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Marvel Anime Heads to G4

Original Series "Iron Man," "X-MEN," "Wolverine" and "Blade" to Make U.S. TV Premiere on G4 in 2011

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G4 will be the exclusive U.S. television home of four brand-new anime series featuring some of the most successful and iconic brands from the Marvel Universe.  Produced by Madhouse for Marvel Entertainment, these four original series will include "Iron Man," "X-Men," "Wolverine" and "Blade," all based in an edgy new anime world.  These series will premiere on the network in 2011, Sony, Marvel and G4 announced at San Diego's International Comic-Con.

Iron Man takes flight

"We are excited to partner with Sony and Marvel to bring these incredible icons to G4," said Neal Tiles, President, G4.  "Marvel has shattered box offices around the world and captured the imagination of our G4 viewers.  Combine that with the passionate following the world of anime brings with it, and we believe this project has incredible potential for the network".

Jeph Loeb, Executive Vice President, Head of Television at Marvel Entertainment said, "Bringing Marvel and our characters to G4 is such an awesome opportunity. The size and scope of the animation from top-flight studios Madhouse and Sony is nothing short of mind-blowing. We look forward to the start of a beautiful friendship and can't wait to see the reaction from our worldwide fan-base."

Wolverine unsheathes his claws

Each of the four new anime properties--"Iron Man," "X-Men," "Wolverine" and "Blade"--will air as standalone series made up of twelve 30-minute episodes.  Guided by multiple Eagle award winner Warren Ellis, the four shows will feature a matrix of interlinked storylines and shared guest characters that further enhance this intellectual roller coaster ride for G4 viewers. 

Here is a brief overview of the action for each of the new series:

"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.

"Wolverine"

Based on the popular graphic novel by Chris Claremont and 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.

"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.

"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 with none of their weaknesses, Blade's quest for vengeance leads him throughout Southeast Asia in search of Frost, where, in Vietnam, he discovers a vampire plot that threatens to take down the whole world. 

The new series will be produced by Madhouse for Marvel Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television, Inc, and will make their exclusive U.S. TV Premiere on G4 in 2011.

 

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14 comments
sky92
sky92

any other coming too? like THOR? ^^_^^

monsters_in_manhattan
monsters_in_manhattan

Are the final 2 episodes of Wolverine on hold due to the tragedies in Japan?

RoyalKing3
RoyalKing3

But I have to admit that the animations of him are GREAT!

RoyalKing3
RoyalKing3

Omg WHY IS IRONMAN N EVERYTHING I GO TO!?!??!?!?!?!??!?!?!? Things like this just make me angry!!! -_-

bigmaze32
bigmaze32

i like seeing all the cartoons. some more than others but its all good cuz its all marvel.

noisemaker
noisemaker

Wolverine should keep away from Rouge's white hair dye.

Zekk_Jedi
Zekk_Jedi member

I agree, adult swim/Cartoon network'd seem to be a better fit.by the way in terms of astonishing x-men, does anyone know how to ask marvel to continue making motion comics of the astonishing x-men comics. the first run was easily (imo) the best of the motion comics so far [w/spider-woman coming in second]

Zekk_Jedi
Zekk_Jedi member

I don't like to prejudge a series, so I just have one question, why on earth is wolverine a skinny anime pretty boy in his series? (I'm having just a little trouble getting past it)

joshtylen
joshtylen

For the X-Men it sounds like they are using the smaller Astonishing Cast. In that case the dead team mate will likely be Kitty or Colossus.

Bluetiger
Bluetiger

Sounds cool, I'm looking forward to them.

dicoX9
dicoX9

well well this is interesting we have a total reverse of things instead of anime becoming american, its american becoming anime i like it its interesting and i can't wait till 2011 comes around so i can see this for myself

spider-warrior
spider-warrior member

I've been very excited for this for months!! But I am really surprised that the shows will air on G4 instead of Adult Swim. That's usually were most of the Anime shows go to.