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Sagenaruto68 wrote:

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Hmm... I'll guess 1% of the world population, so let's go with a minimum of 70 million anime/manga fans.

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I would say significantly less than 1% of the world's population though I guess it would depend on how you define "Fan" i think actual otaku would number around a million to maybe two million. As for more casual fans 40 million on the upside?
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I think 2-5%.
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Posted 5/12/15

Hairbelly wrote:


Sagenaruto68 wrote:

What do you think? Post numbers

Hmm... I'll guess 1% of the world population, so let's go with a minimum of 70 million anime/manga fans.



Could be 1-2%
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Matters I guess what we are considering fan.

Just those who consider themselves fans? Probably the 1% that was already said.


Only hardcore fans who make the fandom look bad sometimes (in this case the hardcore otakus who talk about waifus and things like that and every inch of their living space has something related to the fandom in it) I would say significantly less like maybe a few hundred thousand up to even a couple million.


Or perhaps anyone who has even a passing interest in either? That number I could see being significantly higher than 1%. Maybe upwards of 5% to even 10% (though 10% might be pushing it when you think of numbers involved in that)
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as of May 12, 2015:
MAL: 1,839,998 users
vndb: 95,659 users
of course, both sites are better known among the fanbase in the West.
assuming that 1 user correspond to 1 person in real life, than the statistics on MAL
suggests that there are about 1.8 million fans in the West.
Assuming people who are into visual novels have 1 account in vndb, then the statistics suggest that there are about 90k people who enjoy visual novel games, or about 5% of the West fanbase. Note that there may be fans in the West who don't have an accout on either, but even if we were to take into account those who haven't registered, it's unlikely to double the number of fans in the West.
So there's probably less than 3.6 million fans in the West, about 5% of which also plays Visual Novels.
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i think 3%
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No idea. 1%-5%? Just going off everyone else's guesses
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Well, if the current population of the world is 7.3 billion, and someone guessed there are 70 million fans of anime and manga...

First of all, it is fans of anime and manga we are talking about, or fans of anime and/or manga?

If we go with fans of either anime, manga, or both...that 70 million number...I think worldwide, it can be more than 70 million. Japan has a population of about 120 million people, and a large percent of them are fans of anime, manga, or both. Even if just casual fans of it. So for people outside of Japan, in other countries around the world, both casual fans of anime and/or manga, and people who are big fans of one or the other or both...that could be tens of millions of people. So it could be over 80 million fans, possibly even significantly higher. It could even be beyond 100 million. Maybe even by a lot. It could be more than we might think it is. I think that may be possible if counting those who are fans of either anime, manga, or both, and including all fans, even casual ones.
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people here are way overestimating.
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.3 % of the world population. otaku's will be even smaller
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