Anime-Style Marvel Toons to Premiere on G4

Iron Man, X-Men, Wolverine and Blade will get new anime treatments through Japan’s Madhouse studio and premiere on cable station G4 in 2011. Variety reports that the four new Marvel animated shows will have Asian-centric themes and will be produced through a deal with Sony Pictures TV Japan. Each series has a 12 half-hour initial order.

“We are excited to partner with Sony Pictures and Marvel to bring these incredible icons to G4,” says G4 president Neil Tiles. “Combine (Marvel’s box-office success) with the passionate following the world of anime brings with it, and we believe this project has incredible potential for the network.”

G4 also announced that it will launch a 10-episode second season of American Ninja Warrior, produced by A. Smith & Co. in December.