Thursday, July 29, 2010

Marvel Anime Series Descriptions - Plus Iron Man Anime Trailer!

It has been announced that G4 will be the exclusive U.S. television network for Marvel Entertainment's four new anime series produced by Madhouse and Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan and will premiere in 2011. These four new shows will re-imagine some of Marvel's most popular characters as if they were originally created for a Japanese audience. Each series will be 12 episodes long with storylines that tie the four series together thanks to the brilliant mind of Warren Ellis.

Iron Man - In an effort to make amends for his weapons manufacturing past, Tony Stark has dedicated himself to building the world up rather than tearing it down. Traveling to Japan to build a new arc reactor that will deliver unlimited free energy to the Japanese people, Stark is challenged by the Japanese government and the media when he attempts to import the necessary nuclear priming device. And when the reactor-in-construction is repeatedly attacked by the mysterious Zodiac consortium, Stark must gather his allies to take on Zodiac and its mastermind.

X-Men - The X-Men are reunited following the death of a teammate, and are summoned by Charles Xavier to Japan following the abduction of Hisako Ichiki (Armor). There, they confront the U-Men, a lunatic cult that steals and transplants mutant organs to further strengthen their own army, and the battle for justice is on.

Wolverine - Based on the popular graphic novel by Frank Miller, the series begins in Japan, where Logan is challenged by Shingen Yashida, the notorious leader of a powerful mafia clan. When Shingen's employee Yukio, a female assassin, falls out of Shingen's favor, she must kill him or be killed. Teaming up with Logan, the pair seek out the villain to exact their revenge.

Blade - Eric Brooks -- known as Blade -- seeks revenge on Deacon Frost, the vampire lord who killed his mother while she was still pregnant with Eric. With all the powers of a vampire and none of their weaknesses, Blade's quest leads him throughout Southeast Asia in search of Frost, and, in Vietnam, he discovers a vampire plot that threatens to take down the whole world.

1 comment:

Orphen said...

The anime Iron Man looks pretty sweet. Then again that is the one I thought could most easily be converted to anime with the machines and suits. I am curious to see these for sure. I am a big fan of anime and ofcourse superheroes, so putting them together I hope makes a superior product. Then again this could very easily turn out pretty bad, but we shall see. Regardless I am excited for these four shows.