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19 Celebrities Who Are Surprisingly Into Anime

While it is still considered a niche interest by some, anime fandom has grown worldwide over the past 30 years. Now, there are plenty of famous people who watch anime. With anime subs available throughout network and cable TV along with anime streaming sites like Crunchyroll, the anime fanbase has grown into more than just typical otaku. Of the celebrities who like anime, some like Michael B. Jordan, are enthusiastically vocal about the fandom. 

You'd be surprised which major stars in TV, film, sports, and music are just as into Cowboy Bebop, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Pokémon, and other anime staples as you are. For example, Ariana Grande is a big anime celebrity fan. She has posted about manga before, and even has tattoos for Pokémon and Spirited Away characters. There are probably more celebrities that like anime than you realized. 

Some of these famous people anime fans have even had their fandom influence their work. Take a gander at this surprising list of celebrities who are into anime.