Born In: United States
Akidearest is a YouTube personality, best known for posting videos pertaining to anime. Her self-titled YouTube channel consists of numerous videos about anime characters, anime movie reviews, anime shopping hauls, cosplays, and anime inspired makeup tutorials. Akidearest also shares her views and opinion on being an otaku. Otaku is a Japanese term for a young person obsessed with aspects of popular culture. Akidearest has been criticized on several occasions for her obsession with anime. However, she has also made some good friends who share similar interests. Most of her friends are from the anime community and have established their own career in social media. In fact, some of her friends were responsible in making her YouTube career even more successful. Akidearest also likes to share personal information with her fans and hence, posts question and answer videos as well. She has emerged as a role model to many anime and cosplay lovers. Her popularity is growing on the photo sharing app Instagram as well with more than 470,000 followers. Her YouTube channel has garnered over 2.8 million subscribers.
Akidearest grew up watching anime films and series. It did not take her long to develop an addiction towards anime which eventually led her to fall in love with cosplay. But it was not easy for her to exhibit her love for anime characters in the open. She was bullied and laughed at for her weird appearance. She often came home sad and depressed.
In order to help other anime lovers with similar problems and to let others know about cosplay, Akidearest created her self-titled YouTube channel. She posted her first video in 2014, in which she reacted to a love scene from the anime series, ‘DMMD.’ The video received mixed reactions with a few criticizing the choice of her first video.
For one of her videos, she collaborated with a fellow YouTuber named CrankGameplays in which she asked him to guess the names of various anime characters. She then posted a vlog about her visit to one of the most haunted places in Japan, the suicide forest. The video was sponsored by Odigo, a travel agency.
Akidearest posted an unboxing video in which she also reviewed Crunchyroll, an anime subscription box. She then took up the famous whisper challenge along with other YouTubers like Joey, Lost Pause and Misty Chronexia. Among her most watched videos, ‘5 Songs That Will Change the Way You See Vocaloid’ is on the top with millions of views.
Over the period, Akidearest has earned huge popularity among other otakus and has emerged as an inspiration to a number of anime lovers. With more than 2.8 million subscribers on her channel, Akidearest is one of the most famous YouTube stars.
According to her, anime may cause many personality disorders as it often has a strong impact on teenagers. On the other hand, she is happy that anime has provided her daughter with a career option and an identity. The other video, on which Akidearest’s mother appeared, was a movie review. She reviewed the movie, ‘Grave of the Fireflies.’
Akidearest has reportedy dated Joey Bizinger (The Anime Man).
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