Marvel Anime is a four-part project with collaborations from both Marvel Animation and Madhouse. The project will take famous Marvel characters and reintroduce them for a Japanese audience in a 12-part series. The announcement was confirmed at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con. According to former Madhouse President and CEO Jungo Maruta, Marvel is giving the anime studio "free reign" re-imagine the Marvel superheroes for Japanese audiences. It is unclear how different from the original source material this version will be. The series will be released in Japan in October 2010 and throughout the world in 2011. It will air in Japan on Animax and in the United States on G4. The series will be guided by Warren Ellis. Trailers have been released for both Marvel Anime: Iron Man, and Marvel Anime: Wolverine. X-Men and Blade are also confirmed to be part of the line-up.