It’s always awesome to know that someone famous looks just like you. It can take anyone’s pride up by several notches in an instant. What about if your looks resembles an anime character? Would you react the same way? As we all know, anime characters come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colors. Some are designed to look as pretty as princesses from bedtime stories while others have bodies and faces that can only be described as out of this world. In the end, whether being an anime look-alike is a compliment or an insult will depend on the character you are being compared to. How about famous international celebrities? Would they be offended? Here’s a list of the most mind blowing anime in real life that can help you come up with a reasonable answer.
Eminem & God Eneru of One Piece
The Slim Shady himself is in the house y’all! Eminem is one of the best rappers if not the best of his generation. In fact, it’s a mortal sin to not know him you are interested rapping and the hip-hop culture. What made him special is that he is the first white person to do so in the industry which was founded and dominated by people of color. And if you ever watched One Piece particularly the arc where Luffy and his gang visited Sky Island, you’ll instantly notice how Eminem resembles God Eneru. They both have the same facial structure, skin color, and even hair. But the best part of all is that both of them stand on the top of their chosen path in life as a ruler where Eminem is the God of Rap while Eneru is the God of Sky Island.
Jet Li and Saitama from One Punch Man
There are only a few action holy wood actors who actually know how to fight in real life. And one of them is Jet Li. He started practicing Wu Shu at a very young age due to his parent’s influence and he managed to reach the international stage which only proves that he has the innate talent, body, and heart for it. Several years fast forward and we find Jet Li in hit martial art movies performing jaw-dropping stunts and fight sequences. It came to a point where he became the face of martial arts after Bruce Lee. This makes me wonder if it’s truly just a mere coincidence that he looks like Saitama from One Punch Man. Saitama is the strongest hero in his world and he happens to be bald just like Jet Li in his famous movies where he played the role of a shaolin martial arts expert. Well it won’t be disrespectful in any way to compare the two because both of them have the skill and charisma to back up their reputation and fame.
Hulk Hogan and Killer Bee from Naruto
Before Mixed Martial Arts took the center stage in fight entertainment, wrestling was hailed as the number one. It also became the venue where famous personalities of today started their career like Dwayne Johnson, John Cena, Triple H. and many more. Among them, one stood out and became the face of wrestling for decades. His unique antics in the ring and never-say-die attitude impressed billions worldwide. He is none other than Hulk Hogan. Even though time got the better of him today, he is still regarded as one of the most influential wrestler of all time. This is probably why the creator of Naruto can’t help but create a character that closely resembles him, Killer Bee. This goes true not just because of their physical similarities but also for sharing a funky and outgoing attitude. Killer Bee like Hulk Hogan is fond of throwing out catchy phrases and funny gestures which made him very lovable. Although he is not as famous as the lead character Naruto, he unquestionably belongs to the top ten within the Naruto anime series.
Bruce Lee and Lee Pai Long from Shaman King
The untimely death of Bruce Lee is regarded as one of the most tragic events in the modern entertainment industry. During that time, he was at the top of the world with international exposure and millions of fan worldwide. He started the martial arts revolution and greatly increased his fame along with the art from one movie to another. The world misses him until now which is why a lot of video game and anime characters are based out of him. One of them is Lee Pai Long from Shaman King. They have the same hairstyle and facial structure. Their fighting techniques are also very similar as they focus on inflicting the greatest damage possible in the least possible time using any part of their body or a pair of nun chucks.
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Keanu Reeves and Rintaro Okabe from Steins; Gate
It’s common for famous people to be prideful an arrogant. Most of them succumb to the ravaging whirlpool of fame and worldly riches and as a result forget their roots. Nonetheless, it’s good to know that there are a few exemptions among them and the best example is Keanu Reeves. Despite starring in several blockbuster movies, he remains grounded. He has a really charming face so it’s hard to accept that there’s someone that looks like him. However, anime fans who got to know Rintaro Okabe from Steins; Gate won’t say the same. Their facial features are the same as well as their hairstyle. Both of them are also socially inept but are experts in their field of choice as a scientist for Rintaro Okabe and as an actor for Keanu Reeves.
Manny Pacquiao and Makunouchi Ippo of Hajime no Ippo
It’s impossible to gather 8 division belts in professional boxing unless you are Manny Pacquiao. He is the Filipino boxer who took the world by storm and impressed boxing fans across the globe with his inhuman hands speed and unrivaled punching power. Manny Pacquiao was unstoppable during his prime as he demolished previous boxing legends like Marco Antonio Barrera and Eric Morales. His boxing intensity can be compared to Ippo Makunouchi’s aggressive and relentless style. Although he does not use Ippo’s signature move, Dempsey Roll, Pacquiao’s humble beginnings, knockout ability, and hunger for greatness equals Ippo’s. So if Pacquiao is Ippo, who do you think should be the Miyata Ichirou of boxing? Leave a comment below!
Dirk Nowitzki and Midorima Shintarou from Kuroko’s Basketball
Are you a basketball fan? Or were you a high school basketball varsity player or simply play with friends during weekends? As long as you have a bit of knowledge about basketball, you’ll agree that those who are blessed with height conventionally take the center role during a game. This role requires the player to control the rebound, box out the opposing team center, and make put backs when possible. Dirk Nowitzki, an NBA superstar, defied this norm by becoming one of the best jump shooter of all time despite having the height of a center. Kuroko’s basketball fans will instantly compare him to Midorima Shintarou upon knowing such fact. Although they don’t look exactly alike, everything about them aside from that perfectly fits like their shooting form and accuracy.
Scarlett Johansson and Motoko Kusanagi of Ghost in the Shell
Scarlett Johansson is one of the prettiest faces in the Hollywood today. This is one of the reasons aside from her innate talent in acting why she already starred in a number of box office movies for the past decade. Anime fans were excited as news regarding her portrayal of the role of Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell since she has every requirement to pull of it off. And as expected, she delivered with flying colors. Although critics say that the movie ended up as a typical Hollywood hero movie without offering something new in the plate it somehow gave justice to the franchise. At least they go Motoko’s looks right as Scarlett Johansson’s transformation in the movie made her look like the anime character’s real-life version. What do you think about the Ghost in the Shell 2017 movie? Share your thoughts below!
Chris Hemsworth and Brain Unglaus of Overlord
Upon facing an opponent that you can’t beat and you feel certain death is just a few seconds away, would you run for your life or hold your ground to at least put up some kind resistance? This decision where your life is one the line is not easy. This is why no one has the right to criticize Brain Unglaus of Overlord when he ran like a mad man after realizing Shalltear Bloodfallen’s strength. It’s not that he is a coward, he simply responded to human instinct. He greatly reminds me of Chris Hemsworth’s portrayal of Thor. Courage is written all over Thor’s personality but it’s not one brought upon by ignorance. He knows his limits just like Brain. And the fact that they look alike aside from Brain’s hair color makes the resemblance more striking.
Chris Evans and Commander Erwin of Shingeki No Kyojin
We talked about Thor so why not talk about his good old pal Captain America portrayed by Chris Evans. He is the avenger’s conscience as he always put the people’s welfare above any objective. Captain America is also highly respected by every member despite being the weakest among them in terms of raw power. If you’re a fan of Shingeki No Kyojin, you’ll surely point out the fact that he looks and acts like Commander Erwin. They share the same hairstyle and color, facial features, and even body type. Both of them carry a serious yet compassionate demeanor. They are leaders in the vanguard force who protects humanity from extinction.
Kim Taehyung and Kaneki of Tokyo Ghoul
They really look alike and I think it’s not surprising because majority of anime characters are designed based on Asian people. Kim Taehyung belongs to a popular South Korean idol group called BTS. He is both a singer and actor which of course different from Kaneki of Tokyo Ghoul who need to hide his true identity to protect himself and the people close to him.
Robert Downey Jr. and Robert of Tiger and Bunny
Robert is based on Robert Downey Jr. making them exactly lookalikes. This goes true from the hair, body shape, color, and even their attitude. We all know that Robert Downey Jr. is known for playing a variety of roles in Hollywood movies including weird ones where he was required to overhaul his overall persona.
Ji Eun and Hinata Hyuga of Naruto
Another famous South Korean idol almost made it to this list, Ji Eun. She is a member of the girl group Secret. Like almost every South Korean girl idol, she loves to play around with her style. The picture here was taken from a music video where she slayed the bangs look like the one Hinata Hyuga is famous of. Although they look alike, their personalities are total opposites since Ji Eun is outgoing and bubbly while Hinata tends to be shy and freeze up during embarrassing moments.
There are other anime characters out there who lookalikes in real life. Those that are not planned are more special though. If you have noticed anime characters that resemble your friend, families, or famous personalities aside from the ones mentioned above, feel free to share below in the comments section. Moreover, include pictures to help convince us that they are truly worth being a part of this list. As always, give us a LIKE AND SHARE THE ANIME LOVE MINA!
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