Iyashikei is creating Lifestyle & Self-Development Media For Otaku
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What is Iyashikei?

Iyashikei is an otaku lifestyle and convention culture online magazine dedicated to helping otaku get the most out of their hobbies, their communities, and their lives.

We are not an anime news blog.

We are not an anime review blog.

We are not an anime analysis blog.

We may include news, reviews, and analysis, but our true purpose isn't to be any one of those things.

Plenty of people already do those things and do them well. We prefer to approach anime and anime culture from a consumer's perspective, focusing on how otaku culture enriches the lives of those who participate in it, and how people can apply elements from anime, manga, and other otaku media to their own self-development.

Iyashikei is dedicated to creating content that encourages and helps otaku to develop their social skills, mindset, mental health, confidence, finances, knowledge base, and positive habits, as well as to deepen their knowledge and expertise in otaku culture. We want to help people get the most out of their lives while not sacrificing their hobbies.

The culture surrounding anime is diverse, enthusiastic, and loves to share the things they love. It's a, passionate, welcoming community, capable of bringing people from all walks of life together and uniting them through their love for visual culture. We're an otaku lifestyle website, with a firm belief that otaku can live rich, fulfilled lives full of the things they love, and we have a dedication to helping otaku accomplish that.

We invite otaku to use their obsession to do great things, and spotlight those who have done just that. In addition, we help Western otaku better understand the particulars of the anime industry and otaku culture market to better bridge the gap between East and West.

What We Do

At Iyashikei, we create articles, videos, podcasts, convention panels, and other media geared toward giving otaku the knowledge, tools, inspiration, and encouragement to maximize their enjoyment of their hobbies and improve their lives.

The Amagami Challenge

We've been proponents of the Amagami Challenge since day one (our very first article on our old website was about it!), and we believe in its ability to motivate otaku to pursue confidence, reject cynicism, and seek meaning and purpose in other people.

Starting in 2018, we started posting articles about learning social skills, building confidence, and other such topics under the "Amagami Challenge" category, to help those taking the challenge.

Our Amagami Challenge Page

Media Mix

In the Media Mix, we investigate the multitude of ways people use otaku media and otaku culture to enhance their other hobbies and other aspects of their lives.

Media Mix: C3-bu - An Airsofter's Perspective - [Otaku X Airsoft]

Weeb-onomics

Weeb-onomics investigates the very specific nuances and idiosyncrasies of the otaku culture industry and market. We believe fans should understand how the market surrounding the media they love really works.

Weeb-onomics: Why "Supporting The Industry" Is Hard

Instructional Videos

We create in-depth instructional videos and tutorials on subjects of interest to otaku.

How To Dust & Clean Anime Figures - Instructional Video

Convention Content

We create media at anime conventions to showcase the magic of when otaku come together in the real world.

Another Anime Convention 2016 | Drone MV "Tsubasa"

Why Support Iyashikei?

Traditional revenue streams (advertising, affiliate links, etc.) leave media outlets beholden to the companies advertising with them. With Iyashikei, our intention is to serve our community and only our community. To accomplish this, we include crowdfunding as one of our primary revenue streams, the other being products (Books and other resources).

Great things happen when otaku come together. Let Iyashikei show you.

Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month
You'll have our thanks for helping us help otaku, as well as access to our patron-only feed for behind-the-scenes blog posts and updates on our latest projects.
Supporter+
$5 or more per month

At this tier, you gain access to the Contributor channels on Iyashikei's Discord, letting you in on the creation process of some of our content. You also gain access to our patron-only feed.

Goals
$0 of $100 per month
At this level, we can begin to expand the team and put out more regular content.
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What is Iyashikei?

Iyashikei is an otaku lifestyle and convention culture online magazine dedicated to helping otaku get the most out of their hobbies, their communities, and their lives.

We are not an anime news blog.

We are not an anime review blog.

We are not an anime analysis blog.

We may include news, reviews, and analysis, but our true purpose isn't to be any one of those things.

Plenty of people already do those things and do them well. We prefer to approach anime and anime culture from a consumer's perspective, focusing on how otaku culture enriches the lives of those who participate in it, and how people can apply elements from anime, manga, and other otaku media to their own self-development.

Iyashikei is dedicated to creating content that encourages and helps otaku to develop their social skills, mindset, mental health, confidence, finances, knowledge base, and positive habits, as well as to deepen their knowledge and expertise in otaku culture. We want to help people get the most out of their lives while not sacrificing their hobbies.

The culture surrounding anime is diverse, enthusiastic, and loves to share the things they love. It's a, passionate, welcoming community, capable of bringing people from all walks of life together and uniting them through their love for visual culture. We're an otaku lifestyle website, with a firm belief that otaku can live rich, fulfilled lives full of the things they love, and we have a dedication to helping otaku accomplish that.

We invite otaku to use their obsession to do great things, and spotlight those who have done just that. In addition, we help Western otaku better understand the particulars of the anime industry and otaku culture market to better bridge the gap between East and West.

What We Do

At Iyashikei, we create articles, videos, podcasts, convention panels, and other media geared toward giving otaku the knowledge, tools, inspiration, and encouragement to maximize their enjoyment of their hobbies and improve their lives.

The Amagami Challenge

We've been proponents of the Amagami Challenge since day one (our very first article on our old website was about it!), and we believe in its ability to motivate otaku to pursue confidence, reject cynicism, and seek meaning and purpose in other people.

Starting in 2018, we started posting articles about learning social skills, building confidence, and other such topics under the "Amagami Challenge" category, to help those taking the challenge.

Our Amagami Challenge Page

Media Mix

In the Media Mix, we investigate the multitude of ways people use otaku media and otaku culture to enhance their other hobbies and other aspects of their lives.

Media Mix: C3-bu - An Airsofter's Perspective - [Otaku X Airsoft]

Weeb-onomics

Weeb-onomics investigates the very specific nuances and idiosyncrasies of the otaku culture industry and market. We believe fans should understand how the market surrounding the media they love really works.

Weeb-onomics: Why "Supporting The Industry" Is Hard

Instructional Videos

We create in-depth instructional videos and tutorials on subjects of interest to otaku.

How To Dust & Clean Anime Figures - Instructional Video

Convention Content

We create media at anime conventions to showcase the magic of when otaku come together in the real world.

Another Anime Convention 2016 | Drone MV "Tsubasa"

Why Support Iyashikei?

Traditional revenue streams (advertising, affiliate links, etc.) leave media outlets beholden to the companies advertising with them. With Iyashikei, our intention is to serve our community and only our community. To accomplish this, we include crowdfunding as one of our primary revenue streams, the other being products (Books and other resources).

Great things happen when otaku come together. Let Iyashikei show you.

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Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month
You'll have our thanks for helping us help otaku, as well as access to our patron-only feed for behind-the-scenes blog posts and updates on our latest projects.
Supporter+
$5 or more per month

At this tier, you gain access to the Contributor channels on Iyashikei's Discord, letting you in on the creation process of some of our content. You also gain access to our patron-only feed.