Marvel Announces Future Avengers TV Anime, Manga For Japan

Earth's Mightiest Heroes will headline a new anime TV series titled "Marvel Future Avengers," set to debut this summer in Japan. According to Anime News Network, the show will air on Broadcast Satellite channel DLife, and target a young male demographic.

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The anime follows a young boy named Makoto who's subjected to an evil gene-manipulation experiment that grants him superpowers. He finds other similar youths, and they become apprentices to the Avengers, under the name "Future Avengers." The lineup will include Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and Wasp. A manga adaptation, by Teruaki Mizuno ("Kyōryū Taisen Dinobout," "Metallica Metalluca"), will debut in the April issue of Shogakukan’s "Bessatsu Coro Coro Comics Special."


Marvel heroes like Iron Man, Wolverine, the X-Men and Blade have starred in anime series from Japanese animation studio Madhouse. Those series aired in the United States on G4, and were released in 2012 on DVD by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment .


Madhouse teamed with Marvel again for the 2013 film "Iron Man: Rise of Technovore" and 2014's "Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher. "Additionally, the "Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers" anime series premiered in 2014 in Japan from Marvel and Toei Animation.

The April issue of "Bessatsu Coro Coro Comics Special" magazine, which includes the first chapter of "Marvel Future Avengers," goes on sale Tuesday in Japan.

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