Iron Man Anime Series

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  • 2011
  • 1 Season

Iron Man has been one of the most iconic superheroes in the Marvel universe since his debut in 1963. This technological genius and billionaire playboy has fought numerous battles, both in the comics and on the big screen. However, his adventures continue to evolve and take on new forms, particularly with the Iron Man Anime Series from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. This anime adaptation of the popular franchise is a thrilling and visually-stunning ride that takes viewers on a whirlwind action-packed journey through the mind-blowing futuristic world of Iron Man.

The Iron Man Anime Series, originally aired in Japan in 2010 and based on the Marvel comics, is a fresh and exciting take on the character's story. The show, comprising of 12 episodes, tells the story of Tony Stark's adventures in Japan, where he has come to oversee the opening of his new Arc Station energy converter. While on his visit, he encounters a powerful new threat that challenges his unique blend of science and combat skills. He must use his intelligence, and the full potential of his Iron Man suit to protect Japan from a secret organization known as Zodiac, who are planning to unleash their dangerous weapons onto the world.

The series opens with a captivating introduction of Tony Stark as Iron Man, flying above the Tokyo skyline, and showcasing the anime's signature style. The animation in the Iron Man anime is incredibly slick and impressive, with top-notch attention to detail given to both the characters and the environment. The visual style combines traditional anime design with sleek, futuristic elements to create something unique that stands out in the crowded anime scene.

The noir-inspired cityscape of Tokyo makes for an excellent backdrop for the series' action scenes, and Iron Man's neon-colored light show creates captivating visuals that keep the audience glued to their screens. Whether it's Iron Man taking on the various robots and cyborgs that Zodiac throws at him, or engaging in a high-speed chase through Tokyo, the action sequences are both intense and masterfully choreographed, leaving viewers on the edge of their seats.

In addition to the action, the show also delivers on its promise of character development, particularly in the case of Tony Stark. Iron Man Anime Series delves into more than just the surface-level story of Iron Man battling villains. We also get a glimpse into Tony Stark's personal life, struggles, and relationships, which adds depth to the series. His partnership with Dr. Tanaka, a scientist working for S.H.I.E.L.D, provides interesting exchanges between both characters, and the series subtly addresses Tony's own personal issues, namely his alcoholism and troubled past.

The other characters also get their fair share of screen time, and they prove to be equal parts engaging and interesting. Pepper Potts is Tony Stark's always dependable assistant, who is depicted as a capable woman and a rock to Tony throughout his rough journey. Yinsen, a fellow scientist who worked with Tony during his captivity in Afghanistan, is also featured in the series, and his arc provides insight into how Tony copes with his mistakes from the past.

Among the characters, the most noteworthy and interesting is Zodiac's leader, Nagato Sakurai. He is a well-written antagonist who is never a one-dimensional villain, and one who is equal parts memorable and formidable. His ambition, methods, as well as his past, add layers to the series' overall narrative and create an environment in which Iron Man's heroism can shine.

Overall, the Iron Man Anime Series is an impressive adaptation of the Marvel Comics material, which features top-notch animation, captivating action, strong character development, and a fresh take on Iron Man's Marvel universe. The series does an excellent job of balancing the action with personal drama, making it enjoyable for both casual and hardcore Iron Man fans alike.

In conclusion, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's Iron Man Anime Series is an excellent addition to the Marvel anime lineup. The show is well-crafted, gripping, and visually stunning, and is not afraid to push the boundaries of animation to create a unique take on the Iron Man character. Its exciting action scenes, engaging characters, and carefully crafted storyline make it a must-see for any fan of anime or the Marvel Universe.

Iron Man Anime Series is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (14 episodes). The series first aired on July 29, 2011.

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13. Endgame
October 14, 2011
Tony Stark learns the shocking truth behind Zodiac. Iron Man must muster all his remaining strength in order to stop the nefarious ambitions of his greatest adversary, the man behind Zodiac. But, when an familiar face enters the battlefield, will he be able to do what needs to be done?
The Beginning of the End
12. The Beginning of the End
October 7, 2011
Held responsible for the event at the Arc Station, Tony Stark is arrested by the Japanese government. But while being transported, explosions rock the Diet parliament building, and suspicions are raised that Stark is behind it. Will Tony Stark be able to clear his name, and take out the real threat behind the Diet bombing?
Casualties of War
11. Casualties of War
September 30, 2011
"Iron Man is dead!" Dr. Chika Tanaka hears these astounding words from Yinsen's own lips. Meanwhile, the seriously wounded Tony Stark survives with the help of Nagato Sakurai and must devise a way to defeat Dio once and for all. But what awaits the arrival of Iron Man is not only Dio, but also four Iron Man Sigma models as well. How will Tony Stark overcome the hopeless situation he finds himself in?
A Dual of Iron
10. A Dual of Iron
September 23, 2011
The plutonium needed to prime the Arc Station is stolen and Tony must don the Iron Man armor and fight against Dio. The two Iron Men must fight to the death, with the fate of the fate of Japan hanging in the balance.
Daughter of the Zodiac
9. Daughter of the Zodiac
September 16, 2011
Tony Stark meets Aki, a mysterious young girl with strange powers. Tony is shocked when the girl tells him that she belongs to Zodiac and mentions that she needs Tony, as Iron Man to protect her from Zodiac. Is Aki who she says she is? And even if she is, how can Tony trust her?
At the Mercy of My Friends
8. At the Mercy of My Friends
September 9, 2011
Tony and Dr.Tanaka are wake up on an isolated island with no idea how they got there and no hope of getting off the island. Missing his life-saving arc reactor and without his Iron Man armor, how will Tony and Chika be able to escape? And, who put them there in the first place?
Technical Difficulties
7. Technical Difficulties
September 2, 2011
When the Arc Station has a series of malfunctions, Tony and Dr. Tanaka discover a Zodiac computer virus has infected the Station's operating systems. The virus spreads to the city's ATM banking computers, train navigation computers and traffic controls, causing chaos. Tony decides the only way to combat the virus is to draw it to another computer... his Iron Man onboard computer!
6. Outbreak
August 26, 2011
Dr. Tanaka informs Tony that a mysterious epidemic has broken out near the Arc Station. The rampant and deadly disease appears unstoppable, and Tony initiates his own investigation into the cause. Meanwhile, the Self Defense Forces reconnaissance satellites are acting up, and Nagato Sakurai visits Iron Man to ask for his help. Stark and Sakurai join forces, when they discover the Zodiac Mech Aquarius may be behind both.
A Twist of Memory, a Turn of Mind
5. A Twist of Memory, a Turn of Mind
August 19, 2011
Tony Stark is backing a charity racing event in order to burnish the image of Stark Industries. He explains to Dr. Chika Tanaka how his encounter with Dr. Yinsen after being captured by guerillas changed his outlook on life and inspired him to work for world peace. Meanwhile, Kawashima, a race car driver who's suffered career-threatening injuries, is won over by A.I.M./Zodiac who promise him they will heal his injuries if he takes out Tony Stark. When Tony makes an appearance at the race track, Kawashima tries to kill him with a test car but Logan, the mutant X-Man known as WOLVERINE, shows up in just in the nick of time to save him. Later, Logan gives Tony some info on A.I.M and together, they track Kawashima down and find him operating the Zodiac killer Mech, TAURUS. After Iron Man frees him, the rogue Dio arrives and Iron Man must due battle with his own creation, wondering all the while who it could be in the armor.
Reap the Whirlwind
4. Reap the Whirlwind
August 12, 2011
Nanami is trying to get to the bottom of the rash of freak hurricanes that have killed two notable scientists. Her search takes her to Professor Sakamoto, and his former student, Dr. Tanaka. Sakamoto and Tanaka were once part of something called the Tesla Project, which was working to control the weather. Is the Tesla project a part of the weird weather attacking Japan, and even if they figure that out, how do they stop it? Can Iron Man defeat the weather?
Going Nuclear
3. Going Nuclear
August 5, 2011
Tony Stark is accused by Defense Minister Kuroda of trying to avoid controversy by sneaking plutonium into Japan aboard an undefended cargo ship. This ship has been attacked and the plutonium stolen, posing a grave threat. Suspecting that he's been set up, Tony dons the Iron Man armor and vows to retrieve the plutonium and clear his name. He tracks down the stolen nuclear material and discovers that Zodiac, a terrorist group associated with Advanced Idea Mechanics (A.I.M.), is behind the theft. Reporter Nanami Ota gets caught up in the chase and nearly killed, attempting to get Tony's attention. Iron Man ultimately defeats the Zodiac warrior, Cancer, and retrieves the plutonium while Nanami finally gets to write her first story on Tony Stark.
The Marvel Anime Universe - Chapter 1: Re-Imagining Iron Man
2. The Marvel Anime Universe - Chapter 1: Re-Imagining Iron Man
July 25, 2011
Tony Stark arrives in Japan with the aim of setting up the Arc Station in the first step in his World Peace Initiative. In front of all of Japan, he announces his new Iron Man model, Iron Man Dio, with himself in the pilot's seat.,.But during the demo , Dio crashes after a mysterious bug in the operating system. Later at Lab 23, the Dio armor takes over it's human pilot and begins to attack the facility. Tony is forced to pull his original Iron Man armor out of retirement and chase after Dio, but before he can catch his breath, the Zodiac warrior Mech Scorpio appears.
Iron Man Comes to Japan
2. Iron Man Comes to Japan
July 29, 2011
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Japan: Enter Iron Man
1. Japan: Enter Iron Man
July 29, 2011
Tony Stark arrives in Japan with the aim of setting up the Arc Station in the first step in his World Peace Initiative. In front of all of Japan, he announces his new Iron Man model, Iron Man Dio, with himself in the pilot's seat.,.But during the demo , Dio crashes after a mysterious bug in the operating system. Later at Lab 23, the Dio armor takes over it's human pilot and begins to attack the facility. Tony is forced to pull his original Iron Man armor out of retirement and chase after Dio, but before he can catch his breath, the Zodiac warrior Mech Scorpio appears.
Where to Watch Iron Man Anime Series
Iron Man Anime Series is available for streaming on the Sony Pictures Home Entertainment website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Iron Man Anime Series on demand at Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 29, 2011