Friday, March 9, 2012

Marvel Animation Releases "Iron Man" and "X-Men" Anime on DVD April 24

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Marvel Animation release the "Iron Man" anime and "X-Men" anime on DVD April 24. With 12 episodes and bonus features in each DVD, bring home the action and adventures of Iron Man and the X-Men in the classic anime style. 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). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is the distributor.

The "Iron Man" anime stars Adrian Pasdar ("Heroes," "Castle," "Profit") as the voice of Tony Stark. The set contains special bonus features:
-Re-Imagining Iron Man explores the plot and themes of the anime series.
-21st Century Hero: The Technology of Iron Man introduces fans to Tony Stark’s high-tech suits and gadgets.
-Special Cross Talk round table discussion with the creators of the "Iron Man" and "Wolverine" anime series.
-Voicing Tony Stark, an interview with Japanese actor, Keiji Fujiwara.

The "X-Men" anime features the voice of actor Scott Porter as Cyclops ("The Good Wife," "Friday Night Lights," "Caprica"). The set includes:
-Re-Examining The X-Men takes viewers behind-the-scenes of creating X-Men’s mutant tales.
-X-Men: A Team of Outsiders provides an in-depth exploration of Marvel’s most heroic and infamous mutants.
-Special Talk Session round table discussion with the creators of Marvel anime's "X-Men" and "Blade."

"Iron Man" anime:
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.

"X-Men" anime:
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 the X-Men investigate only to be confronted with a terrible truth that will force them to confront long buried secrets.

"Iron Man" anime and "X-Men" anime are rated NOT RATED. The DVD sets each have a total run time of approximately 288 minutes.

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