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Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers
Disk wars avengers key visual.jpg
The stock rental DVD cover for Disk Wars: Avengers. By Character Designer Tadayoshi Yamamuro.
ディスク・ウォーズ:アベンジャーズ
(Disuku Wōzu: Abenjāzu)
Genre Superhero, Action, Dramatic, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Anime television series
Directed by Toshiaki Komura
Produced by Masahiro Sugasawa (TV Tokyo)
Satoshi Ochiai
Scott Dolph
Written by King Ryū
Music by Studio Kitchen
Studio Toei Animation
Network TXN (TV Tokyo)
Disney XD[1]
Original run April 2, 2014March 25, 2015
Episodes 51 (List of episodes)
Game
Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers - Ultimate Heroes
Developer Bandai Namco Games
Publisher Bandai Namco Games
Genre Action
Platform Nintendo 3DS
Released November 13, 2014
Anime and Manga portal

Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers (ディスク・ウォーズ:アベンジャーズ Disuku Wōzu: Abenjāzu?) is a television anime series produced by Toei Animation and Walt Disney Japan, based on the Marvel Comics universe.[2][3][4][5] The series began airing in Japan from April 2, 2014, on TX Network stations.[6][7] The series is aimed at boys 6-12[7] and ties in with merchandising produced by Bandai.[4]

Plot[edit]

With help from Japan's Dr. Nozomu Akatsuki, Tony Stark aka Iron Man develops a new device called the Digital Identity Securement Kit, known as DISKs for short,[7] designed to help the cause of stopping and detaining supervillains. However, whilst presenting the DISK project on the Raft, the powerful and villainous Loki appears and uses the very same DISKs to launch a breakout of all the captured supervillains, trapping Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Wasp and Hulk inside DISKs as well. Nozomu's sons, Akira and Hikaru, along with three other children, Edward, Chris, and Jessica, come to possess these DISKs and obtain biocodes, allowing them to bring out these heroes for a short period of time.[8] Teaming up with the Avengers, the group travel across the world to search for DISKs before they fall into the wrong hands.[7]

Characters[edit]

The Heroes[edit]

Akira Akatsuki (アキラ・アカツキ?)
Voiced by: Mitsuki Saiga
A cheerful, carefree young boy and the main protagonist. The second son of the DISK developer Nozomu Akatsuki, he's hot-blooded and has a strong sense of justice.[8] He and his older brother Hikaru are invited to visit his father's research lab on the Raft and to discuss about the DISK project when it was under attack by the villainous Loki's forces. Akira possesses the red DISKs, which contains Iron Man.
Hikaru Akatsuki (ヒカル・アカツキ?)
Voiced by: Yūichi Iguchi
Akira's older brother, and is the more calm and mature of the two. He's a prodigy with a quiet and composed personality.[8] He possesses the purple DISK which contains Thor.
Edward Grant (エドワード・グラント Edowādo Guranto?)
Voiced by: Yayoi Sugaya
The youngest of the five children.[9] He is a shy and sweet boy and good student.[8] A big fan of superheroes, he joined the tour on the Raft in hopes of meeting Captain America, who is his favorite hero. He possesses the green DISK, which contains the Hulk. His name appears to be a nod to Edward Norton who played the Hulk.[10]
Chris Taylor (クリス・テイラー Kurisu Teirā?)
Voiced by: Yūsuke Kuwahata.
The oldest of the five children. Being "hotblooded" he comes across like a "cynical bad boy", but is gentle hearted and likes to make sweets.[8] He possesses the blue DISK which contains Captain America. His name appears to be a nod to Chris Evans who played Captain America.[10]
Jessica Shannon (ジェシカ・シャノン Jeshika Shanon?)
Voiced by: Naomi Ōzora[8]
A rich girl from France whose parents run a business, she is "naive and selfish" and is forthright in speaking her mind but isn't necessarily with malice. She possesses the yellow DISK which contains Wasp.

The Avengers[edit]

Tony Stark / Iron Man
Voiced by: Eiji Hanawa[8]
Attribute/Color: Tech/Red[7]
Playboy, philanthropist, genius, and inventor, Tony Stark led the DISK project with Dr. Nozomu Akatsuki, which he was presenting at the Raft when Loki attacked. He fights using a sturdy suit of armor with flight and various integrated mechanical weapons. He becomes Akira's partner.
Steve Rogers / Captain America
Voiced by: Kazuhiro Nakaya[8]
Attribute/Color: Fight/Blue[7]
A World War II veteran and super soldier. He always puts duty and the mission above everything else, and has a tendency to take things too seriously. He fights with his unbreakable vibranium shield and hand-to-hand combat skills. He becomes Chris' partner.
Thor Odinson / Thor
Voiced by: Yasuyuki Kase[8]
Attribute/Color: Energy/Purple[7]
The Norse God of Thunder and the future king of Asgard. He wields Mjolnir, an indestructible hammer that can control thunderstorms and lightning. He becomes Hikaru's partner.
Bruce Banner / Hulk
Voiced by: Kenichirou Matsuda[8]
Attribute/Color: Power/Green[7]
A gamma irradiated scientist turned monster. He has incomparable physical strength and a body that can withstand intense punishment. He becomes Edward's partner.
Janet Van Dyne / Wasp
Voiced by: Kaori Mizuhashi[8]
Attribute/Color: Animal/Yellow[7]
The only female member of the Avengers. She is a fashion designer as well as superhero, and uses her small size and superior agility to outwit opponents. She becomes Jessica's partner.

S.H.I.E.L.D.[edit]

Nick Fury (ニック・フューリー)[11]
Voiced by: Hisao Egawa
Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.. He is framed for collaborating with Loki on the attack on the Raft and is imprisoned by Senator Roberts, unaware that the latter is actually Loki in disguise.[citation needed]
Maria Hill (マリア・ヒル)[11]
Voiced by: Akeno Watanabe
The Deputy Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. who takes over as Director after Nick Fury is framed by Loki.
Phil Coulson[11]
Voiced by:
Coulson makes a cameo appearance in episode 1 leading a tour group in the prison.
Clint Barton / Hawkeye
Voiced by: Eiji Takemoto
Attribute/Color: Fight/Blue
An expert archer and an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. who aids the Akatsuki Brothers and Spider-Man. He first appears in the 4th episode.
Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
Voiced by: Mayumi Asano
Attribute/Color: Fight/Blue
A femme fatale with a heart of gold, and a high ranking agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.. She first appears in the 30th episode.
Samuel "Sam" Wilson / Falcon
Voiced by: Kaito Ishikawa
Attribute/Color: Tech/Red
An agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and close friend of Captain America, who uses a high-tech wing harness to fly. He first appears in the 28th episode and is partnered with Akira.

X-Men[edit]

Charles Xavier / Professor X
Voiced by: Osamu Saka
Attribute/Color: Energy/Purple
The founder and mentor of the X-Men, and the world's greatest telepathic mutant. He first appears in the 17th episode.
James "Logan" Howlett / Wolverine
Voiced by: Kenji Nomura
Attribute/Color: Animal/Yellow
Combat veteran and loose cannon of the X-Men. He fights with unbreakable adamantium claws, heightened senses, and a mutant healing factor. He arrives in the middle of a battle with Sabretooth, and was assigned by Professor X to find a new mutant in the nearby area. He first appears in the 16th episode.
Noriko Ashida / Surge
Voiced by: Kokoro Kikuchi
Attribute/Color: Energy/Purple
A girl attending the school that the kids visit, initially befriending the Akatsuki kids and later discovering her mutant electrical powers in the middle of a crisis. She first appears in the 17th episode. She has a crush on Hikaru.
Scott Summers / Cyclops (サイクロップス)[11]
Voiced by: Takahiro Yoshimizu
Attribute/Color: Energy/Purple
Leader of the X-Men in the field. He can fire Optic Blasts from his eyes through a special visor. He is the partner of Hikaru. He first appears in the 17th episode.
Henry McCoy / Beast (ビースト)[11]
Voiced by: Naomi Kusumi
Attribute/Color: Animal/Yellow
Scientist of the X-Men with a complexion resembling a mutant blue jungle cat.
Ororo Munroe / Storm
Voiced by: Yayoi Sugaya
Attribute/Color: Energy/Purple
A mutant with the ability to control the weather, and the acting field leader of the X-Men. She first appears in the 20th episode.
Robert "Bobby" Drake / Iceman
Voiced by: Yūki Tai
Attribute/Color: Energy/Purple
A mutant with the ability to create, control, and manipulate constructs of ice. He first appears in the 20th episode.
Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin / Colossus
Voiced by: Takahiro Fujimoto
Attribute/Color: Power/Green
A mutant with the ability to switch to a larger, stronger, metal-plated form. He first appears in the 20th episode.
Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch (スカーレット・ウィッチ)
Voiced by:
Attribute/Color: Energy/Purple
The twin sister of Quicksilver and daughter of Magneto, who can harness magic and engages in hypnosis and telekinesis.
Pietro Maximoff / Quicksilver (クイックシルバー)
Voiced by:
Attribute/Color: Fight/Blue
The twin brother of the Scarlet Witch and son of Magneto, who can move at superhuman speed.
Santo Vaccarro / Rockslide (ロックスライド)
Voiced by:
Attribute/Color: Power/Green
A mutant with an ability to transform into a stone golem.

Guardians of the Galaxy[edit]

Peter Jason Quill / Star-Lord
Voiced by: Go Inoue
Attribute/Color: Fight/Blue
A human/Spartoi hybrid and the leader of the Guardians. He is an expert mechanic and marksman, and the galaxy's greatest thief.
Gamora
Voiced by: Junko Kitanishi
Attribute/Color: Fight/Blue
The galaxy's most dangerous woman, and an extremely fast swordswoman.
Arthur Douglas / Drax the Destroyer
Voiced by: Yoshinori Sonobe
Attribute/Color: Power/Green
An incredibly strong warrior who wields two unbreakable daggers.
Groot
Voiced by: Masato Funaki
Attribute/Color: Power/Green
A living, talking alien tree of the Flora Colossus species, who has the ability to regenerate and elongate his limbs. His only words are "I Am Groot". (Japanese: わたしはグルート Watashi wa Gurūto).
Rocket Raccoon
Voiced by: Fumihiro Okabayashi
Attribute/Color: Animal/Yellow
An anthropomorphic raccoon with an affinity for heavy weaponry. He violently objects to being called a raccoon.

Others[edit]

Peter Parker / Spider-Man
Voiced by: Shinji Kawada[8]
Attribute/Color: Animal/Yellow
The wisecracking, wall-crawling hero of New York, who gained his amazing powers after being bitten by a radioactive spider. Peter Parker is a Stark Industries scientist and the assistant of Dr. Akatsuki, developing the DISK technology with him. He narrowly escapes being sealed in a DISK himself and takes the hero-occupied DISKs from Loki, giving them to the children who can release the heroes.[7] In the wake of the passing of the Superhero Registration Act, Spider-Man quits the team and opts to stay in New York, as America needs heroes after the Avengers and the children relocate to Japan. He assures his teammates and new friends that he will see them again, and though disappointed, they respect his decision. While he isn't captured in a DISK in the show proper, promotional tie-in toyline images show that he would be placed in an Yellow Animal-type DISK.[10][12]
James "Rhodey" Rhodes / War Machine (ウォーマシン)[11]
Voiced by: Hidenori Takahashi
Attribute/Color: Tech/Red
A friend of Tony Stark's with armor of a similar design. His armor is more focused on the use of military weaponry. He became a partner of Akira.
Stephen Vincent Strange / Doctor Strange (ドクター・ストレンジ)[11]
Voiced by: Yasunori Masutani
Attribute/Color: Energy/Purple
The Sorcerer Supreme and master of the mystic arts. He is a partner of Hikaru.
James "Bucky" Buchanan Barnes / Winter Soldier (ウィンター・ソルジャー)
Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio
Attribute/Color: Fight/Blue
The best friend and former sidekick of Captain America. He is presumed dead after a battle with Baron Zemo during World War II, although his body was never recovered. He will reappear as the "Winter Soldier".
Shiro Yoshida / Sunfire
Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita
Attribute/Color: Energy/Purple
Sunfire is Japan's greatest Mutant superhero and a former member of the X-Men. He has the ability to absorb solar radiation and ionize the air around him to surround himself with an aura of heat to engulf his entire body in flames by shouting "Sunfire"! He can fly by focusing his aura downwards in a tight stream of ionized gas to propel him though the air. His first and only appearance is in the 23rd episode.
Wade Wilson / Deadpool
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu
Attribute/Color: Fight/Blue
A disfigured and mentally unstable mercenary, whose eccentric antics and goofy wisecracks have earned him the nickname "Merc with a Mouth". He can break the "fourth wall", so he knows that he's in an anime. He first appears in the 27th episode.
T'Challa / Black Panther
Voiced by: Mahito Ōba
Attribute/Color: Animal/Yellow
The warrior-king of Wakanda and the avatar of the Panther God. He first appears in the 29th episode. He was captured by Tigershark in a DISK, but he was rescued by Jessica and becomes her partner.
Daniel Rand-K'ai / Iron Fist[11]
Voiced by: Go Shinomiya
Attribute/Color: Fight/Blue
Master of the K'un L'un discipline who fights with chi-charged fists. He is a partner of Chris.
Carl Lucas / Luke Cage / Power Man
Voiced by: Ryōkan Koyanagi
Attribute/Color: Power/Green
A vigilante from Harlem and the best friend of Iron Fist. He has super-strength and invulnerability. He first appears in the 31st episode. His partner is Ed.
Henry "Hank" Pym / Ant-Man / Giant-Man
Voiced by: Yasunori Masutani
Attribute/Color: Power/Green
The boyfriend of Wasp. He was a former member of the Avengers. He quit the team after being severely injured in a fight with Whirlwind. He first appears in the 34th episode and is captured by Akira because of being injured by Ultron. After Ultron is defeated, Pym rejoins the Avengers because he feels like he wants to be with them again. He lets himself be sealed in a DISK like his teammates, and creates Jocasta.
Sam Alexander / Nova
Voiced by: Suganuma Hisayoshi
Attribute/Color: Energy/Purple
A warrior of the Nova Corps with a Nova energy helmet. He is captured by Rosseta but Hikaru saves him in his DISK. He first appears in the 34th episode.
Eric Brooks / Blade
Voiced by:Hiroki Yasumoto
Attribute/Color: Fight/Blue
A vampire hunter with vampiric powers but without weaknesses that vampires have. Because of this, he is feared among his prey as the "daywalker". He first appears in the 42nd episode.
Ava Ayala / White Tiger
Voiced by:
Attribute/Color: Animal/Yellow
Vision
Voiced by:
Attribute/Color: Tech/Red
A synthetic being created by Ultron.
Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel (キャロル・ダンバース)
Voiced by:
Attribute/Color: Energy/Purple
Scott Lang / Ant-Man II
Voiced by:
Attribute/Color: Animal/Yellow
Jennifer Walters / She-Hulk (シー・ハルク)
Voiced by:
Attribute/Color: Power/Green
A cousin to Dr. Bruce Banner.
Hercules (ヘラクレス)
Voiced by:
Attribute/Color: Power/Green
Black Crow (クロウ)
Voiced by:
Attribute/Color: Energy/Purple
Dinah Soar (ダイナソアー)
Voiced by:
Attribute/Color: Animal/Yellow

The Villains[edit]

Loki Laufeyson / Loki (ロキ)
Voiced by: Tadashi Mutou[8]
Attribute/Color: Energy/Purple
The main antagonist. He orchestrated the plan to use the DISKs to allow all the prisoners on the Raft to escape and to summon them in battle. In the aftermath, he disguises himself as Senator Robert Winters and takes over S.H.I.E.L.D. in an attempt to find the DISKs scattered around the globe. He is the adopted brother and archenemy of Thor. In episode 22 he loses a fight against the Avengers and the X-Men and was trapped in another world with Dr. Akatsuki. In episode 40 he is seen in a holographic form from the teleportation ball, and captured in a DISK by Akira in the final episode.[citation needed]

Celebrity 5[edit]

Tim Gilliam (ティム)[13]
Voiced by: Mitsuaki Madono
The secondary antagonist working in arms with Loki. An ex-S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, he wears an iron mask and wields villain DISKs. His Biocode allows him to summon Tech-type DISKs, which include M.O.D.O.K. and the Crimson Dynamo.
Rosetta Riley (ロゼッタ・ライリー)[13]
Voiced by: Sachiko Kojima
An enthusiastic news reporter secretly collaborating with Tim and Loki. Her Biocode allows her to summon Animal-type DISKs, which include King Cobra and Diamondback.
Joel Murphy (ジョエル)[13]
Voiced by: Atsushi Imaruoka
One of Tim's comrades. He uses Power types, including Abomination and the Wrecking Crew. According to his bio provided by the official Walt Disney Japan website, he is secretly a famous rock star.
Manino Giordani (マニーノ)[13]
Voiced by: Tarusuke Aragaki
One of Tim's comrades. He uses Energy types, including Diablo and Graviton. According to his bio provided by the official Walt Disney Japan website, he is secretly a famous chef.
Jubei Ōkuma (オオクマ・ジュウベエ)[13]
Voiced by: Masaya Takatsuka
One of Tim's comrades. He uses Fight types, including Whirlwind and Baron Zemo. According to his bio provided by the official Walt Disney Japan website, he is a relentless warrior and master of the kendo arts.

Hydra[edit]

Johann Schmidt / Red Skull
Voiced by: Motomu Kiyokawa
Attribute/Color: Fight/Blue
A Nazi war criminal and the former right hand man of Adolf Hitler. After the defeat of Loki, Red Skull becomes the main antagonist of the series with more control over the DISKs than Loki ever had. He is the arch-enemy of Captain America. He first appears in the 23rd episode, and captured in a DISK by Akira in the 33rd episode.
Brock Rumlow / Crossbones
Voiced by: Masato Obara
Attribute/Color: Fight/Blue
A ruthless mercenary and the right hand man of the Red Skull. He first appears in the 23rd episode, and later captured by Hawkeye in a DISK. He is an enemy of Captain America.

Masters of Evil[edit]

George Tarleton / M.O.D.O.K.
Voiced by: Atsushi Imaruoka
Attribute/Color: Tech/Red
A villain employed by Tim. He is a mechanical sentry with an oversized head and ego to match. He is an enemy of Iron Man and the Avengers.
Franklin Hall / Graviton[13]
Attribute/Color: Energy/Purple
A gravity-manipulating villain who is partnered with Manino.
Heinrich Zemo / Baron Zemo [13][11]
Voiced by: Taketora
Attribute/Color: Fight/Blue
A villain who led Hydra alongside the Red Skull during World War II, and an enemy of Captain America and the Avengers. He was the one who killed Captain America's partner Bucky, and now leads part of a strike against the X-Men.
Emil Blonsky / Abomination
Voiced by: Masaya Takatsuka
Attribute/Color: Power/Green
A villain with super-strength powered by gamma radiation, and the archenemy of the Hulk.
Todd Arliss / Tiger Shark[13]
Attribute/Color: Animal/Yellow
A powerful villain with shark-like features, and the archenemy of Namor the Sub-Mariner.

Serpent Society[edit]

Klaus Voorhees / King Cobra (キング・コブラ)
Voiced by: Keiji Hirai
Attribute/Color: Animal/Yellow[10]
A villain freed by Loki and Tim. He is the leader of the Serpent Society. He first appears in the 2nd episode.
Rachel Leighton / Diamondback
Voiced by: Naomi Shindou
Attribute/Color: Animal/Yellow
A snake-themed villainess and a member of the Serpent Society. She uses diamonds as weapons. She first appears in the 4th episode.
Burchell Clemens / Cottonmouth
Voiced by: Masaya Takatsuka
Attribute/Color: Animal/Yellow
A snake-themed villain and a member of the Serpent Society. Spider-Man easily defeats him on the Raft.
Roland Burroughs / Death Adder (デス・アダー)
Attribute/Color: Animal/Yellow
A snake-themed villain and a member of the Serpent Society. While Death Adder has yet to appear in the show proper, promotional tie-in toyline images show that he would be placed in an Yellow Animal-type DISK.

Wrecking Crew[edit]

Dirk Garthwaite / Wrecker
Voiced by: Takahiro Miyake
Attribute/Color: Power/Green
A brutish thug who wields an enchanted crowbar, which gives him super-strength. An enemy of Thor and the leader of the Wrecking Crew.
Brian Philip Calusky / Piledriver
Voiced by: Daisuke Kirii
Attribute/Color: Power/Green
Member of the Wrecking Crew with oversized hands and biceps.
Henry Camp / Bulldozer
Voiced by: Toshitsugu Takashina
Attribute/Color: Power/Green
Member of the Wrecking Crew with upper body armor, which he uses to charge.
Eliot Franklin / Thunderball
Voiced by: Toshihiro Okubo
Attribute/Color: Power/Green
Member of the Wrecking Crew with a wrecking ball on a chain.

Spider-Man's Rogues gallery[edit]

Norman Osborn / Green Goblin (グリーンゴブリン)[11]
Voiced by: Yuusuke Numata
Attribute/Color: Fight/Blue
An insane, sadistic villain freed by Loki. He wears a goblin costume and uses Halloween-themed weapons.
Curt Connors / Lizard
Voiced by: Yuusuke Handa
Attribute/Color: Animal/Yellow
An amputee scientist turned humanoid lizard. He first appears in the 4th episode.
Otto Octavius / Doctor Octopus
Voiced by: Dai Matsumoto
Attribute/Color: Tech/Red
A mad scientist with cybernetic tentacles and armor. He first and only appears in the 15th episode.
Venom
Voiced by:
Attribute/Color: Power/Green
An alien symbiote that bonds with Spider-Man, acting as his new "costume". It amplifies the host's powers and abiities, although it corrupts them. It appears in the 35th episode.
William Baker a.k.a. Flint Marko / Sandman (サンドマン)
Voiced by:
Attribute/Color: Power/Green
A career criminal whose DNA was spliced with sand molecules, giving him various shapeshifting abilities.
Aleksei Sytsevich a.k.a. Alex O'Hirn / Rhino (ライノ)
Voiced by:
Attribute/Color: Animal/Yellow
A Russian thug with a powerful exoskeleton armor, which gives him super-strength and a similar appearance to a rhinoceros.
Max Dillon / Electro (エレクトロ)
Voiced by:
Attribute/Color: Energy/Purple
A former lineman who was struck by lightning, which gave him electricity-based powers.
Cletus Kasady / Carnage (カーネイジ)
Voiced by:
Attribute/Color: Fight/Blue
A demented, bloodthirsty serial killer who is bonded to an alien symbiote spawned from Venom.

Others[edit]

Dmitri Bukharin / Crimson Dynamo / Airstrike (クリムゾン・ダイナモ)
Voiced by: Tetsu Inada
Attribute/Color: Tech/Red
A villain employed by Loki who wears a large suit of armor. He is an enemy of Iron Man. He first appears in the 1st episode.
Carl Creel / Absorbing Man (アブゾービングマン)[11]
Voiced by: Yasuhiko Kawazu
Attribute/Color: Power/Green
An ex-con with a wrecking ball and the ability to turn his body into any material he touches. A loyal minion of Loki, who gave Creel his powers.
Anton Vanko / Whiplash
Voiced by: Hiro Yūki
Attribute/Color: Tech/Red
A villain with retractable whips made of plasma. He is an enemy of Iron Man.
David Cannon / Whirlwind
Voiced by: Takahiro Miyake
Attribute/Color: fight/blue
An evil mutant who can create and control whirlwinds of various sizes.
Esteban Corazón de Ablo / Diablo
Voiced by: Tomohisa Asō
Attribute/Color: Energy/Purple
An evil alchemist who brainwashes the Hulk into going on a rampage. He first appears in the 6th episode.
Cain Marko / Juggernaut
Voiced by: Shota Yamamoto
Attribute/Color: Power/Green
A physically invulnerable powerhouse and an enemy of the X-Men. He is also Charles Xavier's step-brother. He first appears in the 12th episode.
Victor Creed / Sabretooth (セイバートゥース)
Voiced by: Takuya Kirimoto
Attribute/Color: Animal/Yellow
A vicious, homicidal mutant and the archenemy of Wolverine. He first appears in the 16th episode.
Sentinels
Attribute/Color: Tech/Red
The Sentinels are a type of giant robots, designed to capture, contain and often terminate mutants. Created by the mutant-hating scientist Bolivar Trask, these killer machines are some of the deadliest enemies of the X-Men.
Destroyer
Attribute/Color: Energy/Purple
An Asgardian living weapon, a metal suit of armor with a large laser. Many are seen attacking the Avengers and Wolverine, but are destroyed in the process.
Predator X
Voiced by: Tarusuke Shingaki
Attribute/Color: Animal/Yellow
A genetic experiment designed to hunt down mutants and assimilate surrounding materials into their own bodies. It regenerates quickly and can spit a poison that neutralizes mutant powers upon contact.
Raven Darkhölme / Mystique
Voiced by: Masumi Asano
Attribute/Color: Fight/Blue
An amoral mutant shapeshifter and an enemy of the X-Men. She was hired by the Red Skull to steal the DISKs from the Avengers. Her first and only appearance is in the 23rd episode.
Fin Fang Foom
Voiced by: Keiji Hirai
Attribute/Color: Power/Green
An evil alien dragon from the planet Maklu IV. He first appears in the 24th episode.
Ronan the Accuser
Voiced by: Hiroshi Shirokuma
Attribute/Color: Energy/Purple
The Supreme Public Accuser of the Kree Empire, he is a merciless alien warrior. He first appears in the 24th episode.
Ultron (ウルトロン)
Voiced by: Takumi Yamazaki
Attribute/Color: Tech/Red
An Artificial intelligence created by Hank Pym. He rebels against his creator, attempting to destroy humanity. He first appears in the 37th episode.
Lord John Falsworth / Baron Blood
Voiced by: Kazunari Tanaka
Attribute/Color: Fight/Blue
An English nobleman turned into an evil, immortal vampire, who commands an entire brood of vampires. He is an enemy of both Captain America and Blade. He first appears in the 42nd episode.
Donald "Donnie" Gill / Blizzard
Voiced by: Kazunari Tanaka
Attribute/Color: Tech/Red
An enemy of Iron Man, who wears a cryogenic suit that gives him ice-based and freezing powers. His first and only appearance is in the 44th episode.
Dormammu (ドルマムゥ)
Voiced by: Kazuhiro Yamaji
Attribute/Color: Energy/Purple
A powerful, other-dimensional demon lord with dark magic power and the archenemy of Doctor Strange. He rules the dark dimension where Loki and Dr. Akatsuki are trapped. He first appears in the 47th episode. However, he was caught in a DISK by Loki in the 50th episode.
Obadiah Stane / Iron Monger
Voiced by: Keiji Hirai
Attribute/Color: Tech/Red
A corrupt businessman with a suit of armor similar to Iron Man's. He is a longtime enemy of Iron Man. He first appears in the 47th episode.
Bi-Beast
Voiced by: Hajime Iijima
Attribute/Color: Power/Green
A super-strong android with two heads, one above the other. He is a longtime enemy of the Hulk. He first appears in the 47th episode.
Mindless Ones
Voiced by:
Attribute/Color: Energy/Purple
The monstrous minions of Dormammu who, as their name suggests, have little to no intelligence and will do whatever their master commands. They first appear in the 49th episode.
Enchantress (エンチャントレス)
Voiced by: Kotono Mitsuishi
Attribute/Color: Energy/Purple
A rogue Asgardian and occasional lackey of Loki. She is Thor's old flame, and a mistress of dark magic.
Executioner (エクスキューショナー)
Voiced by:
Attribute/Color: Power/Green
A magically enhanced soldier, and right-hand man of the Enchantress. He is incredibly strong and wields unbreakable battle axes.
Nightmare (ナイトメア)
Voiced by:
Attribute/Color: Energy/Purple
Super-Adaptoid (スーパーアダプトイド)
Voiced by:
Attribute/Color: Tech/Red
Leon Shappe / Speedfreek (スピードフリーク)
Voiced by:
Attribute/Color: Tech/Red
Kl'rt / Super-Skrull
Voiced by:
Attribute/Color: Energy/Purple
An alien member of the Skrull race and an enemy of the Fantastic Four with the abilities of all four members. He is found already contained inside a DISK.
Paul Pierre Duvall / Grey Gargoyle (グレイ・ガーゴイル)
Voiced by:
Attribute/Color: Energy/Purple
A French scientist who accidentally spilled a chemical compound on his hands, giving him the power to turn people into stone for one hour by touching them. He is found already contained inside a DISK.
Tony Masters / Taskmaster (タスクマスター)
Voiced by:
Attribute/Color: Fight/Blue
A mercenary with photographic reflexes, with which he can copy physical movements and fighting styles of others. While he doesn't appear in person, Deadpool contacts him in order to sell the DISK with Iron Fist sealed in it.
Baron Mordo (バロン・モルド)
Voiced by:
Attribute/Color: Energy/Purple
The enemy of Doctor Strange.
Johnny Horton / Griffin (グリフィン)
Voiced by:
Attribute/Color: Animal/Yellow
Fixer (フィクサー)
Voiced by:
Attribute/Color: Tech/Red
Thanos (サノス)
Voiced by:
Attribute/Color: Power/Green
An entity from Titan, known for grand cosmic schemes.

Other characters[edit]

Virginia "Pepper" Potts (ペッパー)[11]
Voiced by: Fumie Mizusawa
Tony Stark's assistant. She visits Japan to formally invite the Akatsuki brothers to the Raft to visit their father.
Doctor Nozomu Akatsuki / Ronin (ノゾム・アカツキ)
Voiced by: Hideyuki Hori
Attribute/Color: Fight/Blue
Doctor Akatsuki is the father to Akira and Hikaru, as well as the developer of the DISK technology.[8] During a two year stay in America, Doctor Akatsuki developed the DISKs (Digital Identity Securement Kit) as part of Stark International's newest project. He is captured by Loki after the attack on the Raft and is imprisoned in Jotunheim. It is later revealed that he takes the identity of Ronin, a mysterious servant of Loki who wields a pair of katana.
Kenuichio Harada / Silver Samurai
Voiced by: Takanori Nishikawa
Attribute/Color: Fight/Blue
A Japanese mutant and the most powerful yakuza crime lord of Japan. He forms a truce with the Avengers, because Iron Man once saved his sister. He first appears in the 10th episode. In the final episode, he reappears with the Mandarin to aid Iron Man in the fight with Loki.
Max Eisenhardt / Erik "Magnus" Lehnsherr / Magneto
Voiced by: Banjō Ginga
Attribute/Color: Energy/Purple
A powerful mutant with magnetic abilities. An old friend of Charles Xavier, who aids the children and the X-Men, his one-time foes, at Xavier's request. He is the archenemy of the X-Men.
Mandarin
Voiced by: Taiten Kusunoki
Attribute/Color: Energy/Purple
A criminal mastermind and megalomaniac from China, who possesses ten rings that give him various powers. He is the archenemy of Iron Man. He first appears in the 34th episode. In the final episode, he reappears with Silver Samurai to aid Iron Man in the fight with Loki.
J. Jonah Jameson
Voiced by:
The eccentric editor-in-chief of the Daily Bugle, and the employer of Spider-Man's alter-ego, Peter Parker. He stubbornly dislikes all superheroes and vigilantes, especially Spider-Man. He is mentioned by Iron Man in the episode 35.
Jocasta
Voiced by:
Attribute/Color: Tech/Red
A "female" android and Ultron's replacement created by Giant Man after Ultron's defeat. She first appears in the 39th episode.
Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross / Red Hulk
Voiced by:
Attribute/Color: Power/Green
A former General who has a mission to capture the Hulk. His daughter is in love with the Hulk's alter-ego, Dr. Bruce Banner, and Ross is obsessed with keeping them apart.
Amadeus Cho
Voiced by:
A teenage genius and prodigy. He is first mentioned by Deadpool before making an appearance in person.
Stan Lee
Voiced by:
An old man who always makes a cameo in the Marvel universe.

Media[edit]

Anime[edit]

Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers, produced by Toei Animation, began airing on TV Tokyo from April 2, 2014. The series is helmed by series director Toshiaki Komura, a veteran director for Toei Animation's Precure franchise. Series organization is provided by King Ryū, whom has no previous credits in the entertainment industry. Veteran Dragon Ball animator and character designer Tadayoshi Yamamuro provides character designs, much in the same style as Dragon Ball. As of Episode #27 the role of character designer is shared with Naoki Tate due to Yamamuro's directing of Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F. The opening and ending themes are "Tsuki Yabureru - Time to SMASH!" (やぶレル-Timeタイム toトゥ SMASHスマッシュ! Break On Through - Time to SMASH!?) and "Thread of Fate" respectively, both performed by T.M.Revolution.[14] There are currently no plans for an international release.

Video game[edit]

A video game based on the series, titled Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers - Ultimate Heroes (ディスクウォーズ:アベンジャーズ アルティメットヒーローズ?) is developed by Bandai Namco Games and was released in Japan for the Nintendo 3DS on November 13, 2014.[15]

Bachicombat[edit]

Bachicombat is Bandai’s collectible game tied in with the TV show. The game is similar to the game Pogs.[7] It is meant to simulate the plot of the show which sees young kids who possess a unique “Biocode” summon heroes and villains trapped inside S.H.I.E.L.D. tech that Loki’s turned against the Marvel Universe.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Also airs on the Disney XD in Japan
  2. ^ "Walt Disney Japan Announces Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers". Marvel. October 23, 2013. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Japanese Anime Series Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers Announced". IGN. October 23, 2013. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Marvel, Disney Team with Toei and Bandai for Japan-Only 'Avengers'". Hollywoodreporter.com. October 23, 2013. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  5. ^ 新作アニメ『ディスク・ウォーズ:アベンジャーズ』制作発表会見レポート! (in Japanese). Dengeki.com. March 26, 2014. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  6. ^ 放送スケジュール (in Japanese). Disney Japan. Archived from the original on March 29, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers Anime & Game's 1st Promo Streamed". Anime News Network. February 10, 2014. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Marvel Disk Wars: Avengers Cast, Staff Announced". Anime News Network. February 25, 2014. Retrieved May 9, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers’ Anime Website Launches With New Video And Art". Comics Alliance.com. March 3, 2014. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b c d e "Playable ‘Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers’ Bachicombat Game Is Pokemon AND Pogs [Video]". Comics Alliance.com. February 11, 2014. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "The Avengers (and other Marvel Heroes) in Their Official Anime Forms". Kotaku. April 4, 2014. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  12. ^ "'Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers' Toy Images Arrive Online". Comics Alliance.com. December 10, 2013. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h Villain Listing provided by the official Walt Disney Japan website (Japanese) Retrieved May 12, 2014
  14. ^ "T.M.Revolution Sings for Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers Anime". Anime News Network. March 17, 2014. Retrieved April 2, 2014. 
  15. ^ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-08-22/marvel-disk-wars-the-avengers-3ds-game-trailer-features-combat-gameplay-game-modes/.77914

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