Stars! They're just like us. While I don't possess the same rippling abdominal muscles as Michael B. Jordan, he and I do share a passion for anime. It's no small secret that Jordan is a lowkey otaku. Over the years, he has publicly geeked out about fan-favorite shows likeÂ Bleach,Â Naruto, andÂ Dragon Ball Z. Buy his fandom goes even deeper than you might expect. It's something that I discovered firsthand when I traveled to Philadelphia to interview the actor aboutÂ Creed II, in which he reprises his role as boxing phenom and Rocky Balboa disciple Adonis Creed.Fun fact: there is a massive subset of anime that focuses entirely on sports and a surprising amount of it is specifically about boxing. Knowing that Jordan is an anime fan, I couldn't help but ask him to tell us all about his favorite boxing anime, and he did not disappoint with his selection: Hajime no Ippo.
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