Report: Marvel Heroes to be Made into Anime?

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CNNGo reports that Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) Inc. is teaming up with Marvel Entertainment to take famous Marvel heroes, such as Iron Man, the X-Men and Blade, turn them into cartoons with a Japanese studio, then broadcast them globally, beginning with cable and satellite broadcasts on Animax Broadcast Japan starting October 1.

The CNNGo article claims the cartoons will be made into anime, though there doesn’t seem to be specific details stating as such. The studio turning the Marvel characters into cartoons, Madhouse Studios, known for such titles as Ninja Scroll, Death Note, Devil May Cry’s cartoon adapation, and Trigun, definitely has a long list of anime series in its past to bolster the claims that the studio will most likely be turning the Marvel characters into anime as opposed to animating them in a more Western style. Animax Broadcast Japan, also has a fairly detailed history broadcasting anime programs such as Cowboy Bebop, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball GT, and, well, it’s called Animax.

Note that the original sourcing on all of this is a little sketchy: It comes from a Bloomberg report on an unsourced Nikkei English report

(Bloomberg via CNNGo)

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