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.