Come spring next year, Japan will be having its anime adaptation of the Marvel Comics series “Disk Wars: The Avengers.” Walt Disney Japan announced its collaboration with Toei Animation Co., Ltd. and Bandai to bring the “the earth’s mightiest heroes” to Japan, in the hopes of engaging the interest of young boys in particular.
According to the press release of Walt Disney, the series will “revolve around how the Avengers – Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and the Hulk – together with the help of Spiderman and a group of teens, will harness their respective fighting skills and superhuman powers to foil Loki’s scheme to take over the world.” Although not mentioned, the promotional poster of the anime series includes another lesser known superhero called The Wasp.
Airing “Disk Wars: The Avengers” beginning spring of 2014 is Nihon Terebi. It is also described as the “first animated television series specifically targeted at boys” by Walt Disney Japan. Japanese fans of films featuring members of the Avengers ensemble may be dying with anticipation, with Thor: The Dark World coming to Japanese theatres in February and the US trailer of the new Captain America movie debuting today. However, those who have grown up with the comics may be more particular with how Disney will present the anime series. True blue fans are likely to seek balance with how the story is kept unsullied albeit the Japanese touch.
[ via IGN ]