Animals are crying over Haikyū’s death, but this isn’t because it’s the end of an anime, says the founder of the website Animal Memes.
The site has been around since 2007, and since then has grown into one of the most popular sites for fans to discuss anime and anime fandom.
Mr Tan, who is now based in Melbourne, says he was shocked when he first saw the news of the anime’s demise.
“I was like, ‘what happened to Haikyuu?’
It’s been a really long time since I’ve seen an anime like this,” he said.
The death of the series is a blow to fans of the beloved Japanese manga, but Mr Tan believes the anime was a huge success for the Japanese industry.
“It’s really amazing that the show got so many fans,” he explained.
“That’s really special for me.”
The site had more than 200,000 visitors last month, and Mr Tan says the site is still growing.
“We have more than a million visitors a day,” he laughed.
He says the popularity of the site has made him want to create more content, but he’s still trying to find the right time to expand. “
In a year, I think we’ve probably had 20,000 people visit.”
He says the popularity of the site has made him want to create more content, but he’s still trying to find the right time to expand.
“People come to us for advice and they get upset when we say we can’t do anything because we don’t have a website,” he admitted.
“But I’m really just trying to make the most of my time.”
The biggest challenge is finding a niche to fill, he said, adding that he’s also trying to keep the site up and running.
“At the moment we have about 20 people working on the site, so we’re in need of a couple more people to make sure we can keep it going.”