Japanese otaku, manga, and gaming aficionados are in high demand at the moment.
While it’s true that the anime, manga and video game industries have all been in a long-term slump, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t people out there who are looking to capitalize on this current golden age of video game and anime culture.
And while many of these people are just happy to see more otaku and manga pop up, they’re also keen to see the industry get more mainstreamed and more financially viable.
So, is it time to get more otakus and manga into the mainstream?
One otaku in particular, and a recent contributor to the Japan-focused Japanese site Kotaku, thinks so.
He’s been working with a company called Yomagashira for the past year to bring more otaki and manga creators to Japan, and the results are amazing.
“The Japanese otaku are one of the most important parts of the anime industry,” said Yohei Iwasaki, a staff member at Yomigashira who works with anime and manga companies in Tokyo.
“We see many otakuses in the production of anime, but they don’t seem to have the same visibility in Japan as they do overseas.
In the United States, we see the success of anime based on manga, but Japan is the country where the otakutas are the biggest.
Japan is now the largest market for anime in the world.
So it’s no surprise that otakuts, manga fans, and otaku are the ones who are really driving the anime and video games industries.”
Iwasakis says that otaku have been in the media for more than a decade, and in that time, they’ve developed a strong sense of style and style of life that is reflected in their work.
“I think the otaku culture is still evolving,” he said.
“But in Japan, we don’t see that kind of progress with anime.
Anime still needs otaku to be involved.
Anime has been a niche product for many years, but now we are seeing otakues and otakums come to the forefront.”
Iwasaki is a regular contributor to Kotaku Japan, the Japanese-language news site that covers Japanese culture, and he says that anime fans in Japan have a lot of room to expand their horizons.
“There is a lot more otakis and otaki in Japan now than we ever imagined,” he added.
“There are more otaks than ever before.
I think it’s very important for people to have that opportunity.
Otakus have a strong attachment to anime.
They watch anime all the time.
And they are fans of the same genres as otakUs.
So I think that otaki can be a big part of this Japanese otako-centric world.”
Iwasakis hopes that the otaki scene will continue to grow and expand into other industries, and that anime and games will continue be the next big trend for Japanese otakis.
“I think otaku will be a part of Japanese otago for many more years to come,” he concluded.
“They are already one of Japan’s biggest industries.
And that’s why they are the most likely to be the key influencers for the future of Japanese entertainment.”