Plus why he’s grateful to fellow anime fan Hueningkai!
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TXT‘s Soobin is tall, talented, handsome, and to top it all off, a huge fan of anime! Like many of us, he loves nothing more than to unwind by watching a good episode…or two.
In fact, as revealed in an interview with Weverse Magazine, he now prefers it over gaming. An added bonus is that he has a watching buddy to discuss the shows with—fellow TXT member Hueningkai.
I don’t game lately, but I do watch anime. I just watched one recently, in fact, so I’ve been talking with Hueningkai nonstop for two days about it. — Soobin
In his opinion, it’s essential to have someone to share your thoughts and feelings with. Hueningkai is the perfect friend for that purpose because he’s an avid watcher. He’s already seen all the animes that Soobin mentions to him.
When you watch anime, you need someone who can share your feelings. I think I can talk about it a lot thanks to Huening. Actually, whenever I recommend something to him, he says he’s already seen it all. (laughs) — Soobin
Soobin went on to describe how he began watching anime when he was in grade school. Although he stopped for a while, he took it up again after his debut when he suddenly remembered a show that he had watched. A whole new world was opened up to him, and the rest is history.
There was an anime I watched in grade school when my friend recommended it to me. I didn’t watch any more anime after that, but I started thinking about the show again out of the blue after I debuted. I remembered I liked it, so I started it again from the beginning and then happened to watch some other shows and found out there’s all kinds of good ones. I used to watch a lot of emotional animes with beautiful art styles and stories I could get invested in, but these days I also watch a lot of action-packed ones. — Soobin
For fans who aren’t aware, the anime in question is Tokyo Ghoul, a dark fantasy series that aired in 2014. He had briefly mentioned it after a fan broached the question online.
- Fan: Oppa, what was the first anime you ever watched?
- Soobin: Me watching Tokyo Ghoul in middle school was my first time watching anime.
Furthermore, he once revealed that he is a huge fan of Yuta Okkotsu from the famed manga-turned-anime, Jujutsu Kaisen. He confessed that he “completely fell in love with him.”
- Fan: Soobin! Who is your favorite character in Jujutsu Kaisen?
- Soobin: Yuta Okkotsu… I completely fell in love with him.
Soobin has one final message for fans: Being an otaku is not a sin. In other words, there is absolutely no shame in loving anime!