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Weekend Wrapup: 7/Oct - 13/Oct

A very short week with a couple of interesting stories involving mecha on both sides of the pond;

MADHOUSE and Marvel Comics have teamed up to produce a direct to DVD film based on the Iron Man franchise called Iron Man: Rise of Technovore. According to Marvel the film follows Iron Man as he tries to clear his name and avoid arrest by S.H.I.E.L.D for a terrorist act he did not commit. The story is written by Brandon Auman (The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Iron Man: Armored Adventures) and directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki (Shigurui: Death Frenzy, Steins;Gate, Texhnolyze).

The official website for 2013 title Ginga Kikōtai Majestic Prince was launched and the first trailer was streamed via youtube. The story follows humanity after it expanded its frontier into space in a quest for resources. Advances in genetic engineering research allow humans to adapt to the new frontier, leading to the advent of evolved children such as the protagonist Izuru. Izuru enrolls in an academy city called Gurantseere to fulfill his mission of "protecting humanity."

Siren Visual has acquired and will release No. 6 on the 6th of December in a DVD collection.

No. 6 is based on the novel series written by Atsuko Asano and is set in the sixth city state (The No. 6 of the title) left remaining after the great war. The series follows Shion, a boy born and raised in the comfortable elite castes of No. 6. On his 12th birthday, Shion gives shelter to a boy called Nezumi who is on the run from the authorities. For helping a fugitive Shion and his mother are stripped of their status and forced to move to the ghettos of No. 6. Four years later Shion and Nezumi meet again and start to unravel the secrets of the city.


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