List of 7 Anime Recently Recommended by Elon Musk

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Anime Recommended by Elon Musk

On the 14th October, 2021, Elon Musk, the head of SpaceX and Tesla, Inc., revealed his anime recommendations on Twitter. He posted a list of 7 recommended anime titles replying to a machine learning engineer Pranay Pathole.

Elon Musk is widely famous as a geek who has great familiarity with various pop cultures including anime and games. His selection of the recommended anime persuaded many anime fans all over the world, consisting of the greatest anime series and movies especially for beginners.

Here is the introduction to the 7 anime recommended by Elon Musk and further recommendations similar to them for you to explore the anime world more deeply.

MrBeast also replied to the post with his recommendations!▶︎

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1. Death Note

Death Note, which has numerous big fans around the globe, is the first anime recommended by Elon Musk. Its predecessor manga series was serialized on the most popular Japanese manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump between 2003 and 2006. And then, it was made into the 37-episode anime adaptation from 2006 to 2007. A high schooler protagonist Light Yagami picks up a Black Death Note one day, which gives him a terrible supernatural power to kill anyone by writing their names on it.

▶︎Check the anime series of Death Note right now!

2. Evangelion

Evangelion, which is originally known as Neon Genesis Evangelion (新世紀エヴァンゲリオン), is added to the Elon Musk’s recommendation list. The sci-fi anime series is one of the most famous Japanese anime series in the 1990s, airing with 26 episodes in 1995 and 1996. As a remake, the first anime movie of Rebuild of Evangelion was released in 2007, which was followed by the part 2 and 3. Finally, it was completed with the last part 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time in 2021. You can enjoy the story in both the original series Neon Genesis Evangelion and the remake films Rebuild of Evangelion.

▶︎Check the anime series of Evangelion right now!

3. Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell (攻殻機動隊) is long-running anime series and movies that have been loved by lots of anime geeks worldwide since the first film was released in 1995. Based on the same-titled manga series written by Masamune Shirow, the film Ghost in the Shell was directed by Mamoru Oshii, followed by Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence in 2004. On the other hand, the 26-episode anime series began as Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex in 2002. The innovative scientific ideas of Elon Musk may be inspired by the Ghost in the Shell world that is filled with highly-developed futuristic cyber technologies.

▶︎Check the anime movie of Ghost in the Shell right now!

4. Spirited Away

As the best anime movie of all time, Spirited Away (千と千尋の神隠し) should be recommended by Elon Musk, of course. The highest-quality work by Hayao Miyazaki in the famous anime studio Studio Ghibli has earned a global reputation since it was released in 2001 and it got the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards in 2003. Spirited Away focuses on a 10-year-girl named Chihiro, who is put in a difficult position apart from her parents, while there are a variety of characters who are inspired by a spider and a dragon.

▶︎Check the anime series of Spirited Away right now!

5. Princess Mononoke

In addition to the previous recommendation Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke (もののけ姫) is also one of the masterpieces of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. When the fantasy anime film was released in 1999, it broke a record at the domestic box office at that time. There are two main characters: Ashitaka, who is the last prince of the Emishi tribe, and San, a 15-year-old girl who is raised by wolves in the forest.

▶︎Check the anime movie of Princess Mononoke right now!

6. Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist (鋼の錬金術師), one of the most popular modern anime series, is also suggested as an Elon Musk’s favorite anime. Fullmetal Alchemist was serialized on Monthly Shonen Gangan as a manga series between 2001 and 2010, which was adapted into two versions of the anime series. At first, Fullmetal Alchemist was aired with 51 episodes from 2003 to 2004, which consists of some independent stories different from the original manga. Next, the second series titled Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood was released with 64 episodes between 2009 and 2010, which are based on the manga.

▶︎Check the anime series of Fullmetal Alchemist right now!

7. Your Name

Elon Musk did not miss the hottest Japanese anime director Makoto Shinkai or his smash-hit movie Your Name (君の名は。). The fantasy, romance and drama anime film, released in 2016, is known as the second highest-grossing movie in the Japanese history. It has been watched by a lot of anime fans around the world since then. Your Name centers on a high schooler living in Tokyo and a heroine living in a countryside depicting the popular anime plot: time travel.

▶︎Check the anime movie of Your Name right now!

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