With our fifth year anniversary coming to a close, we decided to take a moment to showcase some of the thoughts and feelings of the staff that have been a part of MangaGamer over the years. This one comes from one of our convention staff members.
Season’s greetings and a Happy New Year to everyone reading, or similar seasonal holiday depending on when this gets published. I’m Regris, one of MangaGamer’s primary convention sales representatives, and this is my first time meeting a lot of you I’d imagine, but for whoever goes to anime conventions regularly, you’ve probably seen me once or twice. Not just for this company, but for similar businesses as well.
Without going into too much detail, ah, I actually started as convention staff, working in the exhibitor’s hall at Sakura-con before I signed on with a company called Hen da Ne, whom I am sure many of you already know. Since then I’ve met plenty of interesting people from all sorts of walks of life with similar hobbies, and have been helping with MangaGamer’s west coast coverage. If you attend Sakura-con, Fanime, Anime Expo, or Anime Central, you will probably see me there!
I think what MangaGamer is doing with visual novels is pretty great, and I’m happy to help bring these titles to a wider audience. If you had to ask which was my favorite, I’d have to say it’s Planetarian. I hope similar companies (JAST, MoeNovel, DLSite) do well with this coming year as well, to help spread these knowledge of titles that would not otherwise have seen translation. With that said, I hope you all have a wonderful set of holidays with friends, family, or waifus.
If anyone would like to ask a question, feel free to leave it in the comments!
Happy New Year to you too, Regris! 😛
Planetarian, huh? That one often gets overlooked, I think, but it is good. Short but sweet. Anyone reading this who owns an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch should check out it out — it’s available in English.
Anyway, I’m glad we got to meet up in Japan. All the best with everything! ^^
>one month later
i’m good at replies, guys
Anyways, yeah definitely go check out Planetarian if you haven’t!
Also Yirba, I’m still a little jealous of you getting your photo with ~that man~!