Eigapedia was originally launched in July 2006 as Nippon Cinema, a simple blog featuring reviews of modern-era Japanese movies.
At that time, it was really difficult to find more information on specific actors and directors, so as I did my own research, the site gradually expanded to include more news updates and basic biographical articles.
In 2007, Eigapedia was launched as a MediaWiki-powered sister site to Nippon Cinema, but it soon became apparent that running both sites was time-consuming and counter-productive. The wiki was eventually offloaded to the Wikia network where it still lives today as Eiga Wiki, free for anyone to edit.
Eigapedia is currently hosted across two self-managed Linodes running a LEMP stack under Ubuntu Linux.