How the anime fandom is growing and spreading to the world of TV news
Posted On June 20, 2021
In the fall of 2014, a new wave of anime began to take shape on the internet.
It was called the “tiddies”, a term that would go on to define the movement.
A small, dedicated group of anime fans would host monthly “tids”, where they would buy, rent, and share their favourite anime tumblrs.
It wasn’t until a few months later, when the trend caught the attention of Reddit, that the tiddie scene officially kicked off.
Today, tiddlers spend thousands of hours a year making a home for their favourite shows.
And thanks to Reddit, tidies are getting a new outlet to reach their fans.
As of last month, tids had nearly 40 million followers, and they’re quickly becoming a hub for the anime community.
As Reddit’s reddiquette team pointed out, “Tidies have also become a source of community for other redditors, and have helped to make a place for them to hang out, exchange ideas, and hang out.”
In 2016, the Reddit community dubbed “the subreddit for anime” exploded, with hundreds of thousands of posts and over 1,200 subreddits.
Now, the tidys are flourishing even further, with subreddits that cater to a wide variety of interests.
These include anime tumblr communities, fanfiction communities, manga and anime sites, and even subreddits for games.
But Reddit has become a more important hub than ever for the tids.
“Reddit has become such a dominant part of the internet that a lot of people who grew up on Reddit are actually using it to find anime,” said Emily Brown, a professor of communication studies at the University of Georgia.
“It’s a place where you can connect to anime tidists, and it’s also a place to connect to other people who are fans of anime.
The tiddys are the biggest and most prominent place for anime tids to get together.”
The tidiness of Reddit is a phenomenon shared across the globe, but what makes it so compelling is the level of effort put into the community.
The subreddit’s moderators and users all have a common goal: to make their community as diverse as possible.
“We don’t want to see any one thing be dominant,” said Redditor mrs_fuzzy.
“When people post a question, we want to get people to come up with something they can work with.”
Redditors who come up on the subreddit with ideas and questions are generally encouraged to post a reply, and the subreddit often takes on a life of its own.
The community is constantly moderated and the community’s subreddit has a dedicated staff of moderators.
“I think it’s great,” said Reddit user kitty_cat.
“As a moderator, I can ask a question and I can be the first to reply.
But I’m also going to take the time to read what the community thinks and what they’re saying.”
And the tiddy community has responded with the kind of community moderation that can only come from a community of passionate, passionate people.
“People who are interested in a show can get to the point where they’re ready to start a community and have it grow and grow,” said Brown.
“But they have to go through a lot more effort than people who want to make anime tumbnails or buy an anime tiddler to get there.
It’s a long process.”
A Reddit tiddly has over 1.8 million subscribers, and tiddists can post a response and have a chance at getting a subreddit moderator to read it.
“That’s what really keeps us going,” said mrs.
fuzzy, a moderator of the subreddit.
“If you’re a tiddier, you can be an avid fan and you can become a moderator.
And then you can even have a relationship with the community and interact with other members.”
And if that doesn’t work out, the subreddit can be used for anything.
The Reddit tiddler community has had its share of problems, including several arrests, but it has thrived thanks to a mix of the help of the community, the mods, and a community that is largely devoted to the tiddle.
“A lot of the tipplers have gotten a lot out of it,” said brown.
“And that’s what’s so great about Reddit, the community of tidders.
It really has a lot to offer.”