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Madhouse to Create Four Anime Series from Marvel Characters
Posted 8/25/08
I don't watch anime, but I found this to be interesting.


Four series with "re-imagined" heroes to premiere in Spring 2010 in Japan

The New York Times newspaper reports that the American comic book publisher Marvel Entertainment is working with the Japanese animation company Madhouse (Death Note, Paprika, Vampire Hunter D) to create four anime series with Marvel's superheroes that will premiere in Spring of 2010 in Japan. Marvel International President Simon Philips said that the characters will be re-imagined for Japan to create “something that is part of the fabric of society" and "an entire parallel universe for Marvel.”

Madhouse President and CEO Jungo Maruta said that the modern-day Marvel team is "so open minded" and added, "Although they say, 'I want Japanese anime,' it's not what they actually want. They want a hybrid between Japanese and Western animation." The only superhero specified by name in the actual production effort was Iron Man, a character that appears in drawings that have already been created. Philips told the newspaper that there will also be comics, as well as downloadable versions of the anime titles for mobile phones.

Manga versions of Spider-Man (pictured above) and X-Men have already been created by Ryoichi Ikegami (Crying Freeman, Mai the Psychic Girl, Sanctuary) and several Shogakukan artists in Japan. In fact, there was a live-action Spider-Man television series that had a parallel-world Japanese Spider-Man piloting a giant robot. C.B. Cebulski brought Kia Asamiya (Silent Möbius, Dark Angel), Takehiko Ito (Outlaw Star), Katsuya Terada (Zenbu, Blood: The Last Vampire), and others to various Marvel Comics titles after he became an editor there. Del Rey is collaborating with Marvel to create an X-Men shōjo title with writers Raina Telgemeier and Dave Roman and Indonesia-based artist Anzu, as well as a Wolverine title with writer Anthony Johnston and an unnamed artist. (Marvel created a Mangaverse line of comics with mostly American and Canadian creators in 2001.)

Pow! Entertainment, the production company of former Marvel Comics president and comic creator Stan Lee, revealed that it is working with Shueisha, BONES, and GDH (Gonzo's parent company) on three separate projects: Ultimo, Heroman, and Quartz, respectively.


What do you think of this?

Posted 8/25/08
Certainly not. Don't mind me.
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Posted 8/25/08
Wow, I wish that they make the MANGAVERSE an anime...
(look on wikipedia)
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Posted 8/25/08
Comic fans might get angry about this, but I don't quite mind. As long as they keep it as great as the original X-Men or Spiderman cartoon. These series could be good, or just terrible. I'll give it a watch when it all comes out.
Posted 8/25/08
ive read one chapter of ultimo. cool. well, let's see how this turns out.
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Posted 8/25/08
hmmmm.... cool~~~
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Posted 8/25/08
i'll look forward to it
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A Spider Man ..anime ? holy crap. x] That's insane. I don't think it's going to work out .
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Posted 8/25/08
ironman hopefully
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Posted 8/25/08
they better hav good drawings
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Posted 9/13/08

arjunr wrote:

they better hav good drawings


Your avatar is excellent.

Please tell me how did you make that reflection waves?
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Posted 9/13/08
Don't like it. The american comics always have horrible storys. They are just stupid proamerican propaganda.
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Posted 9/13/08
hmmmmmmmmm interesting...... so long as theyre not cheesey like the originals it would be fine :O
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Posted 9/13/08
anime is going to ruin the great comics of marvel. hell they killed the 1978 Spider-man live-action show by making him use a giant robot and crap.
the X-men manga make Wolverine look like some pathetic Emo kid. and Magneto is a teenager forgetting the key event that made him hate humans was surviving Nazi Germany.
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Posted 9/13/08
you should watch it first before judging it... btw it will be interesting ^.~
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