X-Men Anime Series

Season 1
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6.92011TV-14
The X-Men are team of superhuman mutants founded by the world’s most powerful telepath, Professor Charles Xavier. Formed to defend human and mutants alike, the X-Men have disbanded in the wake of a tragedy. One of their members, Jean Grey, is killed in battle with the evil secret society known as the Inner Circle. But when a young mutant in Northern Japan goes missing, Professor X, gathers his...
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  1. 1. The Return - Joining Forces
    December 31 2010
    24min
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    When a mutant high school student named Hisako Ichiki goes missing in the northern part of Japan, her parents ask Professor Xavier for his help. Sensing that the case of Hisako’s disappearance is of great importance for mutantkind, he gathers together his X-Men. However, the leader of the X-Men, Cyclops, who had lost his lover Jean during battle, refuses to return.
  2. 2. U-Men - Mutant Hunting
    December 31 2010
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    The X-Men, led by Cyclops, travel via Blackbird to Japan. During their search for Hisako, they discover that she is not the first Mutant to have gone missing. As they move ahead with their investigation, they also learn that the local people are extremely prejudiced against Mutants. Their investigation is hampered by the U-Men, a fanatical group of scientists who experiment on unwilling mutant...
  3. 3. Armor - Awakening
    December 31 2010
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    While searching the U-Men’s headquarters, the X-Men find Hisako and Emma Frost, a mutant with the power of telepathy. Cyclops claims that Emma was the principle cause of Jean’s death one year earlier. Emma denies this and explains that she was Hisako’s instructor and had come to Japan to rescue her but the X-Men distrust her. Just then, the U-Men’s mad scientist, Todd, launches an attack. Duri...
  4. 4. Transformation - Secondary Mutation
    December 31 2010
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    The X-Men destroy the U-Men’s hideout. Emma’s body transforms into a diamond-like consistency as she tries to protect Hisako from a laser beam fired by the dying Todd. This is known as “secondary mutation” amongst the Mutants. The X-Men decide to take Emma and Hisako back to the Xavier Institute for examination. During the flight back, the Blackbird is attacked by a strange bat-like creature w...
  5. 5. Power - Unity
    December 31 2010
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    Professor Xavier decides to announce Hisako and Emma as members of the X-Men. Cyclops objects to Emma becoming a member as Hisako starts her training as a member of the X-Men. However, the enormity of her powers confuses her. In order to gain the trust of Cyclops, Emma decides to allow Professor Xavier to perform a telepathic examination so that everyone can see her inner thoughts.
  6. 6. Conflict - Contested
    December 31 2010
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    All doubts over Emma are put to rest and the X-Men are united again. Professor Xavier senses that there is an enormous force that they do not understand still present in north Japan. Armed with a vaccine to combat Damon-Hall Syndrome, the X-Men return to north Japan. However, as they are flying back, an unknown and very powerful force causes them to lose control of the Blackbird. Forced to exe...
  7. 7. Betrayal - Shock
    December 31 2010
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    Having defeated the U-Men, the X-Men arrive at a facility deep in the mountains. The facility is run by a woman named Yui Sasaki, who originally operated it as a school for Mutant children, which was attended by Hisako. Emma, Wolverine and Beast sense that Yui is hiding something. Yui contacts Professor Xavier in New York and tells him the shocking news that he is the father of a child…that no...
  8. 8. Lost - Signs
    December 31 2010
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    Riko and Kaga, two of Yui’s assistants who have come down with Damon-Hall symptoms, attack the facility. Both of them are injected with the vaccine created by Beast. Emma spies an unfamiliar man when she is in her diamond-like state. Emma is dubious about Jun, wondering if he is the man she saw. Meanwhile, Professor X is flying in the Blackbird to visit the X-Men, but never arrives.
  9. 9. Revelations - From Behind The Scenes
    December 31 2010
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    It is discovered that Yui had been giving Riko and Kaga a drug which may have unintended side effects. Meanwhile, Emma appears before Jun, who has descended to the underground facility, and discovers that he is, in fact, the leader of the Inner Circle, Mastermind. The X-Men come running, but Wolverine is confused by the illusion that Mastermind projects and attacks Cyclops.
  10. 10. Countdown - Truth
    December 31 2010
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    A room at the back of the underground facility contains the source of the enormous power that has been affecting Northern Japan, and Mastermind plans to use this to control the world. A fierce battle ensues between the X-Men and the Four Pillars of the Inner Circle summoned by Mastermind, with the X-Men managing to defeat them, just as Yui reveals a shocking truth. Meanwhile, Professor Xavier ...
  11. 11. Revenge - End
    December 31 2010
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    The source of the power that has been harming the Mutants of north Japan is Takeo, the son of Professor Xavier and Yui. Yui had tried everything to conceal his existence and suppress his powers, but, Mastermind had begun manipulating Takeo’s powers for his own ends. The enormity of his power is so huge that it is capable of distorting all of reality and Yui’s facility is destroyed. Takeo’s pow...
  12. 12. Destiny - Bond
    December 31 2010
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    Takeo’s powers cause strange phenomena to occur in all over the world, putting all of human and mutantkind in danger. The X-Men stage a simultaneous attack on him, but they’re no match for him. Professor Xavier, who has finally arrived, meets his son, both in person and on the astral plane, but Takeo puts up fierce resistance and fights back. No longer mortal, do the X-Men have any hope of def...

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2011
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Animax Broadcast Japan, Inc., G4
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Michael B. MctigheReviewed in the United States on December 3, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Feels just like the comic, but not without it's problems.
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The thing this show needs abundant praise for is it feels like the comic. It helps that X-scribe Warren Ellis is the showrunner and based a lot of it of his (and Grant Morrison's) contributions to the book. It also helps that Warren Ellis is an uber-nerd, and does an excellent job of condensing many important elements from the X-Men into the story (although I'm done with the Phoenix Saga at this point).

The problems come from the pacing and the lack of a strong villain. Mastermind fits very well as an anime style villain, but it feels a bit odd headlining a major X-Men series with a C-List villain (who is actually a glorified henchmen). Jason Wingard is sort of a pathetic person and not someone the X-Men usually talk about in hushed tones. Even in the Hellfire Club itself you have Sebestian Shaw and Henry Leland who seem more in control. That presented a missed opportunity since this replaced the other Hellfire members with anime monster lackeys and I just couldn't care less about any of them. You have villains like Cassandra Nova, Shinobi Shaw, Selene, Sebastian Shaw, and even Magneto who have been members of the Hellfire Club and would've made more sense here.

The show feels short at 12 episodes and this is because nothing much happens. As mentioned the weak villains.

SPOILER The show's twist is Xavier has a son and it's basically a Japanese proteus. Fine. I'm good with that, but they blow that twist way, way too early. So you just see it coming like a show moving freight train for six episodes.

As nailing the feel of the comic though - it does work. The meandering episodes really do feel like a written for the trade storyarc. The voice acting and characterization is pretty top-notch across the board. This may be hands down the best Cyclops ever by American dub Scott Porter. Steve Blum Wolverine is Steve Blum Wolverine - if it ain't broke don't fix it. Emma Frost is done like Emma Frost finally. Beast is actually very amusing. Armor is fun. Storm is the weak link here, but it is only because they do fudge all with her. They don't insult her in any way, aside from weakening her powers from what we are normally used to, she just isn't given much depth.

I think ultimately this would've improved with a second season because all the pieces are there. It would be nice to see this animation teamwork with Warren Ellis again - they really nailed a lot here. I think there is a ton of potential in this series that we never got to see explored. I really like it though - although I wish the villains were better and I wish Jean Grey just stayed dead and they stop beating the Phoenix horse.
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Alfonzo LawhornReviewed in the United States on December 18, 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
So much potential.
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Ok, I'm a huge fan of the X-Men and I've been so for a long time. I enjoy the anime style of the characters. The women could be drawn a little better in my opinion, this isn't an eechi or fanservice anime; it's the X-Men. My big complaint is how weak the X-Men appear to be, especially Storm. Seriously, one lightning bolt or localized storm and she is tired.

Where are the rest of the X-Men? The end credits show some of their best villains but you don't really see them. While the Inner Circle is fun, Magneto or Sinister would make a better enemy for the first season. I'm gonna stop here before I end up on a rambling rant.
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Jonathan SuazoReviewed in the United States on November 28, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Thought it would be a lot better
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The 2 stars are only for the excellent pencil work and animation on this. It's really cool to see these characters drawn like this. The storyline/script absolutely sucks. Look for reviews on youtube and maybe buy or rent one episode but do not buy this whole thing
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RyanReviewed in the United States on January 8, 2014
3.0 out of 5 stars
Good but not great
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While I enjoy the artistic style of this anime, and have no issue with the way in which the characters are drawn (some have issues with the female atnatomy) it is not as good from a story stand point as it could be. I have been watching several different iterations of X-Men because my daughter is inmterested in animation and we both enjoy the X-Men. It seems taht they keep recycling the same story line across the titles. Unfortunately It is the same here.
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Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United States on November 22, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
meh.
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pretty boring. GREAT animation quality, tho.
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LarkinReviewed in the United States on January 15, 2013
4.0 out of 5 stars
Decent story, interesting animation but lacking overall for me
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If you are a long-term fan of the X-Men (I'm a fan since about issue 130 of the Uncanny X-Men, first appearance of Dazzler), you might not like this particular team configuration or the out of continuity characters and story arc.

The animation is cute and fun, with everything you'd expect in anime: babes in tight clothes with impossible figures, lots of moving background and flashes in fight scenes and teen to adult themes (and dialogue).
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Daniel DittmanReviewed in the United States on November 7, 2014
2.0 out of 5 stars
It has some good points great action and the characters are more personable
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Big X-Men fan here but very few characters are introduced and the entire series is based on one story. The intro gives the hint of other stories in the making but does not deliver. It has some good points great action and the characters are more personable.
It fails short compared to other x-men stories but makes a average anime.
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Jake M.Reviewed in the United States on January 1, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Glad I spent the money
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Animatrix meets X-Men. Great adaptation of the X-Men. The characters in this stay very true to TAS and past comics I grew up with. The only disappointment is that this is the only season created. I would have gladly paid more to watch more.
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