T.M.Revolution Plays Silver Samurai in Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers
posted on by Egan Loo
Takanori Nishikawa, the singer also known as T.M.Revolution, is not only contributing the theme songs for the Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers anime, but also voice-acting in it. Nishikawa plays Silver Samurai, a major villain who ushers Japan into darkness.
The character often uses antiquated samurai period drama terms such as sessha (I) and onushi (you). He will appear in important scenes that move the setting from New York City to Japan. Nishikawa's episodes will air on May 28 and June 4.
Not coincidentally, the character also appeared in last summer's film The Wolverine.
As T.M.Revolution, Nishikawa performed the opening theme song "Tsuki Yabureru - Time to Smash!" and the ending theme song "Thread of Fate." T.M.Revolution also performed song for Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, Rurouni Kenshin, Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings 2, Soul Eater, Valvrave the Liberator, and other anime. He voice-acted in various Mobile Suit Gundam Seed projects, Rurouni Kenshin, and Ryo.
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, and it premiered 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.
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