Crunchyroll, Inc., announced today the simulcast acquisition of HEROMAN, the highly anticipated collaboration between legendary comic book creator Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment and critically acclaimed anime studio Bones. Title will become available each week via Crunchyroll's premium subscription in high definition one hour after first airing in Japan on TV TOKYO and for free in standard definition with advertisements one week later. More information is on the official HEROMAN series page on Crunchyroll: http://www.crunchyroll.com/heroman.
HEROMAN follows the story of Joey Jones, an ordinary boy without any sense of strength, who by chance comes into possession of a toy robot. Through an accident of comic book fashion, the toy becomes a giant robot, Heroman, and Joey his master. As Joey guides Heroman and teaches him right and wrong, so does Joey grow in his journey and become a hero in his own right. Now, they are the Earth's only hope for survival against a militant alien invasion. Will Joey and Heroman be able to save the world?
Crunchyroll VP of Licensing Rob Pereyda said: "HEROMAN is exactly what the anime world needs right now. Though the visuals may drastically differ from what American comic book fans are accustomed to, the methods of storytelling and character development will have a classic Stan Lee flair. At the same time, anime fans initially hooked by the high production quality of Bones will find Stan Lee's approach to these aspects a refreshing diversion from the business as usual world of shonen action anime. Excelsior!"
HEROMAN features rising Japanese TV drama star Mikako Komatsu in her first anime role as the main character of Joey. Title also features the Japanese anime debut of young talent Mayu Obata in the role of Joey's friend Lina. Japanese voiceover superstar Cho rounds out the cast as Professor Denton, Joey's teacher who has plans of his own for the Earth.
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