Note: This is a little write-up that I wrote over at Detective Conan World’s forum that I figured I would post here as well.
Today, April 10th, is the third anniversary of none other than Detective Conan World!! It’s so shocking how much of a long way we’ve come. Three years ago on this date, Maurice started up a little website that had a tiny forum and an even tinier wiki. Originally the main page was in a blog format, but it wasn’t until later that Maurice changed everything to what most of you know now. I still remember the original forum layout we had, back when the only active folks at the forum were me, Maurice, Southpaw, and lashedcheek. What an amazing difference three years makes. It wasn’t long before we received recognition on other places, including support from The Detective Conan Translation Project, especially from Jd-, who has given me lots of moral support from even when the place first started out, and has lent a helping hand in many of our projects (with the favor returned from DCW to DCTP as well).
Hard to believe that in three years, we’ve gotten so many excellent projects completed on that little website:
- Two translated chapter works by Gosho Aoyama (one of them an un-translated Magic Kaito chapter that, with our help, finally got the release it deserved, and another work is the original Magic Kaito prototype)
- An incredible fan-community. The little forum that could, its active-ness putting DCW community into the upper-level in the Detective Conan fandom.
- An amazing wiki that is full of excellent and organized information, including theories and analysis, that just keeps growing as the days go by.
- The podcast that I work on with the help of so many other people, a podcast that is gaining tract in the fandom and popularity amongst many folks from all places.
And that’s not even counting tons of other things that are in the works over at DCW!!
I would most like to thank Maurice though. Without Maurice, the website isn’t even a website. While Maurice may not be as active on the forum as he used to be, he still drops in to check if things are alright, and still works hard to add features and exciting new things to this little community here.
I would just like to thank everyone for supporting the site through Facebook, Twitter, the wiki, our podcasts, and other places!! And I would also like to thank my new friends in the Tumblr community. Your support has helped us out a ton, and it’s always nice to reach out to every corner of this wonderful fandom!!
Keep up the support and keep sticking with us, because, as Frank Sinatra once so beautifully put it:
You ain’t seen nothin’ yet
The best is yet to come, and babe, won’t it be fine
Thank you for your support, from all of us at Detective Conan World!!