Community: Anime

1996

R.An.Ma – Russian Manga and Anime club was founded

1999

First Gundam Wing and Sailormoon fanfiction (Sailormoon can be dated earlier)

Gundam Wing was never broadcast, but is privately distributed form 1999 till now; fanfiction is still being written; archived on http://www.gundam-wing.narod.ru/index2.htm

2000

The Sailormoon fan-fiction community split into two parts: Sailormoon and Dark Kingdom (more subversive fiction based on
Sailormoon villains.)

The most notable Saillormoon fanfiction archive is http://fanfiction.otaku.ru/sailormoon.htm

Dark Kingdom - http://darkkingdom.baka.ru/; http://www.darkkingdom.ru/

First mentioning of Ai no Kusabi in Russia

2001-2002

Ai no Kusabi is distributed in Russia

2002

The Ai no Kusabi fandom is founded

First fanfiction: "Sidh" (Pale Fire), "Grani" – "Facetts" (Nika), "Every inch of your love…", "Pust' budet tak" – "Let it be" (Robin Pack) – on the site Fanfics from Russia

June, 17th - opening of the first notable AnK site Amoi no Kusabi

August, 8th - opening of the Robin's Ai no Kusabi World (Robin Pack), which is now called Annals of Ai no Kusabi World and is part of the Ai no Kusabi Universe project

Notable AnK fanfiction:

"Force Major" by Juxian Tang

"Notre Dame de Amoi" by Sephiroth

An essay by Schuldich "Schuldich's reflections on AnK"
(http://schuldichs.narod.ru/svalka/ankanalitiki.htm;
http://www.glucken.ru/glucken/text.php?page=ankSchu1)

Notable Gundam Wing fanfiction: "Kryl'ja" – "Wings" cycle by Heero Yuy and "Pokoj i volya – posle bed" – "Peace and freedom – after hardships" by Flash Gordon (2002 – 2003)

2003

February, 25th - opening of the Ai no Kusabi Manga World (now also the part of AnK Universe)

Notable AnK fanfiction:

"Mongrel" by Tash

"Sonne" by Cris Koyani

Other AnK notables:

An essay by Cris Koyani "Ai no Kusabi: An attempt of phychoanalysis"

The synopsis of the original novel is published

Notable Gundam Wing fanfiction: "Ardis" cycle by Pale Fire (a crossover of GW, AnK and Weiss Kreuz)

2004

Decline of the broad interest to AnK; new notable authors are Kira Kuroi, Cheshirochka and Luna. The most popular genres are shonen ai, drama, and reconstruction (missing-scenes fiction)

Notable Gundam Wing fanfiction:

"Viva Libertas" by Mobius

2005

The biggest multifandom anime archive apart from Fanfics from Russia is Katsuai

The biggest Weiss Kreuz archive: http://weisskreuz.anihost.ru/

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