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Japanese X-men sure are Japanese

Well, for an non-Japanese series, that is...

  
  
Sure, we've given you plenty of things to watch today, but... As a huge fan of 90's X-Men: The Animated Series, I was tickled pink when Rob over at Topless Robot featured this. The Japanese opening to the English series, and whoa, it sure does look a little different. I really, really like the vibe (obviously,) but I'll leave the cute observations to Rob though.
 

 Things to note:

• Magento apparently in charge of the Brood
• Jean Grey, Storm and Jubillee's powers boiled down to doing Kamehamehas
• Cable and Gambit fighting random mecha
• An awesome shot of Rogue, Storm and Professor X looking like the world's biggest pimp
• Beast pulling a Hulk move
• Wolverine and Omega Red flying through the air

Oh yeah, and the song is pretty awful.
AjayRazon Nov. 14, 2009 at 7:41 p.m.
god damn..  
 i found that to be very disturbing 
JJOR64on Nov. 14, 2009 at 7:59 p.m.
What the fuck?  This is................awesome!
cfatalison Nov. 14, 2009 at 9:27 p.m.
LOOOOOOOL, that is freakin funny
FoxxFireArt moderator is online on Nov. 15, 2009 at 12:27 a.m.
How silly is it that Magneto would have command over the Brood?
John_Martoneon Nov. 15, 2009 at 1:14 a.m.
@FoxxFireArt said:
" How silly is it that Magneto would have command over the Brood? "
Hmm... it is silly, because it would never happen, but I guess there are a number of ways it could. 
 
The brood are a species bent on sadistically (because they really enjoy it) reproducing via violently implanting eggs in hosts. The host essentially dies, but in a way is co-opted/becomes the new broodling. 
 
The problems with Magneto commanding them. 
The race as a whole (via its empress) is capable of making deals, but that would be for like, directions to a solar system to save a single planet...  Not so much on the personal squabbles.
Even if Magneto figured out some science-magic to magnetically herd them, they would kinda totally just be "brooding" particular locations/cities. Totally a pandoras box thing. 
Magneto doesn't tend to endorse cruel, wild acts of genocide. Using the brood would be akin to him using an army of actual "zombies," in which every person killed not only has their entire existence perversely twisted and used to perform atrocities. 
 
The most probably and totally explainable way Magneto would have command over the Brood is if he was infected with a queens egg. Thus, he is leading them in a savage assault to murder and proliferate, and is thus no longer magneto.
MoonStormon Nov. 15, 2009 at 9:25 a.m.
Mmmmm. Old school X-man was awesome.
constanzadellarosaon Nov. 15, 2009 at 10:20 a.m.
The song was absofuckinglutely epic. Very 80's rock. I can imagine a hair band on the backround sporting huge hairdos.
YotaruVegetaon Nov. 15, 2009 at 12:05 p.m.
I love that you anime kids over at Vice are getting an education. :)
 
Who says that Magneto has control over the Brood? Maybe he just rattled them up and got them to attack the X-men. As great as the American X-men opening was for me, I wish they used this one. Prof. X looks like he's a straight up fucking pimp! I don't know why they acted like Beast was like Avalanche.
Kelleth moderator on Nov. 15, 2009 at 12:35 p.m.
This is horrible just horrible 
@YotaruVegeta said:
" I love that you anime kids over at Vice are getting an education. :) Who says that Magneto has control over the Brood? Maybe he just rattled them up and got them to attack the X-men. As great as the American X-men opening was for me, I wish they used this one. Prof. X looks like he's a straight up fucking pimp! I don't know why they acted like Beast was like Avalanche. "
Actually i`ve seen all seasons and i got most tapes XD again horrible rape of my childhood.
John_Martoneon Nov. 15, 2009 at 2:16 p.m.
@YotaruVegeta: I dunno, that still sounds like an absolutely terrible idea. That's like using the Legacy Virus to take care of your enemies. Or rather, being a mutant who creates mutant hunting sentinels.
 
Bad idea bear.
cfatalison Nov. 15, 2009 at 2:19 p.m.
@Kelleth: what about power ranger?
Kelleth moderator on Nov. 15, 2009 at 2:23 p.m.
@cfatalis: like 4 tapes one with the red ranger on it the others are black, green and yellow
cfatalison Nov. 15, 2009 at 2:25 p.m.
@Kelleth: lolwut?, so it's a combination?
Nerxon Nov. 15, 2009 at 2:25 p.m.
Cry at the moon
Kelleth moderator on Nov. 15, 2009 at 2:30 p.m.
@cfatalis said:
" @Kelleth: lolwut?, so it's a combination? "
Call it a lack of making good vhs covers, then again i saw some American tape covers on google and they look even worse


Thanks to the Belgians who put these on sale we have pics
 
Wonder how much they changed the dialogue they changed in the Japanese dubbed version of the X-men, i mean the song is horrible just imagine how wrong the dialogue is XD
cfatalison Nov. 15, 2009 at 2:34 p.m.
@Kelleth: did they....... copy pasted the pic?
Kelleth moderator on Nov. 15, 2009 at 2:38 p.m.
@cfatalis said:
" @Kelleth: did they....... copy pasted the pic? "
Think so but i don`t really care any more, they are now gathering dust in the attic and by the time i see them again i`ll throw them away (since i would already bought the dvd version of the remastered 2010 version)
cfatalison Nov. 15, 2009 at 2:39 p.m.
@Kelleth: that reminds me of the thing i must threw away for next month
John_Martoneon Nov. 15, 2009 at 2:43 p.m.
I have the VHS' of the Phoenix Saga, but that's it. Everything else I recorded on VHS with my actual VCR.
00Raiseron Nov. 15, 2009 at 6:47 p.m.
Okay people this is just a video collage of a sorts Magneto controlling the Brood. Yeah dont think so.

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