I'm not gonna beat around the bush: I am here with a proposal to merge the Naruto Avenue and the One Piece Avenue into the Akihabara Gallery. The move may or may not happen at the beginning of the new year based on your feedback. I want to focus the site much more heavily around anime and manga, so it may seem counter intuitive to cut out these sections, but allow me to explain our point of view. In the past, the three avenues made sense as they were the most popular manga in the west and had strong, active communities. Even when Naruto ended, Bleach and One Piece were still going, so their sections made sense. However, I feel like the end of Bleach was the death knell of the avenues as they currently exist. Activity across all of them has substantially decreased. The Dragonball section is about as active as the entire Naruto and One Piece avenues combined. The idea of merging these into the Akihabara Gallery came about during a discussion on how to trim the fat from the front page. While the main manga sections and the battle domes for both the NA and the OPA are thriving, the rest are not doing nearly as well. Removing the ones struggling would only leave each with two sections, making it hard to justify the individual subforums they currently have. Considering few people even post in what's currently on the chopping block, the negative impact should be slim. By consolidating these sections, we will create a much more centralized anime and manga hub, in line with our vision for what we should focus on from this point onward. All the popular manga sections will then be found next to each other, and each new one will add prestige to the Akihabara Gallery. It also encourages more people to cross over, as someone who only watches Naruto might want to check out what Nanatsu no Taizai or My Hero Academia is all about. The removal of the avenues also decreases our front page size, which will make us more appealing to guests. The battle domes will still exist, restructured as subsections. One Piece will still have its telegrams, and there will be a thread dedicated to the anime. Those who wish to avoid manga spoilers may have a thread up in the Akihabara District to that end. This is just another step in the Akihabara Gallery's growth. There are plans to reshape the section with banners in a grid format, to give them much more front page presence and attractiveness, and reduce vertical bloat. Nothing is yet set in stone and we will strive to include you on further upcoming changes. Spoiler: Preview of the new Akihabara District . X We're also considering giving all battle domes their own spot on the front page, threads can be found in their relevant sections.