Marvel and Sony Pictures have confirmed plans for the new anime adventure which will pit Iron Man against the villainous Ezekiel Stane. Also set to feature are War Machine, Nick Fury, Black Widow, Hawkeye and The Punisher. Read on for details!

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By Josh Wilding - 10/8/2012

Marvel Entertainment and Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan announced today the return of iconic Super Hero, Iron Man, to the beloved world of anime in an all-new feature-length film, IRON MAN: RISE OF TECHNOVORE. Produced by Madhouse and currently in production in Japan, the film is slated for release on DVD in the spring of 2013.

Directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki (Shigurui, TEXHNOLYZE) with story by Brandon Auman (The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Iron Man: Armored Adventures), the film explores a confrontation between Iron Man and the villainous Ezekiel Stane, who develops new bio-technology that seemingly outclasses the Iron Man armor. After Stane unleashes a terrorist attack and sets Tony up to take the fall, Iron Man must evade S.H.I.E.L.D.’s man hunt and find a way to clear his name.

Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb to reveal more information surrounding Iron Man: Rise of Technovore at New York Comic Con during the Marvel TV Presents Panel on Saturday, October 13 at 4:15pm in Room 1E13.

"Marvel is excited to present an all-new Iron Man adventure featuring the high-tech adrenaline he is known for, in the beautifully rendered anime style of our friends at Madhouse," said Producer Megan Thomas Bradner. "We’ll get to see familiar Marvel Super Heroes such as War Machine, Nick Fury, Black Widow, Hawkeye and The Punisher, rendered in anime style for the first time. It’s a can’t miss for any Marvel fan."

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MarkJulian - 10/8/2012, 10:02 AM
And people talk about boobs in comics....
Temple - 10/8/2012, 10:03 AM
Nice, best of both worlds for me.
Homunculus97 - 10/8/2012, 10:15 AM
So , Iron man , War Machine , Hawkeye , Black Widow and The Punisher in the same movie ? EPIC NERDGASM ENGAGE !
neopunch - 10/8/2012, 10:15 AM
We need anime Thor.
jimpinto24 - 10/8/2012, 10:16 AM
I would like to see Marvel give DC a run for their money in the comic book animated department. Can't wait to pick it up next spring.
gaikinger - 10/8/2012, 10:16 AM
thought the first series was boring as hell...too anime.
MartianSupermanhunter22 - 10/8/2012, 10:18 AM
Anime sucks....fight me.
thalidomide - 10/8/2012, 10:19 AM
The hell happened to War Machine?
Deadpool17 - 10/8/2012, 10:24 AM
Is it just me, or were Black Widow's boobs made for anime?
ATrueHero1987 - 10/8/2012, 10:30 AM
I'm sorry but that does NOT look like The
chuckg313 - 10/8/2012, 10:31 AM
This sounds goooood....punisher and widow in anime sounds like blood a fest
chuckg313 - 10/8/2012, 10:32 AM
not liking the look tho...
MJPETTY7 - 10/8/2012, 10:40 AM
I find it cool that they all use the MARVEL Cinematic Universe suits...
Bread - 10/8/2012, 10:41 AM
Punisher looks terrible
JorLBola - 10/8/2012, 10:42 AM
I hate the Iron Man' anime, and that half cgi-cartoon animation :P
plasticman - 10/8/2012, 10:43 AM
Duke is in this?
StarkAnthony - 10/8/2012, 10:44 AM
you know what doesn't look like boobs? black widow's boobs
Jollem - 10/8/2012, 10:47 AM
why does the punisher not look like the punisher?
Valandil - 10/8/2012, 10:49 AM
This could be good... but I hate anime.
TurdFergunson - 10/8/2012, 10:50 AM
yo. the cleavage on black widow is made for motor boating

CaptainAmerica31 - 10/8/2012, 11:08 AM
Anime is shitty as [frick] @grif lolololololololololol
jaewest215 - 10/8/2012, 11:12 AM
The animation is excellent. The problem is the story. If the story is bad that can reflect badly on the animation. Both needs to be crisp.
tazmaniak - 10/8/2012, 11:14 AM
Why is Marvel teaming up with Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan? Does Disney not have a production/distribution division in Japan?
AnotherSinisterClone - 10/8/2012, 11:19 AM
marvel anime sucked. this prolly wont be better. Same old strories with the same shitty animation.
AnotherSinisterClone - 10/8/2012, 11:19 AM
and why does War Machine have an hourglass figure, and a tiny head???
marvel72 - 10/8/2012, 11:28 AM
iron man anime & x-men anime were both very good,i look forward to another iron man anime.

would like to see anime of thor,hulk & uncanny x-force.
lokibane2012 - 10/8/2012, 11:34 AM
Love anime.

But I didn't really enjoy any of the four Marvel ones...


And this is how Punisher should be used on film. As a supporting character. he just isn't someone to carry his own film, but as a badass supporting character, he could be a breakout star. Just like Hulk from the Avengers.
Dedpool - 10/8/2012, 11:46 AM
YESS!!! I was really hoping for some more Marvel Anime. This isn't what I was expecting but hey Black Widow, War machine and Punihser. I'm in!
Dedpool - 10/8/2012, 11:50 AM
Oh yeah and Hawkeye! This should be good. Though i'd really rather people start going with the bearded Punisher. Somethin about that look just works for me
KaneVonDoom - 10/8/2012, 11:59 AM
Daaang, tits...
StarSpangledBruce - 10/8/2012, 12:13 PM
Nice hair Frank.
Originator2000 - 10/8/2012, 12:32 PM
This better be good...
SocalMaggot - 10/8/2012, 12:33 PM
Iron Man- Rise of the implants!
jaewest215 - 10/8/2012, 12:38 PM
I only like anime because the amount of care put into the animation unlike Western animation. Care meaning detail. What I DON'T like are the stories. They can definitely be upgraded. They can be confusing. One of the best mixtures of great animation and a solid story is The Legend of Korra.
hueyfreeman - 10/8/2012, 12:52 PM
War Machine (cool), Nick Fury, Black Widow, Hawkeye (cool, cool, cool)... and The Punisher. Why?
Luigi - 10/8/2012, 12:59 PM

@oppa Dragonball Evolution, Mario Bros movie, American Godzilla movie. That's why America is not allowed to adapt Japanese series anymore.
GUNGRAVE1 - 10/8/2012, 1:09 PM
FlixMentallo21 - 10/8/2012, 1:14 PM
Probably going to bring Adrian Pasdar back as Iron Man, but I wonder who's going to voice Hawkeye, Black Widow, War Machine, Punisher, and Stane?
BubblesShedAndBreakfast - 10/8/2012, 1:48 PM
Idk I'm kinda burned out on anime. I was a huge anime fan in the late 80's and throughout the 90's but now it just doesn't grab me anymore. :/
specialkail - 10/8/2012, 2:18 PM
Fuuuckin fuuck technivore.
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