Marvel Anime (2010-2011) is a four-series anthology co-produced between Creator/MarvelComics and Studio Creator/{{Madhouse}}, first announced at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con. Featuring Anime/IronMan, Anime/{{Wolverine}}, the Anime/XMen and Anime/{{Blade}} as the leads of their respective shows, each of their stories involve travelling to Japan either to simply save the day, [[ItsPersonal motivated by revenge in the case of Wolverine]], to save a kidnapped member of the X-Men, or to slay a few vampires hiding there. Supervised by Creator/WarrenEllis (with the exception of ''Blade''), the anthology is said to create an entire parallel universe for Marvel, according to representatives of the company.

In 2013, the film ''Anime/IronManRiseOfTechnovore'' was released to coincide with the release of ''Film/IronMan3''. The flick also featured several heroes from the film ''Film/TheAvengers'', such as {{Hawkeye}}, Comicbook/BlackWidow and NickFury. Another film, this time called ''Anime/AvengersConfidentialBlackWidowAndPunisher'', is being released in 2014 as a tie-in to ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''.

See also: ''Anime/MarvelDiskWarsTheAvengers'', another Marvel-themed anime collaboration, though this time done with ToeiAnimation.
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!!Tropes applying to the ''Marvel Anime'' universe:

* AdaptationalHeroism: [[spoiler: Takeo is mainly the villain due to PowerIncontinence. His comic counterpart, Proteus, was a psychotic villain who murdered innocent people ForTheEvulz]].
* AscendedExtra: Yinsen in the almost every media is an important character, but only lasts for Iron Man's origin before he ends up killed. The ''Iron Man'' anime [[spoiler:has him survive past his encounter with Stark and become a major antagonist (though of the AntiVillain variety).]]
* BlessedWithSuck: [[spoiler: Xavier's son, Takeo, who is an incredibly powerful mutant, but whose powers bloomed when he was barely entering grade school, which forced him to grow up in isolation thereafter after having to use them to wipe his existence from the memory of everyone who ever met him.]]
* BloodlessCarnage: While some blood does get shown, it's usually much less than you'd expect. Particularly noticable in the ''Wolverine'', but taken to extremes in ''Blade'', where the victims are all vampires and so burst into flames and disintegrate when struck.
* {{Cameo}}: The final episode of ''X-Men'' features cameos from Colossus, Rogue, Nightcrawler, Archangel, Captain Britain, Iron Man, and {{Deadpool}}.
*** Anime/IronManRiseOfTechnovore features an extended cameo from ComicBook/ThePunisher.
* CompositeCharacter: Takeo is [[spoiler: Xavier's son Legion and Moira [=MacTaggert=]'s son Proteus rolled into one. A similar combination of the two characters previously appeared in ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'' as the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel version of Proteus]].
* DarkerAndEdgier: All three of the animes to come after the IronMan anime.
** ''X-Men'' features the first animated depiction of the U-Men, human sadists who kidnap innocent mutants and vivisect them in the hopes of gaining superpowers by transplanting their organs into their own bodies.
*** In the final episodes, [[spoiler: Xavier plans to use his psychic powers to kill his RealityWarper son, Takeo, and then die with him because he sees no other ways to stop his rampage]].
** ''Wolverine'' features Omega Red, who is stated on-screen to be a former serial killer, as well as countless fatalities amongst the organised crime members facing off against Wolverine himself.
* {{Expy}}: The OriginalCharacter Kikyo Mikage can be seen as one for {{Wolverine}} InUniverse; an [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Arrgogant]] {{Samurai}} Japanese mutant with a HealingFactor and [[WolverineClaws katana-like blades that he can extend from his palms]].
* InstrumentalThemeTune
* NamesToKnowInAnime: This will take a while...
** Creator/KeijiFujiwara as Tony Stark/Iron Man
** Creator/TakakoHonda as Dr. Chika Tanaka
** Creator/ShizukaIto as Nanami Íta
** Creator/HoukoKuwashima as Maria
** Creator/HiroakiHirata as Ho Yinsen/Iron Man Dio
** Creator/UnshoIshizuka as Minister of Defense Kuroda/Rasetsu
** Creator/RikiyaKoyama as Logan/Wolverine
** Creator/FumikoOrikasa as Mariko Yashida
** [[Creator/RomiPark Romi Paku]] as Yukio
** HidekatsuShibata as Shingen Yashida
** Creator/KazukiYao as Hideki Kuroyagi
** Creator/ShowHayami as Juo Kuroyagi
** MasakiTerasoma as Tesshin Asano
** Creator/RyuzaburoOtomo as Arkady Rossovich/Omega Red
** HiroshiTsuchida as Takagi
** IemasaKayumi as Koh
** Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa as Scott Summers/Cyclops
** Creator/AyaHisakawa as Ororo Munroe/Storm
** Creator/HideyukiTanaka as Hank [=McCoy=]/Beast
** Creator/YukariTamura as Hisako Ichiki/Armor
** Creator/YoshikoSakakibara as Yui Sasaki
** Creator/WataruTakagi as Todd
** Creator/YuuichiNakamura as Marsh
** Creator/AkioOhtsuka as Blade
** Creator/MaayaSakamoto as Makoto
*** English Dub:
** Creator/StephanieSheh as Hisako Ichiki/Armor
** Creator/SteveBlum as Wolverine
** Creator/LauraBailey as Dr. Chika Tanaka
** Creator/TravisWillingham as Ramon Zero/Captain Nagato Sakurai, and Mastermind
** Creator/SteveStaley as Takeo Sasaki
** Creator/KyleHebert as Ho Yin Sen/ Iron Man Dio.
* {{Immortal Hero}}/{{Invincible Hero}}: Wolverine in his series gets the crap beat out of him and normally lethal injuries numerous times nearly every episode by more skilled, powerful, or numerous enemies. Thanks to his healing factor he always lasts long enough to squeak out a win. By the end, the villains are trying to figure out how to kill him since he keeps getting up no matter how badly they wound him.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: They're even different in-universe in ''Blade'', which has distinct species of vampires such as the "Water Tigers" (vampires who favor hunting from water and who assume a GameFace that can best be described as saber-tooth tiger-headed fishman with a cat's tail).
* RaceLift: Yui Sasaki from ''X-Men'' is a Japanese version of Moira [=MacTaggert=], Xavier's former love-interest from the comics. Likewise, her son Takeo is [[spoiler: a Japanese version of Moira's son Proteus]].
* RealityWarper: [[spoiler:Xavier's son, the ultimate source of conflict in the X-Men anime]].
* SmugSnake: Hideki Kurohagi.
* TwelveEpisodeAnime: All of them.
* VampireBitesSuck: Vampires in the ''Blade'' anime leave the traditional puncture marks when they feed; Blade's "sire", Deacon Frost, is unusual in that he has fang-like lower canines as well and so leaves four puncture wounds on the same side of the neck. This is the trait that Blade uses to track him.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: Yui Sasaki, Professor X's old lover]] in the ''Anime/XMen'' anime; because [[spoiler: her]] son is a mutant, [[spoiler: she]] kept him isolated from society all his life and is dedicated to creating a retro-virus that attacks and deletes the mutant gene, forcing all mutants to be rendered genetically human again whether they want to or not. To this end, [[spoiler: she]] employs the U-Men to abduct and murder innocent mutants to supply [[spoiler: her]] with a constant supply of mutant tissues to culture her virus in/from. Oh, and the end result of [[spoiler: her]] virus is that it supercharges the mutant's X-gene, resulting in [[BodyHorror grotesque mutations]] that ultimately kill them off in a ghastly way.
* WolverinePublicity: Guess who is the only character who makes an appearance in all four? Go on, guess.
** Though the Wolverine in the eponymous series and the Wolverine in the X-Men have very different character designs. The first is a borderline Bishonen while the X-Men Wolverine is closer to his comic-book counterpart.
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