Ranked #4822


Alternative Titles

Japanese: エックスメン


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 2011 to Jun 24, 2011
Premiered: Spring 2011
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Other
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 6.551 (scored by 6,731 users)
Ranked: #48222
Popularity: #2091
Members: 13,824
Favorites: 19
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.


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.

(Source: Marvel)


No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Related Anime

Characters & Voice Actors

Howlett, James
Howlett, James
Koyama, Rikiya
Koyama, Rikiya
Summers, Scott
Summers, Scott
Morikawa, Toshiyuki
Morikawa, Toshiyuki
Munroe, Ororo
Munroe, Ororo
Hisakawa, Aya
Hisakawa, Aya
Ichiki, Hisako
Ichiki, Hisako
Tamura, Yukari
Tamura, Yukari


Kizaki, Fuminori
Kizaki, Fuminori
Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Nakajima, Toshihiko
Nakajima, Toshihiko
Sound Director
O'Brien, Liam
O'Brien, Liam

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

# Episode Title Aired
1 The Return - Joining Forces
The Return - Shuuketsu (The Return - 集結)
Apr 1, 2011
2 U-Men - Mutant Hunting
U-Men - Mutant Gari (U-Men - ミュータント狩り)
Apr 8, 2011
3 Armor - Awakening
Armor - Kakusei (Armor - 覚醒)
Apr 15, 2011
4 Transformation - Secondary Mutation
Transformation - Niji Henshitsu (Transformation - 二次変質)
Apr 22, 2011
5 Power - Unity
Power - Kessoku (Power - 結束)
May 6, 2011

Opening Theme

"Reassembly" by Takahashi Tetsuya

Ending Theme

"Fighting for Peace, Fighting for All" by Takahashi Tetsuya

Write a review | More reviewsReviews

Aug 13, 2015
Part of a 4-series deal between Marvel and Madhouse, I eagerly anticipated the X-men anime. Based off a comic that features my favorite Marvel Comic team, the X-men anime focuses on the titular group as they re-form several years after the death of a teammate (for your comic fans, guess who gets to kick the bucket). In the process of investigating the exploits of a psychotic cult known as the U-Men, the X-men recruit two new female teammates and discover there's more to the U-Men's plot then meets the eye . . .

Story (6/10): The story of the X-men anime is a mish-mash of various read more
I found this review Helpful
Jun 25, 2011
I'm a huge X-men fan. What makes that rough for me is that I'm also a big believer in canon and continuity. In other words, movies like Wolverine: Origins and the First Class movies just make me angry, as a fan that spends half the time trying to get backstories right. Which is why I was so happy with the two X-men based anime, Wolverine and X-men. They were perfectly done, perfectly converted from West to East.

STORY: I had to laugh out loud. When the anime started it was like reliving my childhood, watching an updated (and non-English) version of X-men: The Animated Series. read more
I found this review Helpful
Oct 17, 2014
So what happens when Gonzo and Marvel team up to make an anime based on Marvel's greatest comic, you get something that's for sure but is it good or complete crap? Considering I know next to nothing on any of Marvel's series besides what the live-action movies tell me I will try and give my take on the X-Men anime.

Story 7/10 - The story seems to take place after the death of Jean Grey when the X-Men have disbanded and are each in completly different areas doing their own thing, this changes when Professor X gets a cry for help from some folks in Japan, read more
I found this review Helpful
Apr 2, 2015
Let's go back to our old friends at Madhouse in their attempts to adapt Marvel comics. I've already looked at Blade, which was okay, but let's look at another attempt. In this case, the X-men, a super hero team that hasn't been well written in the comics proper since Chris Claremont's run ended. Which is a pity since Claremont's run made them my favourite super hero team. It's not like they've gotten all bad writers either. They got Grant Morrison and he can do really well when writing original works or when given proper oversight. Unfortunately, they let him off his leash for his run read more
I found this review Helpful


Anime: Tokyo ESP
Both anime feature people with "supernatural" powers fighting against normal people and others with "supernatural" powers. One group cares for and protects humanity while the other group cares nothing for human life and only wishes to strengthen their own power. In "Tokyo ESP" the supernatural powers are described as being ESP while in "X-Men" the powers are described as "Mutations". Both also take place in real places.  
reportRecommended by Setsura1
Anime: Wolverine
Both Marvel [and Stan Lee was Executive Producer]

Both have a lot of action

Logan plays a big part in both 
reportRecommended by jnw93
Anime: Akame ga Kill!
"Akame ga Kill!" and "X-Men" involve a team of powerful heroes each with their own unique abilities setting out to defeat the overwhelming force of evil and restore justice.

Both series are focused on action and contain materials regarding body-manipulations, whether it was via surgical or genetic methods. 
reportRecommended by StevenHu
Anime: Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited - Hyoubu Kyousuke
Very similar powers and theme:

This is for both Zettai Karen Children series and The Unlimited Hyoubu Kyousuke series

- We have an organization/ group similar to Professor X School for Mutants---ZKC-BABEL who want to create a world where Espers and Normals can coesist. Similar to Mutants and Humans in X-Men. Here they train Espers to use their powers for good while there are evil people who use them too.

Another organization/ group similar to Magneto. In ZKC/Kyousuke is called PANDRA. PANDRA wants to recruit Esper who are being hated by humans and want to give them freedom. A place for them  read more 
reportRecommended by AnimeFan500
Anime: Night Head Genesis
Both animes relate to characters who have "superpowers" or are above average humans in some way. Many of the characters in both of the series sometimes struggle to come to terms with their powers. 
reportRecommended by gigglingidiot
Anime: Senkou no Night Raid
Both series have characters with special abilities who work together as a team. 
reportRecommended by Jackson_H

Recent News

The Third and Fourth MAD HOUSE & Marvel Anime Are X-Men and Blade

Marvel announced at Comic-Con panel that the third and the fourth titles of the joint project with MAD HOUSE Studio are "X-Men" and "Blade". The ...read more

Madhouse to Animate Marvel Super Heroes

Marvel Comics has formally announced a partnership with Tokyo based anime production studio Madhouse to develop four 12 episode anime television series featuring Ma...read more

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: X-Men Episode 12 Discussion
darkxdestiny - Jun 25, 2011
38 replies by ibraheem234 »»
Nov 7, 10:07 PM
Poll: X-Men Episode 11 Discussion
13man18 - Jun 18, 2011
13 replies by iDensity »»
Jun 1, 10:09 AM