The Marvel Anime: X-Men Teaser Trailer, Opening Sequence, and Clip have premiered. The 2011 X-Men Marvel anime series is the animation X-Men has always deserved and it is about time. Directed by Fuminori Kizaki, the animation is beautfiul. If you have ever seen Ninja Scroll, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (written about here: 5 Essential Anime Films you need to View) or Redline (written about here: Redline (2009) Movie Trailers), you will recognize this animation and Madhouse, the company behind it immediately.
Marvel Anime: X-Men is part of
a four-part anime project with collaborations from both Marvel Entertainment and Madhouse. The project will take famous Marvel characters and reintroduce them for a Japanese audience in a 12-part series. The announcement was confirmed at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con. According to former Madhouse President and CEO Jungo Maruta, Marvel is giving the anime studio “free reign” [sic] to re-imagine the Marvel superheroes for Japanese audiences. It is unclear how different from the original source material this version will be. The series will be released in Japan in October 2010 and throughout the world in 2011. It will air in Japan on Animax and in the United States on G4. The series will be guided by Warren Ellis. Trailers have been released for Marvel Anime: Iron Man, Marvel Anime: Wolverine, and Marvel Anime: X-Men. Blade is also confirmed to be part of the line-up. “It will create an entire parallel universe for Marvel,” said Simon Philips, president of Marvel International about Marvel Anime.
Marvel Anime: X-Men Opening Sequence
Marvel Anime: X-Men Teaser Trailer
Marvel Anime: Trailer and Clip
The music over the footage sucks but the animation is top notch.
Marvel Anime: X-Men Plot synopsis and cast:
X-Men scheduled to air as the third show of the series with 12 episodes. It began airing on Animax from April 1, 2011. A preview trailer was released on February 18, 2011, featuring mutants such as Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm and Beast.
Following the death of Jean Grey, the X-Men are called together by Charles Xavier to travel to Japan following the abduction of Hisako Ichiki and face the U-Men.
Rikiya Koyama – Logan / Wolverine
Toshiyuki Morikawa – Scott Summers / Cyclops
Katsunosuke Hori as Charles Xavier / Professor X
Aya Hisakawa as Ororo Munroe / Storm
Kaori Yamagata as Emma Frost
Yoshiko Sakakibara as Yui Sasaki
Yurika Hino as Jean Grey
Yukari Tamura as Hisako Ichiki / Armor
Hideyuki Tanaka as Dr. Hank McCoy / Beast
Haruhiko Jo as Mastermind
What do you think of Madhouse’s animation for Marvel Anime: X-Men?