Everyone is talking about Michael B. Jordan’s breakout role as Killmonger in Black Panther.
One fan mentioned Killmonger’s eerie similarities to Dragon Ball Z‘s Vegeta.
— Jenn (@Shorty2Die4) February 19, 2018
It’s not just Killmonger’s armor that has fans geeking, but their personalities too! Both serve as prideful rivals to the main hero, seek power to avenge their royal father’s death, and will manipulate others for their own gain. However, it’s worth noting that Killmonger has been around in comics longer than Vegeta has.
Shortly after, fans dug up an old interview Jordan had with Vogue where he shares his love of Japanese culture.
Fans began digging even deeper. In a different interview, Jordan revealed that anime is his guilty pleasure.
i'm watching an old michael b jordan interview and he got asked what his guilty pleasure is and he fucking wrote anime but scribbled it out and changed it to women i'm laughing pic.twitter.com/LVJIKcBlbj
— aoife (@ryusietai) February 20, 2018
In fact, he’s been leaving a breadcrumb trail for years in different interviews.
Speaking to Oprah.com, Jordan said he spends his off days binge-watching anime. Jordan also told The Irish Examiner that he catches up on new manga every Tuesday and Thursday. When he’s not indulging in Japanese entertainment, he’s reading American comic books.
One of the more entertaining revelations is that he used to live Tweet while reading the latest chapters of Naruto and Bleach.
That new Bleach manga "The Fire 3" & Naruto shippuuden "Obito & Madara" 😁😁😁
— Michael B. Jordan (@michaelb4jordan) September 11, 2012
Naruto 617..😳😳😳😳 #rocklee
— Michael B. Jordan (@michaelb4jordan) January 23, 2013
@Topspeedtrainer yeeeaaa that was tight! I'm waiting for sauske to cross paths with naruto
— Michael B. Jordan (@michaelb4jordan) February 11, 2012
@Dom_Williams93 I wanted sasuke and naruto to have the final battle
— Michael B. Jordan (@michaelb4jordan) April 10, 2013
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
Jordan’s anime obsession has led to new fans to come out of the woodwork, and older fans to feel a little salty.
I'm literally in the middle of an anime right now. Thank god I checked twitter. Michael B Jordan just got 985684567x hotter if that was even possible
— r (@drogonjh) February 21, 2018
ALL HAIL THE KING OF WEEB-KANDA!
WE BOW BEFORE THEE AND THY GLORIOUS REIGN. pic.twitter.com/WzGsaZLkEK
— Lady Giv (@givdesigns) February 21, 2018
Michael B Jordan Is A 5’9” Adult Man That Loves Anime & Lives With His Parents….Y’all Told Me All Of Those Things Were Unacceptable Though
— Chris (@chrisfrom_216) February 22, 2018
“I like anime and I live with my parents! What’s so great about that Michael B. Jordan!” pic.twitter.com/cK3cZTGafL
— The Wolf of Winterfell (@TRAW2RAW) February 22, 2018
RE: men acting shocked women are still sexually attracted to Michael B. Jordan even though he likes anime and lives at home with his mom.
It's Michael B. Jordan.
— KYLE A.B. (@kyalbr) February 20, 2018
Oh brother. Michael B Jordan says he likes anime and now bammas are like “oh so now y’all like nerds?!” 🙄 We BEEN liking nerds. We hate gatekeeping assholes who only want girls in their boys-only clubs just to look at jiggly parts.
— Nichole ✨✨✨ (@tnwhiskeywoman) February 20, 2018
Time to add Jordan to the long list of celebrity anime fans!