As we shamble further into the 21st Century, it's been odd to realize that the global elites and worldwide celebrities we see in the media grew up with the same anime shows we used to watch as a kid. In fact, if you're under 40, there's no way you WEREN'T parked in front of the TV during the Pokemon-Toonami-Jetix anime boom. 

Yet there's a difference between intellectually understanding this and STILL freaking out when it's revealed that Fashion/TV/Social Media omnipresence Kim Kardashian is a self-admitted anime fan! 



It began when She was photographed around Tokyo sporting bright pink hair in her husband's futuristic designs for the upcoming YEEZY "Season 7"

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This elicited comments across social media noticing the similarities between Kim's "high fashion" shots and the otherwise "low culture" aesthetics of modern Anime.

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Prompting Kim to respond that it was NO coincidence, that she has in fact been consumed with the Otaku spirit

Going so far as to post fanart of Studio Trigger's "Darling in the Franxx"

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Now, anime fans across the internet are going nuts, wondering about the implications of having one of the most successful figures in media history reveal their power level as an unashamed weeb.

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Where are the lines drawn when the most "normie" among us can enjoy Japanimation?

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Of course, her husband's love of anime has long been known

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There's obviously some backlash, as the most stereotypical "rich popular girl" just professed a love for a fandom that has mostly defined itself by its outsider status

 


But in the end, when the anime is good even billionaire power-couples have to pay respect




I mean, as much respect that an internationally funded social media juggernaut can have while it pushes for continual relevancy and merchandising sales (talking about the Kardashians AND Anime here)

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