Mar 9th 2011 By: Caleb Goellner
Madhouse showed off their flashy takes on Professor X, Cyclops, Wolverine, Storm, Beast and Armor in the trailer
for the upcoming X-Men
anime, but now Japan's Animax and Marvel.com
are giving fans a closer, more mellow look at the series with a new official poster image, character art and stills. Really, they look pretty composed for a team set to face down mutant organ harvesters. Their professionalism in anime seems X-Ceptional.
The new art expands upon the X-Men anime ensemble shot
we posted last week, giving fans a better shot at getting acquainted with the team before the series premieres on April 1 in Japan and this summer on G4 in the US (along with Madhouse's Iron Man
Judging from the initial trailer, it looks like the team will bounce between a few different looks as they reassemble in the wake of Jean Grey's death to save a kidnapped Armor from the mutant organ-stealing U-Men. Aside from Armor's practical battle suit, the team's looking a little glam for dealing with an insane cult that slices up muties, but if Wolverine wants to deal with paying a mondo dry cleaning bill for a bloodied uniform, then that's his deal.
Also, Madhouse seemed to take a major cue from the '90s X-Men animated series
with their Professor X design. Kudos to you dudes for making me feel like I only need one action figure
to portray two animated universes.
Peep all the new X-Men anime art below: