Earlier this month, Madhouse's X-Men anime miniseries debuted on Animax in Japan. We checked out the first three episodes and found that this show effectively balances high-octane mutant fighting with (cornball yet endearing) soap operatics. Cyclops is so emotional!
Like Madhouse's Iron Man anime, X-Men was plotted by Warren Ellis and will debut in America later this year on G4. Unlike the opening of Iron Man — which turned Tony Stark's power suit foibles into a rote mecha tale — X-Men takes its anime transformation in stride. Spoilers on!