Saturday Night Live star Jim Belushi is asking the public for anime recommendations.
Belushi, who played Takashi Yamada in the English dub of Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbors the Yamadas, had this to say:
Any anime fans out there? I always loved Studio Ghibli after I worked with them – however I don’t know much else.
But, I just saw “Your Name” and it blew me away. What is out there? C’mon, some of you guys have to be nerds. Fess up!
— Jim Belushi (@JimBelushi) December 28, 2020
Before long he had thousands of responses, and even got Your Name and Death Note trending on Twitter. Here are some of the responses he received (you might recognize a few names here!):
Get weird with me, Jim Belushi. pic.twitter.com/jbXkPQ4kq0
— Anthony Carboni (@acarboni) December 29, 2020
Hi, Jim! I recommend Neon Genesis Evangelion. pic.twitter.com/0cz6Mib0Df
— Casey Mongillo is bad at studying Bugsnax ケイシ・モンジロ (@CaseyTheVA) December 29, 2020
I may have a few suggestions. Been watching the stuff since the mid 90s. I amassed a huge collection. pic.twitter.com/iDtTSCkMfV
— Nerdserker (@Nerdserker1) December 29, 2020
Making a mental note for future casting. But in all seriousness for TV series check out Cowboy Bebop, for films you’ve already watched my fav, so I’d recommend A Silent Voice. pic.twitter.com/5R0Jwv8CJI
— Stephanie Sheh (@stephaniesheh) December 29, 2020
Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex and 2nd Gig (two seasons released 2002-2005) + Death Note. Great stories, great soundtrack. You will find yourself going back to watch them again in years to come.
— Michal Sadowski (@sadek) December 29, 2020
Grave of the Fireflies
Now and Then, Here and There
— Joseph Mallozzi (@BaronDestructo) December 29, 2020
Thanks for that, Tom. It is a beautiful piece and was long before we came to play. It was our mission to simply not screw it up. See you, Space Cowboy.
— Steve Blum (@blumspew) December 29, 2020
What anime would you recommend to him?
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.