It looks like Marvel is trying its hand again in the world of anime. Marvel Future Avengers will debut in Japan on July 22nd. Marvel is teaming up with Studio Madhouse to bring this new anime to life.
The anime follows a boy named Makoto, who gains powers through an evil gene experiment. He joins the Avengers along with others as the “Future Avengers”. The young heroes train and fight under the tutelage of Captain America, Iron Man and others. The show will air on channel Dlife in Japan at 8:00 AM Saturday mornings with rebroadcasts every Monday at 6:00 PM although no word on airings outside of Japan.
While the idea of a Marvel anime sounds interesting, this isn’t their first rodeo. As a matter of fact, Marvel and Studio Madhouse have teamed up before. Between 2011 and 2012, Marvel Anime aired on G4 in the United States. First airing in Japan between 2010 and 2011, the four 12-part series places several popular characters in Japan. Also, Marvel and Madhouse created two anime movies. The two movies are Iron Man: Rise of the Technovore and Avengers Confidential: Black Widow and Punisher. While Marvel has a deep history with Madhouse, Marvel has also worked with Toei Animation. While Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers is the most recent, they have worked together before. Between 1978 and 1979, Toei worked on the special effects for the live-action version of Spider-Man.
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