Lovefilm Instant has snapped up the rights to Marvel Anime adaptations of X-Men, Wolverine, Iron Man and Blade.
Marvel Anime is a collaboration between Marvel Entertainment and Madhouse, and recasts the all-American heroes in a Japanese anime style.
Each series is 12 episodes long and the action of all the four shows are also relocated to Japan. The English-language episodes first aired in the US in 2011.
Read Recombu Digital’s guide to Lovefilm InstantChris Bird, Director of Content Strategy at Lovefilm, said: “What makes this new deal exciting is that we now have the opportunity to reawaken the passion for the series among existing fans, but also pave the way for a whole new group of viewers to be introduced to the genre.”
The arrival of the Marvel Anime shows complements the original X-Men and Iron Man cartoons that are also available on Lovefilm, as well as The X-Men Evolution series and live action titles including X-Men First Class.
Lovefilm Instant costs £5.99/month and is available on PC, Mac, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, iPad and Kindle Fire tablets and selected smart TVs from LG, Samsung, Sony and Panasonic.