>>136110604 >They love anime everywhere It's not true, anon .Anime/manga pretty niche outside Japan.They struggling to sell even 1/10 of what they sell in Japan. Even in USA and some favorable EU counties, much less everywhere else.
>>136110333 >Went to Taiwan's Xinmending's Animate >They don't even sell R18 doujins >Meanwhile the other 2 near by stores sell a few selection of 2013 Comic Mate and other dusty stuff like Comic Kairakuten 2014 or Comic X-EROS etc. Shopowner told me they are phasing out R18 doujins.
>>136109999 I hear they're also opening a store in Flipland within two years, or something. Not sure if it's been confirmed though: could someone check?
>>136111246 >It's not true, anon .Anime/manga pretty niche outside Japan. From experience it's arguably more mainstream in SEA than it is in Japan itself. In Japan being an otaku can get you into problems but in SEA it's considered being cool and is more or less welcomed.
>>136111667 >Bangkok anon Have you ever heard of Bangkok Comic Con?
>So what's the difference between animate and something like Kinokuniya other than animate focus only on anime and manga? Never heard of Kinokuniya but as I've gone to Animate when I went to Japan I think their gimmick is that they have "incentives" for buyers such as loyalty rewards and points. They also have exclusive stuff such as posters.
>>136111754 Center of the Pathum Wan district, that's where all the major malls are located. There's stores that sell adult doujins but those aren't usually in malls and you have to go out of your way to find them and it's usually more like you place an order through the store and the store will buy it for you as the middle man. >>136111785 >Have you ever heard of Bangkok Comic Con? That was only one time, isn't it. Not as many anime/manga stuff, mostly Western and movie showing when I went there. >"incentives" for buyers such as loyalty rewards and points So what do those points usually get you?
A store like that would probably do fine in Manhattan. New York is tourist central so at any time there's going to be thousands of closeted (or not) weebs roaming the streets. Not to mention the people who would go in and maybe buy some shit out of the novelty of it, or to "embrace other cultures".
>>136113033 ohhhh so that's where the koriyama animate guy is going. I was wondering since when did Animate had an overseas store. https://twitter.com/animatekoriyama/status/638920171403395072 > I have big news for all of you https://twitter.com/animatekoriyama/status/638920865787219968 > I have been posted overseas https://twitter.com/animatekoriyama/status/638922897591898112 > I can't go for Love Live 6th Live
>>136111641 >From experience it's arguably more mainstream in SEA than it is in Japan itself. In Japan being an otaku can get you into problems but in SEA it's considered being cool and is more or less welcomed. It's not that it's welcome or hated in SEA, it's become normal especially with the younger generation. Even for the adults, anime isn't some disguising hentai cartoon, just another genre of shows that's popular with the younger ones, and they accept it without stigmata now.
>>136113527 Anime has been exposed to most of SEA ever since the early 90s after all. That's why the average SEAfag has probably watched a lot more anime on average just by being a kid who lived through the 90s than a western child during that time.
>>136113527 >It's become normal Pretty much this. Atleast in Thailand it's hard to find western cartoon on television channels other than specific one, western comic are also a lot less popular than manga. Liking western comic seem to be a lot nerdier than liking manga.
>>136113931 >Malaysia gets Animax Carnival in 2015 >they hire big name anison artists to come >Philippines gets Animax Carnival in 2015 >for some odd reason they could only manage to bring Alodia and AXN contestants The suffering was out of this world.
>>136114181 >That pic Spoiler that my heart still hurts.
>tfw we were supposed to get May'n in 2013 >then the typhoon happened Honestly I don't want to talk about it. http://foolz.fireden.net/a/thread/118492901/#118505157 I honestly don't know if that anon was lying or not. http://foolz.fireden.net/a/thread/118492901/#q118505316 sounds plausible but other people I've asked don't seem to know about it.
>>136114579 Not him, but I went to the Comic fiesta sure it's called a comicon but it's essentially an anime con last month in the same venue and what he said was true down to the 3 hour jam I suffered just to find a parking.
>>136115276 At least their martial law is gone but it's still the military running things and they're still arresting people for anti-government statements. They might not have free elections until around this year at the earliest.
>>136110556 That's ridiculous. The anime community is arguably prominent both in Malaysia and Singapore, I think. I mean, we have conventions occasionally and it's not that hard to find weeb merchandise here. There's plenty of stores for that.
If there's one thing Singaporeans and Malaysians have in common, it's that the weeb population in both countries is considerably high. We're not in the powerless minority at least. Most people here see anime just as another show on TV.
As far as I know, you'll find more conservatives bitching about K-Pop culture here than about Jap anime. Something about K-Pop corrupting younger generations or whatever. Guess anime doesn't have the same effect. Southeast-asians hate Koreans more, probably. Don't know why.
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