WEBSITE CONNECTS ANIME FANS AROUND THE WORLD
If you haven't heard of it, you might be surprised to hear that one particular website has been matching up fans of anime and Japanese video games for over four years.
MaiOtaku calls itself the social network for meeting other anime fans, and its numbers are pretty impressive. Over 20,000 people have signed up in the past four years, and over 3,000 people login every month to be "matched" with other nerds and anime fans who live nearby.
That means over 400 people a month have turned to the internet to find others to team up to watch anime and play video games.
Fans are connected through an anime database, where you can add anime to your "watched" list, and be connected to other fans who watch the same shows. An existing suggestion on the website's popular forums is to add video games to the list, which site managers say is planned in a future update.
The website takes this information every night, and compiles a list of fans with similar interests for every individual user. Users can connect with fellow fans to meet up, play video games, and watch anime. Users who live too far from other users can chat with thousands of others on the website's forums.
If you're interested, you can check it out at www.MaiOtaku.com