Anime, an industry over a hundred years old
The historical tour of commercial Japanese animation dates from 1917 And, despite the fact that it has nothing to do with what we know today, since then production has continued to increase exponentially. With so many years in the entertainment industry, Japanese-style animated series feature one of the largest fan communities around the world.
Everyone has their own tastes when it comes to consuming this type of content, but have you ever wondered which are the favorite anime series of celebrities? Surprisingly many of them consider themselves true fans, so we have gathered the names of some famous actors and their favorite anime.
List of actors and their favorite anime series
Keanu Reeves: He is par excellence one of the most beloved figures around the entire Internet. We have recently seen him in Cyberpunk 2077 as Johnny Silverhand and in the third John Wick movie. In this case, Keanu tried to adapt Cowboy Bebop to American cinema to put himself in the shoes of Spike Spiegel.
Samuel L. Jackson: We have had the opportunity to see this veteran in a large number of movies. Pulp Fiction, Django and a few years ago in The Avengers. He has always been defined as a “maximum geek”, so among his favorite anime we find jewels such as Ninja Scroll O Black Lagoon.
Leonardo Dicaprio: He is another of the veterans in the world of the big screen. In his journey we have been able to see him in films of great recognition, and the truth is that the actor has claimed on numerous occasions to be an “absolute fan” of anime and Japanese cinema. His favorite anime series include Akira, Gundam Y Ninja Scroll.
Robin Williams: The charismatic comedian, actor and voice actor, sadly now deceased, considered himself a huge fan of anime series such as Cowboy Bebop, The Last Vampire, Ghost in the Shell, Akira y Evangelion. As if all this were not enough, he was also interested in Fullmetal Alchemist. As a curiosity, Robin Williams was a faithful follower of The Legend of Zelda, which is why he decided to name his daughter Zelda Williams.
Tobey Maguire: Or also your friend and neighbor Spider-Man, in several interviews he has even mentioned that he is a true fan of Robotech Y Macross.
Christian Bale: From American Psycho to Christopher Nolan’s Batman, in his career the actor was also a voice in the dubbing of ‘The Moving Castle’. In an interview he confessed that he accepted the role because he is a fan of the Studio Ghibli.
Daniel Radclife: For others, Harry Potter has commented on his hobbies related to manga and anime. The young actor’s favorite series are Lupin III Y Monster, plus some Hayao Miyazaki tapes.
Robert Pattinson: It was made known through Twilight, but the truth is that the actor’s career has been increasing with jewels such as ‘El Faro’, a film in which Willem Dafoe also participates. It may seem surprising to find him on this list, but to get inspiration in his role as a vampire, he got lots of references from Death Note. He also claims to be a fan of Mushishi and a faithful follower of Studio Ghibli.
Will Smith: Who does not know the Prince of Bel-Air? The actor has proven to be very close and sincere with his tastes and hobbies, for which he has several times confessed to being a fan of The Battle of the Planets, Lupin III and, like other celebrities mentioned, of Miyazaki movies.