I have been given the unenviable task here today of informing the Anime Vice community that I have lied to all of you about who I really am. You see I am actually not the person whom I have portrayed myself to be over these last few months. My actions on the website and forums have been a direct attempt at infiltrating the Anime Vice offices on behalf of an organization dedicated to the pursuit of stopping illegal activities that where being perpetrated by a member of the staff. Some of you may have noticed a simple minded, wise cracking, guy who showed up out of nowhere a few months ago, and who has slowly began to entrench himself into every possible facet of the community; this was me, and not me. You see it was a cover story that I was assigned to use as a means to get a mole into the Anime Vice offices. Over the months I have done various things to appear as being an active part of the community, such as: writing a series of reviews that were featured on the front page, creating various photoshops for use in the websites videos/articles, keeping an active blog about my attempt at watching every episode of One Piece, and most recently I was honored to be the first person to write for the new User Submissions column on the website; as well as designing a logo for it . While these actions may have appeared as a humble fan of the community trying to help the site in any way he could, they where actually specifically designed, and created, for the sole purpose of gaining the trust of the community and staff of Anime Vice.
The real reason that I was sent here was to investigate the possibility of a member of the Anime Vice Staff being involved in illegal activities that directly hurt the anime and manga industry. The individual in question has been using their status within the website to attain early copies of various materials, scanning them and then posting them on the internet; this act is more commonly known as creating scanlations. After months of building my reputation amongst the community, with the ultimate goal of being accepted as just another dedicated member of the community, I was able to convince a member of the staff to work as a mole on the inside.
After weeks of surveillance, and careful planning, the mole was finally able to get proof of the suspects actions when they were able to attain photographic evidence of the suspect while they were involved in an illegal activity. Unfortunately, shortly after he was able to transmit the photos we lost contact and have not heard from him since. For the safety of his family we must not reveal Johns name to the public, but I would like to make it clear here and now that his heroic sacrifice against this most evil kind of person will not be in vain. Thanks to the hard work of the mole we now have proof of the illegal actions we suspected where being perpetrated in the Anime Vice Offices, and a detachment of our best operatives are on the way to the suspects believed location to apprehend them and to attempt the recovery of the moles remains. As thanks to the community for their unknowing assistance in allowing myself to attain a position that I needed to be in, as a means to bring this vile person to justice, I feel as if I owe it to the community that I share the suspects identity. Without your help they would never have been stopped from their continued destruction of the anime and manga industry that we all hold so dear.
Below is the attached photographic evidence that the mole was able to sneak out of the Anime Vice HQ disguised as a blog post; at the cost of his own life. As a word of warning, the suspect’s identity may come as a shock to all of you. The suspect was such an important figure amongst the sites Staff that even I did not want to believe it was true, but I assure you that it is. The actions taking place in these photos are rather graphic, and should not be viewed by the weak of heart.
To Johns surviving family, and the Anime Vice Community, I would like to thank you for your help on behalf of myself and the organization i work for. Sadly for your own safety we cannot allow you to remember reading this article. If you would please just look at the attached photo at the very bottom of this article we can finish this up and have you on your way.