic as a whole, it did help the proliferation of it due to their easy-peasy web interface and thus making it easier for the DBZ kiddies and SM fans to put their fanfic up.

    Also, you need to address the rise of yaoi and yuri fandoms, too.

    You need to put somewhere in the list because while it doesn't specifically address anime fanfic as a whole,

    Got on the bigger timeline, just not on the anime specific one, mostly because it would get really redundant to be on the page of almost every fandom I have listed. :/

    Also, you need to address the rise of yaoi and yuri fandoms, too.

    Don't have dates for those. Don't know when it rose in what fandoms or in which countries at what times. I know the term Yuri theoritically dates back to 1972 but outside that, those are some of the dates I have.

    The only stuff I have which isn't above I added earlier today with...

    1985 is when we know Music based Real Person Fic is here and here to stay. Anime began to make its first main stream appearances in the United States. Slash got a name. Usenet became more influential in fandom and Mary Sue started crossing more lines.
    (In 1985) Anime began to appear on the scene more in the United States with the release of Robotech in the United States. While it would not become mainstream in the media based fan fiction communities until Sailor Moon, this signaled the start of an important trend. The earliest anime communities in the United States tended to be dominated by male. While there was some fan fiction going on, it would remain in the shadows.

    For a period between 1998 and 2003, it looked like Eastern and Western fan fiction cultures would merge as each seemed to borrow concepts, terminology and practices from each other. By 2004, this merging seemed to be dead. Yaoi and yuri were not being used in Western oriented fan fiction communities. Slash was not being used in Eastern oriented fan fiction communities. Each community seemed to have retreated into itself. The crossover fannishly was becoming smaller. Anime and Harry Potter fan fiction were not sharing, in similar numbers, the same fan space at larger automated archives.

    Robotech was on its first run on television, having been dubbed from Japanese into English. This event would signal the start of one of the large Anime based fan fiction communities in pre-Internet culture. This community would spawn the creation of Protoculture Addicts. This fanzine would eventually become one of the more important magazines for American based anime fan communities.

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