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Michael B. Jordan’s Heavy Anime Influence in Creed 3 Fires up Anime Series Set In ‘Creed-Verse’ After Threequel Racked Up $100M at Box-Office

Michael B. Jordan’s Heavy Anime Influence in Creed 3 Fires up Anime Series Set In ‘Creed-Verse’ After Threequel Racked Up $100M at Box-Office

Creed III was a massive success that showcased Jonathan Majors and Michael B. Jordan on one screen. The face-off between the actors attracted an enormous audience, and the fight at the end gave us goosebumps. The fans were surprised to know when Michael B. Jordan stated how some moves in the fight scene were anime-inspired.

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Michael B. Jordan in Creed III

It is no surprise that sports anime are the newly popular genre and series such as Hajime no Ippo, Blue Lock, and Haikyuu are attracting viewers with their nail-biting plot, and epic sequences leave the fans in awe. And the sports genre would receive another epic series as the smash hit is creating an anime series based on the ‘Creed-Verse.’

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Details About the Creed-Verse Anime

Collecting over $100 million and still going strong, Creed III is a massive success, and the franchise is planning to expand itself with Michael B. Jordan. Several reliable sources in the industry are now stating that executives of the franchise have plans to create an anime with Amazon. There is no concrete information, as the details are quite vague because some of the conversations are still in experimental stages but there will be an anime series based on the Creed-Verse in the works. In addition to the anime series on Amazon, there are also talks of a live-action TV Series.

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Michael B. Jordan

During the premiere of Creed III, Michael B. Jordan stated, “building the Creed universe is something that I’m really excited about.” Even though neither Amazon nor Jordan has confirmed the news, with the immense success of the three films, there is a high probability that the universe would be expanding and it will take its first step with Amazon.

Also Read: Creed 3 Strikes the First Blow and Sets the Cash Registers Ringing, Makes a Whopping $22 Million on its Opening Night

Is Jonathan Majors an Anime Fan?

Michael B. Jordan is a massive anime fan and he has been talking about it for years the actor stated that the conflict between Adonis Creed and Damian Anderson’s conflict in the third sequel was heavily based on the popular anime, Naruto. The fans of the anime would know how complex and layered the conflict was between Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha. Some fans state that the final fight between Creed and Anderson was a tribute to Kakashi Hatake and Obito Uchiha. 

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Michael B Jordan and Jonathan Majors Creed III

Jordan also stated that other renowned anime series such as Hajime no Ippo and My Hero Academia were his sources of inspiration. It was evident because the director chose to display the complex motions of Hajime no Ippo was seen in Damina Anderson’s in-ring movements, and the slow-mo shots of their gear and fighters, as well as the brutal punches were similar to Attack on Titan. 

Another scene was at the end of the movie, during the handshake scene, Anderson and Creed began by dapping their index and middle finger similar to forming a Seal of Reconciliation, a gesture used by Naruto characters to signify the end of a sparring match. The symbol marked the end of the conflict between Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha, and it showcased a similar meaning in the movie as well.

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Seal of Reconciliation in Naruto

Michael B. Jordan did a fantastic job with the third sequel in his directorial debut and with so many anime-inspired scenes, the director has pushed the boundaries and increased the level of expectations of fans on what to expect in a live-action anime-inspired sports film.

Also Read: Ultra Viral ‘Dragon Ball Z Punch’ in Creed 3 Debunked by Michael B. Jordan: “That punch is Naruto and Sasuke”

Creed III is available to watch in theatres near you.

Source: Deadline

Written by Tushar Auddy

A voracious reader and a wordsmith at heart. Tushar is a student of Linguistics, who's always on the lookout for a good book or a captivating story. He has a passion for literature that runs deep and loves nothing more than getting lost in a novel for hours on end. When he isn't reading, you'll find him scribbling down his thoughts and musings, always eager to capture the beauty of language.