Strange World


Type: article
Parent page: Historical bulletin board
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Introducing the oldest remaining service “Ayashii World” on the online general bulletin board in Japan.

Bulletin board that was born before 2channel

Strange World is one of the oldest online bulletin boards in Japan, founded in 1996 and three years before 2channel. It was at its peak in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and its underground nature attracted many people.

The service is still in place, but the momentum is stalling.

The function is similar to 5channel (2channel), and it takes the form of anonymous and unspecified number of people chatting in threads of various topics. The difference between the two is that while 5channel has a management team that manages the whole, there is no fixed manager in Strange World, so it tends to be more freely available.