It seems like ESPN has caught on to the one thing most pro athletes can agree on, and that is anime. It is no shock to netizens that athletes like anime as pros from football to soccer have shared their love for the medium. Whether they back Goku or Naruto, the love for anime is thick in the pro sports arena, and ESPN is catching on to the way. After all, the company just dropped a timely Sasuke meme on fans, and netizens are still giggling over the gift.
That's why ESPN really took fans by surprise by calling attention to Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto franchise when commenting on the results of the playoff game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Seattle Seahawks. With the Rams playing so well, the official account behind the company Tweeted the following, "The Rams saw everything the Seahawks had coming in their Wild Card win" with a hilarious new edit of Sasuke Uchiha's Sharigan with the Tomoe replaced by the Rams logo instead. Check it out:
The Rams saw everything the Seahawks had coming in their Wild Card win 👁🗨 pic.twitter.com/VOxrbYgApz— ESPN (@espn) January 10, 2021
While Sasuke's Sharingan isn't exactly an ability that lets him see into the future, it is one of the most memorable eye techniques in all of anime and manga history. In fact, the entire Naruto franchise is home to several memorable eyes that come as part of a special inherited skill that had been passed down through several generations of shinobi. Sasuke himself even passed it down to his daughter for the sequel, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.
His daughter, Sarada Uchiha, is beginning to take the Sharingan into the next generation of shinobi as she, Boruto Uzumaki, and Mitsuki are getting ready for some of their toughest missions in the anime yet. Finally adapting the Kawaki saga from the manga release of the series, 2021 is gearing up to be one of the most momentous years in the franchise in quite some time.
What do you think of ESPN's take on Sasuke's Sharingan? Which anime powers would be the best suited to give you an edge in football? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or you can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!