Bit of a public service announcement this month. If you're one of the many out there who've been using the Hola Unblocker to access US Streaming websites so that you can legally access anime that's otherwise not available in your country (understandably so, if you're in one of those countries poorly served by Crunchyroll), you'd best look at other options. I'll let you Google it, but over the last few days it's emerged that there's some major security issues with how Hola works, and that some aspects of the software weren't being fully disclosed to users. At the extreme end, there's even the possibility that someone could plant software on your computer without your knowledge. Make sure you take the proper precautions.
Just a reminder that if you haven't already read the blog post I made about these things last year, "On submissions, approvals, and comments", you should really go do that. It includes important information regarding rules changes and updates here on AnimeShinbun. These issues can and will impact on your eligibility to win prizes. You can find the blog post at the following URL.
How many stories can you submit? Every news story you submit on AnimeShinbun during the month will get you 1 entry, and we'll be picking 3 winners at random from those entries. The more times you submit stories, the greater your chance to win!
Prize: 3 winners, receiving a $50 Amazon Gift Card each!
Pretty much self-explanatory this one. Each and every comment you make on AnimeShinbun (regardless of if that's in a news story or blog) during the month will net you an entry in this competition. And to make things interesting...we'll give you entries for every tip you contribute as well! So no excuses for not contributing those extra stories now when you hit your news submission limit. ;)
Prize: 1 winner, receiving a $50 Amazon Gift Card!
As usual with all of our contests, you'll be disqualified if you pick up a restriction of any kind during the contest period, or if it comes to our attention you've broken rules for posting and approving submissions that month (regardless of if that led to you being placed under a restriction or not). Comments with negative labels (Trolling, Off Topic, etc.), unresolved reported stories, etc, will not count to any competition.
In the interests of fairness, each entrant will only be eligible to win one prize per month. If your name comes up for multiple prizes, then we'll be awarding you the highest value one and redrawing the others.
Terms and Conditions
1. Competition is open to all AnimeShinbun users, except for employees of HAVAmedia and immediate relatives. Contests are NOT limited to the US/North America.
2. Closing date is 11:59 PM (American Pacific Daylight Time), June 30th 2015.
3. In the event of unforeseen circumstances AnimeShinbun/HAVAmedia reserves the right to substitute prizes for alternatives of equal or greater value.
4. Prizes are not transferable.
5. The winners of the competition will be notified by AnimeShinbun ticket on or before July 7th, 2015.
6. Failure to reply to ticket notification within seven (7) days will result in forfeiture of prize.
May 2015 Contest Winners:
CaptainYesterday, KBug93, medabotds, Thunder_God