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First Look at Madhouse's X-Men Anime

Note to self: trying to spell out the X-Men Animated Series theme song does not work out well.

Madhouse Studios has been developing Marvel Comics' stories and characters into anime. Iron ManWolverineX-Men and Blade are the comic book series that will be (or already are) getting an anime adaptation.  

While Iron Man and Wolverine have been getting mixed reviews from both anime and comic book fans, the next series shows promise. X-Men are getting the anime treatment next and recently the character designs and cast have surfaced the internet along with a trailer:   

The storyline for the series was created by noted comic book scribe Warren Ellis and appears to be heavily influenced from the Grant Morrison New X-Men run as well as Joss Whedon’s two year stint on Astonishing X-Men. The series takes place one year after the death of Jean Grey and the dissolution of the team.

The cast consists of: 

If you read comic books then this series might interest you even more since the anime will be loosely based on the first arc of the 2004's Astonishing X-Men series. The anime will begin on April 1st and will be broadcast on G4TV later this year. Any of you interested in this anime adaptation?

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WideEyedKittenon March 4, 2011 at 5:06 a.m.
cyclops looks like a fag hahaha
Daniel_Newton moderator on March 4, 2011 at 5:07 a.m.
@Gregomasta said:
" @nk19 said:
" Three words  NO. NO. NO.  Sorry, but everything about this scream's garbage, especially making cyclops gayer than usual. "
Could've fooled me for a female version of Scott Summers.  No joke.  Looks like he has tittles.  Beast too. "
The hand on Scott's hip really isn't helping. He's standing like a woman
 
I'll give this a go, but I didn't finish Iron Man as is got boring (I'll probably finish it off at some point though) and I haven't even touched the Wolverine anime, because it looks plain wrong.
sickVisionz moderator on March 4, 2011 at 7:24 a.m.
@WideEyedKitten said:
" cyclops looks like a fag hahaha "
Then they've accurately captured his character.
WideEyedKittenon March 4, 2011 at 7:33 a.m.
@sickVisionz: I guess you are right xD
Psychotimeon March 4, 2011 at 11:22 a.m.
Why is Wolverine so damn tall? He's supposed to be around the height of Storm's shoulders. I'm not kidding.
xeroxkittyon March 4, 2011 at 12:57 p.m.
Interesting uniforms.  I kinda like that, they look almost military... but the opening in Cyclop's blazer makes him look like has boobies ;)
SoAon March 4, 2011 at 4:10 p.m.
still gnna give it a shot
Alerynon March 4, 2011 at 4:54 p.m.
Looks promising.  Really like the look of Cyclops, and I normally can't stand the guy.  Hope the writing holds up...
adoggzon March 4, 2011 at 5:36 p.m.
@Sonata: ahhhhh well thats cool i guess, still some 7th tear x-man though.
 
 
@Gregomasta said:
" @nk19 said:
" Three words  NO. NO. NO.  Sorry, but everything about this scream's garbage, especially making cyclops gayer than usual. "
Could've fooled me for a female version of Scott Summers.  No joke.  Looks like he has tittles.  Beast too. "

ahhh mine eyes! i need the eye bleach.
XFan4Evaon March 4, 2011 at 7:12 p.m.
At first I was looking forward to the anime but after seeing the character designs, I have a feeling disappointment is coming.
 
Is Armor supposed to be the new Jubilee or something? I only ask because she's been in the spotlight more, while writers felt the need to completely destroy Jubilee's character before she was ever fully developed. Jubilee is now a vampire after getting bitten by Dracula?...

Really???
Whoever gave the go ahead on that dumbass idea should be fired.
 
Anyways I guess Marvel and FOX got tired of ruining the X-Men in the States so now the Japanese are joining in. Not sure if I've ever seen a story forcibly raped on a global scale before.
 
Oh well, I'm sure it will be better than the movies, which FOX used like a pair of warm skid-marked drawers to slap every X-Fan in the face.
Mutant_Godon March 4, 2011 at 11:08 p.m.

I woulda gone with the 5 original X-Men but still I like this
Animelove5on March 5, 2011 at 1:58 p.m.
That looks like the perfect mix between Anime and the Astonishing X-Men Comicbook.
And that makes it awesome!!!
BillyMetherson March 7, 2011 at 4:26 a.m.
really? Leave it to the japanese to pale the skin and make storm look the least ethnic as possible.
Sammo21on March 7, 2011 at 9:04 a.m.
 Scott and Beast do not look like women.  If that's your definition of a woman then well... never mind. 
 
Anyway, I think that compared to a lot of anime that gets discussed on this website that people like, this looks a lot better (hello, One Piece or Dragon Ball?).  Especially when saying that a male character looks feminine....which is about 85% of anime out there. 
 
I'll judge this when it's out opposed to a quick teaser trailer.  Also that "random" Japanese chick isn't random at all...that is if you actually read/have read X-Men.  In the Astonishing X-Men, she is a student at the Institute who has the powers to form a protective armor over here.  She was created IN Astonishing X-Men so she has been around for 7 years.   
 
Again, I am sure a lot of you don't read X-Men coming from some of the comments, but whatever.  Apparently a lot of you have made up your minds to hate this from the get go. 
 
Lastly, what channel do you expect this to play on?  Adult Swim takes forever to add a new anime and when they due its quarantined.  G4 is an easier access station that, surprisingly, a lot of people watch.  I don't see too many options for TV exposure, so no real reason to complain about that either.
N15PCAon March 11, 2011 at 5:59 a.m.
The art style looks good.  I just hope the story is has good has will.
Sonata moderator on March 11, 2011 at 7:39 a.m.
@billymethers:  Well at least they didn't try to make her blue;P
Hoboseidon April 20, 2011 at 1:44 p.m.

liked it, saw a few eps but I don't know if the story is as well planned out as 90s X-men
MutenRoshion May 9, 2011 at 9:48 a.m.
Saw a few clips. looks interesting

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