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The current status of anime in South Africa

The current status of anime in South Africa

What is the current status of anime in South Africa? Are the number of fans increasing, or has the fad brought on by mainstream media worn off?

In South Africa anime is still a very niche market... let me know your thoughts!

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ShadowStalkerShadowStalker
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Joined: 05 October 2009 @ 17:55

Well honestly I do not think that the buzz around anime has worn off. As the new channel Animax has brought anime to a bigger fan base with in South Africa. And even though there is still a small group who buy's Anime or Manga. There is alot more people who know about it know.
Posted: 06 October 2009 @ 09:05


ShadowStalkerShadowStalker
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Joined: 05 October 2009 @ 17:55

Well with the emergence of the Animax channel I think Anime will be available to a much larger audiance. Which in turn will be more on the look out of Anime. At Rage this past weekend. I had about 400 people download my entire Bleach series. And atleast a 1000 download between me and two friends collections. So clearly the growth of Anime has increased.
Posted: 06 October 2009 @ 09:27


fnehfneh

Joined: 19 October 2009 @ 12:36

There will always be watchers of good anime in this country. The real question is; will the acne ridden naruto/bleach virgins ever stop whining about places to congregate to trade headbands and other such tomfoolery. More people are realising that a love for anime and hopelessly failing at life do not necessarily go hand in hand. I have loved anime for a long time and have always found people who can commiserate with me on this - we don't need some facade of an exclusive underdog community to accomplish this. The long and the short of it is; don't confuse your lack of friends, anime related or otherwise, with a gap in the so-called local "community".
Posted: 19 October 2009 @ 12:51


MaelstromMaelstrom
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Joined: 30 October 2009 @ 13:56

the main problem is a lot of people in south africa have a negitive outlook on animé in general.
Posted: 30 October 2009 @ 14:40


reaperrebornreaperreborn
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Joined: 17 November 2009 @ 21:13

anime in SA is growing for sure, and it will never stop, recently the reccession officialy ended and should stop having an effect on SA soon, at the moment the problem is that a large portion of anime watchers here in sa are gamers, and alot of us gamers don't like to pay for things
Posted: 18 November 2009 @ 12:01


1balwes1balwes

Joined: 06 July 2010 @ 23:33

anime is definately growing my close friends are testament to that, and being a anime hater once i think the times are changing.
Posted: 07 July 2010 @ 00:16


ScabusScabus

Joined: 17 November 2010 @ 21:16

Does anyone know of any Anime Cons in South Africa for 2010 or 2011?
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Posted: 17 November 2010 @ 21:17


assailant19assailant19

Joined: 26 September 2011 @ 20:57

maybe anime in south-africa will grow if there were conventions that brings anime fans together
Posted: 26 September 2011 @ 21:02


MaljanMaljan

Joined: 12 March 2012 @ 15:25

Well yes it is growing, but most people of these noob's don't know anything about a really good anime like Beck or FMP or even FMA. We need to inlighten the people of SA with really good anime and conventions sounds like a great idea if someone were to fund it.
Posted: 13 March 2012 @ 11:31