The #coronavirus pandemic sweeping through the world is changing the way we live our lives.
- Countries are on lockdown.
- Most people are indoors.
- Society is in a panic.
- People are panic buying.
animefans are on the internet.
The last point is where the Coronavirus comes into play.
Being forced to stay in doors has boosted the popularity of
Google Trends for the
If we look at the graph for “anime” in the past 12 months,
This is especially true if you focus on the past 2 weeks.
Before the coronavirus pandemic started,
Anime comparison from 2004 to 2020
And if we look at data taken from 2004,
That’s even more true when you compare 2004 stats (when
The only other time
Anime news in particular is on the RISE
When focusing on “news” search for
More people are searching for
Anime searches on YouTube is on the rise, too
The highest peak
LESS people are reading
There are people reading
The corona pandemic has “slightly” boosted
Anime streaming services like Crunchyroll are on the rise though
It’s rising up steadily and shows no sign of slowing down. Not surprising since more anime fans are now streaming.
Depending on how long this corona drama lasts, this will do one of two things:
- Increase sales for
animebusinesses (more people streaming, etc).
- Or it’ll reach a point where people STOP spending because they’re out of work.
If #2 comes into play then eventually things will regress if it lasts for longer than we’d like. Then it’ll start to hurt businesses to some degree.
Smaller businesses and websites in the
But as for now –
News source: Google Trends.