Why is Anime increasingly liked by young Indonesians? Anime itself has a level of excitement and value that is quite unique compared to other forms of entertainment. So, it is not surprising that in the future there will be more and more anime fans in Indonesia.
Back in the 2000s, many anime series were broadcast on local television from morning to afternoon. Because they have been exposed to anime since childhood, many of today’s young generations like watching anime.
Even though there are not as many fans as Hollywood films or Korean dramas, anime fans are slowly starting to increase in number. The question is, what is the cause of the increase in the number of people watching anime in Indonesia?
It cannot be denied that internet connection is an important factor in the dissemination of anime. Because currently there are very few anime broadcast on local television, the only way is to watch them via the internet.
Currently, there are many websites that broadcast anime for free and in full. Cheap internet package quota prices, affordable smartphone prices, and the many viewing sources on the internet make anime more accessible to various groups.
Social Media Content
Easy internet access also supports people’s access to social media. On social media, there is a lot of content related to anime, ranging from descriptions of anime stories, cosplay or models that resemble anime characters, to conspiracies created by fans of an anime series. The large amount of content circulating on social media indirectly triggers people to watch anime.
Various anime content on social media is scattered everywhere because basically, the values contained in anime are usually closely related to the real world. From an entertainment perspective , character development and plot twists that occur in an anime are special ingredients to attract new fans who rarely or have never watched anime.
Availability of Access on Many Platforms
When you are interested in anime, you will definitely immediately look for a platform that is easy to access, right? Some of them are Netflix, Iqiyi, and CrunchyRoll. However, you must subscribe to fully access these three platforms.
Some anime broadcasts them for free on YouTube. The channels that are quite well known are Muse Asia and Ani-One Asia. Both channels have quite diverse anime collections. You can do a marathon comfortably without the hassle of registering on a paid platform.
The ease of internet access which then has an impact on the abundance of anime content on social media, as well as the availability of platforms to watch anime for free, can be said to be the main trigger for the rise of anime enthusiasts in Indonesia.
Anime itself has a level of excitement and value that is quite unique compared to other forms of entertainment . So, it is not surprising that in the future there will be more and more anime fans in Indonesia.