Marvel has just announced that they are releasing a new animated series soon featuring the Avengers. The series is not just any ordinary Western animated project. The new series titled, “Marvel Future Avengers” has a Japanese lead character and will even be having its own Japanese manga version.
The up and coming new anime series, “Marvel Future Avengers” will follow the story of a young boy named Makoto. Just like most Marvel superheroes, Makoto gains a superpower after experimenting with evil gene manipulation. Makoto and some more superpower youth team up with the Avengers and they are taken in as apprentices.
Makoto and his young friends are called the Future Avengers. The new visual that was just released for the announcement of “Marvel Future Avengers” featured Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, and Wasp from Marvel’s Avengers. These popular comic characters are featured with the new characters, Makoto and his friends, who are still unnamed as of this moment.
The Future Avengers will train and fight villains under the supervision of the Avengers. The said Marvel anime series will be broadcasted on Japan’s Dlife TV Channel, which is operated by Broadcast Satellite Disney Co. and it is set to premiere in summer. The said series will be a shounen genre, meaning they are aiming to attract young male viewers, so expect less drama and more action and challenges.
A manga version of “Marvel Future Avengers” will also be released soon, which will also be aimed at young male readers. The said manga will be created by Teruaki Mizuno, who has worked on numerous shounen manga. It will make its debut on Shogakukan’s Bessatsu Coro Coro Comics Special magazine’s April 2017 issue.
This isn’t the first time Marvel has released a Japanese anime series featuring its popular comic characters. In fact, they have worked with Madhouse, a Japanese animation studio and have released a Marvel Anime series, which consisted of four anime television series, namely “Blade”, “Iron Man”, “Wolverine”, and “X-Men”. Aside from that, the two companies teamed up to work on two films for Marvel Anime, which were “Iron Man: Rise of Technovore” and “Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher.”