NEWS - Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers Trailer
Reported by Kevin Ngo at 2:06 PM on Tue Feb 11 2014

Bandai has released the first promo for their upcoming anime Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers, and the tie-in game toys.

While the video is in Japanese, Anime News Network has provided a translation of the content:

Toei Animation is producing Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers, Marvel's first television anime series for Japanese boys, for Walt Disney Japan to air throughout Japan. Bandai is responsible for turning the characters into merchandising. The series is aimed at male boys ages 6-12.

In the anime, portable capturing devices known as "DISKs" were developed to capture evil villains. However, thanks to Loki's machinations, both villains and heroes are sealed up in these Disks and scattered around the world. Amid the chaos, five youths obtained the power to restore these DISK-sealed heroes through a program called "Biocode." These youths received five DISKs that Spider-Man, who narrowly escaped being sealed himself, retrieved. Thus, these five can restore Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, and Wasp - the Avengers!

The definition of DISK is explained and the cast is introduced in the video as:

"DISK: Digital Identity Securement Kit. Those who possess the Biocode can summon heroes or villains sealed in the DISKs and fight with them."

Iron Man
Partner: Akira
Atribute: Tech

Partner: Hikaru
Atribute: Energy

Captain America
Partner: Chris
Attribute: Fight

Partner: Ed
Attribute: Power

Partner: Jessica
Attribute: Animal

Akira: Let's go! Iron Man, D-Smash!

Text: Fight together! The most powerful, and greatest friends

Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers will premiere on April 2nd, 2014 on TV Tokyo and five other affiliates.



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said at 6:51 PM on Fri Mar 28 2014
Ah Japan and your terrible ideas. The worst part will be the Avengers having Japanese voices.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:56 PM on Fri Mar 28 2014
@Zindkeeper This comment comes off as incredibly xenophobic.
said at 9:05 PM on Fri Mar 28 2014
@NCZ Whatever helps you think you're using the word xenophobic right, which by the way, you aren't.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:07 PM on Fri Mar 28 2014



an unreasonable fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers or of that which is foreign or strange."

"Japan and your terrible ideas"

"The worst part will be Avengers having Japanese voices"

Please explain to me how this doesn't sound like an irrational dislike of Japanese things
said at 9:10 PM on Fri Mar 28 2014
@NCZ Way to blow it out of proportion. I just think they're going to sound terrible is all I'm saying.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:16 PM on Fri Mar 28 2014
@Zindkeeper Why are they going to sound terrible?
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 10:56 PM on Fri Mar 28 2014
@Zindkeeper Classic reaction when you are caught with a false claim.
said at 10:28 AM on Sat Feb 15 2014
 4 Shout Outs!
Is it just me, or does Ed, the partner of the Hulk, look kind of like a younger Bruce Banner?
said at 10:48 PM on Sat Feb 15 2014
@DeeBradleyBakerRules How subtle of them
said at 10:16 AM on Sat Feb 15 2014
The Akira kid looks disturbingly like a Pokemon character. Ash is drawn like that in the manga if I'm not mistaken.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:37 AM on Sat Feb 15 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
Well at least Quasado and Leob won't be played for this one.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:46 AM on Sat Feb 15 2014
said at 10:48 PM on Sat Feb 15 2014
@Music Meister Blamed for what?
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:21 PM on Sat Feb 15 2014
@Troodon2 Everyone is blaming them for the bad quality of Avengers Assembled and SMASH, ect so no one can blame them for this one.
said at 4:50 PM on Wed Feb 19 2014
@Music Meister They'll still blame them sadly.

It's not like we've had bad Marvel shows in past decades, long before Loeb and Quasada took over. Marvel has had more misses than hits in animation.
said at 2:20 AM on Sat Feb 15 2014
 3 Shout Outs!
...Wait, Ironman's partner is AKIRA?

The Doctor
said at 12:58 AM on Sat Feb 15 2014
 4 Shout Outs!
Yes, why would ANYONE want awesome superheroes as main characters when we can have annoying kids be the main stars? Clearly Marvel and Toei know what children watching these shows want.

Also, this is something that is hopefully adressed in actual show, but anyone else find it kinda creepy how these kids are pretty much keeping these human beings, who have their personal lifes, as toys instead of trying to free them from the disks?
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 9:20 AM on Sat Feb 15 2014
@The Doctor I'd like to think there's some kind of meta-commentary going on with that second point, though I could just be looking too much into it :/
said at 9:33 AM on Sat Feb 15 2014
@The Doctor Hopefully It's just a summoning and they're not actually in the disk, but we'll wait and see.
said at 9:47 PM on Fri Feb 14 2014
Well, this is strange......
said at 9:15 PM on Fri Feb 14 2014
wait so , the object of the game is to throw the disks at your opponent's and scream something?
said at 7:33 PM on Fri Feb 14 2014
... Anybody got a hammer?!
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 3:35 PM on Fri Feb 14 2014
Well, I think that the costumes/suits/designs look HELLA' COOL, at least. Especially Thor and Cap.
said at 3:44 PM on Fri Feb 14 2014

"HELLA" -_-
said at 6:44 PM on Fri Feb 14 2014
@TylerMirage I like Wasp the best personally, though I'm not feeling the Hulk's look here.
Lion's Edge
said at 12:25 PM on Fri Feb 14 2014
...Aaaaaaaaaaand my hope greatly diminishes...

I mean, I'll give it a chance and watch the first couple of episodes, but... this just feels WAY too gimmicky.
said at 11:13 AM on Fri Feb 14 2014
 1 Shout Out!
Sniff,Sniff, what smells like 4Kids?
said at 3:31 PM on Fri Feb 14 2014
@VctrBnsn Um, hang on. Didn't 4Kids go out of business a few years ago?
said at 4:16 PM on Fri Feb 14 2014
@MilanTheVillain01 It did, this show just looks like a show they would put on that channel. if they were still in business, you know they would try and grab this.
said at 4:24 PM on Fri Feb 14 2014
@VctrBnsn Ah, I see your point, sir.
said at 8:43 AM on Fri Feb 14 2014
 5 Shout Outs!
Avengers, Gotta Catch 'Em All!
said at 4:17 PM on Wed Feb 19 2014

Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 6:59 AM on Fri Feb 14 2014
If I saw just the anime trailer I'd be interested but the explaining the rules part made it seem more gimmicky and not even a fun one. Maybe since its in Japonese I couldn't follow but the game part of it seems underwhelming.
said at 6:05 AM on Fri Feb 14 2014
 4 Shout Outs!
I have a crazy idea, let's not judge it until it's officially released.
said at 3:57 AM on Fri Feb 14 2014
 1 Shout Out!
This does not look like it's going to turn out well at all, this cartoon looks like it's going to be the apocalypse for Marvel Animated TV Shows.
said at 3:10 AM on Fri Feb 14 2014
... I have no words.