Keanu Reeves says the Wachowski siblings told him to watch anime to prepare for his role in The Matrix when he revealed plans for his own animated series.
At a climax at a Comic-Con panel in San Diego for BRZRKR, a series of comics created by the actor, Reeves admitted he’s not “up to date” with modern day anime.
It was announced on Friday that a two-series animated series has been commissioned by Netflix, with a live-action feature film and novel also in the works.
“When I was working with the Wachowskis on ‘The Matrix’, they were like, ‘You have to see that’ — it was like ‘Akira, Ghost In The Shell’ — and that was pretty much the beginning,” he told conventioneers.
“I’m not really up to date on current anime. A couple of my friends have kids who can just spit anime and I’m like, ‘that seems awesome’.”
The BRZRKR series was created and written by Reeves and Matt Kindt and drawn by Ron Garney.
It follows an immortal warrior known as the Berzerker as he fights his way through the ages.
The first issue of the 12 issue limited series was released on March 3, 2021 by Boom! Studios.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/keanu-reeves-says-the-wachowskis-made-him-watch-anime-to-prepare-for-matrix-role-41861735.html Keanu Reeves says the Wachowskis forced him to watch anime to prepare for the Matrix role