Otaku Business & Finance
We’re not asking.
In this post, I’ll be ranking common ways to “support the anime industry” from least helpful to most helpful, from the perspective of a Western anime fan.
In the coming years, brands that appeal to otaku will have a significant advantage over ones that don’t.
Discounting the fact that we don’t judge any other genre that way: How do we build the next big mecha franchise?
2020’s Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! provides an excellent (albeit fictional) case study of a classic business dynamic.
As new business sectors expand, specialists start to become necessary.
Western otaku are failing fundamentally at one of our core responsibilities: To take ownership of our subculture.
What the Uma Musume creators and the owners of the horses need to understand is that fans reciprocate when brands support them.
At the tail end of 2020, Sony set out to purchase Crunchyroll. AT&T, Crunchyroll’s owners, wanted to shed debt, and Sony wants to dominate the anime space. It’s a match made in business heaven. The US government, however, has some questions.
Whether or not they end up making a space Tenga, they’re gonna be known as “the company that launched a sex toy into space.”