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The Crunchyroll Original series, “The God of High School,” has become a smash hit among anime fans! Much to the delight of anyone who enjoys the stylized action pack series, a full documentary looking at its development will be released later this month. An early clip posted today, let fans see the Marvel inspiration for one of the series characters.
Iron Man in The God of High School?? | Behind the Scenes
Posted to the Crunchyroll Extras YouTube channel, the clip discusses the inspiration for the Presidential character in The God of High School’s second episode. Based on Robert Downey Jr.’s portrayal of Tony Stark (Iron Man), the character is even voiced by Iron Man’s Japanese Voice Actor, Keiji Fujiwara. Fujiwara is well known for playing many iconic roles, including Axel in Kingdom Hearts, Maes Hughes in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and Leorio in Hunter x Hunter.
In the original WEBTOON of episode two, the 44th U.S. President, Barack Obama, was in the role of leading America. The anime’s director, Sunghoo Park (who is such a huge marvel fan that he has a Marvel tattoo), designed the Iron Man inspired character as a replacement.
The full documentary will premiere later this month on the 20th and will give fans a deep look at the series creation. See behind the scenes at MAPPA studios, as well as explore the collaborative effort done by the original The God of High School WEBTOON creator, Yongje Park, and Crunchyroll to bring the anime series to screens.
“Behind the Scenes of ‘The God of High School’ | Making of an Anime” will premiere on July 20 at 8 AM PT on Crunchyroll and Crunchyroll’s YouTube Channel.
You can watch a tournament like no other by checking out The God of High School. Action-packed battles and stylish moves, who will win and receive their heart’s deepest desires? You can watch The God of High School, streaming exclusively on Crunchyroll!