Current Phase: Interest Check Results

A sleepover themed zine focused on anime & manga from the 90s!The project will feature both SFW and NSFW zines, and will have several merch items, both physical and digital, to choose from!Moderator applications begin March 15th, contributor applications begin April 1st!


Interest CheckFeb 1stFeb 25th
Moderator ApplicationsMar 15thMar 25th
Contributor ApplicationsApr 1stMay 1st
Acceptance LettersMay 5thMay 10th
Pitch SubmissionsMay 15thMay 20th
AssignmentsMay 25th 
1st Check-inJun 25thJun 30th
2nd Check-inJul 31stAug 5th
3rd Check-inSep 5thSep 10th
Finals Works DueOct 10thOct 15th
Final EditsOct 25th 
Pre-ordersNov 15thDec 15th


Who's running this zine?
Birdie is the head mod, they have years of experience running fan events and are currently in the process of wrapping up the Naruto Cookbook, a zine for which they were the solo mod. Several additional moderators will be announced once moderator applications have closed.
Who's allowed to apply?
Anyone 18+! No previous zine experience is required. We will not be policing the content people create on their own time. If we learn that an applicant or contributor has been harassing, doxxing, or threatening other fans, they will be removed from the project.
Will the zine be SFW or NSFW? Physical or digital? Will there be merch?
This project will feature both a SFW and a NSFW zine, and there will be several merch items, both digital and physical, to choose from!
Can I apply for multiple roles?
Absolutely! However, being accepted for one is not a guarantee that you will be accepted for every role to which you applied.
Is this zine charity/paid/p4p?
This zine is p4p! That means that the zine will be sold at the cost of production. In all likelihood, there will be no profit, and if there is, it will be donated to a charity voted on by the contributors.
What do I get for contributing?
Contributors will receive a full digital bundle of all zines and merch, and, sales permitting, a full physical bundle as well, free of charge!


Which franchises will be included in this zine?
While we cannot tell you which franchises will be featured until our contributors have made their pitches, you're welcome to take a look at the list of approved and pending fandoms they're allowed to choose from!
What about manga that started in the 90s, but didn't get an anime adaption until the 00s?
As long as a series was active in the 90s in some form, it's eligible!
What if the big name animes dominate the fanworks?
We'll be asking for rough pitches on the contributor applications to make sure we have a fairly balanced variety of fanworks.
Will there be any content restrictions?
This zine will not allow AI generated works, OCs, SIs, A/B/O, or explicit works featuring characters who have not yet reached their teens in the fanwork itself. Aging up canon characters is fine. This zine is anti-censorship.
Will the fanworks have to follow a particular theme?
We ask that everyone's fanworks simply follow the theme of 'sleepover'. Whether you want to set your work in the canon universe, a 90s AU, a modern AU, etc. will be up to you!
What types of fanwork & merch will be included?
In the zine, we plan to feature illustrations, comics, fics, playlists, recipes and some fun activities. As for merch, we'll have prints, stickers, pins, and charms, plus a few more uniquely 90s merch items we plan to keep a surprise until we get closer to pre-orders!

If your question has not been answered, please feel free to send a message via our retrospring or any of our social media!

Requirements & Applications

Requirements will be posted between March 5th and 10th.Mod applications open March 15th.Contributor applications open April 1st.

Approved Series

The only qualifier for approval was that a series had at least one OVA, anime, or manga active in the 90s.

90s Studio Ghibli Films
Ah! My Goddess
Akazukin Chacha
Black Jack
Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040
Card Captor Sakura
Cowboy Bebop
Detective Conan
Dirty Pair
Dragon Ball Z
Elemental Gelade
Fruits Basket
Fushigi Yuugi
Ghost in the Shell

Hana Yori Dango
Hunter X Hunter
Initial D
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
Keroro Gunsho
Key the Metal Idol
Legend of the Escaflowne
Love Hina
Magic Knight Rayearth
Naruto (90s only)
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Ojamajo Doremi
One Piece (90s only)
Oniisama e...

Perfect Blue
Ranma 1/2
Revolutionary Girl Utena
Ronin Warriors
Rurouni Kenshin
Sailor Moon
Saint Seiya
Seihou Bukyou Outlaw Star
Serial Experiments Lain
Shaman King
Tenshi Muyou
Yu Yu Hakusho

Pending Series

Pending anime/manga are series which did not fit within the qualifiers, but were close enough that they'll be put to a vote and decided on using the results.

Full Moon wo Sagashite
Fullmetal Alchemist

Gunslinger Girl
Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou
Mahou no Tenshi Creamy Miami

Mermaid Melody
Ouran Host Club
Princess Tutu