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Marvel Disk Wars: Avengers Cast, Staff Announced

posted on by Emma Hanashiro
The official TV Tokyo website for Marvel Disk Wars: Avengers announced the cast and staff for the anime series set to premiere on April 2 at 6:30 p.m. on TV Tokyo and five other affiliates.

The cast includes:

Eiji Hanawa as Iron Man

Yasuyuki Kase as Thor

Kazuhiro Nakaya as Captain America

Kenichirō Matsuda as the Hulk

Kaori Mizuhashi as Wasp

Shinji Kawada as Spider-Man

Mitsuki Saiga as Akira, Iron Man's partner. The second son of disc developer Nozomu Akatsuki, he's hot-blooded and has a strong sense of justice.

Yūichi Iguchi as Hikaru, Thor's partner. He's Akira's older brother and is a prodigy with a quiet and composed personality.

Yūsuke Kuwabata as Chris Taylor, Captain America's partner. Though he seems like a cyncal bad boy, he actually has a gentle heart. He's hotblooded and secretly loves to make sweets.

Yayoi Sugaya as Edward Grant, the Hulk's partner. He's a shy and docile boy who works hard and gets good grades but is obsessed with superheroes.

Naomi Ōzora as Jessica Shannon, Wasp's partner. A rich girl whose parents run a business. Naive and selfish, she speaks her mind without reservation but not with any ill-will.

Tadashi Mutou as Loki

The staff includes:

Series organization: King Ryuu

Music: Studio Kitchen

Production head: Yasuhiko Nukaga

Art Design: Nobuto Sakamoto, Bonzen Sumomo

Character design: Tadayoshi Yamamuro

Mech design: Shuntarō Mura

Series director: Toshiaki Komura

Animation production: Toei Animation

Production: Walt Disney Television International Japan

Disney Japan began streaming a new advertisement on Monday:

Toei Animation is producing Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers, Marvel's first television anime series for Japanese boys, for Walt Disney Japan to air throughout Japan. Bandai is responsible for turning the characters into merchandising. The series is aimed at boys ages 6-12. The promo for the anime and the tie-in toys streamed earlier this month.

In the anime, portable capturing devices known as "DISKs" were developed to capture evil villains. However, thanks to Loki's machinations, both villains and heroes are sealed up in these Disks and scattered around the world. Amid the chaos, five youths obtained the power to restore these DISK-sealed heroes through a program called "Biocode." These youths received five DISKs that Spider-Man, who narrowly escaped being sealed himself, retrieved. Thus, these five can restore Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, and Wasp — the Avengers!

Walt Disney Japan has developed local anime content for the Japanese market in the past — notably the Fireball television anime and the Stitch! television anime in 2008. The two television anime have inspired prequels and sequels.

Marvel also collaborated with the anime Studio Madhouse to create four television anime — Iron Man, Wolverine, X-Men, and Blade — before its acquisition by Disney. There has since been an Iron Man: Rise of Technovore video project. Toei also collaborated with Marvel on the 1978-79 live-action special-effects (tokusatsu) version of Spider-Man. Kodansha published Ryoichi Ikegami's manga re-imagining of Spider-Man in Monthly Shonen Magazine, while Marvel itself created the Mangaverse comic project.

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