Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher
|Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher|
|Japanese||アベンジャーズ コンフィデンシャル: ブラック・ウィドウ & パニッシャー|
|Hepburn||Abenjāzu Konfidensharu: Burakku Widō & Panisshā|
|Directed by||Kenichi Shimizu|
|Produced by||Taro Morishima|
|Screenplay by||Mitsutaka Hirota|
|Story by||Marjorie Liu|
|Music by||Tetsuya Takahashi|
|Distributed by||Sony Pictures Home Entertainment|
|Box office||$1.1 million|
Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher (アベンジャーズ コンフィデンシャル: ブラック・ウィドウ & パニッシャー Abenjāzu Konfidensharu: Burakku Widō & Panisshā) is a 2014 direct-to-video anime film by Madhouse. The film is produced by SH DTV AC BW&P Partners, another partnering of Marvel Entertainment with Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan and Madhouse, following up on the Marvel Anime series. The film was released in North America on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital on March 25, 2014.
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Punisher is taken into S.H.I.E.L.D. custody after interfering in a S.H.I.E.L.D. secret mission. In exchange for his release, the Punisher and the Black Widow are teamed up to take down the terrorist organization Leviathan who plans to auction stolen S.H.I.E.L.D. technology.
|Role||Japanese Voice Actor||English Voice Actor|
|Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow||Miyuki Sawashiro||Jennifer Carpenter|
|Frank Castle / Punisher||Tesshō Genda||Brian Bloom|
|Elihas Starr / Egghead||Hiroki Tōchi||Grant George|
|Orion||Masashi Sugawara||J. B. Blanc|
|Cain||Ryūzaburō Ōtomo||Kyle Hebert|
|Tony Stark / Iron Man||Keiji Fujiwara||Matthew Mercer|
|Amadeus Cho||Daisuke Namikawa||Eric Bauza|
|Maria Hill||Junko Minagawa||Kari Wahlgren|
|Clint Barton / Hawkeye||Shūhei Sakaguchi||Matthew Mercer|
|Bruce Banner / Hulk||Yuichi Karasuma||Fred Tatasciore|
|Nick Fury||Hideaki Tezuka||John Eric Bentley|
- Jamie Simone - Casting and Voice Director
The discs has two featurettes: "Espionage and Punishment" and "The Vigilante Vs. The Spy", while the Blu-ray has an additional bonus, the Conceptual Art Gallery. "Espionage and Punishment " shows the adaptation of the characters to anime and a "making of" the film including early concept art and storyboards. "The Vigilante Vs. The Spy" profiles Frank Castle (The Punisher) and Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow).
IGN awarded it a score of 8 out of 10, saying "Avengers Confidential: Black Widow and Punisher is a complex and effective animated offering from Marvel." Den of Geek awarded it a more negative score of 2 out of 5, criticising the dialogue and characterisation but praising the fight scenes.
- McMillan, Graeme (January 21, 2014). "'Avengers Confidential' Offers Black Widow Some Time in the Spotlight". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
- Busis, Hillary (January 21, 2014). "'Marvel's Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher': See the trailer here! EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
- Gallagher, Brian (January 22, 2014). "Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher Trailer!". MovieWeb. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
- "Avengers Confidential Black Widow & Punisher Video Sales". the-numbers.com. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
- Vejvoda, Jim (January 22, 2014). "Black Widow and The Punisher Team For Animated Feature Film". IGN. Retrieved January 24, 2014.
- Wheatley, Cliff, 14 March 2014, "AVENGERS CONFIDENTIAL: BLACK WIDOW AND PUNISHER REVIEW" (http://uk.ign.com/articles/2014/03/14/avengers-confidential-black-widow-and-punisher-review). IGN Accessed 17 October 2016.
- Jasper, Gavin, March 26, 2014 "Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher, Review" (http://www.denofgeek.com/us/movies/avengers/234129/avengers-confidential-black-widow-punisher-review). Den of Geek. Accessed 17 October 2016.
- Official website
- Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
- Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher on Internet Movie Database
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