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Marvel Anime: IRON MAN

This is the second of the two teaser pieces shown at San Diego on Friday. This is the test animation for the IRON MAN anime series I’m writing, produced for the south east Asian market. Note test animation: it’s intended to show off the style of the piece only. Nothing in here reflects the actual content, just the design and the aesthetic and the animation. The only character in this piece that is in the actual series is Iron Man himself, okay?

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  1. I was not aware you were doing the writing for these! I’m actually kind of looking forward to the Iron Man anime (the Wolverine one doesn’t interest me in the slightest, but I think Wolvie’s been overdone these days). I’m glad IM is the only character in the teaser that’s in the series. I was really beginning to be worried the blonde was supposed to be a Pepper Potts and I promptly did an enraged Kermit flail (because Pepper should be strawberry blonde, not because she shouldn’t be there, of course).

    So, the question remains: Will Pepper be in the anime? Or are those details hush-hush?

  2. Lemur


    Ok, so he’s not in the series, but man, those generic manga villains always have the best greatcoats. Gives them that nautical air of self-assured menace…

  3. J.Warren


    Warren Ellis on Iron Man equals greatness any day. I’m very excited for this series, especially after seeing how well the style works.

  4. Fantastic!
    And so much better than “Wolvermullet”.

  5. This looks way better than the Wolverine one.

  6. Aw, I’m kind of disappointed that we can’t look forward to Iron Man fighting Effeminate One-Eyed Space Captain. That guy is trouble in a fancy coat if ever there was one.

  7. Duo Shima

    Duo Shima

    Will these be shown in America? Hence the “produced for the south east Asian market” bit. If not, I’m wondering why we only get the little kid animation while every other country seems to get the over the top awesome stuff. Total bollocks!!

  8. dkinsk


    That looks like a pretty interesting style, its a lot more organic and fluid than the wolverine one.. seems to be very anime yet not exactly.. the wolvie one looks too stiff an rigid

  9. Very slick and authentically Japanese in my opinion. There was a big fuss over who the villain was and the first thing that popped into my head was that it was an anime version of Dreadknight.
    This is just me guessing, but you were told to stray from using villains that might appear in the movies. That’s why Dreadknight wouldn’t surprise me.

  10. Though ‘Ironman’ is prolly more trademarkable in Japan and SE Asia, I am kinda disappointed he’s not called ‘Tetsujin’

  11. Mike Black

    Mike Black

    That villain looks suspiciously to Captain Harlock – which makes me sad he will not be in the anime.

  12. ¿Will it have the sabbat song as opening?
    ¿Can you put Fing Fang Foom in it?
    Actually, is there even the remote posibility of Anime Nextwave?

  13. Tim


    Kinda reminds me of Bubble Gum Crisis. People in armor fighting folks that turn into big robots. I’ll check it out.

  14. PhillyR


    @ Mike Black

    Yeah it sure looks like Cpt. Harlock (Cpt. Tsubasa). That armor fighting reminds me the GUNDAM series too.

    If this anime looks like that i’ll be on! I’m just hoping for some plots to be developped. I’ll sure take a look !

  15. […] die ersten Trailer zu ihren beiden Anime-Projekten. So versucht Marvel nun Wolverine und auch Iron Man ins Animekleid zu stecken um den Markt noch mehr abzugrasen. Die Trailer sind laut Warren Ellis, […]

  16. WunThymeFan


    will these be original stories?

  17. EvilStan


    Looks better than that Wolverine anime.

  18. Gordo


    I thought that pirate guy was gonna be there he looks badass

  19. SteelKnight


    I hope the GARlock guy shows up. he’d be a pretty awesome character.

  20. NotNamedJohn


    Sorry to be a downer, I’m sure your other work is great, but I abhorred Extremis. The only things I liked were the art and the retooled origin. The characterization was just plain wrong. Though, you might not be to blame for that, Marvel’s got a lot of that going around lately which makes me suspect the editors more than the writers.

    I’m still half-ass looking forward to the Iron Man anime, but I’m hoping it’s truer to the character than the last 20 years of Iron Man comics have been.

  21. DMS


    I`m quite happy the only character from the actual anime is Iron Man. I mean, if you`re going to adapt an entire superhero legacy, mind as well stick to the *actual* characters! Now I`m slightly less worried about Tony looking like some generic bishie, fighting effeminate villains while Ms Fanservice in green hair over there yelps in horror (still shaken after seeing “wolverine” or whatever the heck that was supposed to be..eeesh!)

  22. The ironman anime is just excellent,
    this anime is be gonna action packed.
    I think Ironman is gonna fight Titanium
    man which is a perfect match because they
    both got suits of armor loaded with weapons
    and know how to fight.
    I hope their is hand to hand,weapons and air to air combat
    scenes.Marvel better not cut out the violent scenes,cause
    I’am gonna get fucking angry.

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