"Iron Man: Rise of Technovore" Anime Slated For April

New Marvel and Madhouse OVA from Hiroshi Hamasaki

Following the Super Bowl hype for the Iron Man 3 live action movie, Sony announced plans to release Iron Man: Rise of Technovore anime on Blu-ray and DVD April 16, 2013.


Directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki (Shigurui, TEXHNOLYZE), with story by Brandon Auman (The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!, Iron Man: Armored Adventures), the film explores a confrontation between Iron Man and the villainous Ezekiel Stane, who develops new bio-technology that seemingly outclasses the Iron Man armor. After Stane unleashes a terrorist attack and sets Tony Stark up to take the fall, Iron Man must evade S.H.I.E.L.D.’s man hunt and find a way to clear his name.

“Iron Man is a natural fit for anime,” said Megan Thomas Bradner, producer of the film. “It’s a medium that’s comfortable with telling more mature stories. There’s a breadth and depth to both the storytelling and characters, and though [he] works great in our kid-targeted animation, there’s a whole universe of stories out there. It’s [also] nice not having to limit ourselves. That, and it’s always exciting to see the beautiful spin Madhouse gives things.”



via Wired


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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