Kim Jong Un has been threatening the world with a Nuclear missile attack on the US, South Korea, and Japan. However, it seems that “The Dictator” himself is a huge fan of both American and Japanese pop culture. It’s no secret that the man with his finger on the button that might start World War III is a huge basketball fan, even inviting Dennis Rodman to North Korea. But did you know he also reads manga a lot?

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during the Second Plenum of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang October 8, 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS.

When he was 12, Kim Jong Un actually went to Bern, Switzerland to study. To keep his identity as the son of North Korea’s leader, he also went under a pseudonym. During a segment on TV Tokyo’s Yabai Hanashi The World, Japanese boxer Daiki Kameda went to Bern to talk to Swiss expert, Gabriel Mayer, about the man with the nukes himself.

During the segment, Meyer said that Kim Jong Un’s interest in basketball went over in his taste for manga too, as he would usually read Slam Dunk. He also added that the future leader of “Best Korea” would also spend a lot of time reading Dragon Ball manga. The North Korea expert also noted that his sister also likes to read Sailor Moon when she studied abroad.

Of course, anime fans just can’t help themselves and joked about the revelation on the internet. Some even suggested that Japan should just send Dragon Ball mangaka Akira Toriyama and Slam Dunk mangaka Takehiko Inoue to the Hermit Kingdom and draw a manga for the dictator and maybe help ease the Nuclear standoff.

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Source: Livedoor News


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