Love anime? Love K-Pop? It’s not often that the two worlds collide, but these 13 idols love watching anime and reading manga just as much as you do.
1. Yeri (Red Velvet)
Red Velvet’s Yeri loves anime so much, it’s actually what inspired her to become an idol. In Full Moon o Sagashite, the main character becomes a singer, inspiring Yeri to follow the same path.
2. Yuta (NCT)
NCT’s Yuta is a big fan of anime and particularly likes watching it with fellow member Winwin. Yuta, who is Japanese, once revealed that he often asks Winwin (who is Chinese) to recite Japanese anime lines for him.
3. Jeno (NCT)
NCT’s Jeno also loves watching anime, particularly Naruto—a fan favorite many anime lovers can relate to.
4. Yuri (Girls’ Generation)
Girls’ Generation‘s Yuri was always an avid anime-watcher and manga-reader. She had a particular love for Crayon Shin-Chan and often emulated the main character’s dancing.
5. Joshua (SEVENTEEN)
SEVENTEEN’s Joshua has three anime shows he loves in particular: One Piece, Naruto, and Bleach.
6. Woozi (SEVENTEEN)
Fellow SEVENTEEN member Woozi loves anime too. He’s been watching it ever since he was a kid.
7. Soyeon ((G)I-DLE)
(G)I-DLE leader Soyeon’s favorite hobby is watching anime, and she can’t get enough of One Piece.
8. Hyewon (IZ*ONE)
It’s fitting that IZ*ONE’s Hyewon ended up in a Japanese-Korean group, because she loves Japanese culture. In particular, she enjoys anime and a Japanese snack called takoyaki.
9. Wonjin (CRAVITY)
Ever wonder how CRAVITY’s Wonjin can speak Japanese? He actually learned it around the age of 14 because he wanted to watch anime without subtitles.
10. Jisoo (Lovelyz)
Lovelyz’s Jisoo also learned Japanese by watching anime. She loves dorama (Japanese television dramas) too.
11. Dami (Dreamcatcher)
One Piece is Dreamcatcher Dami’s go-to anime, and she’s a fan of the manga too.
12. Amber (f(x))
The first shows f(x)’s Amber binged were animes—Naruto, Bleach, and Full Metal Alchemist.
13. Yeonkuk (NOIR)
NOIR’s Yeonkuk loves anime so much, he once said he wants to learn Japanese just so he can watch it without subtitles.