“Shocking” debut in Japan for PewDiePie

Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg shared his first video since moving to Japan, confident that he and his wife Marzia are a bit “frightened” by this major change and that their first days in the land of the rising sun turned out to be “shocking”.

Incredible, but true, PewDiePie has finally arrived in Japan! It has been a long and grueling journey for the YouTuber and his wife Marzia, who were supposed to take the plunge in September 2019.

Unfortunately, many obstacles stood in the way of the couple. The pandemic and the resulting restrictions greatly hampered their plans and they also struggled to find a safe way to transport their 2 pugs, Edgar and Maya.

PewDiePie et marzia

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PewDiePie and Marzia have been planning their move to Japan for over 2½ years.

But that all changed in May 2022, when PewDiePie revealed he had officially landed in Japan with his family. However, the first few days in their new home turned out to be quite hectic.

PewDiePie describes his first days in Japan

On May 15, PewDiePie said that he, Marzia and their pets “were doing wonderfully”. However, the family’s first days in their new home turned out to be quite shocking.

“The first few days were quite shocking”, said PewDiePie. At first, we were like: “We have arrived in Japan! Oh, we’re in Japan. What’s going on ? We don’t speak the language. Have we just moved to another country whose language we don’t speak, on the other side of the world, when we are in our thirties? […] Yes, I guess we did”.

Marzia meanwhile admitted that the move had required a lot of sacrifices for the couple who had to move away from their family and friends. But whatever, in the end that was what they wanted to do, they wanted to embark on this new adventure.

What’s next for PewDiePie?

After PewDiePie announced his plans for Japan, his community wondered if he was considering retiring from YouTube. Although this is not the case at all at the moment, he nevertheless stated that he does not intend to do this job forever.

“So far, I don’t feel like [prendre ma retraite]”did he declare. “I rather want to continue making videos. The same way I did, I share the things I want to share. I do projects that I really want to do, not just broadcasts for the sake of broadcasting.”

“Sharing videos daily for 12 years has been great, but I don’t want to do it for another 12, okay? Seems like a sad way to live to me. There are other things I want to experience in my life”he added.