X-Men, still grieving over the death of Phoenix (Jean Grey), are investigating a case of a missing mutant girl in Northern Japan. This leads them to a mysterious virus that turns mutants into monsters. U-Men and the Inner Circle want it.
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 Ororo Munroe / ... (12 episodes, 2011)
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Yukari Tamura ...
 Armor / ... (12 episodes, 2011)
Hideyuki Tanaka ...
 Beast / ... (12 episodes, 2011)
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 Emma Frost / ... (10 episodes, 2011)
Kaori Yamagata ...
 Emma Frost (10 episodes, 2011)
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 Mr. Ichiki / ... (7 episodes, 2011)
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 Jason Wyngarde / ... (7 episodes, 2011)
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 Kick / ... (7 episodes, 2011)
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 Yui Sasaki (7 episodes, 2011)
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 Koichi Kaga / ... (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Jean Grey (6 episodes, 2011)
Haruhiko Jô ...
 Jason Wyngarde / ... (5 episodes, 2011)
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The X-Men are reunited following the death of a teammate, and are summoned by Charles Xavier to Japan following the abduction of Hisako Ichiki (Armor). There, they confront the U-Men, a lunatic cult that steals and transplants mutant organs to further strengthen their own army, and the battle for justice is on. Written by Ismail Shihadeh

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This is the first cartoon that references Sunfire as an X-men. This is the second time he is referenced in the cartoons. In the 90s cartoon he is not an X-men or an ally. See more »

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More Impressive Than I Thought
3 July 2013 | by (Hollywood) – See all my reviews

Anime is not for everyone. The Japanese have a totally different way of approaching entertainment than America does. Whether it's music, fashion, movies, music and even cartoons. I'm not a big Anime fan. I think it's all long winded and they stretch stories out that into 60 episodes that could have been told in 25. I have a few anime cartoons that I love but for the most part I'm not a huge fan but when I heard about Marvel making X-Men into an anime series I was a little anxious to see it. I love everything about the X-Universe so I wanted to support.

Now, I actually like the series. I enjoy it because the same story continues throughout the entire season, unlike in America where it's a different story every episode. The way the storyline is set up helps you connect more with the characters and the plot. There are some inhibitions but no one is ever 100% with every single film or TV show they watch so that's to be expected. Overall, I thought it was done very well. There were a lot of elements to the series that give past X-Men fans something to smile but Madhouse Studios definitely revamped it to appeal to their faithful anime followers. You have mutated monsters, more technology, mutation can get to a level to where it gets deadly without proper control, etc. There are a lot of elements that are refreshing to watch and the action is definitely fun to.

Sometimes I think that adults that watch cartoons seem to forget that these shows are made for kids. The dialogue is going to cheesy and sometimes stupid but it has to be for kids to understand. Some of these reviews are just weird to me. I wonder what people were expecting to get from this. The series pretty much stayed true to it's identity, it's an anime cartoon whose foundation started from the X-Men world. I just took it for what it was and it made me enjoy it more. I even bought the DVD. I definitely would recommend this for people to watch. It's not everyone but if you watch without the expectation that it's going to be like the other X-Men animated series that are American made, you'll enjoy it more.


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