yande.re retirement

23 August, 2013 (17:58) | lol blog | By: dovac

Before everyone freaks out, I’m not retiring yande.re. I’m retiring FROM running/paying for yande.re.

I’ve decided to hand off the site to Checkmate, a trusted member of the site. You might have known him from 3 years ago when he offered to help host a mirror for a long period when I was unemployed. Transfer of the server billing and domain name is in progress so I will not have any more input in the development of the site.

As some are aware, I’ve started my own startup (sekaiproject.com) and have been in Japan for 9 days working on getting content creators to use my startup’s platform. I’ve been successful in getting parties interested in using the platform, so I have decided to proceed with full force with my plans of crowdfunding Japanese culture and goods to the overseas market.

Without running yande.re/oreno.imouto.org/moe.imouto.org I would not have gotten the experience I needed to see that the industry in Japan really needs a new method of getting their works overseas at an affordable cost.

By allowing the fans to pay for localization, printing costs, licensing fees of various goods before a product would be released overseas, it would allow Japanese companies to enter the market with much less risk. With less risk it would mean they would be much more willing to release experimental and innovative goods.

Anyways, in the end thank you for reading this long post and I hope that when my startup is ready you would be willing to support it.


Comment from C.C.
Time 08/23/2013 at 6:13 pm

Oh wow, somehow I never knew Sekai Project was your work! That’s super cool and I wish you the best of luck. I’ll do my best to help support it in the future! :3

Comment from dovac
Time 08/23/2013 at 6:17 pm

@C.C. Thanks for the encouragement. I really hope that this works out for me.

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Time 08/23/2013 at 6:32 pm

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Comment from Slim
Time 08/23/2013 at 6:58 pm

Thank you for your efforts after all these years. Good luck with the new endeavors.

Comment from ThisIsDK
Time 08/23/2013 at 7:14 pm

Good luck with sekaiproject!

So as far as users are concerned, yande.re will be no different?

Comment from dovac
Time 08/23/2013 at 7:45 pm

@ThisIsDK, it is up to Checkmate as I’ve given him full control.

Comment from Checkmate
Time 08/23/2013 at 8:01 pm

@dovac, thank you for all of your hardwork in the past years. and I’m looking forward to your project. All the best.
@ThisIsDK, everything will stay as it is for now.

Comment from darkroseofhell
Time 08/23/2013 at 9:08 pm

Looking forward to the upcoming project and will be supporting it however I can.

Comment from AZD-A9S
Time 08/24/2013 at 5:26 am

I hope Sekai Project goes well.
Will there be a way to contact Checkmate on the site in the future?

Comment from akusiapa
Time 08/25/2013 at 1:26 am

ah, so you are behind sekai project, then good luck ^_^

Comment from uguu~
Time 08/27/2013 at 10:41 am

Good luck on your future endeavours!

Comment from tenyuhuang
Time 08/27/2013 at 10:05 pm

Good luck dovac! Hope everything goes well in the future!