Before the rapper’s untimely death in December 2019, Juice WRLD had plans to work on an anime series with Takashi Murakami, the Japanese artist revealed.
Murakami has always been heavily involved in the music industry, especially within hip-hop, working with the likes of Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Drake and A$AP Rocky, so a potential Juice WRLD collaboration seems only natural. Speaking on his relationship with the rapper, Murakami expressed:
“I was a big fan of Juice WRLD. He came to my studio, he looked so happy with his girlfriend. He wanted to make some animation project, [a] kind of demon and angel battle.” Murakami notes he “was so shocked” when he found out about the news of Juice WRLD and that he now regularly listens to “Lucid Dreams.” Fans of the rapper may recall his fondness for anime shown in a handful of public statements where the rapper expressed his desire to produce a series.
I really want to make a anime.. my shit a be A1
— . (@JuiceWorlddd) August 13, 2018