As celebrities continue to grow their social media followings, it’s become easier to tell what the stars are into. For some of those A-listers, they find themselves loving all things Japan as stars like Michael B. Jordan and Ariana Grande haven’t shied away from their otaku interests. And thanks to a recent livestream, fans know they can add Brendon Urie to the list.
Recently, the lead singer of Panic at the Disco went live on Twitch to speak with fans. The stream, which took place in August, has now gone viral after a muted clip from the video surfaced showing Urie going all in with a certain song from Demon Slayer.
As you can see above, Urie is shown speaking with a few fans commenting on his livestream, and he decides to play some background music. The song he chose to play is the main theme song of Demon Slayer, and fans were surprised to hear “Gurenge” by LiSA.
The clip shows Urie singing along to parts of the song, and it ends with the frontman talking about his growing love for anime with fans. It turns out Urie got his start with anime years ago when his older siblings introduced him to Hayao Miyazaki films like Howl’s Moving Castle. In fact, Urie says Spirited Away is his “favorite” film of the bunch, and Urie’s interest in anime grew from there.
“I watched a few of Dragon Ball Z when I was younger-younger… I’ve seen Death Note,” Urie said before adding: “I think I’m going to get more into it. There’s a lot of really good ones out there.”
Now, fans are curious how far Urie maybe with Demon Slayer as the show is one of the most recent series to hit the mainstream. The show debuted earlier this year to rave reviews, and its season one finale went live over the weekend. If the series’ clout was not at a high already, Urie’s shoutout would have driven it up a notch, but Demon Slayer is well-respected enough nowadays that such an endorsement simply solidifies its all-star reputation.
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a Japanese manga arrangement by Koyoharu Gotōge. The arrangement was distributed in English by Viz Media and simulpublished by Shueisha in English on the application and site Manga Plus.
The arrangement positioned fourteenth on a rundown of manga suggested by Japanese book shop representatives in 2017, and nineteenth on a rundown of the top manga of 2018 for male readers set up together by Kono Manga ga Sugoi!. As of June 4, 2018, the arrangement had 2.5 million duplicates in print around the world.