The members of BTS aren’t just lovers of music: time and time again they’ve brought up in interviews the other pop culture genres that they spend their time with, such as anime and video games. But what specific anime are the members of BTS obsessed with? These are the the anime BTS watch! Header Image by @hanavbara
Members who are fans: Suga, Jin
In a 2018 interview with Noisey, the boys erupt into an intense debate when asked to choose between Dragon Ball, One Piece, and Naruto. Suga attempts to talk over everyone else, saying “Dragon Ball! Dragon Ball! Absolutely Dragon Ball!” Jin then backs Suga up, telling Noisey and the rest of the band “Dragon Ball Z is a masterpiece.”
Attack On Titan
Members who are fans: all!
Anyone who’s tuned into a behind the scenes video showing the band’s dorm knows all too well from the merch visible that BTS loves Attack On Titan, or Shingeki No Kyojin.
Members who are fans: Suga & Jungkook especially!
In 2017, Suga declared Slam Dunk is his favorite cartoon, even above Pokemon. Whether it’s the manga or animated iteration, Yoongi is all about Slam Dunk. He even played on basketball teams in the past. Perhaps trying to emulate his favorite anime?
Members who are fans: RM & Suga especially!
In that same Noisey interview where the band was asked to choose between Dragon Ball, One Piece and Naruto, Namjoon gave a shoutout to Naruto for “actually having a real ending.” We also know that Yungi loves Naruto, if his 2015 costume is any indication:
Members who are fans: Jimin especially!
Jimin’s been a big fan of One Piece since childhood, with a soft spot for the swordsman character Zoro / Zolo. Jimin now owns every volume of the One Piece manga!
Members who are fans: Jungkook and V especially!
Like Attack on Titan, all of BTS seems to be in love with the volleyball anime, Haikyuu!!, but it seems Jungkook along with Taehyung are the major Otaku fans in the band.
Additional Anime BTS Watch
- The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
- Death Note
- My Hero Academia
- Cardcaptor Sakura
- Wolf Children
- Summer Wars
- Sailor Moon
- Love Live
BTS As Anime Characters
Imagine if BTS had their own anime? Well thanks to the incredible artist @hanavbara on Twitter, we don’t have to just imagine, we can see it! The artist drew incredible adaptations of the Boy With Luv music video in the style of 90s Shoujo anime. Feast your eyes and don’t forget to follow @hanavbara!