Softbank and Yahoo Launch Otaku Social Media Network

Think Facebook for people who would rather see pics of gunpla and cosplay than the new baby or last night at the bar

Think Facebook for people who would rather see pics of gunpla and cosplay than the new baby or last night at the bar. Softbank, the telecom/internet company that you might know from their White family ads, and Yahoo! Japan have launched WONDER!, a social network where otaku can upload photos of their PVC figures, plastic models, cosplay, and original illustrations.

 

 

 

The site is the first product of SoftBank InnoVenture, a 2011 initiative in which SoftBank Group company employees who apply to have the parent company fund their ideas. 1,200 proposals were whittled down to three, from which WONDER! launched first.

 

Currently there are five categories on the site: figuresplastic modelscosplayillustration, and other. You can also browse by latest arrivals and most popular.


 


Some sample content...


 

 

via RocketNews 24

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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