Iron Man (Back) In Japan With New Anime From MadHouse

It looks like Marvel was apparently happy enough with the anime incarnation of their line of characters from the "Ninja Scroll" studio this and last year--so much so, that they're collaborating again on a full-length animated feature called "Iron Man: Rise of the Technovore."

The feature, hitting DVD next year from Sony, will feature Iron Man going head-to-head against the Matt Fraction and Barry Kitson-created villain Ezekiel Stane, son of Obadiah Stane. During Fraction's run with "Iron Man" (and over in the short-lived "The Order"), the character used a combination of Stark tech and his own genius to create hybrid Iron Man technology to wreck Tony's superhero and professional lives.

It seems like that story's getting a pretty close adaptation here from "The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes" and "Iron Man: Armored Adventures" writer Brandon Auman, directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki (the slow-moving but pretty "TEXHNOLYZE"). From the synopsis:

After Stane unleashes a terrorist attack and sets Tony up to take the fall, Iron Man must evade S.H.I.E.L.D.’s man hunt and find a way to clear his name.

Based on the poster, we'll also be seeing anime versions of War Machine, Black Widow, the Punisher, and Hawkeye making their appearances.

Marvel will be revealing more about the feature during their Jeph Loeb-led Marvel TV Presents Panel during New York Comic-Con on Saturday, October 13 at 4:15pm in Room 1E13.