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The members of the most famous South-Korean Boy Band BTS (Korean: 방탄소년단; Roman: Bangtan Sonyeondan) are not just music lovers. Time and time again BTS have mentioned their love for Anime. Especially, Jungkook and V are the best weeb friends one could have. But what specific anime are BTS obsessed with? ARMY’s Lets find out!!!!!!!!!!
All the boys are familiar with the anime Naruto and it makes sense! Who doesn’t like Naruto? It is the most iconic Anime of all times. In Episode number 28 of RUN BTS- they even chose one of Naruto’s theme song to sing on Karaoke. Obviously with the mandatory signature run.
In the BTS interview with Noisey, the band was asked to choose between Dragon Ball, One Piece and Naruto, RM even gave a shoutout to Naruto for, 'actually having a real ending'. Yoongi’s love for Naruto can be seen in his 2015 costume where he dressed up like Naruto looking all ‘Kawaii’. Naruto is about a village boy named Uzumaki Naruto, the leader of his village. The show has in total 500 episodes. So buckle up and prepare yourself to binge watch.
2) Dragon Ball
Members who are fans: Jin and Suga
In the same interview with Noisey, the boys got in a huge debate when were asked to choose between Naruto, Dragon Ball and One piece. Suga attempted to talk over everyone else saying ‘Absolutely Dragon Ball’, ‘Dragon Ball’, ‘Absolutely Dragon Ball’. Jin backed Suga saying ‘Dragon Ball is a masterpiece’.
3) One Piece
Members who are fan: Jimin
Jimin is a big fan of the anime one piece. He even has a soft spot for the swordsman character Zoro. Jimin now owns every volume of the One Piece Manga.
He was even asked what his dream as a kid was, Jimin revealed that he really enjoyed watching One Piece and his favourite character was Zoro.
So, he started to dream to be a cool swordsman like Zoro and that’s where his journey to learn Kendo started. He said that he has learned Kendo for eight years from the age of when he was just nine years old. How Inspiring!
Since all the members seem to be fans of the all famous Volleyball anime, Haikyuu; but it seems like Jungkook and Taehyung are the major Haikyuu fans among the band. They both absolutely love Haikyuu and adore Shoyo Hinata by heart. They even said that they particularly like watching sports anime. Surprisingly both the maknae’s have same favourite animes like: AnoHana: The Flower We Saw That Day, 5 centimeters Per Second, Kimi No Na Wa: Your Name and Death Note.
5) Crayon Shin Chan
Members who are fans: J-Hope
Well, the sunshine of BTS is not a big fan of sports and thriller animes. Even though J-Hope does not look like a big fan of anime, he still recommends the show Shin Chan to ARMY’s. If we actually think about it, there are a lot of similarities between J-Hope and Shin Chan. One being the crazy dance moves both carry out.
6) My Hero Academia
Members who are fans: V
V loves to watch animes while he practices for concerts. V has been a very big My Hero Academia fan. He has also been captured watching MHA back stage entranced.
7) Slam Dunk
Members who are fans: Suga and Jungkook
Suga has always put Slam Dunk as his favourite Anime. Suga has binge-watched all the episodes numerous times whether it is the Manga or the animated version of Slam Dunk, Suga is all about Slam Dunk.
Suga was also a basketball player in his high school days. Even his stage name Suga (슈가) is derived from the first syllables of Shooting Guard, the position he used to play in basketball as a student.
Maybe, Suga is trying to emulate his favourite anime? Who knows?
8) Spirited Away
Members who are fans: Jungkook
Jungkook once mentioned that his first dream growing up was to become an anime character, specifically a character who could turn into a giant dragon. Very wise choice Jungkook, because same!
9) Attack On Titan
Members who are fans: OT 7
Every ARMY who has tuned into the behind the scenes of the band’s dorms knows how big fans they are of the thriller. All of them own AOT merch and Manga. One of their song ‘Attack On Bangtan’ was inspired by Attack On Titan.
Members who are fans: Jin and RM Especially!
Jin seems to be a big fan of the anime Pokemon. His favorite character is Pikachu. When asked about the anime in the Noisey interview, Jin went all in to prove that he loved Pikachu from Pokemon.
RM also is a big fan of the game Pokemon Go which is now available in South Korea. He often posts screenshots of various Pokemons he has captured and renames them after his fellow members.
ARMY’s if you are also big weeb like Jungkook and V, these anime are for you. But if you fall into the soft category of J-Hope, you can give his preferences a try. Who knows? you may love it as well!
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Ghamsahamnida! Borahae ARMY!