There’s a deeper meaning to all this for Daniels, because he wants to teach children the value of staying true to who they are. When he hosts camps, Daniels typically has a central message for the kids: Go after what you love, no matter what that is. Growing up, loving anime meant being labeled as a “nerd” or a “dork” or a “geek,” but Daniels never cared. “You’re not going to change me,” he said. “I love being me.” He wants the next generation to feel the same way. His college friend, Terrance Pryor, put it this way: “What he’s doing is letting young people who may be a little self-conscious about their passion for anime know, ‘Hey, just because you like this doesn’t mean you’re less than anybody or weaker than anybody. You can be one of the strongest and still have a passion for it.'”

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Mike Daniels of Green Bay Packers crashes San Diego Comic-Con in costume as Raikage from Japanese animation series Naruto – 2017

For one day at the jam-packed San Diego Comic-Con, the Packers’ menacing interior lineman transformed into Raikage, a powerful village leader from the Japanese animation series Naruto.


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