If you've watched a hentai movie anytime in the past decade, you've probably seen the big red flaming 'HH' logo pop up at the beginning of it. That's the work of HentaiHaven; a small site formed by a single passionate guy in 2015. By 2018, HentaiHaven was on top of the hentai world; it was the most popuar hentai-video streaming site on the Internet, ranking #1 on google searches for 'hentai movies', and releasing english-subs for dozens of hentai movies every year. (Check their work out on our hentai-movie sister site, Hentai0.) Life was great.
Until one day, in December 2018, the site suddenly vanished. Its founder leaving a single, cryptic goodbye notice.
What happened? Did they run out of money to run their servers? Was it a lawsuit? Hackers? Threats from the Russian Government?
But fortunately, Fakku swept in promising to 'save' HentaiHaven... from whatever it was. After 5 months of waiting, HentaiHaven finally reappeared without notice or fanfaire... completely unchanged, still without any real explanation as to why it ever disappeared in the first place.
But today, we learned the truth. Its founder hacked the site to deliver one last notice to his fans:
This post will be removed soonso here's the truth about what's happening with HH.
I'm the creator of HH, and I've been silent for too long because I had hope things would work out.
Unfortunately, it isn't going to.
HH, as you know it, is dead. FAKKU has completely taken over and booted me out. First red flag was this BS re-launch they did without even telling me. Hell, they completely stopped talking to me as soon as I handed over the website and social media credentials. Thankfully, they were stupid enough to keep using my damn CDN so I can get one last message out to you guys.
It fucking sucks it has come to this. HH was my passion project, my baby. I worked on every little detail, wrote the taglines you laughed at, designed the layout, posted the videos and helped create the community we all know and love. I couldn't have done any of it without an awesome team to support me, and I'm thankful to every single one of you.
I had such high hopes about this whole thing. I remember emailing FAKKU in 2016 telling them about a vision I had of HH being the crunchyroll of Hentai. I've been talking to them for years on and off, I trusted them. But things never quite llined up for us to work together. When FAKKU told me (conveniently) about some legal trouble headed my way and offered to bail me out last year, I was elated. I still am in fact. But had I known that would've cost me my entire website, my baby, I would've fucking gone at it on my own, spending every cent I had to protect this community. FAKKU told me everything I wanted to hear, offering me equity, employment, all that. Told me we can't put all that in the contract right now cause the company hasn't been officially registered yet and I took them at their word. Turns out, people lie. A whole LOT when money is involved.
So what's next? I got a few ideas. Follow my exploits over at @realpapahh for any announcement. DM me if you want. I got that newly unemployed free time.
TLDR; FAKKU played me like a cum-stained violin.
It turns out that the 'crisis' that caused HentaiHaven to shut down was, in fact, a carefully orchestrated ruse by Fakku's founder, Jacob (@largehotcoffee). He 'warned' @realpapahhh of a large lawsuit coming his way, and offered to 'help him out' by taking over control of HentaiHaven for him and agreeing to cover all of his legal costs. @realpapahh wanted to create 'The Crunchyroll of Hentai Movies', and thought that Jacob would be able to help him do it, just like he transitioned Fakku from being a free-site to a licensed pay-for site.
But there was no lawsuit. And no future for @realpapahh. Rather than being HH's savior, Fakku was its demise.
We've contacted @realpapahh directly, but haven't heard back from him yet. We'll update this post as the drama unfolds.
Jacob of FAKKU responded to Papa HH's tweet with some limp-wristed "cover my ass" post about how FAKKU made no money on the deal, and they were just trying to help out. That can be seen HERE. Papa HH's response was blistering, and that can be seen below. The tweet itself seems to have been deleted.
- Notice how he didn't refute anything I said in my original statement.
- When Jacob says, "FAKKU didn't make any money", ask yourself why on Earth would he help me out if there's nothing in it for him? I'll tell you why. He owns 100% of HH now, a company he himself values at over a million dollars. How do I know that? When I asked him if I can save 20% of my own company, he said "sure, if you pay me $200k".
- I know HH wasn't legally licensed, just like FAKKU wasn't - until the FBI cam knocking on their door. Why do you think I contacted FAKKU in 2016, back when HH wasn't big? When HH was on nobody's radar? Why did I contact them specifically? Because I really believed I could follow in their footsteps and turn this into something legitimate. They were in my exact shoes before. I trusted them more because of it. It made perfect sense to team up. At the time though, things didn't work out. We kept in touch but nothing concrete ever came out of it. Until...
- The purge. HH shut down after I "heard" of a potential lawsuit headed my way. I didn't actually get a lawsuit. The news came from Jacob himself, and it seemed credible enough so I believed him. At the time, he seemed like a savior to me. Offering to swwop in and take over HH and deal with Japanese companies and come to a legal agreement before the lawsuit even gets to me. Brilliant! What more could I want? Hell this is precisely what I wanted all along! Talking with the content creators and the companies directly. However, one little thing he failed to mention was that I wouldn't be a part of HH after that. You can see how that would rub me the wrong way. He even contractually agreed he'll handle any lawsuits regarding HH, but what would that act of generosity cost me? My site. The Brand. Everything I built. Had I known that, I wouldn't have agreed and looked for another way to settle this with the copyright holders. I would've gladly paid the "millions" I earned from HH to the creators if it meant I could keep my website. Why wouldn't I pay the creators, when I know that I could easily make more if I go legit? It's a no brainer.
- About the insinuation that I didn't pay my staff... ask them yourself. The ONLY time I failed to pay them was when this legal shit popped off and I had to disappear because I legitimately thought I was in trouble. Even then, I paid everyone who had sent me invoices for that month. I paid the rest of my staff for that month as soon as I heard people had outstanding invoices.
- When Jacob says "Together, we've been working on licensing...", he's probably mistaken me for another one of his FAKKU board members cause I have no fucking clue what he has and hasn't licensed. Honest mistake I'm sure, so we'll let it slide.
- About the fact that HH was more than just me... yeah, obviously. Who's denying that? My team was the absolute best! But I hope you remember HH was a one man army once upon a time. When no one even knew its name. When it wasn't on Google. I built it up from nothing. If you think I wasn't instrumental in HH being what it is today, you're kidding yourself.
However, things seem to be looking up for Papa and his HH. In a tweet, seen HERE, he's updated the masses that he and Jacob seem to be working on a resolution.
Alright, I talked to
@largehotcoffee and settled things about HH. It’s looking good!
As before, we here at Doujins wish him the best.