Whether this is your first visit and you feel slightly confused, or you’re simply curious to know more about Vox Artes – you’ve come to the right place! Here we’ll tell you all you need to know about us.
Q: “What’s the weird name all about?”
A: Vox Artes is a website dedicated to the world of Japanese “otaku” culture. This site has only one aim: offer high quality content on the subject. We provide:
- News: All the essential news as they come out! If there’s anything you need to know about, it’ll be here as fast as the internet allows it to be (which is pretty fast these days).
- Episodic Reviews: This is one of our essential components. We review ongoing anime series as each episode airs. Only the main shows will be covered thoroughly, but don’t worry, you’ll hear about many others, too.
- Complete Reviews: Regularly, we’ll be publishing reviews on all sorts of past works. Whether they’re new looks at widely acclaimed classics or praise for rarely acknowledged gems, we’ll cover them all with this insightful category.
- Features: Whether they cover general talking points or go in-depth with a specific show, features are the most insightful articles this site has to offer. They can cover any kind of subject, though it will generally be quite specific: the goal is to dig as deep as possible. There won’t be many of these however, as their nature means they take some time to write.
As the categories indicate, we won’t be covering just anime. We’ll be giving manga, light novels, visual novels, and even video games the love they deserve! Though our focus is on animation, we believe there are plenty of things worthwhile other than anime, and we fully intend to satisfy those who feel the same way.
In addition to the content you can naturally expect from these categories, we’re providing regular programs. Weekly wrap-ups for ongoing shows that can’t be given full episodic reviews, seasonal overviews, as well as year-end awards are all on the menu! And if this isn’t enough, we’ll be offering more of such things in the future – and that includes podcasts, so make sure to be on the lookout for that as well!
Finally, an important clarification regards our spoiler policy. This is highly dependent on the nature of the article, but except for episodic reviews which will always spoil the episode they discuss, we’ll make sure to warn if an article contains spoilers.
Q: “But the name…”
A: Fine, we get you; it is an unusual name. Vox Artes is a Latin phrase which literally means “Voice of Arts” – pretty pretentious cool, isn’t it? The name is meant to reflect what this site is all about – we’re here to give our opinions on these forms of art we love a voice, no less, no more.
Q: “And you, who are you?”
A: The one talking with you while sipping on his cup of Darjeeling? One daysofsummer, founder and admin of the website. That said, there are other writers, and they’re all duly credited for their contributions: look for their names below titles! We really value the individual voice of each writer, so we’d be glad if you could acknowledge everyone. Note that this means Vox Artes as a whole doesn’t have any views of its own, except for its vision of bringing valuable insight on Japanese culture: each writer has their own opinions for which they stand for, regardless of what other contributors think.
Q: “I want to participate too!”
A: And you can. (You can even start with the smallest of steps – whitelisting us on AdBlock! We promise ads, when they arrive, will be absolutely inconspicuous). Vox Artes is not currently open to financial donations (though don’t be surprised if that changes in the future). Finally, if there’s an opinion you want to express, shoot it our way, and your article will be reviewed, and possibly published. See Contact for more information.
Q: “Let me reuse your content!”
A: Sure, as long as you don’t forget to use inverted commas (“), credit the writer (don’t forget to check who is responsible for the piece you’re quoting), and link to the page the quote is from. As for pictures and videos, we generally take those from the web ourselves, so feel free to spread them around as you like. Media created by Vox Artes will be indicated as such, and although we don’t condone sharing those either, crediting is required.
Q: “And so… where else can I find you?”
A: It goes without saying that you ought to visit the forums – they’re the core of the community, and where you’ll be able to become more than just a reader, but rather a full-fleshed member of the community who voices their opinion and engages in discussions about the medium they love. And as our name implies, isn’t this what we’re all about? And if you find that you deserve to relax after all those in-depth discussions, then there’s no better place than our Discord chat, where you can lightheartedly exchange with the other members!
Oh, and don’t forget to follow our social media accounts!
And now you’re free to go back to our homepage and navigate through all VoxArtes has to offer!