About

Webmaster: Tom M.
email: ryoohki at att dot net
homepage: ScreeStuff
location: Yagami’s cargo bay Connecticut, USA

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A Brief History of Ryo-Ohki’s Anime Loft

28 Jan 2001
ryoohki.home.att.net established

29 Jan 2001
initial teaser launched

20 Jul 2001
site launched

23 Mar 2003
last update for two and a half years…

06 Oct 2005
development begun on 2.0

31 Oct 2005
version 2.0 launched

07 Jan 2010
ryoohkianimeloft.wordpress.com established
development begun on 3.0

15 Jan 2010
version 3.0 launched

23 Sep 2010
site access temporarily restricted to authorized users due to unwanted traffic

02 Oct 2010
site provisionally returned to public access

20 Oct 2010
version 3.1 launched

17 Feb 2013
version 3.5 (added galleries)

05 Nov 2013
liquidcross brought on board as special contributor

02 Dec 2013
version 3.6 (Haro’s Hangar launched)

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Site Biography

Ryo-Ohki’s Anime Loft began in 2001 as a way for me to share my enthusiasm for my newfound hobby of anime. It focused on my three favorite series at the time: Sailor Moon, Gundam Wing, and Tenchi Muyo!. In it, I told my story of how I had become a fan of the three shows, and shared some basic information about each, including character lists and some MIDI files of songs from each show which I had found online. Eventually, I reached a saturation point with the first version of the site, and as such it went virtually static for more than two years. In the meantime, my anime collection was steadily growing. This led to inspiration at last to resurrect the site with a new purpose.Ryo-Ohki's Anime Loft

Towards the end of 2005, I had a thought: what if I reviewed the shows in my collection? So, I began building a new design for the website, with the intent to expand it to a “fansite plus” of sorts. I opened the new site with reviews of my initial three series, and left the door open for more; I debuted the “Reviews” section. As I soon found out, reviewing shows in my collection as I watched (or rewatched) them was a great way to keep the site from going static. Virtually every month I was able to add something new to the site in the form of a new review or two. I also opened a new section for mini-shrines dedicated to some of my favorite characters. This second incarnation of Ryo-Ohki’s Anime Loft proved to be an ideal way to save the site. Then, in late 2009, I was faced with the impending extinction of my personal webspace, which had hosted the site since 2001. I was going to have to move.Ryo-Ohki's Anime Loft 2.0

As 2010 began, I searched for a new home for the site, finally deciding on WordPress at the advice of a friend. This allowed me to begin a project which I had been tossing around in the back of my mind for a few months already: converting the site into a blog. Thus began the long process of converting HTML files into blog posts. After nine days of work, the bulk of the work was complete, and the third version of Ryo-Ohki’s Anime Loft – which you are visiting right now – was born.