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Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers Anime's Promo Video Previews T.M.Revolution Song

posted on by Egan Loo
Marvel's first TV anime for Japanese boys to debut on April 2

Disney began streaming a promotional video for the Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers television anime on Monday. The video previews the opening theme song "Tsuki Yabureru - Time to Smash!" by Takanori Nishikawa, the singer also known as T.M. Revolution.

Narrator: Iron-Man. Mighty Thor. Captain America. Those Avengers have arrived in anime! Youths summon the mightiest heroes in DISKs for great adventures.

Akira: D-Smash!

Narrator: Disk Wars: The Avengers is about to start. Spider-Man also joins the battle!

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 male boys ages 6-12. The promo for the anime and the tie-in toys streamed last 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!

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: Ryuu King
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

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 and other projects. 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.

Source: Oricon

Image © 2014 Marvel

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