Well, all the anime fans in India are fully aware of the fact that they have been given no representation till this point in time whatsoever. I mean, we of course have had small forums or pages on social media platforms but what about some big solid representation?
Yes, we have never had it, until this point in time. But we have Otakukart, an anime news website, that is trying to solve this issue faced by the Indian lovers of anime dramas and films. This website was started by Sohel Moldharia back in 2015. All this while, we fan already know the meaning of the term Otaku. But for the newbies, it is a Japanese word that represents the people who are interested in anime as well as the content given away by the manga shows.
The company, Otakukart, was initially started to provide the latest information about anime news to all the keen readers around the globe and slowly, has come forth in the form of a successful venture. All this while, Otakukart has subsequent platforms such as OtakuRage.com. The objective of this secondary website is to provide Anime as well as Gaming Products to all the fans who are not able to access it from other giant platforms. The officials have been in this business for over 7 years now and have sold their products from websites such as TeePublic as well as TeeFury and Qwertee along with RedBubble. But after seven years of a dream that is now finally getting successful, Otakukart is more than ready to launch an official e-commerce website named Otakurage.
Obviously, this is very exciting after following the years of success that the company officials gained. Their sole objective is to provide easy anime merch to the Indian Anime Community as well as the Less Privileged Community who love these Japanese shows. This step taken is called AII, short for Anime India Initiative and of course, the fans cannot be any happier. You guys should also know that there are seven points that have been issued under this new propagation of anime merch.
As per Sohel Moldharia, he surely stepped up on the podium to explain every objective of his plan. The first and the basic one is to provide free food to all those in need right now. We are currently witnessing the second wave of the virus hitting the country right now and amidst it all, there are many families left unattended with their basic food supplies. Otakukart aims to provide for such families living in the nearby cities as well as the neighboring ones. On the other hand, climate change is also a key factor in making situations adverse. Mr. Moldharia, through Otakukart, aims to plant as many trees as possible. They are donating a part of their income to nonprofit organizations such as sankalptaru.org as well as greenyatra.com. Another goal set by the company is to hand over free clothes to the part of the Indian community which genuinely is in need of it. The products can even be exchanged if the customer has any issue with the sizes. Such t-shirts are then washed, sanitized, and sent over to NGOs for distribution. The two companies, Otakukart and Otakurage are completely dependent on Green Energy and this is something we all appreciate. The solar panels from which the company works is based in Navsari located in Gujarat.
Other ways by which Otakukart is giving back to society more than it takes, is by employing artists who are in love with the anime culture from India to work with them. This is not all as Otaku companies are also trying to bring multinational companies to establish themselves in India for the growth of the anime community. By doing so, the Indian audience will have legal access to all their anime drama and films and the content might also officially release in theatres. With a clear vision in mind, Otakukart is working since 2015 and has massive potential in bringing the necessary change for the people of India.
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