Protoculture Addicts and Anime News Network are mentioned in a newspaper article of the Montreal's Gazette (Saturday 2008/03/29: B2 “City Subculture: Anime fans have lots to choose from”) discussing the local fandom (clubs, stores & publications):
“One of those shows, Robotech, inspired Montreal’s Claude Pelletier to start Protoculture Addicts in 1988. It’s now North America’s longest-running anime magazine, and currently associated with Montreal-based Anime News Network, which publisher Christopher MacDonald describes as “arguably the most trafficked anime website in the world.”The full article can be read here.
MacDonald says Quebec’s anime and manga fans are lucky. Access to manga translated by producers in France and the U.S. makes Quebec “the second-best place” to be a fan.
“After Japan, of course.””
Thanks to Al Kratina for the article.