Opportunities in the Otaku Space due to COVID

The effects of COVID-19 and responses to it have disrupted the otaku subculture. Though we already spend much time in isolation, elements of our media, products, and events have been thrown into flux.

The COVID crisis has exposed vulnerabilities in our infrastructures. Strengthening these vulnerabilities now will help mitigate the damage COVID is causing and lead to a stronger subculture overall.

I wrote this white paper to detail some of the problems I see and how they might be solved.

There’s money on the table and problems to be solved. It’s just a matter of striking while the iron’s hot.