When I came to Korea on exchange in 2014 it didn’t occur to me that it could be a hub for so called “otaku”. While I knew anime was relevant, and manhwa was prevalent, I thought Korea concerned itself mostly with video games. It wasn’t until my return in early 2018 that I started realizing how much Korea has to offer people interested in anime, manga, gunpla, gachapon, plushies, artists, you name it! After realizing there aren’t a lot of resources available for foreigners who might not know Korean, I decided to take my passion for graphic design and anime and combine it in one in order to make something hopefully useful!
hobby.kr hopes to serve as a database of news, events, and resources to point people in the direction of the things they love the most! As the project grows we will hopefully be able to provide more accurate information, translations, resources, and coverage of events!
Date founded: July 5, 2018
Founded in: Seoul, South Korea