If you ever doubted Michael B. Jordan’s fan status when it comes to anime, all you have to do is watch this short interview with Rooster Teeth’s Gray G. Haddock. In talking up the arrival of gen:LOCK, the company’s brand new animated sci-fi series that follows up on the worldwide success of Red vs Blue and RWBY, Jordan talked about his first introduction to anime and revealed his favorite moments from some classic series. He not only namedrops a Bleach villain and revisits an epic battle in the Gundam saga, he also reveals how an iconic Dragon Ball Z character and moment inspired one of his most grueling scenes in Creed II.

gen:LOCK is the highly anticipated sci-fi mecha anime series also starring Dakota Fanning, Maisie Williams, Asia Kate Dillon, Golshifteh Farahani and David Tennant. gen:LOCK will premiere January 26th on Rooster Teeth, an SVOD available on iOS, Android, Xbox One, Apple TV, and at RoosterTeeth.com with memberships starting at $4.99 a month. You can also watch gen:LOCK on the Rooster Teeth channel over at VRV, a fantastic bundle provider that gives you access to all sorts of genre content for a low monthly price; highly recommended!

Episode 1 and 2 of gen:LOCK will premiere on the same day, giving folks who have already seen the premiere episode a good reason to stick around, watch it again, and then be treated to a new episode. Episode 1 will be free to watch, while Episode 2 and subsequent episodes will be exclusive for paying members. gen:LOCK will then premiere new episodes weekly on Saturdays with the finale episode premiering March 9th.

See how Jordan’s love of anime inspired his performance in Creed II above.