Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers Anime Enters Final Battle Arc
posted on by Egan Loo
The Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers televison anime enters the final battle arc in episode 49 ("Disk Kara Kanzen Kaihō" or Completely Liberated From the Disks), which airs in Japan on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. (5:30 a.m. EDT). The arc continues into next week:
The story approaches its climax when the Dark Gate finally opens, and the greatest foe, Loki, appears again on Earth. Dormammu, the Lord of Darkness, arrives from the gate and threatens humankind with extinction or complete servitude. However, the revived Dr. Akatsuki frees the Avengers and the other heroes from their Disks for the final battle for Earth.
The Battle Spirits Burning Soul anime will take over Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers' timeslot on April 1.
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 April.
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.
Update: Episode 50's video preview added. Thanks, ukiya_seed
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