Madhouse released a very short promo for its X-Men anime, one of the several Marvel series projects they’re working on. About half the 30-second spot is big, Japanese text, but the other 15 seconds? Footage, and footage that looks pretty badass at that. I’m trying not to get too excited, given how the Iron Man and Wolverine series seem to be going, but at the moment, I’d say even with only this tiny, tiny look, the X-Men looks to be the best of the three. There’s action, a pretty decent amount of characters, and I can actually recognize who’s supposed to be who. The series is due to premiere in Japan on April 1st, so here’s hoping this is pretty indicative of the final product. (Via Comics Alliance)
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