Michael B. Jordan will live the anime dream by joining Rooster Teeth animated series


Self-professed anime fan Michael B. Jordan is teaming up with Rooster Teeth to voice a character in their new animated show.

The time is now for Michael B. Jordan to start living his best life. Never mind that he’s become an acclaimed actor with Fruitvale Station, Creed and Black Panther. Now, he’ll really get to shine by voicing a character in a new Rooster Teeth animated series.

The series is called gen:LOCK, which looks like it’s filled with all kinds of mecha, robot-fighting goodness. Jordan will star as the character Julian Chase, who’s one of the many pilots recruited to weld giant fighting robots during a global war.

According to series creator Gray G. Haddock, Jordan was brought into the project because he’s been so vocal about how much he loves anime. Haddock said in a statement: “Michael’s visionary career choices and commitment to meaningful entertainment, not to mention his love of anime, line up perfectly with what drives Rooster Teeth, and we’re thrilled for the opportunity to do some cool sci-fi storytelling together.”

The team even shared a first look at Jordan’s character on social media:

This is certainly an interesting career move for Jordan, who’s done some pretty serious acting work on screen up until now. Maybe the voice acting bug will really get a hold on him, and we can see him voicing more anime characters — or even producing his own animated show. He’s currently got his own production company, so why stop at just producing live-action series?

No release date has been given for the show just yet. But the anime will be released exclusively on Rooster Teeth’s streaming platform. The team currently produces several other series on both their YouTube channel and website.

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While you wait for the anime, you can catch Jordan in the HBO adaption of Fahrenheit 451, which just debuted this past weekend. He’ll also be starring in Creed 2, out later this year.