Who knew that Donald Trump’s youngest child would be a major hit in Japan, especially with those who love anime and manga? Barron, ten years old, is known in Japan as a bishonen, or beautiful boy, a character whose “delicate features” make his beauty “transcend gender norms.” At least, that’s what Heat Street and the London Telegraph say.
Barron Trump’s Beginning in Japan
Apparently, Barron’s television debut in Japan and elsewhere came in the wee hours of November 9, 2016. His Dad took the stage to claim victory just before 3:00 a.m. in New York. Barron, standing at his father’s side, struggled to stay awake while the world watched.
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Is Barron’s Manga Coming?
The Telegraph reports that an entire manga comic devoted to Barron is in the works. Below is the first image, apparently for the cover.
According to the story, the caption reads:
“My loud, annoying dad is president, so the quiet unassuming life I wanted is completely over.”
The paper reports that the first chapter is called:
“Also, my mother and my sister are too sexy.”
No release date has been announced. The manga may not happen at all. But in the meantime, people in Japan and elsewhere are enjoying bishonen Barron.
Barron on Social Media
At ten, Barron Trump isn’t old enough to have his own Twitter account. There are a couple of amusing parody accounts of Barron. @barronsthoughts seems pretty harmless. Here’s a sample tweet:
If I reach 1,000 followers by midnight I'll shoot spitballs out my window to people on the sidewalk
— BARRON TRUMP (@barronsthoughts) November 27, 2016
Another Twitter account specifically states that it is a parody, just in case the people who can’t tell real news from fake happen to read it. A sample tweet:
Why does Daddy keep borrowing my social studies textbook?
— Barron Trump (@TheBarronTrump) November 9, 2016
But for over-the-top devotion, you can’t beat the Japanese anime scene. The Japanese also have a Twitter account for Barron’s fans.