About Us

Anime Pilipinas offers news & views about Anime, Manga, Cosplay, and Japanese Pop-culture from a Filipino perspective. We are committed to bring the Latest Anime News, the Fearless Viewpoints and the Insightful Features that we have been known for, now in a new brand, with a sharper focus. 

Anime Pilipinas is formerly known as ZEN Otaku Honbu, which started off as a message boards made by anime fans to talk about the latest anime news and issues. ZENHonbu evolved into a news blogsite, and in 2010 started to deliver the biggest anime news, plus insightful views from the same team who ran the message boards.


ZENHonbu made its presence felt in social media, and later on gave anime fans not only the latest breaking news reports and exclusive scoops, but also stories that are relevant, thought provoking and sets the agenda for intelligent discussion.

Over time, ZENHonbu—working hand in hand with its partners and friends—delivered up-to-the-minute reports on the biggest anime events in the country, from simple live blogging and social media sharing, to the first live audio stream of an anime event.

In 2014, ZENHonbu transformed into Anime Pilipinas, with the same firebrand journalism we were known for, now bringing in a much deeper insight in the anime scene, whether in the Philippines or across the globe.  Anime Pilipinas not only gives breaking news stories on our website, but also on social media, through our Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, Instagram and Vine accounts.


ANIME PILIPINAS. Going Deeper into Japanese Anime & Pop-culture from a Filipino Perspective.