The Anime Man

Joseph Tetsuro Bizinger, popularly known as The Anime Man, was born on September 28, 1994. He is an Australian-born YouTube sensation who has risen to fame over the last few years. From a young age, Bizinger took a particular interest in the Japanese culture and language, he even took Japanese classes every Saturday when he was a young boy. The YouTube sensation currently resides in Japan, where he uses his platform to teach others about the country he loves and the culture he has learned so much about, specifically looking at the anime art form.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Joseph Tetsuro Bizinger

Nickname:

The Anime Man, Ikurru Kamijou

Birth date:

September 28, 1994

Age:

28

Zodiac Sign:

Libra

Height:

6' 1"

Relationship Status:

In a relationship

Net Worth:

$1 million

Joseph's Social Media:

Background

Joseph Tetsuro Bizinger, popularly known as The Anime Man, was born in Australia to an ethnically diverse family. His father is of Hungarian/German descent while his mother was from Japan. His parents ensured that he would grow up learning about many different cultures and identifying with his own diverse heritage. As a result, Bizinger developed an interest and love of Japanese culture and he began taking Japanese language lessons when he was just a young boy.

His love of Anime also started at a young age, and his mother used to show him and expose him to many different anime T.V. shows including Doraemon, Sazae-san, and Pokemon. While his love for anime began at an early age, his start in making it a career began in High School, where he had to make a website, and he decided that one that reviewed anime was a great idea. His career began in 2013 when he started his own Youtube channel. Today, he has over two million subscribers and tons of likes on comments, but as with anything, he had to start small!

Following on from high school, the Anime Man went to Sydney University and received a degree in design computing in 2016. This is the same year that he began dating his long-time girlfriend Akidearest, whom he is still together with today. He moved to Japan in 2016, planning to go into the I.T. sector — though with his YouTube channel doing so well, he decided to focus on that. While doing this, he starred in many different video games and also got a role in a popular anime series called “Pop Team Epic.” He continues to grow even today, and we absolutely cannot wait to see what he does next!

Career timeline

2013
The YouTube Channel Debuts

The Anime Man starts his eponymous YouTube channel on 27 May 2013, releasing his first video entitled "Dubbed Anime Sucks!"

2016
The Channel About His Life

Wanting to share more of his life outside of Anime, in 2016, as the star was looking to grow his career, he starts the channel called “Joey.”

2017
A Whopping One Million Subscribers

The Anime Man reaches an amazing one million subscribers on his YouTube channel.

2018
The Role on “Abroad in Japan”

The star begins to do more and more, being lucky enough to appear on four episodes of “Abroad in Japan.”

2020
The Podcast Goes Live

The star helps create an audio and video podcast where discussions around anime, manga, otaku culture, and experiences while living in Japan are discussed.

Why We Love The Anime Man

  1. His love of his culture

    Growing up in Australia, he could have easily left his diverse heritage and culture behind, but instead, he focused on it and wanted to learn more about where he came from. It’s great that he learned more about himself by tracing his roots!

  2. He’s got a 24-hour stream for charity

    On the “Trash Taste” podcast, The Anime Man, Gigguk, and CDawgVA raised over $140,000 for Doctors Without Borders. This amount could help thousands of people in need of medical attention!

  3. He brings people together

    As a Japanese/ Hungarian/ German student growing up in Australia, The Anime Man wanted to bring people together. He focused on his Japanese heritage and bringing people within Australia that were Japanese together, creating a space where they could interact and learn about each other's experiences. Anyone who brings people together deserves admiration!

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He’s a popular YouTube star

    Bizinger is ranked as one of the most popular YouTube stars as of yet, showing just how popular The Anime Man has become over his relatively short career!

  2. He studied Computer Design Technology

    The Anime Man went to Sydney University and received a degree in design computing, he had wanted to use this to get into the I.T. sector.

  3. He now lives in Japan

    Though the star was born and grew up in Australia, his love of Japan saw him and his girlfriend move to a foreign country in 2016.

  4. He is a pianist

    While his focus was generally on I.T. and his YouTube channel, the star also formed a love for music, and he is a very good piano player!

  5. He talks about Japan on his channel

    While the majority of The Anime Man's YouTube channel is dedicated to anime, he also speaks about and creates videos centered around living in Japan, like his "10 Things You Shouldn't Do In Japan'' video.

The Anime Man FAQs

Is The Anime Man married?

No, he is not, though he has been dating Akidearest, another YouTube star, since 2016 and they live together in Japan.

Why did The Anime Man move to Japan?

The young star had always been interested in Japan, and his mother had ensured that he learned all about the country. He moved to the country intending to start a career in I.T. but worked on his YouTube channel instead.

Does The Anime Man have children?

No, he does not have any children yet.

The Anime Man’s birthday dates

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