June 23, 2011 11:16am PT by Jethro Nededog
'Iron Man' and 'Wolverine' Anime Series Get Summer Premiere Dates (Video)
G4’s much-anticipated original anime series, Iron Man and Wolverine, have finally received their summer premiere dates. The network announces that shows will premiere on Friday, July 29.
Beginning July 29, 12 new episodes of Iron Man will air at 11 p.m. followed by new episodes of Wolverine at 11:30 p.m. Fridays.
Warren Ellis (Iron Man: Extremis, Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis) has developed the series for G4 along with production companies, Madhouse for Marvel Entertainment and Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan.
G4 also plans to premiere its original series, X-Men and Blade, later this year.
Here are the official descriptions of the series via G4’s press release:
Iron Man, featuring Adrian Pasdar (Heroes, Castle, Profit) as the voice for Tony Stark.
In an effort to make amends for his past in weapons manufacturing, Tony Stark has dedicated himself to building the world up rather than tearing it down. Traveling to Japan to build a new arc reactor that will deliver unlimited free energy to the Japanese people, Stark is challenged by the Japanese government and the media when he attempts to import the necessary nuclear priming device. When the nuclear reactor is repeatedly attacked by the mysterious Zodiac consortium, Stark must gather his allies to take on Zodiac and its mastermind.
Wolverine, featuring Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes, Gilmore Girls, Rocky Balboa) as the voice of Wolverine.
Based on the popular graphic novel by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller, the series begins when Mariko, the love of Logan’s life, is forced back to Japan by her crime-lord father, Shingen. Logan vows to get her back at any cost. He is plunged into a chaotic world of corruption and violence, forcing him to team up with young assassin, Yukio, to battle their way through the Japanese criminal underworld.
For more information, visit G4's Marvel website.
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