According to Google Trends, Philippines tops organic searches for the terms “anime” and “manga.”
Why am I not surprised?
Internet shops made fast internet connectivity available to the general public for as low as 10 PHP per hour. And with it are social networking sites, instant messaging and other online activities. If you’re a constant internet shop customer, you’ll notice that there’s always someone reading manga or watching anime.
Amazing huh? We, Pinoys, are leading the anime fever. In consumption. We’re passive consumers so I doubt if the market for anime is big here. And to cement our status, the “final check” that any anime-consumer has to pass – the magic keyword.