X-Men anime

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  1. Mako Crab

    Mako Crab Well-Known Member

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    Caught a little bit of this on G4 last night. I can't remember if I fell asleep or turned the channel. Didn't seem too bad, but it wasn't really hooking me. The animation was nice and the character designs all looked pretty sharp. Spike Spiegel as Wolverine? Ehh. . . not the best I've heard, but he's serviceable. The one thing that stood out to me most were Storm's boobs.


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    Yep, her boobs. I don't think there was one shot of Storm where her boobs weren't shown. No close-ups or anything. Everything was from the waist up. At least, as far as I can remember. So she's been sexed up to comic book levels, whereas prior X-Men toons have toned down the sex appeal. It's not really shocking, but it is the first time I'm aware of that it's been done in animated form (and so prominently). Much like Wolverine now being able to dice people up with his claws whereas before he would've never been allowed to do that.

    Didn't make it through the whole episode, but I might give it a watch again if only to see more of Ororo's boobs bouncing across the screen. *L* Okay, so maybe it wasn't that bad, but it was the most prominent thing to me in the ep. I did like her hairstyle too. Looks good like that. A little Halle Berry, but whatever.

    I am a little sick of every Marvel anime featuring the same plot of "Insert superhero" goes to Japan. I get it. The show was made in Japan. It's an anime. But that doesn't mean every last one of them has to take place in Japan. I hope they quickly return to the states or at least go globe trotting around the world.
     
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    Steve Blum previously voiced him in the "Wolverine and the X-Men" series. It was also him in the "Hulk vs. Wolverine" DTV movie, so I think he's become the standard Wolverine voice now.

    Welcome to anime? I can't imagine how a modern anime series wouldn't have those things. Heh. There's actually a scene in a later episode when Schrodinger's Jean appears to have one of her ample bosoms coming out of her shoulder. Oops.

    It's similar to the Joe Mad haircut, sans the long front tail things. His style is manga/anime derived, so they just copped it back!

    All the Marvel anime series were also aired first in Japan, starting with Iron Man a year or so ago. X-Men finished its run about 4 months ago. I'm assuming a major impetus for this project was to heighten visibility of Marvel characters to Japanese youth, hence the Japanese focus (and characters like Armor being a major player.) As for the globetrotting?
    They don't.

    And the show? Pretty, but slow.
     
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    Takara_destron Mainly lurking these days

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    You should enjoy Blade then.
     
  4. Mako Crab

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    Ah, okay. I unfortunately missed out on that series. I've seen the complete box set though and have considered picking it up. Is it pretty good?

    As I said, it's nothing shocking. The comic portrayals of Storm (and every other X-woman) have been far, far racier in the past, so it's nothing new. Just new to animated forms of the X-Men. I still remember issues of the comics where Storm would fly around naked, so it's not without precedent.

    Oh yeah! That's how I'll think of it from now on, as I don't especially like Halle's portrayal of Storm.

    Ah, that would explain it. No globe trotting? Does the whole show take place in Japan then?

    That's kind of how I felt while watching the first ep. As of this moment it's only the art and animation holding my interest.
     
  5. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Atleast Steven Blum is Wolverine instead of Milo Ventimiglia.

    That voice of his is so unfitting. Steven Blum is the best Wolverine voice in general.
     
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    I wonder if any more Marvel anime's are planned. I think a Spider-Man one would be decent considering the Tokyo skyscrapers. Peter Parker sent to Japan to cover a story & some villian is there.
     
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    I remember liking it well enough, but it's been a while since I've seen it. The biggest adjustment I had to make is accepting Wolverine as any sort of leader. Other than that, the only significant memory I have is that the show's Scarlet Witch is really hot, and she was previously a character I couldn't care less about. Personally, I like "Wolverine & the X-Men" and "Spectacular Spider-Man" better than either of the respective 90s shows.
    They go back to the mansion for a couple episodes to train, research, and talk about stuff.

    In one way, I could see this. Spider-Man hanging upside-down from the rafters of Tokyo Tower! Spider-Man standing atop tall pointy things like a stereotypical anime character! I don't know that the Japanese would know what to do with a wisecracking young hero though. If a teenage shounen action hero isn't earnestly lecturing about justice, strength, or protecting people, there must be something wrong with him!
     
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    Steven Blum does a wonderful job as wolverine. though i think Scott McNeil would make an even better wolverine. *his dinobot voice, modified* but Blum does a nice job.
     
  9. kaos

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    thought it was awesome and dark more realistic..cant wait to c more:popcorn 
     
  10. Metal Chaos

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    These anime versions lack emotion, everything seems so dull and monotonous, it's really too much of a bore for me to even get half of a nerd chubby watching them.
     
  11. kaos

    kaos the original thirteen

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    really..was not scott all butt hurt bout jeans supposed passing..and wolvs full of emotion..to each its own i guess..i thought it was one of the better new manga/anime out there. i actually got kinda excited as it started coming on..havent done that in a while....now iron man and wolverine i could c that...these bored the everlasting $#!+ out of me to the point i removed them from my dvr schedule recordings..
     
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    I was referring to the anime wolverine and iron man, have not watched the anime x-men, not sure if I even want to. The iron man and wolverine animes bored me half to death.
     
  13. kaos

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    no doubt:D ..i really tried to give them a try but i just didnt dig anything about them other than the CGI in i.man.....other than that its a total bore-fest..however if ur a fan of the xmen the new anime was sweet IMO...L8s..
     
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    He voiced Wolverine in X-Men: Evolution, and is by leaps and bounds greater at it then Blum is, in my opinion. Blum's Wolverine sounds bored and sleazy most of the time, McNeil's was gruffer and a bit more animalistic a lot of the times.
     

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