Marvel Future Avengers Anime Reveals Cast, Staff, July 22 Debut
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The cast stars:
- Eiji Hanawa as Iron Man
- Kazuhiro Nakaya as Captain America
- Yasuyuki Kase as Thor
- Kenichirō Matsuda as Hulk
- Kaori Mizuhashi as Wasp
- Aki Kanada as Makoto
- Atsushi Tamaru as Adi
- Juri Kimura as Kuroe
Yuzo Sato (Iron Man, Gokusen, Kaiji) is directing the anime at the studio Madhouse, and Japanese writer Ryuu King (Dragon Ball Super scripts, Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers) is in charge of the series scripts. Takahiro Umehara (Iron Man, Beyblade, Claymore) is designing the characters.
The series will have its world premiere on the BS (broadcast satellite) channel Dlife at 8:00 a.m. on July 22, and then it will repeat every Monday at 6:00 p.m. According to the producers, it is intended for a young male audience.
The anime follows Makoto, a young boy who gains superpowers due to an evil gene manipulation experiment. Makoto and other youths join the Avengers as apprentices named "Future Avengers." The anime shows Makoto and others as they train, fight villains and grow, under Avengers members Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, and Wasp.
Marvel previously teamed up with Madhouse to create the Iron Man, Wolverine, X-Men, and Blade television anime series. All four series aired on the G4 television channel in the United States, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released all four series on DVD in North America in 2012.
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: Animate Times
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