was originally started in about 1994, however; it was under
a different name back then. All we did was sell comic books,
Star Wars toys, Magic cards, and the like at local comic shows
and small conventions in the NW Indiana region.
late 1996 we slowly got out of comic books but retained a large
growing interest in anime, and my personal interest in animation
cel collecting. In about early 1997 we officially changed our
name to "Anime Chaos" and started a small Geocites
freebie website selling anime cels. It grew, and did so pretty
finally registered "animechaos.com" on the web and
made a whole new website that specialized in the retail of anime
cels. Our fist official AC website looked like a urine stain.....it
was bad. Hard on the eyes, not to easy to navigate, but it still
did very well. We went through a few site redesigns. There was
the techy look, and our final cel retail
version of the site that used both shown in the old school banners at the bottom of this page.
anime cels primarily until 2002. In december of that year we
decided to try out a deputy service. One that could bid on japanese
auctions sites and import them for customers. You can import
just about anything on Yahoo! Japan Auctions;
DVDs, toys, games, clothes, dolls, cards, etc. The "Anime
Chaos Deputy Service" as it was known then grew faster
than we ever thought. So much so, that we had to break away
the deputy service from Anime Chaos into its own brand; Shopping
Shoppingmalljapan.com was founded in July of 2004 and took the full attention of the
AC team. Also, with most new anime being produced with CG and
no longer cels, it was getting harder and harder to come up
with good new stock for AC's retail cel sales. So about the
same time, nearly coinciding with the launch of SMJ, the original
AC retail site closed up shop.
end of Anime Chaos's retail sales days we're proud to say that
many of our customers regarded us as the biggest and best cel
shop online. And once again I'd like to thank all our old customers
for making us the most popular online cel shop for its time.
Even so, many of our old AC customers are still with us bidding
and shopping with SMJ.....which is now the biggest and best Japanese shopping service out there...regardless of what others may claim.
After AC was completely dormant from 2004 to 2006, I
decided to give some kind of rebirth to it. A retail site we
simply don't have the time for, but the one thing we do make
time for is watching some anime. Thus we changed AC to an Anime Review site, but sadly it turns out I didn't have time for that either.
Nearly 5 years later I decided to make it my personal anime art gallery. Will do my best to keep it updated regularly as during this entire time, I still continued to collect cels and sketches.