‘Zoro’ Arata Mackenyu Revealed to be Close Friends with K-pop Idol Chanyeol (EXO)

The close friendship between One Piece actor Arata Mackenyu and popular idol Chanyeol (EXO) delights many viewers.

Arata Mackenyu is currently a global star thanks to the immense popularity of ‘One Piece’. From his appearance to his personal life, fans are eagerly discussing and sharing everything about this male actor. Recently, netizens discovered the special friendship between Arata Mackenyu and Chanyeol (EXO).

As it turns out, these two stars have been friends since 2019. Arata Mackenyu and Chanyeol also follow each other on Instagram. Not long after, they posted photos taken together. Despite differences in nationality, age, and geographical distance, Chanyeol and Mackenyu quickly found common interests and often hung out together whenever they got the chance.

Arata Mackenyu Chanyeol
Arata Mackenyu and Chanyeol have become close friends
Arata Mackenyu Chanyeol
They have been following each other on Instagram since 2019.

When the lead actor of One Piece appeared at an EXO concert, Chanyeol quickly recognized him and waved his hand, even introducing him to the audience. Chanyeol also greeted Mackenyu when the actor joined his livestream.

Arata Mackenyu Chanyeol
The One Piece heartthrob attended EXO’s concert and was called out by Chanyeol, who introduced him to the fans.
Arata Mackenyu Chanyeol
Chanyeol also greeted Arata Mackenyu when he joined the livestream.

On Mackenyu’s side, the actor proudly shared with fans that Chanyeol is his closest friend from Seoul. “Zoro” even uses the term “hyung” for Chanyeol, which is how a younger person addresses an older person in Korean.

Thanks to Chanyeol, Arata Mackenyu also has good relationships with other EXO members like D.O. and Baekhyun.

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