With the popularity of anime on the rise, some are worried that anime fans might be losing out on a new way of interacting with one another online.
The popular online community anime discord, for example, has seen a rise in popularity since 2016, as more anime fans have started chatting online with each other.
The social media app has also become a popular source for anime fans to share their favorite anime episodes and other content.
“The most popular anime series are anime on YouTube,” says John Koval, founder and CEO of the company Anime Discord.
“But the number of people who have subscribed to anime on Discord has skyrocketed over the last year.”
Koval says the app has grown from less than 100,000 users in 2015 to over 2.7 million subscribers today.
But he says Discord is seeing a rise of new anime content.
“There are a lot of anime fans in Discord who are really interested in the content of the series and the actors and the creators of that series,” Koval says.
“They’re sharing it on Discord to get a sense of what it is about a particular anime series and what it means to them.”
The trend of anime enthusiasts on Discord is a good example of how online interaction can have a profound effect on one’s life.
“I think anime is a lot more than just the characters,” Kaval says.
It’s an art form that allows us to experience emotions that we wouldn’t be able to do otherwise.
Koval believes that the rise of anime and its fans can also have a positive impact on society.
“You can find some of the most amazing, beautiful, and important people in the world in anime,” he says.
Kaval says he believes Discord is just one more way anime fans can engage with one-another.
“It’s not that Discord is the only place to find anime,” Krav says.
The company is expanding into more ways of connecting with people, including with new ways of sharing content.