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Character Designs Revealed For Madhouse’s X-Men Anime Series

Japanese television network Animax has unveiled the character designs for Madhouse Studios’ upcoming adaptation of Marvel’s X-Men, set to debut on April 1.

Although the trailer surfaced a couple of weeks ago, I think this is our first look at the anime’s take on Hisako Ichiki (aka Armor), a character introduced during Joss Whedon and John Cassaday’s run on Astonishing X-Men. According to Anime News Network and Marvel, the series is set a year after the death of Jean Grey as the disbanded X-Men are summoned by Charles Xavier to find the abducted Armor and confront the U-Men, the mutant organ-stealing cult created by Grant Morrison.

X-Men is one of four Marvel anime adaptations written by Warren Ellis and produced by Madhouse. Iron Man and Wolverine have already aired on Animax; Blade will premiere this summer. G4 announced at Comic-Con International that it will air all four series sometime this year.

(via Anime News Network)


  • Guest

    Wow Cyclops looks like a girl.

  • Anonymous

    At least they look better than the Wolverine from the Wolverine anime.

  • Beow101

    Does Cyclops have … hips?

  • Jack Derunk

    Why is Wolverine taller than Cyclops? Wolverine is SHORT. Like, 5’5″ or less, he’s shorter than most of the X-Women.

  • Steven_1989

    OMG!!! Cyclops design is just amazing!!! They should adopt that costume on the X-Men comics asap. And I also like how they made him slimmer because Stan Lee originally made him to look like that. Writers today tend to forget Cyclops is supposed to be slim. But overall Cyclops is PERFECT.

    The only thing I don’t like about Wolverine is his height. He should be smaller than Cyclops.

  • Sarcasmo

    Looks promising, especially the female Cyclops. Could be an interesting take on the character.

  • Anonymous

    Wolverine’s been depicted as taller ever since the movie.