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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Series cast summary:
Steve Blum ...  Logan / ... 12 episodes, 2011
Cam Clarke ...  Charles Xavier / ... 12 episodes, 2011
Aya Hisakawa ...  Ororo Munroe / ... 12 episodes, 2011
Katsunosuke Hori Katsunosuke Hori ...  Charles Xavier / ... 12 episodes, 2011
Rikiya Koyama ...  Logan / ... 12 episodes, 2011
Toshiyuki Morikawa ...  Cyclops / ... 12 episodes, 2011
Danielle Nicolet ...  Ororo Munroe / ... 12 episodes, 2011
Scott Porter ...  Cyclops / ... 12 episodes, 2011
Stephanie Sheh ...  Armor / ... 12 episodes, 2011
Yukari Tamura Yukari Tamura ...  Armor / ... 12 episodes, 2011
Hideyuki Tanaka ...  Beast / ... 12 episodes, 2011
Fred Tatasciore ...  Beast / ... 11 episodes, 2011
Ali Hillis ...  Emma Frost / ... 10 episodes, 2011
Kaori Yamagata Kaori Yamagata ...  Emma Frost 10 episodes, 2011
Troy Baker ...  Sublime / ... 8 episodes, 2011
Michael Sinterniklaas ...  Mr. Ichiki / ... 8 episodes, 2011
Travis Willingham ...  Jason Wyngarde / ... 8 episodes, 2011
Dave Wittenberg ...  Kick / ... 7 episodes, 2011
Gwendoline Yeo ...  Yui Sasaki 7 episodes, 2011
Jennifer Hale ...  Jean Grey / ... 6 episodes, 2011
Haruhiko Jô 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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Reunites many actors from Wolverine and the X-Men, most notably Steve Blum as Wolverine and Fred Tatischore as Beast playing the same roles. See more »

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Really unsatisfying in all the ways
29 September 2012 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

I am a big fan of Japanese anime and I also like the X-men universe, so I thought I would like this a lot. But after watching X-men there is no good thing about it I can think of.

The animation is obsolete, something I would have expected from animes in the 80's maybe. I was so confused, in fact, that in order to complete this review I went back a few times to make really sure I saw the 2012 version and not some knock off.

The story makes no sense, with insane and cardboard bad guys, ridiculous female characters and really boring and bad dialogue. The difference between the powers and behaviour of female heroes compared to male ones was immense and totally uncalled for. All of the Japanisation of X-men had the problem that they made all characters behave like Japanese people, actually, but this was the worst. Imagine that Storm got tired after each attack and the other two: Armor and Emma Frost, could do only defensive things and maybe give a punch or a kick sometimes. Even Jean, the character that dies in the start of the series, can only do one thing: die to protect her friends. Useless in almost any battle, they are there to be protected and talk about feelings.

What I think bothered me most, though, is the lameness of it all. After anime of terrible beauty and horror and others brilliant ones about friendship and camaraderie, after twisted tales of amazing character complexity, the Japanese think they could reintroduce X-Men to their country using this crap: empty dialogue, cardboard characters, stupid plot, stunted violence.

Conclusion: You want something Japanese with super powers, just watch Akira! This series is a stain on the anime community.


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