The childhoods of millions of children all over the world have been shaped by animated films produced by studios such as Disney, Pixar, Warner Bros., and others. While Disney and Pixar animated movies seem to dominate the market, Anime, a specific style of cartoon produced or inspired by Japanese animation, has attracted a large number of fans of different ages. They started watching anime when they were young and have maintained that interest all the way up to the present day. A cherished component that is deserving of being preserved!
It’s amazing that leading stars like Michael B. Jordan, Robin Williams, and Keanu Reeves are into Anime. Consider the case of Michael B. Jordan as an illustration. He is never bashful about sharing his enthusiasm for and appreciation of anime. His favorite anime is Naruto: Shippuden which inspired him to launch a collection, for collaboration with Coach. Even the actor’s antagonist in Black Panther was modeled after the character Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z.
Over the past 30 years, there has been a significant increase in the number of people around the world who are fans of anime. This means that anime has played a role in the childhoods, adult lives, and creative endeavors of millions of people. There are a lot of famous people who have always been and still are into anime. Keep scrolling down to have a look at them!
#1 Michael B. Jordan
His devotion to the Naruto: Shippuden series, his all-time favorite anime, was the impetus for his collaboration with Coach on the launch of a collection. Notably, he both produced and starred in the gen:LOCK video game that was released on Rooster Teeth. Even the actor’s antagonist in Black Panther was modeled after the character Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z.
#2 Ariana Grande
During her break, the singer put in a significant amount of time playing Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! She even played the game for a whopping 15 hours on her last day before getting back to work.
#3 Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves has had a special interest in Spike Spiegel, the main protagonist of the anime series Cowboy Bebop. He worked toward the production of an American film adaptation of Cowboy Bebop, but his efforts were ultimately unsuccessful. To bring it to the big screen would require an expenditure of 500 million dollars. Since that time, the project has been scrapped.
#4 Robin Williams
You were unaware that Robin Williams had a passion for anime, which was just one of his many nerdy interests. In a 2013 Reddit AMA, the late actor revealed he was a fan of Akira, Ghost in the Shell, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop, and Blood: The Last Vampire.
#5 Bill Nighy
Since his role as the anthropologist and businessman Howard Clifford in the live-action Pokémon film Detective Pikachu, which was released in 2019, Nighy has established a strong presence within the Pokémon fan community. In order to better prepare for his role, the English actor purchased the Pokédex, which is known for its high level of accuracy. Nighy now has a sizable collection of artwork from earlier generations of Pokémon, and his personal favorite is the classic version of Mew.
#6 Kanye West
#7 Zac Efron
Zac Efron is a fellow fan of the manga and anime series Death Note. In fact, the actor was in talks to play a role in a possible American movie adaptation of the anime, but it didn’t work.
#8 Pharrell Williams
#9 Megan Fox
#10 Elon Musk
#11 Ronda Rousey
During her downtime, former UFC champion Ronda Rousey enjoys playing the video game Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! She has admitted that she is a huge fan of Pokémon and that she also enjoys watching Dragon Ball Z. She was known to have a “cartoon crush” on Vegeta and even went so far as to dress up as Pikachu for a promotional video for ESPN.
#12 Samuel L. Jackson
Comic books and anime are two of the nerdy obsessions of Samuel L. Jackson. He enjoys playing retro games from the past, such as Black Lagoon and Ninja Scroll.
#13 Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg is into mad rhymes and weed, and Naruto, too. There are also pictures of him reading manga while he was traveling by airplane.
#14 Hayley Williams
Hayley Williams has a significant passion for anime. Digimon, Death Note, and Blood: The Last Vampire are some of her favorite shows to watch. During one of their tours, the lead singer of Paramore dressed up as a character from the video game Blood: The Last Vampire and cosplayed on stage.
#15 Hayley Williams
Avril Lavigne has a love for Straw Hat Pirates, the protagonists of the One Piece series. Even more impressively, the singer and songwriter offered up two cover songs for the One Piece Film Z movie soundtrack.
#16 Chris Brown
#18 Quentin Tarantino
Both Ghost in the Shell and Blood: The Last Vampire have a significant following among Quentin Tarantino’s admirers. The acclaimed film director revealed that he personally requested that Production I.G., the animation studio behind both of the aforementioned shows, create the animated sequences in Tarantino’s Kill Bill.
#19 Tobey Maguire
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