In 2010, the thing I was anticipating the most was the appearance of Marvel anime. The Spring and Summer brought Heroman from the studio Bones, with influence from Stan Lee, and then Iron Man from Madhouse in the Fall. Wolverine is also suppose to be airing sometimes in 2011, but I’m not sure anyone is really that excited anymore…considering that both Heroman and Iron Man, two attempts by two different studios, were flops.
Category Archives: Heroman
Summery: Joey Jones has his toy robot turn into a huge mecha robot at the same time his home town of Center City, USA is invaded by aliens. He finds himself the only one in the position to stop it.
Number of episodes: 26
Why I picked it up: Stan Lee, mecha, BONES, this had to be awesome, right?
Why I Finished This: The only reason I finished this was because I was blogging it for Rabbitpoets. Otherwise, I would have dropped this. It’s weird, because Heroman isn’t exactly a bad anime. It sits at a constant level of okay-well, except for a terrible ending. The story is okay, nothing original. The characters are okay, mostly just typical sterotypes. The fights were okay. Sometimes the episodes would be dumb, but for the most part they were okay. It was an enjoyable ride. So I shouldn’t be as bitter about it as I am. The problem is there were the few episodes that were amazing, that really stole the show, and gave the impression that this could have been SO much more then it was. I don’t know if for those episodes, someone else produced it, or if those days the producer decided to care, but those couple episodes really blew me away. Then we’d return to the level of okay leaving me still hungry for something more. Whoever was responsible for producing this series most of the time, their heart just wasn’t in it most of the time, and with the difference between the episodes, that became apparent.
Unfortunately, if the producer’s heart isn’t in to it, mine can’t be either.
Who Would I Recommend This To: No one. I don’t want anyone to be as disappointed as I was.
MAL Rating: 6