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Stan Lee, Bones Confirmed to be Working on Hero Man

posted on by Egan Loo
Spider-Man co-creator, Fullmetal Alchemist animators collaborate on TV series

The May issue (released on April 10) of Kadokawa's Newtype magazine has confirmed that Spider-Man and X-Men co-creator Stan Lee is working with the animation studio Bones (Fullmetal Alchemist, Soul Eater) on a new animated television series tentatively called Hero Man. The story will center on a boy named Joey who discovers a toy robot near the west coast of the United States. Then, the toy becomes Hero Man, a giant robot that Joey pilots against evil threats. Bones screened a promotional movie for Hero Man (as well as for Soul Eater, Bōnen no Xamdou, and Shinjuku Satomi Hakkenden) at Tokyo International Anime Fair 2008.

Hitoshi Nanba (Baki the Grappler, Bono Bono) will be directing the work. Shigeto Koyama, who did design work on Eureka Seven, Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, is designing the characters, and Toshihiro Kawamoto (Cowboy Bebop, Golden Boy, Wolf's Rain) will be the chief animator. The project will be a production of Bones, Lee's Pow! Entertainment, and the Wowmax Media! production company. Lee is working on a separate Karakuridōji Ultimo manga project with Shaman King creator Hiroyuki Takei.

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