• remind me tomorrow
  • remind me next week
  • never remind me
Subscribe to the ANN Newsletter • Wake up every Sunday to a curated list of ANN's most interesting posts of the week. read more

Heroes' Masi Oka Acknowledges Anime, Manga Influences

posted on by Mikhail Koulikov
In the May 15 issue of Wired magazine, Masi Oka, the actor playing Hiro Nakamura in NBC's Heroes, mentions that he drew inspiration for the character from Dragonball. Oka also hopes that the series will include more specific references to anime and manga. According to the article, Heroes creator Tim Kring agrees, particularly because this will help expand the show's appeal to the Asian market. Two episodes have already included Mazinger Z toy cameos, and Oka, a professed Naoki Urasawa and Shonen Jump "geek," has said in previous interviews that he helps translate and rewrite some of Heroes' Japanese dialogue.

discuss this in the forum (32 posts) |
bookmark/share with: short url

News homepage / archives