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.
First of All I’m 6ft and they live with ME, put some respeck on my name. LOL…aaaand goku & naruto are real ones 🙌🏾 lol https://t.co/QspyHD2zwH— Michael B. Jordan (@michaelb4jordan) February 23, 2018
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.
this is where I get all my ANIME @AnimeAvenue that new naruto shippuuden just dropped..yea I'm into anime I love this shit!— Michael B. Jordan (@michaelb4jordan) March 25, 2011
@mangastream whats the delay on naruto and bleach— Michael B. Jordan (@michaelb4jordan) December 26, 2011
“@mangastream: word is that Bleach is entering its final arc. Bleach will end this year most likely.” so sad so sad— Michael B. Jordan (@michaelb4jordan) February 2, 2012
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.