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Marvel Anime

joshuaboyjoshuaboy Members Posts: 10,858 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited January 2012 in Animania
Iron Man, Wolverine and some other familiar faces are turning Japanese...

NYCC: Marvel TV head honcho Jeph Loeb was on the scene at New York Comic Con this weekend to talk about Marvel Anime, a new undertaking that will see some of the company's most popular characters transformed via that most enduring of animation styles that was once known as Japanimation -- and thankfully isn't anymore.

Loeb was accompanied by Erika Lewis of G4, where the programs will air. First up will be Iron Man beginning in 2011, the first episode of which was screened during the panel. Here's a rundown on what we saw (watch out for spoilers):

The segment begins with a passenger jet flying over Japan -- it experiences a near-miss with another plane… Tony Stark's private jet, rather recklessly streaking across the sky. The episode title flashes on the screen in rudimentary English captions that are certainly reminiscent of certain animes: "Enter Iron Man."

On the plane, Stark says that Japan is the beginning of his dream. Touching down in the Land of the Rising Sun, he meets a textbook anime chick -- a beautiful researcher from someplace called Lab 23. She's working for Stark, and we soon learn that Tony is planning on retiring as Iron Man and mass-producing "Iron Man Dio" suits (no relation to Ronnie James we think) that the Japanese government will purchase. He's even training new pilots to use the armor.

The episode is very much an anime in its style, not that that's a good thing for those of us who aren't aficionados. The crude captions/subtitles run throughout the show under the Japanese dialogue, the show often awkwardly cuts between scenes, there's cheesy guitar music, comedic side characters abound, and even the image quality looks like an anime circa 1994 (though that could be in part because of the projection screen used at the panel).

Having said that, the episode seemed to go over very well with those in attendance, so if anime and Marvel are your thing, than you're in luck.

The Iron Man Dio prototype armor is blue and silver with a triangular chest plate. Three pilots are being trained, though they don't fare so well as the episode proceeds. First Stark breaks his word and decides to debut the new suit himself at a public showing, and then later the suit seems to malfunction while one of the new pilots is wearing it, leading him to repulsor-blast his two fellows before going off on a spree of destruction himself.

Stark theorizes that the armor has brainwashed the pilot (somehow), so he pulls the old red and gold armor out of retirement to take on the Dio suit. He defeats the new armor pretty easily (in an airborne battle scene which is the highlight of the episode) but is suddenly attacked by a giant, talking (mechanical?) scorpion -- one of the Zodiac it says. The thing looks a bit like the xenomorph from Alien. Stark beats it down as it screams/laughs, but when he returns to the Dio, the armor is gone and only the pilot remains. End of episode.

Loeb explained that Marvel and Sony teamed with the anime house Madhouse to produce the Iron Man series as well as the three shows that will follow: Wolverine, X-Men and then Blade. Each series will get 16 episodes.

Acclaimed comics scribe Warren Ellis is writing the series, and while they will all be "true to canon" the stories will take place in the Pacific Rim. There will be reasons why they're there, though -- it won't just be like, "Hey, Wolvie lives in Japan all of a sudden!"

There's a good chance that the various heroes will meet up, including a Wolvie/Blade face-off. And speaking of… the world premiere trailer for Wolverine was also shown. It basically showed everyone's favorite Canadian mutie slicing and dicing his way across Japan, fighting yakuza, and falling from a building -- only to use his claws to slow his descent by digging into the building.

Look for Marvel Anime to start airing this summer on G4.


http://tv.ign.com/articles/112/1126953p1.html
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  • Bcotton5Bcotton5 Members Posts: 51,851 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2010
    cant wait for this
  • joshuaboyjoshuaboy Members Posts: 10,858 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2010

    .............
  • joshuaboyjoshuaboy Members Posts: 10,858 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2010

    .................
  • satyronesatyrone Members Posts: 4,696 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2010
    damn!! the Wolverine looks raw as 🤬 !! cant wait to see what else there gonna do
  • Bcotton5Bcotton5 Members Posts: 51,851 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2010
    Looks good.........
  • JazznJazzJazznJazz Members Posts: 152
    edited October 2010
    I watched the iron man episode 1 few days ago and it looks promising.
  • Bcotton5Bcotton5 Members Posts: 51,851 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2010
    JazznJazz wrote: »
    I watched the iron man episode 1 few days ago and it looks promising.

    wait its out?
  • joshuaboyjoshuaboy Members Posts: 10,858 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2010
    where did you get it?
  • Bcotton5Bcotton5 Members Posts: 51,851 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2010
    I know its out but I cant find it either, everyone is saying they saw episode 1
  • NothingButTheTruthNothingButTheTruth stew Members Posts: 10,850 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2010
    Good drop, can't wait........
  • robdaze151robdaze151 Banned Users Posts: 2,019 ✭✭
    edited October 2010
    Wolvering looks more like Daken than Logan. Still bad ass though.
  • Bcotton5Bcotton5 Members Posts: 51,851 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2010
    anybody got link to episode 1
  • Bcotton5Bcotton5 Members Posts: 51,851 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2010
    anybody got link to episode 1

    .................
  • joshuaboyjoshuaboy Members Posts: 10,858 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2010
    Nothing yet......
  • joshuaboyjoshuaboy Members Posts: 10,858 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2010
    anybody got link to episode 1


    Think I've just got it. DL'ing now. If it's legit I will send you the link to the first 4 episodes. .mkv format though
  • Bcotton5Bcotton5 Members Posts: 51,851 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2010
    joshuaboy wrote: »
    Think I've just got it. DL'ing now. If it's legit I will send you the link to the first 4 episodes. .mkv format though

    pm me, wtf is this already on tv? How am I missing this 🤬 like that
  • joshuaboyjoshuaboy Members Posts: 10,858 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2010
    pm me, wtf is this already on tv? How am I missing this 🤬 like that



    It's legit. Check your PM for the links. I've only DL'ed Ep. 1 so far. It's in Japanese with English subs.
  • NothingButTheTruthNothingButTheTruth stew Members Posts: 10,850 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2010
    joshuaboy wrote: »
    It's legit. Check your PM for the links. I've only DL'ed Ep. 1 so far. It's in Japanese with English subs.

    What's the link?....
  • Bcotton5Bcotton5 Members Posts: 51,851 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2010
    good looking
  • joshuaboyjoshuaboy Members Posts: 10,858 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2010
    What's the link?....


    sent..........
  • Bcotton5Bcotton5 Members Posts: 51,851 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2010
    Finished watching the 1st 4 eps, its dope Im fiending for episode 5 lol,love the Wolverine cameo in episode 4 I wanted to see Logan help him against the DIO suit


    did these episodes just leak or is it airing live/weekly in Japan already?
  • Bcotton5Bcotton5 Members Posts: 51,851 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2010
    edit 5 wont be out for a couple days

    1 Episode 1 October 1, 2010 Watch English Subbed --
    2 Episode 2 October 8, 2010 Watch English Subbed --
    3 Episode 3 October 15, 2010 Watch English Subbed --
    4 Episode 4 October 22, 2010 Watch English Subbed --
    5 Episode 5 October 29, 2010 Not yet aired
    6 Episode 6 November 5, 2010 Not yet aired
    7 Episode 7 November 12, 2010 Not yet aired
    8 Episode 8 November 19, 2010 Not yet aired
    9 Episode 9 November 26, 2010 Not yet aired
    10 Episode 10 November 3, 2010 Not yet aired
    11 Episode 11 November 10, 2010 Not yet aired
    12 Episode 12 November 17, 2010 Not yet aired
  • joshuaboyjoshuaboy Members Posts: 10,858 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2010
    Finished watching the 1st 4 eps, its dope Im fiending for episode 5 lol,love the Wolverine cameo in episode 4 I wanted to see Logan help him against the DIO suit


    did these episodes just leak or is it airing live/weekly in Japan already?



    Already showing in Japan.................wonder how long it would take for them to cross over - we got Dragonball like ten years later lol
  • Bcotton5Bcotton5 Members Posts: 51,851 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2010
    joshuaboy wrote: »
    Already showing in Japan.................wonder how long it would take for them to cross over - we got Dragonball like ten years later lol

    says 2011 for the US on G4, I dont even care about the US version, I actually prefer to watch it in japanese with eng subtitles
  • joshuaboyjoshuaboy Members Posts: 10,858 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2010
    says 2011 for the US on G4, I dont even care about the US version, I actually prefer to watch it in japanese with eng subtitles


    True, they would probably mess them up with some bad voice-overs. By that time Japan will be in Season 2 anyway.
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