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Elon-chan is a nickname for Elon Musk used in jokes referencing the entrepreneur's appreciation for anime.


On October 14th, 2018, Musk tweeted the trailer for the film Your Name leading user @shawnwasabi to reply "weeblon musk." In response, Musk tweeted "Elon-chan" (shown below). Within 48 hours, the tweet gained over 63,400 likes and 23,100 retweets.[1]

Elon Musk@elonmusk Oct 14 Love Your Name Your Name Trailer [English Subtitled] Exclusive screenings in UK & Ireland cinemas on 24th November 2016. Book tickets at http:l/YourNameTheMovie.co.uk Synopsis: Mitsuha a... youtube.com spicy boy@shawnwasabi Oct 14 weeblon musk 015 1.5K 16K Elon Musk @elonmusk Replying to @shawnwasabi <ahem> Elon-chan


That day, YouTuber "PewDiePie": replied to the "Elon-chan" tweet, saying that Musk was a "True man of culture" (shown below). Within 48 hours, the tweet received upwards of 36,600 likes and 1,600 retweets. Meanwhile, several anime-themed images of Musk reached the front page of the /r/animemes subreddit (shown below).

Also on October 14th, Musk tweeted "It is time to create a mecha" (shown below, left). Over the next two days, the tweet received upwards of 23,700 likes and 57,000 retweets. Shortly after, Redditor BlazeBladez submitted a photoshop of Musk titled "Elon-Chan Creates Big Mecha" to /r/animemes[3] (shown below, right).

, Elon Musk @elonmusk It is time to create a mecha

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