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Are there any celebrities that watch anime?
Posted 7/2/12 , edited 7/2/12
Not sure if this thread has been made but I attempted a search and couldn't find. If one was made already, feel free to lock.

On topic: So? are there any? No voice actors/actresses, just celebrities that appear on movies/television in the USA.

e.g. Hulk Hogan, Samuel Jackson, etc

Any source that can link to an interview mentioning about it would be great!
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I remember watching an interview with Cole and Dylan Sprouse, where they both mentioned they loved reading manga.

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Found the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BYhplNFhM4 @ 2:33

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Posted 7/2/12
Some names I have seen associated with anime fandom:

Robin Williams - the Zelda commercials, and naming his daughter Zelda, should be a hint... (Yea, its a game, but it leads to anime...)
Kayne West
Samuel L. Jackson - the reason he did Afro Samurai
Orson Scott Card - his daughter is a major Otaku and she got him watching things like Cowboy Bebop, which he said was better than the vast majority of US science fiction TV shows. He also has started writing "American Manga" with his daughter, including "Laddertop", which has a very manga feel.

I'm sure there's more...

I am an otaku, does that count? (What? I'm not famous? Why the hell not?!? Oh.... because I've never done anything noteworthy and have been married to the same woman for almost 25 years... OK, I get it...)
Posted 7/2/12

Kippu wrote:

I remember watching an interview with Cole and Dylan Sprouse, where they both mentioned they loved reading manga.

Edit:
Found the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BYhplNFhM4 @ 2:33



Oh wow! never knew these kids were animefreaks, lol, but then again, I don't watch too much TV but it's good to know! :D


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Some names I have seen associated with anime fandom:

Robin Williams - the Zelda commercials, and naming his daughter Zelda, should be a hint... (Yea, its a game, but it leads to anime...)
Kayne West
Samuel L. Jackson - the reason he did Afro Samurai
Orson Scott Card - his daughter is a major Otaku and she got him watching things like Cowboy Bebop, which he said was better than the vast majority of US science fiction TV shows. He also has started writing "American Manga" with his daughter, including "Laddertop", which has a very manga feel.

I'm sure there's more...

I am an otaku, does that count? (What? I'm not famous? Why the hell not?!? Oh.... because I've never done anything noteworthy and have been married to the same woman for almost 25 years... OK, I get it...)


Funny never knew Sam Jackson was fond of anime, neither did I knew about Kanye.
I googled American manga and saw a bunch of sources. Manga made in america is somewhat called Ameri-manga, lol, pretty cheesy i guess, but cool stuff.
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Eh, hulk hogan likes pokemon.

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Voice actors can be celebrities, right?
Posted 7/2/12

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Voice actors can be celebrities, right?


I may have to clarify then, lol. No voice actors/actress, just celebrities that appear on movies/television in the USA.

e.g. Hulk Hogan, Samuel Jackson, etc.
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lupe fiasco watches lupin iii
linkin park loves the gundam franchise

Posted 7/3/12

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polx wrote:

Voice actors can be celebrities, right?


I may have to clarify then, lol. No voice actors/actress, just celebrities that appear on movies/television in the USA.

e.g. Hulk Hogan, Samuel Jackson, etc.


Christian Bale (batman) was a voice actor in howl's moving castle. I kind of doubt that he is a fan though.
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Posted 7/21/12
yeah there is me! i mean we are all celebs right?
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Posted 7/21/12
Stephen Speilberg is a fan of Miyazaki, he also called Akira Kurosawa "The Shakespeare of Film" (Kurosawa made Samurai Films most famously The Seven Samurai and Rashomon)

Gillian Anderson (Skully) heard Disney was going to make Princess Mononoke in English and BEGGED to be on it because she was a fan.

The Wachowski brothers admitted Ghost in the Shell and Akira were major influences on The Matrix, should be no surprise since they went on to make Speed Racer and The Animatrix

James Cameron is a major fan of Battle Angel even going so far as trying to make a film version. After Avatar he said it will be his next major project. We'll see.

Danny Boyle once tried to make a film version of Gunsmith Cats (Director of Slumdog Millionare). It fell through.

Gina Davis is a huge Sailor Moon fan and tried unsuccessfully to make a film version with her playing Queen Beryl. It fell through due to Toei Entertainment hating money or something.
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good stuff guys :D

We're not alone YES! xD
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Posted 7/22/12
Maybe Lady Gaga? She looks like an anime character..seriously..really think about it! LOL.
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