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Michael B. Jordan defends his love of anime in a perfect tweet

He isn't having it.


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Published Feb 23, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 11:52 pm CDT

Michael B. Jordan has been everywhere over the past few weeks thanks to the Black Panther press tour, but he still had time to take someone to task for commentating on how he lives his life.

Jordan has said in several interviews that he still lives with his parents—comparing it to a roommate situation on Ellen—and as Twitter has recently discovered, Jordan is really into anime. And those two tidbits came together in an episode of Hot Ones, where Jordan revealed which anime and book he would watch and read in his trailer if he only had one choice.

Those revelations led one fan to complain about the unfairness of Jordan being applauded for living with his parents and liking anime—things that he was previously told were “unacceptable” for an adult man.


And sure, Jordan has said those things about himself, but he had a few corrections to make on that fan’s assumptions about him. First off, he’s six feet tall. And he loves Goku and Naruto.

Naruto and Goku are two perfectly fine characters on long-running and respectable anime series. But at least one person lightly chided him for liking “mainstream” anime. As Jordan replied, those were well-known enough that anyone would have heard of them.


Jordan’s love of anime and manga goes back years as he’s tweeted about both Naruto and Bleach on Twitter long before he portrayed one of the best superhero movie villains ever.



He also wrote down “anime” as his guilty pleasure in a 2014 video for PopSugar—before he crossed it out and replaced it with “women”—and when asked where he would want to travel, Jordan mentioned anime as a reason why he would want to visit Tokyo.



And as Jordan revealed on Hot Ones, he’s also a fan of One-Punch Man and Fullmetal Alchemist.

But if he has any other recommendations, we’re all ears.

H/T Vulture

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*First Published: Feb 23, 2018, 8:29 am CST