Anime fans are everywhere because the Anime characters and stories stand out from the rest of the cartoons and movies. Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, Akira, and Attack on Titan are some of the most popular animes of all time. Their characters have a large fan base, although these characters are non-existent in the real world.
Animes have a different storytelling style with their traditional graphics. Most anime fans are attracted to this type of traditional graphics and stories. The fan base of such Animes isn’t just limited to normal people, but many well-known celebrities and personalities also love to watch Anime shows.
We made this list based on the interest of these celebrities and their discussions about the Anime shows. So, without further ado, let’s find out who these Anime fan Celebrities are:
Most of us know Keanu Reeves from movies and series like The Matrix and John Wick. He is a talented Canadian actor born in Beirut and then moved to Toronto to start his acting journey. Keanu is a big Anime fan who loved “Cowboy Bebop” he wanted live-action out of this show, and he also pushed 20th Century Fox to take this project.
He even started working with Sunrise animation and wanted to play the “Spike Spiegel” role, but unfortunately, their project was never completed because it was estimated to take half a billion dollars in order to complete the production, and it was abandoned due to budgeting issues.
Michael B. Jordan
Micheal B. Jordan is a great American Actor who played his part in various famous movies such as Black Panther and Creed. To our surprise, Michael B. Jordan is a big Anime fan. He also launched his merch inspired by a popular Anime show called “Naruto: Shippuden”.
He is also a Dragon Ball Z fan which is one of the most popular Anime shows of all time. The Black Panther villain is also inspired by Vegeta which is a Dragon Ball Z character.
Jordan himself said in an interview that Anime was a big piece in his child and adulthood life and it also raised creativity and curiosity in him. His love for popular Anime shows is surprising as he is busy himself in the filmmaking industry.
We all know Elon Musk from his advancements in technology, automotive, and space industries. Elon is probably the most phenomenal and talented person who has struggled a lot in his life to achieve his dreams. He aimed for Mars when everybody was opposing him, but his success is all in front of us. In 2018, this Billionaire posted something interesting that was pointing to the Anime world. He tweeted that he is a massive fan of an Anime show called “Your Name.”
After some time of his initial tweet, he tweeted again, saying that “it’s time to create Mecha,” now Mecha is a gigantic robot in the Anime world that uses lasers, guns, and sci-fi weapons for destruction. Of course, he doesn’t mean the real “Mecha,” but he was actually pointing to something else. He also revealed in a show that his “Boring Company” just started as a quip, but later it was a success.
Ariana Grande is a famous singer known for her enchanting voice. She also revealed her love for Anime in one of her Snapchat stories, where she told one of his tattoos for the love of the “Chihiro” character from an Anime called “Spirited Away.” She also explained about this magnificent character in her Snapchat story, which confirmed her love and interest in Anime shows.
Her love wasn’t limited to one Anime or a single character. In 2019, she got another Anime character tattooed on her arm, and guess what it was this time? It was Pokémon Eevee that she revealed on her Instagram story saying that she wanted this tattoo for so long. She was also a fan of an Anime inspired game called “Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee!” and she claimed to play this game for around 15 hours just before the day her vacations ended.
Robin Willians was another shining star with a strong fan base who loves his Comedy and Acting. This Chicago-born comedian started his career as a stand-up comedian, and then he got features in various films due to his magnificent performance and love for comedy. Robin Williams was called a Nerd, but his obsession with different Anime shows was at another peak.
He loved to watch Anime shows, including Ghost in the Shell, Akira, Cowboy Bebop, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Blood: The Last Vampire. He showed his love for Animes in different interviews and shows. At one event, he also revealed his interest in another amazing Anime show called “Fullmetal Alchemist.”
Most of us know Ronda Rousey from WWE, where she trains for a fight in Octagon, but she is a huge Anime fan on the other side of a coin. She expressed her love for Animes in various interviews. She particularly loved two Anime shows the most, including Pokémon & Dragon Ball Z. Have you ever fallen for an Anime character? Ronda Rousey has an Anime crush on “Vegeta,” a famous character in the “Dragon Ball Z” show. As she was also a Pokeman fan, she dressed as a Pikachu character in the ESPN promo.
Kayne West is an inspiration for us all. He is a multi-talented person involved in rapping, singing, songwriting, entrepreneur, producer, fashion designing, and yes, he is an Anime fan. The Anime show he loved the most was Akira. He showed his love for this Anime in his various tweets. Kayne West’s attachment to “Akira” is so much that he was frustrated seeing the show ranking below many other Animes.
His “Stronger” music video is another proof of his love for “Akira,” where he borrowed the imagery to use in his video. If Hollywood ever plans for a live-action movie based on Akira, then Kayne West will be the foremost person to play his part.