[AOW] X-Men TV (1/6-12/2013)

I should have watched the 4 Madhouse x Marvel anime (Iron Man, X-Men, Wolverine, Blade) when they came out originally, but a few episodes into X-Men and then my attempts to watch Wolverine just didn't feel right. While these two looked like anime, there just wasn't that feel anime usually gives me (and we were missing Steve Blum as the voice of Wolverine). Fast forward some time later and I see Walmart has been carrying the anime for less that $13 each (the full series none the less). That's a steal even for American cartoons. I did hold off for a while on buying them simply because I never felt that pull that I had to have them but today I decided why not, I have some spare cash for anime and X-Men as well as Wolverine have been staring at me for weeks on end. Maybe one day I'll get Iron Man (I saw one episode of it and it just felt wrong seeing Tony Stark animated all shiny) and I highly doubt I'll buy Blade because I was never a fan in the first place of the comics though I do like the movies.

 Image  © Madhouse

It's really weird seeing any of these Marvel comics being adapted into anime, but Madhouse is a perfect choice as an animation company considering a lot of their anime does have more of a western field than most studios (sans Sunrise of course). So far I am liking watching this one dubbed more than when I tried to watch it in Japanese. It's nice that Wolverine is voiced by Steve Blum... seeing as he doesn't do much anime work if any at all these days =/

Type: Western Comic Adaptation
Genre(s): Super Hero; Sci-fi; Action
# of Episodes: 12
The X-Men are a team of elite super-powered mutants gathered by Professor X to protect ordinary humans even as they are persecuted by them. In the wake of the death of one of their own, however, the team has stopped operations for a whole year. Then Professor X receives word of a mutant girl's mysterious disappearance in Japan. Sensing that something larger is afoot, he reassembles the team and sends them to investigate. They uncover a connection between her disappearance and an anti-mutant group known as the U-Men.

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