4chan, the notorious anonymous imageboard that's been a breeding ground for Internet culture since its founding in 2003, has been sold in a really interesting way. 4chan founder Christopher Poole, AKA moot, was originally inspired by Japanese board 2channel, and 2channel founder Hiroyuki Nishimura just so happens to be the new owner of 4chan. Read on for more.
Given that everything from battleships to elements to the periodic table have been personified as cute girls, it's conceivable that some Japanese moe artist could have designed an Ebola-chan, but the one who grabbed global attention has originated from English language image board 4chan. Get a look after the jump.
In print, Watamote has implicitly acknowledged its popularity on American image board 4chan. The latest smooch between the two is a cover of end theme "Dou Kangaete mo Watashi wa Warukunai," featuring a collaboration between 86 /a/ frequenters. Get a listen after the jump.
If you spent Valentine's Day showing your affection to your waifu or husbando, you could've taken a photo and joined in the 4chan community by submitting a picture with the appropriate size parameters and such. Scores of anime fans chose to participate and the results were the (in)famous image board's 2013 holiday collage. Get a look at the results after the jump.