Wizard shuts down Anime Insider

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Wizard shuts down <i>Anime Insider</i>

The ax continues to fall at Wizard Entertainment as word comes of the closing of Anime Insider magazine.

Issue 67, pictured at right, will be the last.

According to former editor Rob Bricken, the entire staff was fired. He names just two — Summer Mullins and Angela Hanson — so it’s unclear how many employees are affected.

Launched in 2001 as a series of quarterly specials called Anime Invasion, the magazine shifted to a bi-monthly schedule in 2002 before being renamed the following year.

The magazine’s closing is the latest in a series of cutbacks at the company, which just last month laid off seven employees, including all three staff writers from Wizard magazine.