Japan’s match against Germany during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 It still continues to give people something to talk about on social networks, not only because of Japan’s victory over one of the world powers in soccer, but also because of a fan who immediately became a trend. Is about “あやてん (@ayatenchan)“, an otaku girl who has been supporting the Japan Soccer Team, also known as the “サムライ・ブルー (Samurai Blue)“, from the stands.
“Ayaten“, who describes himself as”an otaku who puts a lot of effort into her hobbies, and a lover of soccer, idols, and travel“He shared several photos showing himself in the stands with the Japanese fans. Her principal photo amassed tens of thousands of reactions on Twitter, with comments calling her “the most beautiful otaku in the world.”
However, this is not the first time that “Ayaten” attracts attention on social media. The middle Yahoo! news japan I had already interviewed her this month due to her popularity among European fans, and her strong influence on social media. «Lost time of the match in which the Japanese team had the round of 16 of the World Cup in Russia in their hands. A counterattack from the opposing Belgian team forced Japan to lose. That day, a twenty-year-old woman, who had no interest in sports at the time, got hooked on soccer. She now she says that she is “enjoying life”», he wrote the article in which it was revealed that his love of sports had begun four years ago.
«The shocking defeat at the World Cup in Russia against Belgium, which left Japanese soccer fans frustrated and with the feeling that the dream they had clung to was over. “Until then, I didn’t know the rules very well, and when I watched football, it was just an exciting event.“. Ayaten is now famous as a lover of European soccer and has more than 42,000 followers on Twitter. He says that his life has changed since that game», continues the article.
«“I was very disappointed that Japan lost, so much so that even now I cry when I see it. But the scene when the game was reversed. The counterattack started by Kevin De Bruyne was very nice. Then I was fascinated by his way of playing football“. What kind of change of heart occurred after that loss that made you hooked on watching football? “I started following the matches of the winning Belgian team. I was mesmerized by the beautiful and skillful way in which they played“. From there, he began to follow the matches of his team, Manchester City. “I can’t remember why I fell in love with them so much, nor what I felt at the time, but it felt like a destiny. Before I knew it, I was already shopping for De Bruyne’s kit online! After that, watching football was more and more fun.“», he concludes.
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