DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that Michael B. Jordan is a proud anime fan? The Black Panther actor revealed his favorite anime series is Naruto Shippuden. In fact, he dropped a couple of tears when the series ended as he had ‘literally seen Sasuke and Naruto grow up.’ The series was originally created by Masahi Kishimoto as a manga. It was published in a weekly shonen manga anthology in 2002 and ended in 2014 with seven hundred chapters. If you’re wondering how the actor was able to finish the completed manga series in the midst of his busy schedule, he says that he spent Tuesdays and Thursdays reading the manga. The actor’s love for anime and manga may or may not come as a surprise. He regularly shares his thoughts on shows like Bleach, Inuyasha, My Hero Academia and the One Punch Man manga on his social media. He even admitted to Oprah Winfrey herself that watching anime is his favorite day-off activity.
The actor may not come full circle as he is not currently signed into any anime adaptations. He was, however, delighted when his fans noticed the similarities between his Black Panther character and Dragon Ball Z’s Vegeta. Perhaps he may have played a role in designing his costume all along. Turns out, Jordan was already reading the Black Panther comics when he was just a kid. In addition, he mentally prepped for the role of Killmonger by studying Heath Ledger’s Joker and Michael Fassbender’s Magneto. Perhaps the actor’s passions and personal life will continue to meet as his company, Outlier, is set to adapt the comic book Raising Dion to the small screen.