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Fabulous Trailers For Warren Ellis’ IRON MAN And WOLVERINE Japanese Cartoon TV Series!!

Published at: July 27, 2009, 4:01 p.m. CST

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The brilliant funnybook writer and novelist Warren Ellis (“The Authority,” “Global Frequency,” “Planetary,” “Astonishing X-Men,” “Ignition City,” “Mek,” “Red,” “Reload,” “Iron Man: Extremis,” “newuniversal,” “Ultimate Fantastic Four,” “Ultimate Galactus,” “Ocean,” “Orbiter,” “Jack Cross,” “Ministry of Space,” “Fell,” “Gravel,” “Dark Blue,” “Scars,” “Wolfskin,” “Blackgas,” “FreakAngels,” “No Hero”), is at work on four (!) Marvel series for Japanese TV. Ellis offers AICN these details:
WOLVERINE and IRON MAN are 13 episodes each. I'm not actually scripting, but providing detailed storylines for each episode, which will then be handed to a Japanese scripter at Madhouse. IRON MAN leads into WOLVERINE.
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  • July 27, 2009, 4:06 p.m. CST

    reach for the lasers...

    by Semen Stains

    safe as fuck!

  • July 27, 2009, 4:07 p.m. CST

    My first first!

    by Semen Stains

    so this is what it feels like huh? to be one of the blessed few,hmmm i need a hot shower

  • July 27, 2009, 4:10 p.m. CST

    wolvie was stupid

    by Judge Briggs

    couldnt he just fight off soldiers?

  • July 27, 2009, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Iron Man looks ok, Wolverine looks TEEEERIBLE

    by mrfantomashawk

    Seriously, why dont they just call it japanese claw mullet man instead of wolverine. There is nothing original looking about this. It looks like every other anime ive ever watched

  • July 27, 2009, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Holy SHIT.. the Iron Man looks AWESOMESAUCE

    by LargoJr

    SO want to see this

  • insultingly bad; made by someone who never read the comics, never saw the movies, never saw the cartoon shows. It looks LITERALLY like an UTTERLY GENERIC samurai anime (and I love those) the only difference being that his blades are in his hands. Looks like they phoned it in.

  • July 27, 2009, 4:15 p.m. CST

    IRON MAN ANIME >>>> WOLVERINE ANIME

    by YackBacker

    The Wolvie Anime looks absolutely silly. Way to remove all vestiges of masculinity from Wolverine, Japan! Eddie Deezen has more hair on his grapes than this Wolvie.

  • July 27, 2009, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Could they have made that any gayer?

    by ZombieHunter

  • July 27, 2009, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah.. and Wolverine was pure ASS-NUGGETS

    by LargoJr

    Nothing more then Vega of Street Fighter given a fem look with over stylized referencing. BIG PASS on that. But yeah... Iron Man was awesomesauce

  • July 27, 2009, 4:17 p.m. CST

    They got Wolvie mized up with SFII's Vega

    by YackBacker

    A complete failure to render a character in anime. Just terrible.

  • July 27, 2009, 4:19 p.m. CST

    As if Hiroshima and Nagasaki weren't enough

    by kafka07

    enough human suffering, please. This is the shittiest abomination in quite some time.

  • July 27, 2009, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Emoverine

    by Malicoire

    They aren't claws, just razorblades.

  • July 27, 2009, 4:21 p.m. CST

    What the fuck was that?

    by ZombieHunter

    Using his claws with an open palm? It's that sort of touch of gayness, along with the mullet/Yakuza haircut and his skinny effeminate body that really tells the world, they have no clue who Wolverine is. This from the land that glorifies the Grass Eater male lifestyle.

  • July 27, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST

    This looks fucking awful

    by Sybok The Hamsandwich

    Seriously why manga a marvel comic, its like americanizing gundam... wait that hasn't happened already has it?

  • July 27, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Give Warren Ellis Star Trek...

    by Dr.DirtyD

    The NEW Animated Series. Tng or TOS, I don't care. I just want an Ellis Trek Cartoon done the same as these recent Ellis toons. 22nd century Romulan war, whatever, just give it too him.

  • July 27, 2009, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Me craw you rong time Kabuki-san

    by LargoJr

    Does the 'Snict-snict' of his claws pre or PROcede his lisp and feminine pout?

  • July 27, 2009, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Fabulous? Who the fuck are you kidding?

    by Cash907

    Wolverine looks like a little gay boi playing with mommy's knife set. The hell is with the japanese and mullets anyway?

  • July 27, 2009, 4:28 p.m. CST

    You guys are idiots

    by Mr.FTW

    Both of those looked awesome and way better than any other animated attempt by Marvel. The Planet Hulk trailer is out there too and while it looks cool it look totaly busch league compared to these. If you don't like anime then you don't like it but to say either of these looks terible is idiotic. They both look amazing just based on the animation alone and with Warren Ellis having a hand in the story they will be bad ass. I can wait to see the trailers for the other two shows.

  • July 27, 2009, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Wolverine IS Catman Mullet-ah!

    by MetalMickey

  • July 27, 2009, 4:29 p.m. CST

    agreed

    by Semen Stains

    Wolvie looks awful,Iron Man looks badass

  • July 27, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST

    No yellow jelly beans?

    by maelstrom_ZERO

    Because I thought Iron Man fought off enemies with his yellow jelly bean repulsor beams.

  • July 27, 2009, 4:35 p.m. CST

    This looks like a pile of sweaty hobo ass...

    by The_Floating_Skull_of_Robert_Loggia

    I fucking hate anime and all of its contrivances. Everyone's got long crazy hair, bodies like little girls, and panties. Fuck anime in its rubbish, chessily animated ass. If I want to give myself a seizure, I'll stare into a strobelight for a half hour.

  • July 27, 2009, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Wow, I haven't seen a gayer Wolverine..

    by SlickyVonBoner

    since Patrick Swayze in Red Dawn. badda bing!!!

  • July 27, 2009, 4:39 p.m. CST

    IronMan and Wolverine for the Hello Kitty squad

    by Yeti

    Fail.

  • July 27, 2009, 4:56 p.m. CST

    God Damn it.

    by atalcot

    I hate Japan.

  • July 27, 2009, 5:07 p.m. CST

    The_Floating_Skull_of_Robert_Log gia

    by Sybok The Hamsandwich

    Honestly i have to agree with you. I really hate anime in film and game form. Everythings just so over the top it just want to make me bludgeon to death with a herring.

  • July 27, 2009, 5:07 p.m. CST

    So, this is basically...

    by Topher4801

    A guy in a suit like Iron Man's and a guy with claws like Wolverine's? Nothing else has nothing even remotely to do with the actual characters? Buddy doesn't even look ANYTHING like Wolverine and Iron Man's fighting some guy from Robotech? Weird.

  • July 27, 2009, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Keeping it REAL

    by Shub-Wankalot

    Ok, guys, you know deep down you love this shit. All this pretentious outrage is so fucking old. It's time for you to come out of the damn closet already! Don't be fucking shy! Hell, I won't tell...much!

  • July 27, 2009, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Whats up with the Robocop sound effects? lol

    by harosa

    And Marvel couldnt exert a little control and demanded a passing familiarity with the look of the US version? Wolverine looks like every other character in a Japanese anime. And sorry, I never thought having six claws could look gay but they managed to.

  • July 27, 2009, 5:16 p.m. CST

    I'm guessing Thor and Captain America....

    by dark-knight02

    will be the other series. Marvel doing some cross-promotion for the Avengers movie. Those sneaky comic folk.

  • July 27, 2009, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Didn't they announce the other two were...

    by Shermdawg

    X-men and Planet Hulk? <br><br> And yeah, the Wolverine one looks like shit.

  • July 27, 2009, 5:25 p.m. CST

    HAHAHAHA! Those are like stereotypes of shitty Anime

    by tile_mcgillus

    Seriously, the Iron Man one looked fabulous until the Captain Harlock / M Bison ripoff showed up...then I lost all interest. This is gonna be like the live action Spider-man with the mechs and shit. Fuck you anime conventions. Fuck you.

  • July 27, 2009, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Drooool for Iron Man but Wolverine looks stupid.

    by Damien Chowder

  • July 27, 2009, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Um, huh?

    by stalfos

    Iron Man was fighting a sea captain or something, and Wolverine is now a mullet-wearing, vampire-looking teenager who fights demons? BUT, Warren Ellis is supplying the stories, so at least that will be cool... right? Right?

  • July 27, 2009, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Like the movies, Iron Man beats out Wolvie

    by shutupfanboy

    My wife put it best its like Logan crossed with Vampire Hunter D. I'd rather have an X-Men cartoon.

  • July 27, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CST

    What the FUCK was that?

    by Righteous Brother

    Wolverine?? Typical crappy, pretty boy Anime - what a load of shit. Iron Man was cool though.

  • July 27, 2009, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Saw it awhile ago..Ironman:Great! Wolverine..

    by Stalkeye

    ...looks like shit.

  • July 27, 2009, 5:41 p.m. CST

    So Logan is a petulant, irritating Japanese teenager?

    by Jor-El23

    Sounds great!

  • July 27, 2009, 5:57 p.m. CST

    That was Ninja Scroll not Wolverine

    by Super Rabbi

    can't convince me otherwise.

  • July 27, 2009, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Baron Karza!?!?!?

    by torpedoboy

    Was Iron Man fighting Baron Karza, the Micronaut enemy?!

  • July 27, 2009, 6 p.m. CST

    wolverine one looks like crap

    by Vitter

    iron man though could be cool!

  • July 27, 2009, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Looks good but I'm tired of Wolverine...

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    being shoved down our throats!

  • July 27, 2009, 6:09 p.m. CST

    "24 frame per second"

    by Immortal_Fish

    Yep. They're plenty Japanese.<P>These are odd. I'd thought Wolverine would have been a perfect fit for anime, but Iron Man looks much better, even if it has a kinda Starblazers riff going on. What the hell was with Wolverine, though? Apart from the claws, there is nothing there that defines Logan. The build and hair are all wrong. I mean... does he have a giant robot too?

  • July 27, 2009, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Marvel do realize they have other characters

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    besides Iron Man and Wolverine, don't they? Guess its not as bad as DC who think they only have Batman and Superman!

  • July 27, 2009, 6:22 p.m. CST

    HollywoodHellraiser is right. I want to see an Inhumans cartoon

    by Super Rabbi

    That would kick some serious ass.

  • July 27, 2009, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Weary of the Adi Granov suit, anyway.

    by Dingbatty

    He is more Iron Robot than Iron Man, now. Sad that Marvel has forgotten the concept of an iconic figure.

  • July 27, 2009, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Wolverine looks worse, BUT...

    by Thrillho77

    Almost no one here is pegging the reason why. It's not cause he looks "gay" - or how he uses his claws - or that he looks nothing like Logan... <p> The animation (or lack thereof) is the worst trait of this abomination.

  • July 27, 2009, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Also, anyone who writes or says "awesomesauce"

    by Dingbatty

    without derision or sarcasm, needs to be slapped until he or she stops using that neologism.

  • July 27, 2009, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Thrillho77

    by Dingbatty

    I agree. It is cheap looking animation. The manga-ized Wolverine isn't anything new (this design is from a recent, third or fourth try at a manga take on Marvel characters).

  • July 27, 2009, 6:33 p.m. CST

    I still prefer WitchBlade Anime

    by Devilman666

    One very good "American comic book turned into Japanese Anime" is WitchBlade, which has LOTS of big tits and blood... As for IronMan, it looks OK, and I agree with everyone else, Wolverine looks really crap.....

  • July 27, 2009, 6:34 p.m. CST

    JESUS YES, INHUMANS

    by Pop_aristocrat

    Seriously, Black Bolt is the most literary character Marvel's every created. That aside, I'm surprised at the negative clamor over the wolverine trailer. Its not in the traditional style of Wolverine at all, but with his Japanese background, the content doesn't seem like too much of a stretch. I could probably pull a dozen or so comics out of my collection with Wolvie fighting oni and japanese mystics. His look isn't too bad, either, big hair reminds me of Weapon X era. Its just another take on a very-used character. Iron Man seems overdone, but the character lends itself to Japanese techno-philes, so I'll give it a chance.

  • July 27, 2009, 6:35 p.m. CST

    There you go, Newsarama article on

    by Dingbatty

    recent Wolverine manga:<p>http://tinyurl.com/wolviemanga

  • July 27, 2009, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Inhumans are a personal fave of mine.

    by Dingbatty

    Have to love anything designed by the King.

  • July 27, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Both Character Look Out of Place

    by nexxus7

    Iron Man -- started out as an Iron Man cartoon then devolved into a typical anime fare with a villain who looks like he's 20 in a wacky hat. Wolverine -- looks ridiculous. I guess Marvel doesn't care as long as somebody is cutting a check.

  • July 27, 2009, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Honestly,

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    What duh fuck? <p> The Iron Man pretty was pretty cool, although I had no idea who the bad guy was. <p> The Wolverine one was DUMB AS FUCK, for so many reasons, I don't know where to start.

  • July 27, 2009, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Marvel needs tighter control

    by veritasses

    of their properties. Story, storyboards, character designs etc. They don't want to stifle creativity and strain the relationship by being too authoritarian but they don't want to give up that much control either. It's a tricky balancing act... This could be the start of a highly profitable partnership but not if they don't keep the non-anime fan market in mind.

  • July 27, 2009, 6:56 p.m. CST

    I'm not sure about that hairdo

    by Dradis Contact

    nt

  • July 27, 2009, 7:17 p.m. CST

    "Fabulous?"

    by AmericanWerewolf

    Okay, I'll admit, my appreciation of anime begins with Ninja Scroll and ends with Howl's Moving Castle. But as a Wolverine fan, that was ball-achingly bad. There was nothing to distinguish it from the millions of other anime!

  • July 27, 2009, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Fuck anime in its cancer-ridden ass.

    by Nosferatu Jones

    That's not animation. That's masturbation.

  • July 27, 2009, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Why'd they make Wolverine look so gay?

    by D.Vader

    At least Iron Man looks like a badass.

  • July 27, 2009, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Hulk vs. Wolverine, Number one

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    Wolverine anime, ZZZZEEEEROOOOOO!

  • July 27, 2009, 7:28 p.m. CST

    That fruitcake is supposed to be Wolverine?

    by Jesus of Suburbia

    Wolverine is supposed to be rugged and bad-ass, not some prancing j-pop queer with an overgrown mullet. This is why anime gets a bad rap, because most of the stuff that finds its way to our shores is contemptible crap like this.

  • July 27, 2009, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Nosferatu, THANK YOU!

    by AmericanWerewolf

    For saying what I couldn't express.

  • July 27, 2009, 7:31 p.m. CST

    WHERE IS THE V COLUMN!!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    I want to see some footage! The entire first episode was shown, apparently. Is it on the net?

  • July 27, 2009, 7:32 p.m. CST

    The next two Marvel Anime series are...

    by The Garbage Man

    X-Men and Blade, according to Ellis himself. <p>Planet Hulk is the next Marvel DTV project and has nothing to do with this anime business.

  • July 27, 2009, 7:36 p.m. CST

    :\

    by We_like_it_VERY_MUCH

    I've been watching anime my whole life and even I couldn't tell WTF was going on in the Iron Man trailer. It's like a visual representation of ADD. Don't get me started on Wolverine...just... don't.

  • July 27, 2009, 7:53 p.m. CST

    I think the anime stylization of Wolverine...

    by Dapper Swindler

    was kind of the whole point.

  • July 27, 2009, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Chris Claremont wept.

    by AmericanWerewolf

    Why even bother calling it Wolverine when it looks like every other anime? Part of the character's charm, as established by Claremont, is that he was this rough-hewn Westerner trying to adopt the way of the samurai.

  • July 27, 2009, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Herc loves the words "funnybook" and "penultimate"

    by Tall_Boy66

    It's great to see them pop up every week in two different stories.

  • July 27, 2009, 7:59 p.m. CST

    This just confirms my opinion...

    by spikey_bill65

    ...that I really don't like 90% of anything done in anime style. AND I LIVE IN JAPAN! It's everywhere! I know others love it and adore it, but I could never get into it! My kids like it, but dad's not interested, thank you. I therefore option my right to not view this and let those who enjoy it lap it up. Enjoy yourselves.

  • July 27, 2009, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Wolverine looks crap.

    by Bootskin

    So..there you go.

  • July 27, 2009, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Super Scary Bad Cute Man

    by AmericanWerewolf

    The adventures of the world's most popular androgynous man-beast!

  • July 27, 2009, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Japanese and mullets

    by spikey_bill65

    There are a group of junior high/high school drops outs in Japan called, beleive it or not, Yankees. Nothing to do with the States, and I've never been able to find out why they are called that. Anyway, Yankees tend to squat outside convenience stores or game arcades or just about anywhere they want (literally squat; not quite sitting as their asses don't actually touch the ground), they ride tricked out mopeds that make more noise than a 747 during takeoff in the wee hours of the night, and the preferred hairstyle of the Yankee is a bleached blond mullet. For some reason this '50's holdout is considered cool, and does indeed tend to show up in a lot of anime. The look was popularlised by a movie/TV series (can't be arsed to check it out; feel free to do the research for me) called BeBop High School (guess they're not all dropouts, then). Hope this explains a little, but it still leaves me cold on anime.

  • July 27, 2009, 8:16 p.m. CST

    OK, did the research and lo and behold...

    by spikey_bill65

    ...Be Bop High School started life as a manga. No surprises there. Bet you already knew it. Anyway, I guess Wolverine attended at some point.

  • July 27, 2009, 8:20 p.m. CST

    That is one sexy mullet

    by OGoncho

    but what the fuck is it doing on Wolverine?? Jesus.

  • July 27, 2009, 8:24 p.m. CST

    W-I-N-O x eleventy-fucking-zillion

    by tylerzero

  • July 27, 2009, 8:31 p.m. CST

    HERC- Other 2 Already Known

    by Nebs

    They're Blade & X-Men.

  • July 27, 2009, 8:35 p.m. CST

    ANIME SUCKS!!

    by Star Hump

    who the fuck was Iron Man fighting? The Captain of the Yamato? Where are the rest of the Star Blazers? Wolverine looks like a pillow biter. Those poor Nips. They get fed a steady diet of this stupid shit.

  • July 27, 2009, 8:59 p.m. CST

    ANIME ROCKS!!

    by Prof_Ender

    Still the most imaginative medium out there. God bless the Japanese.

  • July 27, 2009, 9 p.m. CST

    People on this web site bash Twilight but they'll watch this?

    by andrew coleman

    That wolvie anime was gayer than Twilight. I mean look at him! Horrible. I will act as if that does not exist. The Iron Man one has potential besides the fact he was fighting a dude from RoboTech randomly. Problem for me with Anime is not the general style but they take too much out of what is important out and add in random shit. If they had Wolvie looking like he should it would work but no the stupid assholes made Edward from Twilight with a mullet and three blades sticking out from his hands. And why was he fighting the two dog beasts from Ghostbusters and a giant Samurai demon? Fuck these anime movies is Iron Man 2 out yet?

  • July 27, 2009, 9:03 p.m. CST

    ANIME BLOWS!!!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Why do we accept this crap? Cause it has Iron Man's name on it? The FUCKING RDJ movie was 10 times better than this shit, and people slam it!

  • July 27, 2009, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Ok so now.....

    by Rollofpennies

    My guess is that the Wolverine obviously gave him a different origin. I really hope that what they came up with is better than this. This looks atrocious.

  • July 27, 2009, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Weak

    by A-COD

    I just had a seizure trying to watch the trailers. The Wolverine one was offensively bad, take one of the most iconic characters in the medium and make him look like the hero from the cover of an 8 bit videogame, great. Why do these always suck, it's like they make them bad on purpose.

  • July 27, 2009, 9:19 p.m. CST

    ULTIMATE HELLO KITTY

    by AmericanWerewolf

    This ain't your father's clawed cutie!

  • July 27, 2009, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Iron Man looked sweet

    by bodyslam911

    But did I see him sprinting down a building? seemed way out of place.

  • July 27, 2009, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Ironman vs Zentradi

    by Swoomustdie

    Ok, they got the robot thing down at least OK. The Wolvering? Fucking shameful. I predict a beheading via razor-sharp mullet somewhere in that series.

  • July 27, 2009, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Yikes.

    by D_T

    Yeah, Anime'd Wolverine, no thanks, the Iron Man was only slightly better. <p> It's the "kids" version (and I guess is slightly retconned vs. the comic), but Iron Man Armored Adventures is stylistically fantastic - it's CG, but using cel style, and some nice depth of field camera simulation. <p> PS, there's the Comic-Con IM2 footage?!

  • July 27, 2009, 9:42 p.m. CST

    loserguy3000

    by Thrillho77

    I don't doubt that you're probably right. However, I think RATIONAL anime fans like me can see that, while I believe the heights of anime have been higher than Western animation...the many lows are MUCH, MUCH lower. :P

  • July 27, 2009, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Was that Captain Harlock Iron Man was fighting?

    by paulrichard

    Next up :Astroboy vs Iron Man. Iron Man vs Voltron; Iron Man vs. Speed Racer.

  • July 27, 2009, 10:22 p.m. CST

    WTF on the bishonen Wolverine

    by bravogolfhotel

    Seriously, you've got to be kidding me. Iron Man looks okay, if only because it adapts more smoothly into a mecha box, but that Wolverine is appalling. I would be hard-pressed to imagine a blander anime translation.

  • July 27, 2009, 10:24 p.m. CST

    i am worse off for watching that

    by mcdowell_32000

    hey "iron man villain", nice sailor hat. was tenille already booked at the kalamazoo holiday inn? wolverine will be very popular with shut-ins & that guy in the comic shop who never showers.

  • July 27, 2009, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Boring & Outdated style of animation

    by ChezKing

    They really need to upgrade anime. That was completely uninteresting.

  • July 27, 2009, 10:45 p.m. CST

    WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT??!!!!

    by RobMota

    If Marvel lets this piece of shit get out then they are out of their fucking minds. What kind of wolverine is that? Looks like shit.

  • July 27, 2009, 11:01 p.m. CST

    The other 2 are...

    by gutogmga

    X-Men and Blade. It was told at SDCC.

  • July 27, 2009, 11:06 p.m. CST

    I like...

    by RenoNevada2000

    I like how you have to touch Phoenix's cooter to get the Wolverine clip to play.

  • July 27, 2009, 11:28 p.m. CST

    what's with the geisha BS?

    by MurderMostFowl

    Why not make Wolvie a traditional Ronin or something. He would have looked good that way.<BR> I'm all for trying different styles out, but this was a strong miss.<BR><BR> Well at least the animation isn't "Attack of the clones" style... shudder.<BR><BR> And what was up with the Baddy for Ironman? Is he supposed to be Captain Harlock or something? WTF.

  • July 27, 2009, 11:31 p.m. CST

    WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT??!!!!

    by CatVutt

    Crap! That's what it was. CRAP!

  • July 28, 2009, 12:04 a.m. CST

    That was AWFUL.

    by Creative1

    It's all been said before but I'll say it again. Wolverine looked like a 19 year old drama student. I mean it was Spectacularly bad!! I mean WHAT THE FUCK?, Am I High or did I just see something that bad, bad!!!

  • July 28, 2009, 12:08 a.m. CST

    seriously, whats not to like about Iron Man?

    by AnakinsDiapers

    Let the xenophobic criticism begin.

  • July 28, 2009, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Everything that can be said

    by Mockingbuddha

    About Wolverine has been said. He's like Batman and Superman, The character cannot progress, he can only tell the same story over and over again in slightly different forms. As long as there's a good author, this kind of shit is worth checking out, and Warren Ellis rocks the hizzee.

  • July 28, 2009, 12:18 a.m. CST

    I hate anime...

    by Faustous_

    that is all.

  • July 28, 2009, 12:33 a.m. CST

    Shit

    by dioxholster

    Fuck me twice did i just see that? watching a turtle orgasm is better than this load of asscrap

  • July 28, 2009, 12:40 a.m. CST

    this looks boring

    by punto

    you want a japanese guy writing the scripts, those guys come up with some crazy shit

  • July 28, 2009, 12:46 a.m. CST

    WTF? Since when did Rogue get adamantium claws?

    by cockdiesel

    She must have kissed Logan.

  • July 28, 2009, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Thrillho77

    by ackack

    You're playing right into the stereotype with your holier than thou attitude about anime. I love when that happens. People go on about how "they're different" and so on, then right after, act exactly like the rest of the mob. It's funny. Anime fans can't escape that "superior" attitude just like hardcore comic book fans. As a casual comic book fan, I love going into comic book stores when I run into one but immediately upon entering every one, you're looked down upon simply because you're not one of the 5 people that regularly visit that store or just because you wanted to see everything the store had to offer instead of immediately grabbing the new Mark Millar crap. Wait, what was this talkback about again?

  • July 28, 2009, 12:59 a.m. CST

    This is revenge for the Godzilla remake, isn't it?

    by Frisco

    That is one tall, slender, androgynous, depilated Wolverine, man. Oh well, maybe it'll be good, heh.

  • July 28, 2009, 1:22 a.m. CST

    Ironman... Cool! Wolverine?....WTF?!?

    by br1947

    What T H E F U C K was that? Reminded me of the really shitty Highlander Anime from about 10 years ago.

  • July 28, 2009, 1:58 a.m. CST

    These are just Test Animation!

    by vincentkv

    Ellis himself: "This is the test animation for the IRON MAN anime series I’m writing, produced for the south east Asian market. Note test animation: it’s intended to show off the style of the piece only. Nothing in here reflects the actual content, just the design and the aesthetic and the animation. The only character in this piece that is in the actual series is Iron Man himself, okay?" And for Wolvie: "Nothing in here reflects the actual content, just the design and the aesthetic and the animation. The story itself will be loosely based on the WOLVERINE miniseries by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller from the early 1980s. It’s a little... different."

  • July 28, 2009, 2:45 a.m. CST

    Test Animation or not...

    by Swoomustdie

    You can get a feel for the series from them, and that feeling is pure fucking shit. Look, the Iron Man could be badass. There is enough good in there I'll give it another look, but the Wolverine one almost defies words. The character design is just...wow. It's not him, at all. It's a late teens/early twenties slender anime warrior-thing with a t-shirt with a clever design, wonky ass looking claws, some ridiculous super-mullet, no chops or anything. I don't care if it doesn't 'reflect the content' of the actual series. If they can't 'get' the main character of the entire freaking show, then that shows you what you are in store for. And yes, Ellis makes amazing comic books, but just ask Frank Miller (before he went batshit insane in the past few years) just how badly someone can fuck up amazing comic book ideas when putting them on the big (or small in this case) screen.

  • July 28, 2009, 3:17 a.m. CST

    NOT ENOUGH BOMBS

    by David Cloverfield

    What's wrong with these people. They can draw one - 1 - kind of Man. And that Man is a girl. Wolverine and the gay sea captain from the Iron Man trailer - only the hair is different. The Iron Man one looked cool until the ridiculous villain appeared. But the Wolverine one is unfathomable. They should just make a new character - I don't think the claws are copyrighted.

  • July 28, 2009, 4:17 a.m. CST

    Call him Emorine

    by Stalkeye

    I'm not feeling this shit. I'm aware of artistic licenses, but this is way off Logan looks like your generic shonen Anime architype.Only bias "Otakus" will endorse this shit. Just bring on the 2nd season of Wolverine and the Xmen, and we'll call it even.<p>Yeah, who was Ironman fighting...The Ebony Dynamo?!?

  • July 28, 2009, 4:40 a.m. CST

    Gotta agree with HollywoodHellraiser

    by Stalkeye

    Marvel has sooo many characters, yet they are whoring the hell out of Ironman , Spiderman and especially Wolverine. Fuck, I'd rather see an Anime based on the Infinity gauntlet or Jim Starlin's Warlock saga than another claw popping adventure with Logan.<p>Marvel try pitching other characters in your collection, let's give the Silver age a shot shall we:<p>1.Killraven<p>2.The Inhumans (good suggestion guys)<p>3.Deathlok<p>4.Nova<p>5.Iron Fist (hellz yeah!)<p>6.The Defenders<p>7.Maybe, just Maybe Man-Thing vs Werewolf by night Vs Son of Satan (Ok, that was lame..next!)<p>8.Captain Marvel based on Jim Starlin's run.<p>Anime has changed since the OVA boom but there are plenty of notable exceptions of quality series and STVs;Full Metal alchemist, Soultaker,Gungrave,(which will be a live action movie soon)Blood,Karas,Solty Rei,Cowboy Bebop,Vexville,Speed Grapher,etc.<p>Yeah, I love me some Anime but I'm a big supporter of DCs Animated videos as well like for instance, Green Lantern: First Flight who's animation was "Made in Japan" :P

  • July 28, 2009, 4:45 a.m. CST

    Why Even Call It Wolverine???

    by Keyser Durden

    They'd do better just calling it something else.

  • July 28, 2009, 4:50 a.m. CST

    Looks like crap

    by WatertownSurfer

    Sorry, not an anime fan.

  • July 28, 2009, 5:15 a.m. CST

    BOTH LOOK HORRIBLE

    by MELGIBSONS_DICKCHEESE

    Wolverine prancing around like a ballerina? Wolverine looking like he spends most of his time in a spa, no traces of manhood whatsoever? Iron Man is awful as well, suit is shiny as if Stark was pouring vaseline all over it in his free time. Disgraceful.

  • July 28, 2009, 8:18 a.m. CST

    That's Gay

    by cowboyone

    Hate that cheesy style.

  • July 28, 2009, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Wolvie reminds me of "Japanese Spiderman".

    by Royston Lodge

    'nuff said.

  • July 28, 2009, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Is that "Iron Man vs. Captain Harlock"?

    by Royston Lodge

    I bet plenty of people would pay to see weird Marvel/Anime crossovers.<p> - Iron Man vs. Captain Harlock - Silver Surver vs. The Zentraedi - Hulk vs. Tetsuo from Akira - Gatchaman vs. Magneto - Astroboy vs. Franklin Richards

  • July 28, 2009, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Seriously, they should do a Sunfire anime.

    by Royston Lodge

    No need to "Japanify" him since he's already Japanese. They could do good by giving a minor character in the Marvel Universe some seriously new life.<p> That's a way better idea than making Wolverine look like The Vampire Armand (if I do say so myself).

  • July 28, 2009, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Mexi-mullet

    by deelzbub

    Rob Lefield has alot to answer for.

  • July 28, 2009, 9:51 a.m. CST

    SlickyVonBoner

    by deelzbub

    Wolverineeze!

  • July 28, 2009, 9:52 a.m. CST

    And hire Nelvana to do an Alpha Flight cartoon.

    by Royston Lodge

    Remember when cheap-o Saturday morning animation was done in Canada rather than being farmed out to South Korea?<p> Care Bears. C.O.P.S. Inspector Gadget. Dennis the Menace. Strawberry Shortcake. Droids. Ewoks. Etc...

  • July 28, 2009, 9:54 a.m. CST

    torpedoboy

    by deelzbub

    Baron Karza...thought the same thing. Must be working for the Captain D these days!

  • July 28, 2009, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Sybok The Hamsandwich

    by The_Floating_Skull_of_Robert_Loggia

    You know, it wasn't ALWAYS this awful. There was a time in which anime was great, but, the problem is, it never CHANGED. The same tired conventions and cliches are used over and over again. Sure, there's the occasional gem (Akira, Ghost in the Shell), but, even then, the stilted dialogue and stories take a back seat to whiz-bang visuals, and, for me, anyway, eye candy just isn't enough. When said eye candy looks as primitive as these two series look, what we're left with are hackneyed anime plots recycled to jibe with the Japanese perception of what a Marvel character is. And, judging by the fey look of Wolverine, they don't have a clue.

  • July 28, 2009, 10 a.m. CST

    And what in the hell is their fascination...

    by The_Floating_Skull_of_Robert_Loggia

    ...with skinny Goths dressing up like gay pirates??? It seems that no matter what anime series I watch, inevitably, a gay pirate shows up and turns into a 50 foot tall demon/robot/octosquid with penis arms. Seriously...just...just stop it.

  • July 28, 2009, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Stalkeye

    by deelzbub

    Agreed on the silver age! Even #7! And Deathlock - only if he's the original time-traveling cyborg. Not the sucky 90's "updated" version. Too bad Marvel+Hollywood=crap by committee.

  • July 28, 2009, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Iron Man looks incredible, but 'Wolverine'

    by smackfu

    looks unwatchably terrible. It looks like they just took whatever generic Ninja-Scroll type anime hackemup they were working on and gave the ninja claws instead of swords.

  • July 28, 2009, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Title of 2nd Wolverine show...

    by mighty boosh

    SuperMullet Emo-Wolverine vs Every Archtypal Anime Villain in Pseudo-Feudal Japan and Possibly Giant Talking Robots!!!!!!!!!!!

  • July 28, 2009, 10:26 a.m. CST

    "Ummmmm.....Butt-head. That is NOT Wolverine."

    by evilhoban

  • July 28, 2009, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Sorry, Mr. Semen Stains

    by MikeTheSpike

    "First" doesn't count unless you call it. Otherwise you're not taking the risk that someone *else* hasn't already called it, so where's the big deal? Maybe next time, when Herc posts more about network execs.

  • July 28, 2009, 11:18 a.m. CST

    It's the fucking point!

    by Dapper Swindler

    It's not supposed to look like Wolverine. It's a re-imagining to look like a cliched anime japanification of the character. That's the whole point! The thing you are complaining about is the thing they are doing intentionally! It's supposed to look different! Hasn't anyone seen the manga reinventions of Marvel comics characters?

  • July 28, 2009, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Ironman

    by pk68

    looked cool. Wolverine didn't look like him at all. Looked like Lestat the vampire with claws...

  • July 28, 2009, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Yeah, "thats the point", but its still a fail...

    by cockdiesel

    Granted, the point is to make an anime interpretation of these Marvel characters, but in my opinion that's where they failed, I don't see Wolverine in there at all, it's thier interpretation that I take exception with, not simply just the fact that it doesn't look like him.

  • July 28, 2009, 11:52 a.m. CST

    So Vega has claws on both hands now?

    by cockdiesel

    Was that Akuma he was fighting?

  • July 28, 2009, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Wow... the Iron Man clip was stunning.

    by Mindtrip

    Too bad Marvel is incapable/unwilling to even try to illustrate their characters this well.

  • July 28, 2009, 1:17 p.m. CST

    That Wolverine art is yuuuuuuuuuuuck.

    by Rufferto

    I know thanks to the movies he is no longer a short ugly little gnome but what the fuck is up with this interpretation? Anime people have to all be skinny and effeminate?

  • July 28, 2009, 1:22 p.m. CST

    I don't care if it was done on purpose.

    by Rufferto

    I'm supposed to like it because it sucks intentionally?

  • July 28, 2009, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Wolverine...

    by lead_sharp

    Looks shocking. Iron Man looks great! But I don't think there going to be able to maintain that style all the way through the anime. I couldn't give two shits about wolverine.

  • July 28, 2009, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Herc, do you just cut-and-paste those Warren Ellis credits?

    by SpyGuy

    Because you still haven't added TRANSMETROPOLITAN and having JACK CROSS but not TRANSMET is just criminal.

  • July 28, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Kinda like MST3K.

    by AmericanWerewolf

    One of the most hilarious talkbacks I've read in a while. I've seen manga interpretations of Wolverine. Y'know what? He was still short, dark, n' hairy. This stuff just alienates a lot of the fanboy market.

  • July 28, 2009, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Animation nice but Wolverine design WAY off.

    by kirttrik

    There's no mullets in this dojo. His design is so simple, hair cut iconic, I think this is Japan getting back at us for Godzilla'97 redesign.

  • July 28, 2009, 3 p.m. CST

    Ouch.

    by AmericanWerewolf

    Japan, you've made your point.

  • July 28, 2009, 3:01 p.m. CST

    If this Wolverine talks in an Australian accent, I'm leaving! :I

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • July 28, 2009, 5 p.m. CST

    who greenlights this crap

    by brechtsky

    At a glance wolverine looks like the worst adaptation ive ever seen... and i laugh at people like cockdiesel trying to defend it with weak arguments like "vega doesnt have claws on both hands"-- pathetic.... Also like the "Emoverine" joke

  • July 28, 2009, 5 p.m. CST

    my bad

    by brechtsky

    ...I think cockdiesel was jokingly making fun of it ,not defending it.

  • July 28, 2009, 6:52 p.m. CST

    You Know You A Holes Will Watch these.

    by mistergreen

  • July 28, 2009, 6:53 p.m. CST

    I Broke this new here 3 days ago BTW.

    by mistergreen

    And I'm not even at Comicon

  • July 28, 2009, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Mistergreen....

    by pdennett316

    Gametrailers had the footage up DAYS before this site even got wind of it. I mentioned it on the only Anime talkback on the front page...no-one cared. <p> It may have been a user video, but if Gametrailers is scooping AICN, what hope is there??

  • July 28, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Eyes closed

    by Gidney

    I'm pretending I didn't see what I just saw. Ironman fighting the doorman at an 18th century Viennese bathhouse and Wolverine looking like a customer at said bathhouse.

  • July 28, 2009, 9:40 p.m. CST

    WHAT THE BLOODY HELL WAS THAT?!?!

    by WickedChicken37

    Not everything from Japan is good. And that just proved it.

  • July 28, 2009, 9:57 p.m. CST

    And in typical Anime fashion,

    by Uncle_Al

    it leaves me asking, "what the hell was that?" And why does Wolverine have a mullet? Is that somehow cool in Japan? And I thought they were so much more hip than us...

  • July 28, 2009, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Anime was cool....

    by DaSpud

    When I was kid. Now the style is generic and everywhere! I can't one show from another anymore! I used to bag on American animation but Pixar is so much better than anything that MadHouse can churn out, which only seems to be Ninja Scroll knock offs and Gay Pirates!

  • July 28, 2009, 10:52 p.m. CST

    *Can't Tell One Show from another

    by DaSpud

  • July 29, 2009, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Bwaaahahaha!

    by The StarWolf

    So, when does the *real* Wolverine show up?

  • July 29, 2009, 11:38 a.m. CST

    wolverine terrible; ironman looks good

    by smudgewhat

  • July 29, 2009, 2:02 p.m. CST

    I don't see where Jean Grey's crotch is in this trailer...

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • July 29, 2009, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Come to think of it Ironman's antagonist

    by Stalkeye

    does look like Baron Karza.Now all we need now is Biotron,Acroyear,galactic Defender and Space Glider to make a cameo. Fuck, why not do a Micronauts Anime instead?This is one IP that has been seriously overlooked.Damn shame.instead, we got Wolverqueen

  • July 29, 2009, 4:03 p.m. CST

    It's sad that anime by definition

    by Dapper Swindler

    It's said that anime by definition (cartoons in Japan) should not be inherently cliched. And yet they are.