Guided by New York Times best-selling author Warren Ellis (“Iron Man: Extremis,” “Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis”) and produced by Madhouse for Marvel Television and Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan (SPEJ), the Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases will each include 12 episodes and bonus features.
The Iron Man Anime stars Adrian Pasdar (“Heroes,” “Castle,” “Profit”) as the voice of Tony Stark. In the series, Tony Stark arrives in Japan to help implement his goal of world peace by building the Arc Reactor, a carbon-neutral power plant, that once operational will be able to provide limitless (thus free) energy to the world. Set to retire his Iron Man persona, and about to mass-produce a line of Iron Man armor known as “Iron Man Dio,” Stark’s plans are derailed by a series of high tech Mech monsters. Zodiac, a top secret organization funded by the terrorist group A.I.M. is out to disrupt the Arc Station, steal the Dio armor and put an end to Iron Man. The Armored Avenger’s fight is only just beginning.
The X-Men Anime features the voice of actor Scott Porter (“The Good Wife,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Caprica”) as Cyclops . In the series, the X-Men are reunited following the death of a teammate and are summoned by Charles Xavier to Japan following the abduction of Hisako Ichiki. There, they confront the U-Men, a lunatic cult that steals and transplants mutant organs to further strengthen its own army, and the battle for justice is on. Discovering a series of bizarre occurrences in the area they X-Men investigate only to be confronted with a terrible truth that will force them to confront long buried secrets.