Anime and gaming are some of the last things you'd associate with a man like Osama Bin Laden. But a recent CIA report might have confirmed the al-Qaeda founder's weird fascination with Japanese animation and retro video games, including the NSFW kind.
Among the 470,000 additional files that were seized from his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where Bin Laden was killed in 2011, was a significant amount of entertainment content:
-Batman Gotham Knight
-BBC Great Wildlife Moments
-Biography – Osama bin Laden
-CNN Presents: World’s Most Wanted
-Final Fantasy VII
-Heroes of Tomorrow
-Home on the Range
-Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
-In the Footsteps of bin Laden – CNN
-National Geographic: Kung Fu Killers
-National Geographic: Inside the Green Berets
-National Geographic: Predators at War
-National Geographic: World’s Worst Venom
-Storm Rider – Clash of the Evils
-The Kremlin from Inside
-The Story of India
-The Three Musketeers
-Where in the World is Osama bin Laden
"Today's release of recovered al-Qa'ida letters, videos, audio files and other materials provides the opportunity for the American people to gain further insights into the plans and workings of this terrorist organization," said Mike Pompeo, director of the intelligence agency.
The most curious parts of the revealing haul, though, were the 12 episodes of anime said to be Detective Conan, as reported by Gizmodo, as well as a bunch of "bootleg babe games," according to this eagle-eyed Twitter user.
Other news outlets pointed out that such collection might not even belong to Bin Laden (could be someone else from the residence), although we won't dismiss the possibility of him finding solace in moving drawings and 8-bit animation. Just imagine...