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Stan Lee, Bones Confirmed to be Working on Hero Man

by Darkreaper70
Apr 10, 2008 3:51 PM | 42 Comments
Kadokawa's Newtype magazine has confirmed that Stan Lee (Spider-Man and X-Men creator) is working with the animation studio BONES on a new animated television series tentatively called Hero Man. The story will center on a boy named Joey who discovers a toy robot near the west coast of the United States. Then, the toy becomes Hero Man, a giant robot that Joey pilots against evil threats.

Source: ANN

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Good old Stan "The Man" Lee, for a guy whose turning 86 at the end of this year he's still got a lot going on in that head of his!

Apr 29, 2008 9:02 PM by Rojada1988

jacobpaige said:
i'm more upset by the idiotic art design of the robot, i'd rather gouge out my eyes than watch a show with that as the hero. unless ofc it was a parody show, then it might be alright... maybe.

it's so over the top, what else could it be?

also, could anyone sum up what the newtype scan says, please? :]

Apr 19, 2008 2:20 AM by ballistique

Interesting. No, I'm not talking about the name.

Apr 17, 2008 5:23 PM by pavyisku

BONES! :D

Apr 14, 2008 3:31 AM by Dawlight

llxwarbirdxll said:
Also, anime=cartoons.

This

Apr 13, 2008 11:55 PM by potatotato

seasaw said:
jacobpaige said:
also there is the possiblity that things will go the other way (ex: avatar)

Isn't that even worse?
I just want anime to be anime, and i personally don't like cartoons.
I don't see how an American writer is going to affect the art style. Also, anime=cartoons.

Apr 13, 2008 11:48 PM by llxwarbirdxll

jacobpaige said:
also there is the possiblity that things will go the other way (ex: avatar)

Isn't that even worse?
I just want anime to be anime, and i personally don't like cartoons.

Apr 13, 2008 3:22 AM by seasaw

Hmmmm, This reminded me of Afro Samurai. Mixing elements from US and Japan may not be a good idea. They dont mix well.

With Stan Lee, it could be a success like Avatar!
But lets see.....

Apr 13, 2008 3:19 AM by drastikhate

sound crappy and kiddy but since Stan Lee and BONES is involve, why not so is it going to be in English or Japaneses? <- nvm i saw the spoiler...

Apr 12, 2008 9:49 PM by stinkiepo0pie

seasaw said:
Sounds like the beginning of the end...
Yees...i can see it...people who does stupid cartoons will come to Nippon and curse the people who does anime...i'll kill myself ^^


not all american cartoons are bad, kim possible (yes, i know its a kiddie show) is much better than many extremely crappy anime shows i've seen that were intended for the same age range. also there is the possiblity that things will go the other way (ex: avatar), though i do hope that the lolicon stuff never leaves the shores of nippon.

btw, i also think that hero man is just a working title and would be shocked if it wasn't changed before the show actually aired. i'm more upset by the idiotic art design of the robot, i'd rather gouge out my eyes than watch a show with that as the hero. unless ofc it was a parody show, then it might be alright... maybe.

Apr 12, 2008 3:10 PM by jacobpaige

Sounds like the beginning of the end...
Yees...i can see it...people who does stupid cartoons will come to Nippon and curse the people who does anime...i'll kill myself ^^

Apr 12, 2008 1:35 PM by seasaw

I'm not a giant robot type of person.

Apr 12, 2008 9:46 AM by Shurtugal

Nerull said:
Gundam xxxx: "Big robots fight each other while the bulk of the main cast is decimated
Main cast being decimated? Too much Zeta Gundam for you.

Also... I'm going to watch it. It involves some good 'ol American patriotism.

Apr 11, 2008 11:32 PM by llxwarbirdxll

lets take a few popular shows down to a 1-2 line description.

Code Geass: "A pissed prince meets a weird chick whos is sponsored by piza hut who gives him an eye that lets him make ppl do what he wants"

Chii' sweet home: "A story about a little kitten who does misc things"

Lovely Complex: "a tall chick and a short guy and their zany antics"

Gundam xxxx: "Big robots fight each other while the bulk of the main cast is decimated

you cant tell anything from that

Apr 11, 2008 10:52 PM by Nerull

Being that I'm a huge Stan Lee fangirl, I'll likely check it out.

Apr 11, 2008 5:26 PM by Mana

oh maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnn Stan Lee x Giant Robots = <3_<3 I'm pumped

Apr 11, 2008 5:19 PM by accela

Everyone keeps making comments about the name, but you need to keep in mind that it's just tentative, meaning they could easily change it at any time, and in all likelihood will.

As for the story, as has been mentioned, you can't really judge it based on two lines of description, especially this early in the process. That said, I'm looking forward to this. I love superheroes, and have great respect for Stan Lee, even if he isn't exactly known for a lack of camp in his work.

Apr 11, 2008 4:18 PM by Kurisu86

It's going to fail they just did it so people would say "oh it's anime it might not fail"

Apr 11, 2008 2:32 PM by Hamel

I agree with most. Sounds lame. With BONES involved, I'm interested. Although I'm not fond of Stan Lee.

Apr 11, 2008 8:21 AM by Happy

boring...and to tell you the truth, i don't think stan lee is right in the head....

Apr 11, 2008 7:46 AM by renjikuchiki1