X-Men gets an anime adaptation, looks awesome


Surprise, everyone! Looks like the X-Men are coming to Japan in anime form! Now I know this wouldn't be the first time a Marvel franchise has attempted the crossover to eastern audiences, with Iron Man and Wolverine having tried to make the jump first. From what I recall, those two shows weren't very warmly received by western viewers, though X-Men is looking plenty awesome to me.

The new show titled Marvel Anime: X-Men is going to be a collaboration between Marvel and MADHOUSE to try and reintroduce these western favorites to Japan. According to Website Jefusion, the plot goes as such:

Following the death of a teammate, the X-Men are called together by Charles Xavier to travel to Japan, following the abduction of Hisako Ichiki. 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.

Some fan favorites have been confirmed for the show including Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm, Beast, and Professor X, and the show is set to start airing on April 4. Well what a great birthday present for me then! I'm psyched! The official Animax site has the teaser for the new series, so check it out after the jump and see why I'm excited!

[Thanks, Raz!]

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