Japan will be getting Thor: Ragnarok on November 3rd, same day as the US release. Kenta Miyake (My Hero Academia's All Might) is back voicing the Marvel superhero take on the titular Norse God. Newly added for this latest Thor movie, Takarazuka Revue performer-turned film/TV actress Yūki Amami voices Cate Blanchett's villain Hela and anime favorite Miyuki Sawashiro adds another Ame Comi role (she was recently Enchantress in Suicide Squad) as Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie.
The latest anime to adapt Marvel's superheroes is Future Avengers. Yuzo Sato directs the Madhouse production with the cast from Toei's Disc Wars Avengers reprising their roles (even Takehito Koyasu as Deadpool) - along with Aki Kanada, Atsushi Tamaru and Juri Kimura voice its original hero-kids and Shinya Hamazoe as a young villain. It's started incorporating Marvel's newer and newly prominent heroes. And, an early look at the upcoming episode reveals the introduction of Ms Marvel.
Japan is getting another notable artist to illustrate the cover of the local edition of a Marvel comic. After the recent Yusuke Murata work on Spider-Man, Shigeto Koyama will be providing work for Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, the New Jersey-based shape-shifter who was Marvel's first Muslim character to headline her own comic book. Get a look after the jump.
Back in 2015, Marvel did a series of "Manga" variant covers for their comics. This brought in some notables like Shigeto Koyama (animator and designer on Evangelion, Kill la Kill), Hiroyuki Imaishi (Kill La Kill) Q Hayashida (Dorohedoro), and, of course, Yusuke Murata (One-Punch Man). Guardians of the Galaxy spin-off Groot appropriately got one by superlog. This charming piece has now inspired a statue from Good Smile Company, on sale ahead of a February 2018 release.
The main staff, the main cast, a new key visual, and the Japanese broadcast details have all been announced for Marvel Future Avengers, the latest anime featuring superheroes from the Marvel Comics universe. Hit the jump to assemble.
One of Marvel Comics' most popular new characters of recent years is now set to become one of Kotobukiya's Bishoujo figures. Shunya Yamashita has offered his take on Kamala Khan, aka Ms Marvel, the New Jersey based shape-shifter who was Marvel's first Muslim character to headline her own comic book. With Hogary scupting, the 1/7 scale, 20.5cm figure is on sale now.
Disney has announced that a new Marvel superheroes-themed TV anime entitled Marvel Future Avengers will begin broadcasting in Japan in Summer of 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
It's a big weekend for figure events. While Japanese makers are gathering for Wonder Festival's 2017 winter edition, America has its industry event New York Toy Fair. Kotobukiya was there with the latest designs by Shunya Yamashita for the Bishoujo figure series. Marvel's recent hit Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan) was joined by DC's Suicide Squad member Katana. Get a look after the jump.
Marvel Comics has announced plans to release Avengers: Zombies Assemble by Yusaka Komiyama in North America as serialized in the mini-series Zombies Assemble. Jim Zub (Wayward, Samurai Jack) will adapt the series for its English translation, which opens with a version of the Avengers superhero team familiar to movie fans encountering the undead at the birthday party of Tony Stark/Iron Man.
Square Enix and Marvel have joined forces to announce a special collaboration going forward that will find both companies joining together to created multiple games related to Marvel franchises. Hit the jump for a sneak peek!
Are you a Marvel fan? So is Japan! They're looking forward to the latest releases, and soon they'll be getting a touring exhibition of Marvel memorabilia from titles both familiar and obscure overseas. Hit the jump for more information!