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Tennis Champ Naomi Osaka Claims Prince of Tennis' Ryōma as Her 'Husband'

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

A tweet by Grand Slam winner and Women's #1 ranked player Naomi Osaka is going viral. Osaka shared her love for one particular anime character on Twitter on Sunday where she called Prince of Tennis protagonist Ryōma Echizen her "husband".

Ryōma is a tennis prodigy in Takeshi Konomi manga and anime series. The series is popular with real-life tennis players, including Kei Nishikori. Both Nishikori and Osaka starred in Prince of Tennis cross over ads with Nissin Foods but the ads were pulled amid controversy that Osaka's character was white-washed.

Osaka's father is Haitian-American and her mother is Japanese. She was born in Japan but her family moved to America when she was 3-years-old. She's a self-proclaimed fan of manga and Japanese film.

Source: Osaka's Twitter account via Nijimen


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