The 90s X-Men animated series this ain’t. Incredible looking animation, dramatic character moments and sweet ass-kicking action. It’s all you’ve ever wanted from a good, super hero cartoon. But this isn’t just a cartoon, it’s anime. Madhouse’s X-Men series’ first three episodes have found their way to Youtube and can be watched with fansubbing here. Beginning with the death of Jean Grey the series then follows Cyclops, Wolverine, Storm, Beast and Professor X to Japan where they investigate the abduction of Hisako Ichiki.

Of the first ten minutes I watched the series exemplifies all the tropes you’d expect from anime, lots of yelling that’s for sure. But the action and drama are intense, I’d expect when this show crosses over and is dubbed for American audiences all of this awesomeness will be edited down. So catch it in all it’s Japanese glory while you can.

Also keep and eye out for anime adaptaions of Wolverine and Iron Man also from Madhouse due to hit G4 this year. Watch the first ten minutes of X-Men below and let us know what you think. Will you be trying to catch the Japanese version online or will you wait for it to make it’s American debut?

source: Topless Robot

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