YKK Forum

Geographic distribution

OK, We've done the age/gender survey. Next question:
Where abouts are YKK fans located?

I figure country+state/province/etc is detailed enough!

So, to kick things off, I'm in Western Australia, Australia.


- Rob Masters
Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA--but only temporary!!

- Ian Darrow
Tuesday, August 10, 2004

I'm in Newport Beach, California. I hear there's a television show called "The OC", which is about how people like me live. ^_^ I doubt if anyone on that show is a fan of Alpha, Kokone, and the Misago. : (

Y'all should move here, it's great.


- Kempis Curious
Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Washington State, USA

- Zelmel
Tuesday, August 10, 2004

San Jose, California, USA, Earth

- Loran
Tuesday, August 10, 2004

stoke on trent, staffordshire, UK

[the place your auntie got her pottery from]

- macloud
Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Veszprem, Hungary (EU)

- Vida Laszlo
Tuesday, August 10, 2004


Just got back from Japan. Does that count?

Err... NorCal.



- dDave
Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Currently In Idaho, USA.

Soon(about a month or more) to be in Oregon USA area.

Can't wait to be back by the sea.

- Miah
Tuesday, August 10, 2004

I'm from Mogilev, Belarus.

- SAN^2
Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Perth, Western Australia.

- PC
Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Somewhere in Finland.

- Jari Lehtinen
Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Brazil... Yay.

- (NGA)
Wednesday, August 11, 2004


- Chris Davey
Wednesday, August 11, 2004

/me hails from the great city of Ithaca, NY.

...Ithaca is Gorges

- kawaiiguy
Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Nashville TN, USA

- Roy Zhou
Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Montana, USA

- Dave Thespork
Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Seattle, Washington

- Nels Lindberg
Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Another one in Perth, Western Australia

- Brad
Wednesday, August 11, 2004

I think I'm the third one from Seattle, Washington.

- martialstax
Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Lazy Kogepan who has not finished the vol.02 Hungarian translation, yet, lives in Hungary, EU.

- Kogepan
Thursday, August 12, 2004

Moscow, Russia

- Teisuu
Thursday, August 12, 2004

Wiltshire, England. Where Stonehenge & Avebury are.

- Andy Tucker
Friday, August 13, 2004

Outside of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

- -Ced
Saturday, August 14, 2004

Rochester, New York

- MacGuges
Saturday, August 14, 2004

The Netherlands

- Erwin
Sunday, August 15, 2004

I live near the Route 16(Volume8/79) and Valley Road(Volume8/88).
Valley Road is Doushi-Michi(Doushi Road E139.1.18.7 N35.30.55.8).

- Yoshi
Sunday, August 15, 2004

Sin City (Las Vegas), Nevada, USA.

- kage musouka
Sunday, August 15, 2004

Currently I'm in Boston, Massachusetts, but I'll am moving back to Florida soon. So, Tampa Bay Area, Florida, US.

- Adam S
Tuesday, August 17, 2004

sydney Australia

- dark_hand
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Sao Paulo, Brazil.


- Wilson
Thursday, August 19, 2004

Aloha (Portland), Oregon, U.S.A.

- Tabyk
Friday, August 27, 2004

State of Georgia, U.S.A.

I was just noticing myself (on the Cafe Alpha forum) how spread out the fans were. Japan, Australia, The U.K., Europe, Russia... We just need some from South America, Asia, and Africa and we might have the world covered. >_>

- FurrySaint
Saturday, August 28, 2004

<notices the Brazilians> Whoops! Scratch South America off the 'needed' list. ^^;;

- FurrySaint
Saturday, August 28, 2004

Aveiro, Portugal.

- O. Takashi
Saturday, August 28, 2004

Not only do we have a good spread across the globe, there are some interesting clumps.
Cases in point: Seattle, Washington and Perth, Western Australia.
Now I can't say too much about Seattle, but Perth is just over 1 million, and the anime community is pretty small. Because of that, I am certain of the identity of one of the other Perth people, and probably know the other as well. Further, it is a fair bet that all three of us we introduced to YKK via the same forum (JAFWA, or known associates, thereof).
Howabout it Seattle-ites? Do you guys know each other? Did you get introduced to it the same way?


- Rob Masters
Sunday, August 29, 2004

I'm from Germany (EU).

- Wiesel
Sunday, August 29, 2004

Kanata, Ontario, Canada

- Devin C
Sunday, August 29, 2004

near milan, italy.

- Mauro
Monday, August 30, 2004

Finally, the Italians weigh in! Welcome! I am given to understand that anime and manga are huge in Italia these days. Isn't that true?

- Ian Darrow
Monday, August 30, 2004

One more from Germany

- Andrej
Tuesday, August 31, 2004

L. A. (Lost Angels City), California.

- Z
Wednesday, September 1, 2004

> Now I can't say too much about Seattle, but Perth is just over 1 million, and the anime community is pretty small.

JAFWA is still one of the larger anime fan groups in the Southern hemisphere from what I remember. (For a while, it was the largest... but since there's MAD and UWAnime and the advent of digisubs, lost a few members, not to mention anime is a lot more popular now).

> Further, it is a fair bet that all three of us we introduced to YKK via the same forum (JAFWA, or known associates, thereof).

That's a pretty fair bet. It's tough to get new and exciting stuff into the JAFWA program though as compared to the late 90's. We may see some horror theme OAV's or more introspective works like Kino no Tabi with any luck soon...

- PC
Thursday, September 2, 2004

Naval Weapons Station Point Loma

- EM3(SU) Rose
Friday, September 3, 2004

Ad Sweden to the list.
An a was just looking for Manga when a come across YKK, and now a can't stop reading it.

- John_Silver
Friday, September 3, 2004

Germantown, Maryland (that's in the Washington, DC orbit).

- smurd
Saturday, September 4, 2004

Almería, Spain

- Comalies
Saturday, September 4, 2004

Copenhagen, Denmark

- abunai
Thursday, September 9, 2004

Seattle itself is about a million and a half in population, but the greater Seattle area is more than 3 million, and with such a large Asia community, anime and manga is quite popular. I don't know any of the other YKK folks here, but I'd love to meet them sometime.

- martialstax
Saturday, September 11, 2004

Sydney Australia
I was reading the web comic at www.asifcomic.com and someone linked to YKK in the forums. Best find in a long time

- Mischa Baka
Thursday, September 16, 2004

I'm from El Segundo, California =)

- Carn
Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Until a couple months ago, Arizona in the US. Currently Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.

- cybernezumi
Thursday, September 23, 2004

Time for the midwest section of the United States to check in.

Illinois for me. More specifically just outside of Chicago in a small city called Joliet.

- Christine K
Thursday, September 23, 2004

top of the middle of the midwest, usa. (more or less)

- tadpol
Thursday, September 23, 2004

Back side of the moon. No! Wait! that should be NW New Mexico

- Jim
Friday, September 24, 2004

I can understand the confusion. We often have the same problem if we head east of Kalgoorlie (in the centre of Western Australia).

The trick, we have found, is to look at the sky during day-time. If it's blue and cloudless, you're in W.A. (or New Mexico). If it's black and cloudless, you're on the Moon. And if it's black and cloud-covered, you're in London!

At night, it's more of a problem. Although if you find yourself eating more than two or three meals before dawn, you're probably on the moon.


- Rob Masters
Friday, September 24, 2004

That's definitely a midnight post!

- Brad
Friday, September 24, 2004

Johannesburg, South Africa.

- Rick
Friday, September 24, 2004

Originally, Connecticut. Now, Mountain View, CA.

- dn
Saturday, September 25, 2004

Sunnyvale, California, USA

- Smarasderagd
Thursday, September 30, 2004

but right now i stay at singapore
looks like i'm the only asia here....

- nova
Thursday, September 30, 2004

First time posting here, though I've been following YKK for quite a while now:

Ljubljana, Slovenia

- ender
Thursday, September 30, 2004

I book Two Malaysians here. One which is me, and the other a friend of mine who introduced me the comic

Sunday, October 3, 2004

I'm sure the seattlites will all see each other at kinokuniya eventually. Maybe an Oasis gathering after the november issue comes out (October's there already - who said it doesn't show up until the 12th?)

- nari
Monday, October 4, 2004

Just to skew the results, since I'm a forum lurker...

Also from Perth, Western Australia. Hee.

- Lizbyrd
Monday, October 4, 2004

Gotland, Sweden

- Calle
Monday, October 4, 2004

I'm in Oak Park, Illinois, USA... a short scooter ride from Chicago.

- plm
Monday, October 4, 2004

By the way, just wondering... There are 66 replies now to this post and also 66 replies to the age post. Are there only 66 of us (lurkers excepted)?

- plm
Monday, October 4, 2004

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

- Jericho
Tuesday, October 5, 2004

hmm....,thats true...,where's the other reader?too lazy ha?btw i wonder what's your internet connection?back then in indonesia i only got about 1kb/s.............,so....,it;s take about 2 days to download 1 complete book of ykk........,so trust me, i really like ykk

- nova
Tuesday, October 5, 2004

2 days? That's dedication! My connection is about 4.5 MB/sec. I like YKK too; and I'm fortunate enough not to have to wait for it too long.

- plm
Tuesday, October 5, 2004

luck to you.......4,5 mb/s......,wow.............................................................
i wonder is there anyone who share the experience like me?

- nova
Friday, October 8, 2004

Another first-time poster here, reading from Virginia, USA.

- Mad Ludwig
Thursday, October 14, 2004

Add Estonia (EU) to the list too:)

- user045
Friday, October 15, 2004

Moscow, Russia. Translating into russian as well.

- Drake
Friday, October 15, 2004

Somehow I forgot to mention that I'm in the Los Angeles Basin, between Disney and JPL, where “I will probably watch the passing of this twilit age.”

- seaweb
Saturday, October 16, 2004

Sao Paulo, Brazil.

- Clovis
Saturday, October 16, 2004

Gothenburg, Sweden...

- Martin
Sunday, October 17, 2004

'Nother lurker, here to add Insular America to the list- YKK fan living in Puerto Rico ^^

- Gravekeeper
Sunday, October 17, 2004

Typing from Wroclaw...
It seems that Poland wasn't on the list yet.

- Cornel
Monday, October 18, 2004

Virginia here as well ...

- Knaibesu
Monday, October 18, 2004

...Houthalen, Belgium

- Sergio
Monday, October 18, 2004

Near Paris, France

- Onkr
Thursday, December 23, 2004

Seongnam, South Korea

- SeaStone
Thursday, December 23, 2004

New Mexico, USA

- baltakatei
Thursday, December 23, 2004

Exeter, Devon, UK (way down south).
Not too many of the ol' British around...

- Akkur
Saturday, December 25, 2004

And I'm from Kungsbacka, Sweden.
That's three swedes now.

- The Space Cowboy
Sunday, December 26, 2004

Oh, hello!

I missed this post.

I'm SoCal, formerly NorCal. More specifically: Glendale, formerly Vacaville.

What's that...three or four within driving distance of the Home of the Homeless?

- seaweb
Sunday, December 26, 2004

Melbourne, Australia.
Happy New Year, everyone.

- Robin
Monday, December 27, 2004

Bronx, NY, USA. I can safely say i'm the only YKK fan in the Bronx....

- Philthy
Friday, December 31, 2004

Hertfordshire, England, but I study in Exeter Devon.

- banjoboy
Saturday, January 1, 2005

Valencia, Spain :D

- Gololo~~~~
Monday, January 3, 2005

Houston, TX

- Mistaken Identity
Monday, January 3, 2005

Russia, Moscow.

- jetxee
Tuesday, January 4, 2005

Necochea, Argentina

- Mazyrian
Wednesday, January 5, 2005

San Francisco, CA

- AhBeeDoi
Wednesday, January 5, 2005


Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


- Shane
Thursday, January 6, 2005

Moscow, Russia

- Michael
Friday, January 7, 2005

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

- Daniel Rodrigues
Friday, January 7, 2005

Near Boston, Massachusetts. I seem to be the only one in the entire New England area, since Adam S. moved.

- Doug S.
Sunday, January 9, 2005

Singapore, Singapore

- Cube
Sunday, January 9, 2005

Turnhout, Belgium (EU)

- kukii
Monday, January 10, 2005

Kouvola, Finland

- Ashton
Thursday, January 13, 2005

Perth, Western Australia

- Devar
Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Hanoi, Vietnam

- anhHoTong
Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Wibble. Five of us from Perth? That sure pushes the stats off to one side.

Actually, looking at things, it seems that if you come from a 1-2Mil sized city, you are more likely to be a YKK fan. I mean we have more people here from any given small city, than most large ones. Three from Moscow, not withstanding. Must be something about YKK that appeals to people with a small-city outlook. Or I might be just pulling stuff out of thin air ^_^

Meantime, Perth fans, you can see me at Genghiscon this weekend. Visit genghiscon.org for details. No YKK on the video program, though, sorry. Even though I did create the program. Hang on! There is the YKK video clip in one of the morning music video segments.


- Rob Masters
Wednesday, January 26, 2005

I'm from Minsk, Belarus

- daemon
Friday, January 28, 2005

From Taiwan :-)

Friday, January 28, 2005

Palm Bay Florida here...
(near Kennedy Space Center)


- Tom Jardine
Saturday, January 29, 2005

malaysia (asia)

near indonesia, singapore, philiphine and THAILAND

- "own"
Tuesday, February 8, 2005

Rome, Georgia, USA

- Greg Crider
Tuesday, February 8, 2005

Jakarta, Indonesia... looks like I'm the second from indonesia.

- Kuswardhana
Friday, February 11, 2005

Budapest, Hungary

- spm
Thursday, February 17, 2005

Putten, The Netherlands. Seems like I'm the second Dutchie around here, and one of the few that come from a tiny village. I discovered manga/anime by accident while surfing on the web, and I must say it's great fun now and then.

- Arne Driessenq
Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Belgium, Lier (Huge fan of YKK!;-))

- Andries
Tuesday, February 22, 2005

another from Vancouver BC Canada
(other side of the ocean from Yokohama)

- terry sunderland
Sunday, March 13, 2005

North of LaLaLand, CA

- Darin
Monday, March 14, 2005

Bilbao, in the province of Vizcaya, in the state of Vasque Country, in the country of Spain, in he continent of Europe, in the planet Earth, in the Solar Sistem, in the X-Dimension


- Chass
Monday, March 21, 2005

St. Louis, Missouri (USA - midwest)

- maromi
Monday, March 21, 2005

Christchurch, New Zealand

- Esker
Wednesday, August 31, 2005

From Selangor, Malaysia. Suppose to be a lurker but just wanted to make my presense known... hmnn weird. YKK is a good read! 1 of my fav.
For stats sake, suppose to have a 1 Mbps connection.

- Tiren78
Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Pahang, Malaysia.

- painsama
Thursday, September 1, 2005

Madrid, Spain

- DavidF
Thursday, September 1, 2005

Vallejo, CA-- about 40 minutes outside of SF. I'm surprised there aren't more people from SF-- reasonable anime community, and a lot of people in the Bay Area in general.....

- steve berry
Thursday, September 1, 2005

Somewhere near Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

- ctrlaltdelete
Thursday, September 1, 2005

Portland, Oregon, USA

Introduced to YKK by a friend. :)

- Silverback
Thursday, September 1, 2005

Wow here is just like a mini UN with representatives all over the world. ^^

Anyway, I am from Hong Kong, China.

You may refer to my "Konnichiwa" thread if you'd like to know how I was introduced to the YKK manga.

- Doraneko
Thursday, September 1, 2005

Vancouver, BC/Edmonton, Alberta

... someday I'll make up my mind =)

- Chris H
Thursday, September 1, 2005

The capital of Texas, USA

- blizgerg
Thursday, September 1, 2005

Porto Alegre, Brazil

- Nietz
Thursday, September 1, 2005

Rossland BC, Canada. Plus my daughter who introduced me to YKK is in Prince George BC.

- otter
Friday, September 2, 2005

Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia, but will be in Moscow for next few months.

- Kin
Friday, September 2, 2005

Decatur, Illinois, USA middle of the midwest

- Kerry
Friday, September 2, 2005

Donetsk, Ukraine.

- alexs
Friday, September 2, 2005


- Wim
Saturday, September 3, 2005

Sain-Petersburg, Russia

- Stargazer
Thursday, September 15, 2005

Am I the only YKK fan in Oklahoma. I am in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Recently discovered YKK and I was suprised that I liked it so well. I usually go for the more violent manga and anime. Such as Gunnm, Macross, Bubblegum Crisis, Gunsmith Cats, Ghost in the Shell. I did also like appleseed another introspective anime but still violent. And of course Tank Police.

- RtrentC
Thursday, September 15, 2005

>> I usually go for the more violent manga and anime. Such as Gunnm, Macross, Bubblegum Crisis, Gunsmith Cats, Ghost in the Shell. I did also like appleseed another introspective anime but still violent. And of course Tank Police.<<

That's not really so strange... I like and own all of those titles in both Manga and Anime form and I LOVE YKK... consider perhaps you're more multi-dimensional that you're giving yourself credit for...


- Darin~
Thursday, September 15, 2005

Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

- Jesus Argon Lopez Jauregui
Thursday, September 15, 2005

This makes two invegas - and I for one LONG for points north more reminiscent of YKK's world than this madhouse. Meet me in Ely.

- Icchan
Thursday, September 15, 2005

Rossland, British Columbia, Canada

- otter
Thursday, September 15, 2005


City: Kota Kinabalu
State: Sabah
Country: Malaysia

Find an atlas and look it up. :)

- Dragna Vey
Friday, September 16, 2005

I am in Derby, UK.

- Andy Beale
Friday, September 16, 2005

Paris, France

- T-34
Friday, September 16, 2005

Can't help but think of a line from a Simpsons episode whenever I see a 'location' question...

"Greetings, Earth children!"
"Huh? Where do YOU come from?"

*chuckle* Myself, I'm in Orlando, Florida.

- T. Cook
Saturday, September 17, 2005

Helsinki, Finland (3rd Finn so far). And to Ashton: I'm from Valkeala!

- Dieselviulu
Saturday, October 1, 2005

Quite an International here, he-he...

- Drake
Saturday, October 1, 2005

Long Beach, Cali, usa

- terra
Wednesday, October 5, 2005

Victoria, Australia

- Elric of Grans
Wednesday, October 5, 2005

Chesterton Indiana, USA
A little town just about an hour from downtown Chicago.

I like YKK and shoujo anime/manga, so there!

Teresa Kaiju

- Teresa kaiju
Thursday, October 6, 2005

Pozna&#324;, Poland

- Radomir Dopieralski
Thursday, October 6, 2005

Selangor, Malaysia.

- Tangram
Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Socorro, New Mexico

- Silver
Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Turku, Finland

- lepinkainen
Thursday, December 1, 2005

Bremen, Germany

- Makumba
Friday, December 2, 2005

Central Coast , California, USA

- Zetser
Monday, December 5, 2005

Austin, Texas

- Peter Van Overen
Sunday, December 11, 2005

Toulouse, France

- Kilith
Monday, September 4, 2006

Kazakhstan, Karaganda. I am russian though.

- Dmitriy
Thursday, October 5, 2006

Kiev, Ukraine.

- Alex
Friday, October 6, 2006

Moscow, Russia
In fact, we've got lots of YKK fans here :P

- dervish ibn candela
Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Metro Manila, Philippines (Asia)

Looks like patrons of Alpha's humble cafe come from all over the world.

Cafe Alpha > Starbucks

- Jonathan
Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Isn't it a little bit crowdy for poor Alpha. ^_^

- Dmitriy
Monday, October 16, 2006


Nah, Alpha needs all the customers she can get ;)



- dDave
Monday, October 16, 2006

Florence, Alabama

- Cable
Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

- Rudolf
Sunday, November 19, 2006

Los Angelos of southern Cali

btw, if your connection speed is slow, why don't some member of the YKK forum help other member? surely it not that hard to burn the cd and mail it to people who has slow connection speed? i'm willingly to do it for free. that is, til it git licenced.

- terra
Sunday, November 19, 2006

sorry for the double post, but did anybody already made a google earth map of where the member are from with the static?

- terra
Sunday, November 19, 2006

From Valladolid, Spain.

- obi
Saturday, November 25, 2006

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