Re: New theme ads
Sothis, I love anime planet. It is the single, greatest anime community I've ever joined and it's one I'd love to die alongside. The site, content, and members are just brilliant.
Do whatever you need to keep it up. I know that month after month, hundreds of dollars from a SINGLE bill is a bitch (especially with mortgage, car payments, electric bill, food, etc.). You just can't afford to pay four or five hundred out of pocket like that, it'll catch up to you. So if ads can pay, sure thing.
If you were to get sponsors, that might help you too (just a thought). Your site has grown very large and as a result, needs plenty of resources to keep steady.