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What happened to JPQueen?

JPQueen

What happened to JPQueen?

Some of our customers have asked us, “What ever happened to JPQueen.com ?”

Sadly, it looks like their site is dead forever.  They first went down back around 2005, but then came back online a short time later with a very reduced stock of books. They stumbled along for several more years before dying again in 2009.  Many of our customers have told us that they have used JPQueen to network and research favorite titles and prices, then come to Passing-Fancy.com for a better deal.

Let us help you build your collection!  If you are searching for anything special, please visit our Special Order page!

Many great sites have died recently because people are reading scanned manga online instead of buying the original books. Please support your manga community, and please support your favorite artists! Buy the original books in new or used condition, or all the remaining sales sites will disappear as well.


A little history of “JPQueen.com

JPQueen was an online specialty site that sold anime and manga related merchandise, such as doujinshi, art books, figurines, novels, and CDs. Users could create wish lists and submit reviews of items. The site went down briefly in the mid 2000’s, and returned on a much smaller scale a few months later.  They went offline a couple more times over the next few years, and then JPQ announced their “Permanent closure” in June 2009. The site went up and down very often over the next few months.  Although they stopped taking new orders, they didn’t actually stop the server and you could read old material for many months.  According to the Internet Archive Wayback Machine, there were no updates at all during 2010, and was gone forever by early 2011.

At its peak, JPQueen was a popular resource for fans, particularly those looking for doujinshi, yaoi, and BL comics. Information such as artists, doujinshi circles, publication dates, and page numbers were included on the item’s page, as well as a few pictures of the front and back covers and a few random sample pages. Artists and circles were also linked, so a user could search by a doujinshi’s creator as well as fandom.

Many of our customers have mentioned that they first researched manga at JPQ, prior to ordering from us at Passing-Fancy.

 

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The USA is blocking Japanese mail!

The USA is blocking Japanese mail!

A recent bureaucratic snafu has caused the USA to block postal mail from Japan, and several other countries. The USA has forced countries like Japan to place a 453-gram limit on U.S.-bound mail. This has had a temporary effect on our ability to ship orders to our US customers. Basically, Homeland Security and the TSA (airport security) have lost their minds and have started seeing ‘terrorist plots’ everywhere, including mail from trusted, friendly nations like Japan and Europe. Their knee-jerk reaction was to block all international mail over 16 ounces.

UPDATE:  The problem seems to be fixed after several weeks, and mail is once again flowing smoothly from Japan to the USA.

Passing-Fancy’s New Look!

Passing-Fancy.com

Passing-Fancy.com

Passing-Fancy’s New Look!

We have re-organized the site into three sections to help you find your favorite items more quickly.

CosPlay Fancy provides all your school uniform and costume needs!

Manga Fancy delivers all the newest and classic manga and magazines!

Antique Fancy show-cases many rare Japanese antiques and collectibles!

Please browse all three unique sections of our store for more great items! If you are looking for anything special from Japan, please ask! We are always looking for new ideas to expand our store!

Bonanzle’s new Bonanza !

Bonanzle has just changed their name to Bonanza! This was an un-announced change and I’m not sure why they did this, but we love it!  The Bonanza Marketplace is still growing like wild-fire!

Please check out our Bonanza Booth at http://www.bonanza.com/booths/PassingFancy00.

Bonanzle's new Bonanza !

Bonanzle's new Bonanza !