I'm really excited to share the following news with you: G4's newest shows, featuring anime takes on Marvel super-heroes Iron Man and Wolverine, premiere on July 29. We'll kick off with Iron Man, starting at 11:00PM EST, and follow immediately with Wolverine at 11:30. That's a one-two punch with the fist-of-awesome!
Over the summer, we'll be bringing you twelve half-hour weekly episodes that include interconnecting storylines and cameo appearances by some of the biggest Marvel characters ever. We're talking epic battles, action-packed storylines and mind-blowing animation, people.
Guided by New York Times best-selling author Warren Ellis (Iron Man: Extremis, Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis) and produced by Madhouse for Marvel Entertainment and Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan (SPEJ), this series stars Adrian Pasdar (“Heroes,” “Castle,” “Profit”) as Tony Stark in “Iron Man” and Milo Ventimiglia (“Heroes,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Rocky Balboa”) takes on the title role in “Wolverine."
Here are the official descriptions of the shows:
In an effort to make amends for his past in weapons manufacturing, 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. When the nuclear reactor is repeatedly attacked by the mysterious Zodiac consortium, Stark must gather his allies to take on Zodiac and its mastermind.
Based on the popular graphic novel by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller, the series begins when Mariko, the love of Logan’s life, is forced back to Japan by her crime-lord father, Shingen. Logan vows to get her back at any cost. He is plunged into a chaotic world of corruption and violence, forcing him to team up with young assassin, Yukio, to battle their way through the Japanese criminal underworld.
So set your DVR for Marvel anime, and get ready for action-packed fun. Check out our official Marvel anime site for more information.