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Iron Man Anime Panel Premiere Liveblog

8:04 PM – we are in front row. I’m going to have great pictures up on this article soon. Panel has not yet started.

8:07 PM – today’s presenters (according to the signs up front): Kristin Adams and John Rieber from G4. Jeph Loeb from Marvel. Masao Maruyama from Madhouse.

8;16 PM – Jeff Loeb, head of Marvel TV, is up now.

8:19 PM – The stuff will be shown on G4. Subtitled in Japanese with English. They’re about to start showing it.

8:45 PM – We just finished airing. Kristin Adams is introducing the other panelists.

8:47 PM – Jeph Loeb of Marvel: they believed that bringing in Madhouse was much better than doing it on their own. “Japan for Japan.” There is a different storyline apart from the standard canon.

8:48 PM – Wolverine is the next Marvel property to be anime, then the X-Men. Then, Blade.

8:49 PM – they’re showing the character designs for the Iron Man anime designs. And now Wolverine.

8:51 PM – Maruyama on translating Western comics into Japanese style.

9:01 PM – all Marvel anime will be subbed.

Comic Con Video Diary – Day 1: Starring Stan Lee and Samuel L. Jackson

Well, tiredness, bad Internet connections in San Diego, and life got a little in the way–but here’s the Day 1 video diary for this year’s Comic Con! Days 2 and 3 should be ready tomorrow. This episode is notable for having some big names in the video, namely Stan Lee and Samuel L. Jackson for Afro Samurai! (Which IS a real anime–it was conceived and written by a Japanese person, Takashi Okazaki, and animated by Gonzo. Plus, I reviewed the first episode long ago.) Comic Con, in general, has much more liberal film and photography rules–this sort of thing would not be possible for equivalent Japanese guests at AX or at Comic Con either (witness our lack of footage for Tite Kubo).

Incidentally–Paul screened this before I published this so hopefully, no hard feelings. :) He was a really cool guy to hang out with.

Days 2 and 3 will feature a lot more of the usual fan interviews. But this is the celebrity footage edition. Only from Anime Diet. :)