Marvel has announced that the anime version of Iron Man is coming to the U.S. this Friday at 11 PM ET on G4. The show originally aired on Japanese network Animax in October of 2010 and the 12 episode run was fairly successful. The big question is...how successful will it be here in the States?
Marvel has been lightly criticized by anime fans for taking almost a year to bring this series to the states, but I've heard mixed reviews about the show so maybe they deliberated over how well it would do here. I haven't had a chance to see the Iron Man anime yet but I did watch the entire X Men anime run (also by Madhouse production company) and thought it was pretty cool. The show did take a while to get going but once it did it was a fun watch.
I've honestly been wondering what non-anime-fan reactions will be to all these regionalized versions of iconic Marvel characters - especially since Wolverine, Iron Man, and the X Men have each had their own anime series created in the past two years.
Watch the new Iron Man anime trailer here and tune in this Friday to G4 to see the premier:
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