While gaming and anime fans in many cases have separate interests from one another, the two different fandoms are quite closely linked. Many popular games have been turned into anime, and vice versa, leading fans to use one to discover the other. Though fans generally prefer one adaptation over another, the relationship is mutually beneficial. Anime and video game adaptations not only provide more materials to enjoy within the fandom, but they expand and spread the fandom out to others as well. When it comes to online community building, the more the merrier!