Star of the Creed, Black Panther, and Fruitvale Station movies, Michael B Jordan hasn’t been shy when it comes to sharing his love of all things anime. In the past, Jordan has created a fashion line honoring the ninjas from the Naruto series and has been involved in some big anime projects. With Creed receiving an anime special attached to the latest sequel in the franchise, and Amazon working on a new Creed anime series, Jordan took the opportunity to visit Japan, meeting the artist responsible for the One-Punch Man manga, Yusuke Murata.
In the One-Punch Man universe, Saitama has a third season on the way for an anime adaptation, though there are a number of mysteries surrounding the TV series’ return. After the second season of JC Staff, it is yet to be confirmed if this animation studio will return or if we will see a new production house take over the action-packed series. On the manga front, artist Yusuke Murata recently shared some health issues he’s currently dealing with, causing an unexpected hiatus for the manga. Fortunately, the comic website that started ONE creator Saitama’s story is still releasing new chapters to this day, as it recently introduced a new installment focused on the heroes’ battle against the robot apocalypse.
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Jordan makes the rounds when it comes to some of the movers and shakers in the world of animation. On a visit to Studio Pierrot, the Creed 3 star received an original drawing of Naruto Uzumaki, while Michael B. Jordan is also to visit TMS Entertainment, the company responsible for the animated short that arrived in Japan ahead of Creed 3. With Yusuke Murata being Jordan’s favorite manga artist, it’s no surprise that the Hollywood actor took the time to visit as well.
Michael B Jordan was able to meet Yusuke Murata, who is his favorite manga artist, when visiting Japan for the Creed 3 premiere. They were also able to take pictures and have a very informative conversation with each other which I’ll link to below⬇️ pic.twitter.com/CcloiQXzWR
– One Punch Man (@Everything_OPM) May 26, 2023
After the third film in the franchise, which had Michael B. Jordan as the lead actor and director, it has yet to be confirmed if there will be a fourth film in the series. However, Amazon is said to be working on an anime series following Adonis Creed and possible new live-action projects in the world of boxing. When the Creed anime arrives, it will be interesting to see how it stacks up against other boxing anime favorites like Hajime no Ippo and Megalobox.
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