Marvel Entertainment has teamed up with iconic Japanese animation studio Madhouse (who animated Paprika, Tokyo Godfathers, Ninja Scroll, Vampire Hunter D, Trigun, Tokyo Godfathers, the list goes on… it’s just insane) to create four all new anime versions of classic Marvel Super Heroes. Get an exciting first glimpse of two of the planned four series at Comic-Con International 2009. The Marvel Animation Panel will be held on Friday, July 24th, and will include an exclusive first look at official teaser trailers for the two new series, hosted by writer and multiple-Eagle Award winner Warren Ellis, who will also discuss writing the all new adventures for these re-imagined Heroes.
These Marvel Anime TV series are being created as a way of merging the beloved Marvel Super Heroes of western culture with the bold animation tradition of Japan. The resulting product will be four visually groundbreaking anime series featuring popular Super Heroes redesigned as emerging from the fabric of Japanese culture. The series is expected to run on the Animax Channel in Japan starting in the spring of 2010.
The Marvel Animation Panel with run from 4:30 to 5:30 PM on Friday, July 24th. An autograph signing with Ellis will follow the panel at Marvel’s Comic-Con booth (#2429).