Ranked #4951


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Japanese: エックスメン


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


Score: 6.561 (scored by 6390 users)
Ranked: #49512
Popularity: #1961
Members: 13,035
Favorites: 16
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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.

(Source: Marvel)

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Characters & Voice Actors

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Yamagata, Kaori
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Howlett, James
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Koyama, Rikiya
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Ichiki, Hisako
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Tamura, Yukari
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McCoy, Henry
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Tanaka, Hideyuki
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Kizaki, Fuminori
Nakajima, Toshihiko
Sound Director
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Hirota, Mitsutaka
Script, Series Composition

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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
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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
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Jul 8, 2011
To say X-Men is the best of Madhouse's Marvel anime is to damn the series with the faintest of praises. Yes, it's better than the likes of Iron Man, but there's still something vital missing here.

I want to say that that something is heart, but each episode's so lovingly animated that this time I can't really accuse Madhouse of not trying. Indeed, I kept up with X-Men for that reason: this is a fluid and excitingly drawn series that, in the end, just never convinces us that these characters are worth caring for.

Cyclops is the angsty pretty boy and Wolverine the wise-cracking bastard; read more
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May 3, 2011
I am torn on writing this review. Primarily because i used to be an avid fan of the comic book way back when i was younger, and the X-men have been my fav comic book group for so long. I really don't know where to star with this one.

Upon writing this review, i had just finished watching the 4th episode, since it is the latest release. I'll prob revise this again after the series finished so this review is my initial impressions of this Anime.

To start off, i can see that this is way better than the wolverine anime in terms of overall impression. read more
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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
Both Marvel [and Stan Lee was Executive Producer]

Both have a lot of action

Logan plays a big part in both 
reportRecommended by jnw93
"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
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
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
Both series have characters with special abilities who work together as a team. 
reportRecommended by Jackson_H

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