11 Celebrities Who Watch Anime and Promote it

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Anime and manga have created quite the thrill and sensation among people in the past decade. With the production and promotion of various kinds of anime, more and more people are getting into this game. Needless to say, even celebrities have started to get on this bandwagon in the past few years.

After all, that is exactly what anime is all about; you can’t just stay away from it once you start getting into that world. There have been few celebs who have been hardcore fans even before they got famous. And given the fact that they tend to have an influence on the general public, a lot of people are getting inspired by them and starting to watch anime themselves.

In this article, I will be talking about some of these popular celebrities who have expressed their love and devotion to Japanese animated content and made it an essential part of their lives. These celebrities have gotten inspired by the anime that they watch, enough to incorporate them into their own art.

So come, let us take a look at the 11 celebrities who watch anime and who have expressed their love for it again and again!

List of 11 Celebrities Who Love to Watch Anime

NameBirth DateBirth PlaceProfessionFavourite Anime
Cole SprouseAugust 4, 1992Arezzo, Tuscany, ItalyActorOne Piece, Death Note, Attack on Titan, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and Dragon Ball Z
Kanye WestJune 8, 1977Atlanta, Georgia, USAMusician and RapperAkira
Elon MuskJune 28, 1971Pretoria, South AfricaCEO of SpaceX and TeslaDeath Note, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Princess Mononoke, Ghost in the Shell, Spirited Away, Fullmetal Alchemist and Kimi no Nawa
James CameronAugust 16, 1954Kapuskasing, CanadaCanadian FilmmakerBattle Angel Alita
Ariana GrandeJune 26, 1993Floria, United StatesAmerican SingerSpirited Away
Disha PataniJune 13, 1992Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, IndiaBollywood ActressDragon Ball Z, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden
Bhuvan BamJanuary 22, 1994Vadodara, Gujarat, IndiaComedian and YouTuberThe Dragon Ball series
Sorabh PantSeptember 14, 1981Bombay, Maharashtra, IndiaStand-Up Comedian and WriterAttack on Titan, One Punch Man, Death Note, My Hero Academia
Eden HazardJanuary 7, 1991La Louviere, BelgiumFootballerNaruto, Naruto Shippuden
Manpreet SinghJune 26, 1992Jalandhar, Punjab, IndiaField Hockey PlayerNot known as of yet
Ronda RousseyFebruary 1, 1987Riverside, California, U.S.AProfessional WrestlerPokemon and Dragon Ball Z

Hollywood Celebrities Who Watch Anime

Cole Sprouse

American actor Cole Mitchell Sprouse is the first among the top 11 celebrities who watch anime. He is best known for his role as Cody Martin from the beloved Disney series, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and its spin-off The Suite Life on Deck. He is also popular for his role of Jughead Jones on the popular The CW T.V. series Riverdale.

Cole has expressed his love for anime time and again, be it by deriving style inspiration from One Piece character Sanji or cosplaying Eren Jaegar, the popular protagonist of the hit series Attack on Titan.

He has also used the picture of L, the genius detective from the legendary series Death Note as his Instagram profile picture before. And has also cosplayed the character Howl from Studio Ghibli blockbuster, Howl’s Moving Castle.

Hollywood actor Cole Sprouse is a big anime fan

Born: August 4, 1992

Birth Place: Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy

Profession: Actor

Favourite Anime: One Piece, Death Note, Attack on Titan, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and Dragon Ball Z

Kanye West

The eccentric rapper and musician is another of the celebrities who watch anime and is known for his love of it for a very long time. Other than being a full-time musician, it seems that he is also a part-time anime fanatic, vehemently vocalizing his love for the classics like Akira on Twitter.

Apparently, the rapper was also influenced by this anime movie in creating the set design and visualizations of the music video for his song titled “Stronger”.

West has released several popular albums like Yeezus, The Life of Pablo, Ye, with DONDA being his recent hit.

Kanye West Hollywood celebrity and rapper is a fan of Akira the anime

Born: June 8, 1977

Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Profession: Musician and rapper

Favourite Anime: Akira

Elon Musk

The CEO of SpaceX and Tesla and the world’s richest man right now, hasn’t shied away from verbalizing his love for anime and manga time and again.

He has been known for tweeting about his affection for Makoto Shinkai hit ‘Kimi no Nawa’ and has even expressed his desires for creating a ‘mecha’, a term derived from giant fighting robots in anime shows and movies.

His ex-girlfriend and baby momma Grimes is also known to be a fan of anime and manga deriving much of her fashion inspirations from anime characters. 

Elon Musk the world's richest man is a big fan of anime

Born: June 28, 1971

Birth Place: Pretoria, South Africa

Profession: CEO of SpaceX and Tesla

Favourite Anime: Death Note, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Princess Mononoke, Ghost in the Shell, Spirited Away, Fullmetal Alchemist and Kimi no Nawa

James Cameron

The legendary Hollywood director who has directed major hits, such as Avatar, Titanic, Terminator 1 and 2, Aliens, and the most recently, Avatar: The Way Of Water is also a huge fan of animes. 

He is personally a big fan of the manga series Battle Angel Alita, and he even got the rights to Alita back in 2003. Back at the time, he was in double mind to direct, either Avatar or Alita, fate was in Avatar’s favour and it got released in 2009.

Still, he didn’t give up on Alita and gave more than 1000 pages worth of notes to director Robert Rodriguez and he even wrote the screenplay of the film. 

The live-action adaptation of Alita came to theatres on 8th Feb 2019 and it ended up grossing $400 Million Dollars at the box office!

Born: August 16, 1954

Birth Place: Kapuskasing, Canada

Profession: Canadian Filmmaker

Favourite Anime: Battle Angel Alita

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande

Known for her melodious voice, Ariana Grande is also an anime fan. 

She hasn’t talked a lot about her love towards Anime, but she has a tattoo of the character Chihiro from Spirited Away, which is considered to be one of the best Anime films ever to be released. 

If having a tattoo isn’t enough for telling you how much you like a particular character, then I don’t know what it.

Ariana Grande has been known worldwide and even if you don’t know about her, you must have listened to her songs, such as 7 rings, Side to Side, Thank U, Next, Stuck With U, etc. 

She is a world-class singer who performs live concerts worldwide.

Born: June 26, 1993

Birth Place: Florida, United States

Profession: American Singer

Favourite Anime: Spirited Away

Bollywood Celebrities Who Watch Anime

Disha Patani

Popular Bollywood actress Disha Patani, who has worked in blockbuster hits like M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story and Baaghi 2 is one of the most popular Indian celebrities who watch anime has been a fan for a very long time.

She is known to be a fan of the popular series, Dragon Ball Z, even going so far as to name her dog Goku, after the protagonist of the series. She is also known to be a fan of the popular Shounen series, Naruto and Naruto Shippuden. 

Disha Patani is a Bollywood celebrity who is an anime fan

Born: June 13, 1992

Birth Place: Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India

Profession: Actress

Favourite Anime: Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden

Bhuvan Bam

Bhuvan Bam is an Indian comedian and YouTuber best known for his channel, BB Ki Vines, an internet sensation that grabbed the attention of thousands of fans, all across the country.

The star is also known to be a Dragon Ball fanatic and is known for sharing Dragon Ball related posts and memes on social media.

Bhuvan Bam one of the world's biggest YouTuber is an anime fan

Born: January 22, 1994

Birth Place: Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Profession: Comedian and YouTuber

Favourite Anime: The Dragon Ball series

Sorabh Pant

This Indian stand-up comedian and writer have gained massive popularity in recent times for his exceptional talents at stand-up and a sick sense of humour. He has performed in over 250 cities all across the country and has been rated amongst the top 10 stand-up comedians in India right now, by the Times of India.

He also hosts shows on his personal YouTube channel titled “Wake Up with Sorabh” where he interviews famous celebrities as well as his audience on any given topic. He has also mentioned his love for anime and the Japanese culture citing One Punch Man and Attack on Titan as being his two, favourite series of all time.

Sorabh Pant is an Indian stand up comedian who is a big anime fan

Born: September 14, 1981

Birth Place: Bombay, Maharashtra, India

Profession: Stand-Up Comedian and Writer

Favourite Anime: Attack on Titan, One Punch Man, Death Note, My Hero Academia

Sportsmen Who Watch Anime

Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard is a popular Belgian footballer who is known for being the captain of the Belgian national team. He is also the winger or the attacking midfielder for Real Madrid.

Hazard has been speculated to be a lover of anime after he was pictured watching Naruto on his laptop while on a flight. This spread rumours among his fans who are also into anime, about the footballer being a huge Naruto fan after all.

Eden Hazard footballer at Real Madrid and Belgian National team is a fan of Naruto Shippuden

Born: January 7, 1991

Birth Place: La Louviere, Belgium

Profession: Footballer

Favourite Anime: Naruto, Naruto Shippuden

Manpreet Singh

Manpreet Singh, who is the captain of the Indian Men’s national field hockey team is known to be an anime fanatic.

The sports star revealed his love for anime in a conversation with Kapil Sharma on the latter’s hugely popular late-night talk show, The Kapil Sharma Show. 

Manpreet Singh is the captain of Indian Hockey team who is an anime fan

Born: June 26, 1992

Birth Place: Jalandhar, Punjab, India

Profession: Field Hockey Player

Favourite Anime: Not known as of yet

Ronda Rousey

Ex-UFC champion Ronda Rousey is known to train for the ring and also for the Pokemon Stadium. The professional wrestler is known to be a huge fan of anime with her favourites being Pokemon and Dragon Ball Z.

She once revealed in an interview that she has a “cartoon crush” on Dragon Ball Z character Vegeta and also cosplayed Pikachu for an ESPN promo.

Ronda Rousey is a big fan of Vegeta from the anime Dragon Ball

Born: February 1, 1987

Birth Place: Riverside, California, U.S.A

Profession: Professional Wrestler

Favourite Anime: Pokemon and Dragon Ball Z

Final Thoughts

While these celebrities are having a go at the wonderful world of anime and manga, there are many others who have been hardcore fans of Japanese animated entertainment for ages. Celebs like Pharell Williams, Ariana Grande, Michael B. Jordan, Zac Efron and many others have been quite vocal about their love and passion for anime and manga. And given the hype that anime has created in recent times, it is no wonder that more and more celebrities are getting into this dazzling world to keep themselves entertained. 

Do you know of any other celebrity who watches anime? Let us know in the comments!

Safdarali Rizvi

Safdarali Rizvi

Safdarali Rizvi the management graduate. Has been an avid book reader all his life so naturally loves playing with his words. His curiosity for discovering futuristic opportunities drives him to enlighten the entire Geekymint team with exclusive and intriguing news. He has a real passion for calisthenics and sports. His management abilities and hunger for learning brings tremendous value to our team.

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