Marvel Anime


Marvel Anime
Marvel Anime
Genre Action, Adventure
TV anime
Iron Man
Directed by Yuzo Sato
Studio Madhouse
Licensed by Marvel Entertainment
Network Animax
English network U.S. G4
Australia Sci Fi Channel
Original run October 1, 2010December 17, 2010
Episodes 12 (List of episodes)
TV anime
Wolverine
Directed by Hiroshi Aoyama
Studio Madhouse
Licensed by Marvel Entertainment
Network Animax
English network U.S. G4
Australia Sci Fi Channel
Original run January 7, 2011March 25, 2011
Episodes 12 (List of episodes)
TV anime
X-Men
Directed by Fuminori Kizaki
Studio Madhouse
Licensed by Marvel Entertainment
Network Animax
English network U.S. G4
Australia Sci Fi Channel
Original run April 1, 2011June 24, 2011
Episodes 12 (List of episodes)
TV anime
Blade
Directed by Mitsuyuki Masuhara
Written by Kenta Fukasaku
Studio Madhouse
Licensed by Marvel Entertainment
Network Animax
English network U.S. G4
Original run July 1, 2011September 16, 2011
Episodes 12 (List of episodes)
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Marvel Anime is a four-part anime project with collaborations from both Marvel Entertainment and Madhouse. The project took famous Marvel characters and reintroduced them for a Japanese audience in a 12-part series.[1] The announcement was confirmed at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con. According to former Madhouse President and CEO Jungo Maruta, Marvel gave the anime studio "free reign" [sic] to re-imagine the Marvel superheroes for Japanese audiences. The series was released in Japan since October 2010 and is being be released throughout the world in 2011.[2] It aired in Japan on Animax and is airing in the United States on G4.[3] The series was guided by Warren Ellis.[4] Trailers have been released for Marvel Anime: Iron Man,[5] Marvel Anime: Wolverine,[6] Marvel Anime: X-Men,[7] and Marvel Anime: Blade.[8] “It will create an entire parallel universe for Marvel,” said Simon Philips, president of Marvel International about Marvel Anime.[9] The Marvel Anime series is being aired in Australia on Sci Fi.[10]

Contents

Iron Man

Cast of Iron Man, Tony Stark and Dr. Chika Tanaka

Iron Man (アイアンマン Aian Man?) is the first show of the series with 12[11] episodes. The series was directed by Yuzo Sato with Warren Ellis writing the story. A special preview ran on Animax on September 25, 2010, before the series began airing on October 1, 2010[12], and ended on December 17, 2010. While Iron Man premiered in the US on G4 on July 29, 2011[13], a "sneak peek" of the first episode aired on July 23, 2011 following G4's Comic-Con 2011 Live coverage.[14]

Plot

Tony Stark goes to Japan to produce a new arc station and showcase the Iron Man Dio, a new prototype armor, that will replace him when he retires. However, the Iron Man Dio goes out of control and it is up to Tony as Iron Man to stop it along with an organization called the Zodiac. Iron Man even gain an ally in JSDF operative Captain Nagato Sakurai piloting the Ramon Zero armor that his military group made for him. Iron Man soon discovers that an old friend that he thought was dead upon his first time as Iron Man is alive and is operating the Iron Man Dio armor for the Zodiac's goals.

Cast

Japanese cast

English cast

Wolverine

Cast of Wolverine, Logan, Mariko Yashida, Shingen Yashida, Kikyo Mikage, and Yukio.

Wolverine (ウルヴァリン Uruvarin?) is the second show of the series with 12 episodes. It aired on Animax between January 7, 2011 and March 25, 2011. While Wolverine premiered in the US on G4 on July 29, 2011[16], a "sneak peek" of the first episode aired on July 23, 2011 following the Iron Man "sneak peek" and G4's Comic-Con 2011 Live coverage.[14]

Plot

Logan learns that his girlfriend Mariko Yashida (who disappeared a year ago) has been taken to Tokyo by her father Shingen (who is the head of a Japanese crime syndicate and a supplier of A.I.M.) in order to be wed to Hideki Kurohagi. Wolverine goes on a quest to rescue Mariko and defeat Shingen and Hideki while encountering some opponents along the way.

Cast

Japanese cast

English cast

X-Men

Cast of X-Men, Cyclops, Professor X, Wolverine, Storm, Armor, Beast

X-Men (エックスメン Ekkusu Men?) scheduled to air as the third show of the series with 12 episodes. It aired on Animax from April 1, 2011 to June 24, 2011. A preview trailer was released on February 18, 2011, featuring mutants such as Cyclops, Wolverine, Storm and Beast.[17] It will premiere in the United States on G4 on October 21, 2011.[18]

Plot

Following the death of Jean Grey, the X-Men are called together by Professor X to travel to Japan following the abduction of Armor and face the U-Men who are abducting young mutants in order to harvest their organs.[19]

Cast

Japanese cast

English cast

NOTE: Steven Blum, Fred Tatasciore, and Jennifer Hale reprise their roles from Wolverine and the X-Men.

Blade

Cast of Blade

Blade (ブレイド Bureido?) is the fourth and final show of the series. Comprising twelve episodes like the others, the story is written by Kenta Fukasaku, son of the late Kinji Fukasaku. It aired on Animax from July 1, 2011 to September 16, 2011.

Plot

Blade, a "Daywalker" vampire hunter who was born with human and vampire blood in his veins after a vampire attacked his mother, is visiting Japan on a mission. There, he not only confronts Deacon Frost, the vampire who killed his mother, but he also faces up against "Existence", a mysterious organization of vampires.[20]

Cast

Japanese cast

English cast

References

  1. ^ "Iron Man, Wolverine in Marvel, Madhouse's 1st TV Anime (Updated)". Anime News Network. August 25, 2008. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-08-25/iron-man-wolverine-in-marvel-madhouse-1st-tv-anime. Retrieved December 29, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Marvel to behold". C21 Media. 2010-07-06. http://www.c21media.net/resources/detail.asp?area=79&article=56347. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Marvel Anime to Run on G4 in the United States". Anime News Network. July 23, 2010. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-07-23/marvel-anime-to-run-on-g4-in-the-united-states. Retrieved July 24, 2010. 
  4. ^ "SDCC: G4 Announces New Marvel Anime Series". Superhero Hype!. 2010-07-26. http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/104731-sdcc-g4-announces-new-marvel-anime-series. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  5. ^ "Iron Man Anime Trailer". Youtube.com. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4Q7xgxDJh4. Retrieved 2011-01-08. 
  6. ^ Wolverine Anime Trailer
  7. ^ X-Men Anime Trailer
  8. ^ Blade Anime Japanese Teaser
  9. ^ Gustines, George (August 24, 2008). "Superheroes to Be Recast for Japan". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/25/business/media/25marvel.html?_r=2&oref=slogin. Retrieved 1 April 2011. 
  10. ^ "Iron Man & Wolverine Coming To Sci Fi In August!: SCI FI PI//SCI FI Channel". 'Captain'. http://www.scifitv.com.au/Blog/2011/07/iron-man-wolverine-coming-to-sci-fi-in-august/. Retrieved 2011-08-11. 
  11. ^ Iron Man Anime comes to G4
  12. ^ Marvel Anime Coming To G4 In 2011
  13. ^ "Anime Iron Man and Wolverine Premiere July 29". SuperheroHype.com. http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/167661-anime-iron-man-and-wolverine-premiering-july-29. Retrieved 23 June 2011. 
  14. ^ a b "G4 TV Schedule; Sat, July 23, 2011". G4 Media. Archived from the original on July 22, 2011. http://www.webcitation.org/60NKTqks6. Retrieved July 22, 2011. 
  15. ^ a b Toonzone Goes to WonderCon 2011 (UPDATED Apr 7, 9:45 AM)
  16. ^ "Anime Iron Man and Wolverine Premiere July 29". SuperheroHype.com. http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/167661-anime-iron-man-and-wolverine-premiering-july-29. Retrieved 23 June 2011. 
  17. ^ "News: X-Men Anime, Nichijou Promo Videos Streamed". Anime News Network. February 18, 2011. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-02-18/x-men-anime-nichijou-promo-videos-streamed. Retrieved February 20, 2011. 
  18. ^ "'X-Men' Anime Debuts In October With Scott Porter As Cyclops". http://splashpage.mtv.com/2011/09/15/x-men-anime-scott-porter/. 
  19. ^ Watch the X-Men Anime Japanese Teaser Trailer
  20. ^ "Blade, Fairy Tail, Ro-Kyu-Bu! Promo Videos Streamed". Anime News Network. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-06-01/blade-fairy-tail-ro-kyu-bu-promo-videos-streamed. 
  21. ^ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-10-14/blade-english-dub-lead-casted

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