Michael B. Jordan Is A Huge Anime Fan, And He Just Dropped His Top 5 Must-See Anime

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While it’s the third Creed film he’s starred in, Creed III marks Michael B. Jordan’s directorial debut, and he’s made sure to acknowledge how his love for anime informed a lot of his directing choices, from camera angles to character dynamics.

Michael B. Jordan attends the Los Angeles Premiere Of "CREED III" at TCL Chinese Theatre

In a recent interview with BBC Radio 1, Ali Plumb asked Michael to recommend his go-to anime (especially for anyone who’s never watched anime before), and he quickly listed five shows.

Michael B. Jordan on BBC Radio 1

Here they are:


One Piece

Luffy in One Piece


Dragon Ball Z

Goku in Dragon Ball Z



Naruto and Sasuke stare each other down in Naruto



Ichigo Kurosaki fights Byakuya Kuchiki in Bleach


Hunter x Hunter

Gon Freecss from Hunter x Hunter

“That’s a pretty good starting five,” Michael said — and most would agree, considering he arguably listed five of the top anime of all time.

Watch the entire clip from BBC Radio 1 below:

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What about you? Have you seen these anime, and which would you recommend watching? Let us know in the comments below!

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