How to find a ‘demon slayer’ anime fan in Japan
Posted On August 8, 2021
A Japanese man who has dedicated himself to finding anime fans in Japan says he’s been inundated with requests from fans of popular anime series like Shirobako, Samurai Champloo, Kyoan and more.
The name for the anime fans comes from the word ‘demon’ which means devil or demon.
They are attracted to anime because it portrays strong, dark and violent characters, but also because it’s a fun anime to watch.
They’re also drawn to the character designs, which are usually a mix of male and female.
“It’s really easy for them to get into it because it is a fun and easy hobby, and they want to do it for fun,” said the man who asked not to be identified.
“There are lots of fan sites and fan art sites, and I think that the Japanese people are really open and are very welcoming.”
There are many anime fans around the world, including people in Canada, the U.S., Australia and many parts of the European Union, but the majority are located in Japan.
“The Japanese people really are the fans,” he said.
“So we try to go to the anime events and meet the fans.”
I think it’s because there are lots and lots of people around, because it appeals to the Japanese fans and I’m sure that’s why there are so many fans of anime.
– Mr. Matsuo, fan from JapanAbout 80 per cent of anime fans are Japanese, according to the Tokyo Anime Festival.
A survey in 2017 found that over 50 per cent Japanese are anime fans.
Japan has also become an increasingly popular destination for anime fans to find each other.
The number of anime fan clubs in Japan has increased by 200 per cent over the last five years.
“I think they are really good for socialising and they are good for getting to know each other,” Mr. Matsuzawa said.
There are also a lot of anime events going on in Japan that have been held for several years, he said, adding that there are even more conventions going on overseas.
“They have a lot more anime events coming up, but there are only so many places in Japan, and you really have to go overseas.”
It’s a very important hobby for the Japanese, so it’s really hard for us to find people that are willing to join us, Mr. Masuda said.
He said he’s had several requests from people in Japan who want to join a fan club, which has become a growing trend.
“For example, if someone comes to Japan and wants to join, they just come to a convention and meet people,” Mr Matsuosawa said, noting that the number of fans in the hobby has increased since the popularity of anime in Japan began to increase.
“So, if you want to come to an event, you can’t just come and meet fans from overseas, because there’s a big gap between what people in the U and other parts of Asia are doing and what the Japanese are doing.”
There’s a lot that goes into finding a fan to join you, so we are trying to find that person as well.
– Jiro Masuda, Anime fan from CanadaSource: CBC News