Creed 3 and the anime that inspired it

If you’ve seen director Michael B. Jordan talk about Creed III, it’s likely you’ve seen him discuss the enormous influence that anime had on his vision for the movie. And, if you’ve seen Creed III, you know that he wasn’t just making that talking point up. From the movie’s very first moments through the end of its climactic fight, Jordan was clearly influenced by the world of anime.

From the dynamic way he films the fights to even the movie’s central dynamic, Creed III is all anime, all the way down. Here are six of the anime that influenced Creed III, and how they shaped the finished movie.

Don’t take our word for it. Listen to Michael B. Jordan talk to Crunchyroll about how anime inspired Creed III and why the genre appeals to him:

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