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.
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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.