Iron Man and Wolverine Anime Premiere Dates on G4

Dying to find out when Japan’s version of Marvel Comics’ Wolverine and Iron Man via their respective anime TV series will be premiering for the masses Stateside? Wonder no more: both series will be premiering on geek-wallowing cable network G4 on July 29th, and will feature 2 half-hour weekly episodes that will include interconnecting storylines and cameo appearances by Marvel characters, with Iron Man airing at 11 p.m. (ET/PT), and followed by Wolverine at 11:30 p.m.

Anime versions of “X-Men” and “Blade” are expected to follow suit to the cable net later this year. h/t Comics Continuum

Iron Man: In an effort to make amends for his past in weapons manufacturing, Tony Stark has dedicated himself to building the world up rather than tearing it down. Traveling to Japan to build a new arc reactor that will deliver unlimited free energy to the Japanese people, Stark is challenged by the Japanese government and the media when he attempts to import the necessary nuclear priming device. When the nuclear reactor is repeatedly attacked by the mysterious Zodiac consortium, Stark must gather his allies to take on Zodiac and its mastermind.


Wolverine: Based on the popular graphic novel by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller, the series begins when Mariko, the love of LoganÕs life, is forced back to Japan by her crime-lord father, Shingen. Logan vows to get her back at any cost. He is plunged into a chaotic world of corruption and violence, forcing him to team up with young assassin, Yukio, to battle their way through the Japanese criminal underworld.




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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    Adrian Pasdar will voice Tony Stark in Iron Man, and Milo Ventimiglia takes on the title role in Wolverine. I’m intrigued, cause Pasdar voiced Cap in the “Black Panther” animate, and was decent. I really wonder how Milo will do as Wolverine, as I think they’d do better switched.

  • Shazam!

    Wow… that Wolverine trailer is terrible! I saw this online the other day without sound and actually didn’t believe it was legit. It looks like someone took a pre-existing anime film about a guy who carries 3 knives in each hand and then remarketed it as Wolverine. I realize it’s anime and all, but that style doesn’t seem to capture anything of what makes Logan who he is as a character. Tall, lanky and feminine as opposed to short, staulky and a cigar smoking, crotch scratching SOB.

    I think I’ll pass on this.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      I have to agree out o the 4 Wolverine is probably the one I’m least excited for, but I still want to see how it’s handled. Especially with the setting and all. I’d have to say Iron Man, X-men, and Blade are the ones I really want to see. I’m glad that Marvell pretty much let Madhouse do with the characters as they saw fit, a it gives us yet another incarnation of our favorite charatcers. I’ll reserve judgment til I watch it.

  • Danmillion99

    Wolverine looks like a skinny gay emo…. basically thats not wolverine!!

  • imrickjamesbitch

    I watched an episode of the iron man series online and couldn’t stay interested past episode 2. It was more of everything I have already seen in anime, had no wow factor and Iron man seemed out of place for this sort of setting, didn’t feel like the Tony Stark from the comics. It was almost exactly like one of the episodes of Batman Gotham night where Batman was a whiny wimp (the one where he has the suit that deflects bullets, the only one I hated). I find some anime artist manage to completely remove the toughness of tough characters, they end up watered down and annoying. It seems to happen when they try to give a character classiness and charm, but end up making them completely unbelievable as super heroes who are suppose to have seen the bad side of the world and how serious things are from where they are sitting.

  • imrickjamesbitch

    I watched an episode of the iron man series online and couldn’t stay interested past episode 2. It was more of everything I have already seen in anime, had no wow factor and Iron man seemed out of place for this sort of setting, didn’t feel like the Tony Stark from the comics. It was almost exactly like one of the episodes of Batman Gotham night where Batman was a whiny wimp (the one where he has the suit that deflects bullets, the only one I hated). I find some anime artist manage to completely remove the toughness of tough characters, they end up watered down and annoying. It seems to happen when they try to give a character classiness and charm, but end up making them completely unbelievable as super heroes who are suppose to have seen the bad side of the world and how serious things are from where they are sitting.

  • Ironfist fan# rogernator5000

    make an avengers one, anime people

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      That would be sick. But I want a Spiderman anime. Or an Iron Fist anime. Yeah. Yeah. I’m goin with that one. Of course I want a Deadpool one. Oh the bloody violence of it. Lol.

      Sent on the go.

  • Shazam!

    I think anime would be the perfect media to explore some of Marvel’s supporting characters that wouldn’t be able to carry a feature film. I love the Iron Fist idea Dedpool – what about Night Crawler, Long Shot, Domino, or Cable? Apparently I’ve been reading a lot of x-men recently…

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      I wasn’t trying to use characters that are parts of teams or aren’t popular among the masses on their own or are hard to market to non comic fans alone. Daredevil could work, Moon Knight, and definitely Ghost Rider.

      Sent on the go.

      • Shazam!

        I’m sorry if it sounded as though that was my assumption, because it wasn’t. That was what I was saying though. I think animated films are a great way for fans to see their favourite characters brought to life on screen in a way that doesn’t make us groan. I think Moon-Night is the bomb – but I think a full length, live action feature film would be a bomb. Similarly, I love Wolverine, but in my mind he just isn’t a big enough character to carry an entire film on his own. An animated film however…

        • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

          I agree about Moon Knight, but Wolverine I easy to do a full length live action film. Problem is getting the right story. The current one is the right direction though. Seperating him from his Xmen roots in solo films is the only way to make him work. As is using his own villains and not Xmen ones. Omega Red, Cyber, Silver Samurai, Romulous, Sabretooth, etc.

          Sent on the go.