PewDiePie Reveals One Thing He Has in Common With Post-Apocalyptic Anime Series

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Pewds has been all over the news recently, with users across the globe watching his neck-and-neck race for YouTube's top spot with Indian music record label T-Series.

YouTube star Felix Kjellberg (better known online as PewDiePie) has drawn an obscure parallel between his internet presence and a popular Japanese anime series.

PewDiePie joined Joey 'The Anime Man' Bizinger, a popular Japanese-Australian YouTuber who makes videos about manga and anime, for a 10-minuite interview.

"If you could describe your YouTube channel using a mediocre anime, which would it be?" asked Bizinger.

"Attack on Titan," PewDiePie replied in a deadpan voice, drawing a burst of laughter from his interviewer.

When asked if he didn't like the animated epic, Pewds said: "It's kind of over-hyped a bit, and so am I".

Attack on Titan is the anime adaptation of the eponymous manga series, one of the all-time best-selling manga titles. It is set in a post-apocalyptic dystopian world, where humanity is devastated by giant man-eating humanoids, and follows the adventures of teenager Eren Yeager, who embarks on the dangerous endeavor of freeing humans from the reign of giants.

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The show has garnered critical acclaim and is currently ranked the eighth best-selling anime of this decade in Japan; it has also developed a mass following in the West.

Although one may consider the word "over-hyped" to be a bit of a stretch when applied to both the anime and PewDiePie, the reality is that as things stand now, he is by far the biggest individual creator on YouTube.

The 29-year-old Swede has courted controversy on multiple occasions, with critics accusing him of using racist slurs and being a bad example in general.

Earlier this month, he joined live-streaming platform DLive as part of an exclusive deal which came shortly after he faced an online petition that called for his ban from YouTube.

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