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The third of the four series based on MarvelComics and produced by Creator/{{Madhouse}}. This series aired in Japan on April 1st 2011 and follows the adventures of the Franchise/{{X-Men}} in Japan as they confront the U-Men, a cult stealing and implanting mutant organs to strengthen their army, as they investigate the kidnapping of mutants in the area. Currently the revealed members are {{ComicBook/Cyclops}}, {{Wolverine}}, Storm, Beast, Professor X, and Armor.

Not to be confused with the [[WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}} 1990s animated series.]]

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!!Tropes:
* ActionGirl: Storm, Emma Frost, and likely Armor as well.
* AdaptationalBadass: In the comics, the U-Men were slightly creepy D-list jokes, notable only for their connection to the big-name villain John Sublime. In this series, they're a major organization with considerable resources and a serious threat to the X-Men.
* ArtEvolution: Wolverine looks far more gruff like his comic book appearance, contrasted to the two previous anime series where he was more of a {{Bishonen}}.
* AscendedExtra: Armor gets her first leading role in an adaptation here.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Implied to be the case with [[spoiler: Jean Grey in the first episode, and Takeo in the last.]]
* AudibleSharpness: Wolverine's claws.
* BadassBiker: Wolverine and Cyclops.
** In one episode, both fight off a group of mutant hunting robots while riding their bikes. Also, Wolverine does it by getting close and using his claws, Cyclops simply charges in and uses his bike's [[CoolBike assortment of missiles and lasers]].
* BareYourMidriff: Storm.
* BatmanColdOpen: The series begins with the main cast using their powers to survive a battle with an out of control [[spoiler: Jean Grey]].
* TheBerserker: Wolverine and Beast (emphasis on the former) have unstoppable feral rampages when extremely angry.
* BigBadWannabe: [[spoiler: Mastermind]]
* BigFancyHouse: Aside from the X-Mansion, there's also Hisako's house which seems to be quite large (possibly because it's an inn of some sort).
* {{Bishounen}}: Cyclops.
* [[BrightSlap Bright Punch]]: [[spoiler: Logan to Cyclops after the latter hesitates in battle, almost getting Storm killed]].
* BodyHorror: The U-Men are not kind to the mutants they kidnap.
** The first one they encounter also seems to be a ShoutOut to Akira.
** Their own folks don't fare much better in these stakes, although at least in their case, it's sometimes voluntary.
* {{Cameo}}: Angel, Colossus, Rogue, Nightcrawler, Deadpool, Captain Britain, and [[spoiler: Anime/IronMan]] all show up very briefly in the finale.
* CaptainObvious: Beast. Logan loves pointing this out.
-->'''Wolverine:''' "Hank [=McCoy=], Ph.D.-ing on the obvious."
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:Emma Frost can be seen controlling Jean/Dark Phoenix in the first episode.]]
* ChunkyUpdraft: The series opens with this as Jean goes insane.
* CompositeCharacter: Takeo is an amalgam of Legion (Prof. X's son with telepathic abilities) and Proteus (Moira's son with reality-warping abilities).
* ContinuityNod: Hisako trains against a Sentinel in the Danger Room.
* CrossdressingVoices: In the English dub, MaryElizabethMcGlynn voices the effeminate but clearly male Marsh. It's not as obvious as you might think.
* {{Cult}}: The U-Men are billed as such.
* EvilIsVisceral: The U-Men are very fond of their creepy biotech.
* {{Expy}}: Dr. Sasaki is one of Moira [=MacTaggert=], and by extension, Takeo is a Japanese Proteus/Legion.
* FantasticRacism: The X-Men are apparently still dealing with this, though not to as harsh a degree as most other adaptations.
* FatalFlaw: So far, Hisako's is her fear of her powers.
* FirstEpisodeSpoiler: [[spoiler:Jean dies]].
* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Cyclops.
** TheLancer: Wolverine.
** TheSmartGuy: Beast.
** TheBigGuy: Hisako.
** TheChick: Storm.
** SixthRanger: Emma Frost.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Emma Frost and the Hellfire Club can be seen in the prologue.
* GeniusBruiser: Beast, as always.
* GeniusCripple: Professor X.
* HealingFactor: Wolverine.
* HeroicBSOD: Cyclops has one in the first episode, due to [[spoiler: Jean dying in the prologue]].
** [[spoiler: As of the second episode, he still seems to lapse into it from time to time]].
* HimeCut: Hisako.
* HumansAreBastards: Granted, this is an X-Men series, but the U-Men take this to [[UpToEleven a new height.]]
* InstantArmor: Armor's mutant power.
* KickChick: Emma Frost.
* LetsGetDangerous: Hisako really pulls it together in episode 11.
* MadnessMantra: One of the early enemies the X-Men face is rather obsessed with organs.
* MechaMooks: The U-Men's mindless, faceless combat cyborgs fill this role, despite [[BodyHorror not being entirely mechanical]].
* MostCommonSuperpower: Storm, Jean and [[spoiler:Emma Frost, who combines it with AbsoluteCleavage]].
* MythologyGag: The David Haller Syndrome is named after Professor X's son Legion, in [[DependingOnTheWriter some of the subtitles]], though the actual voices are clearly saying "Damon".
** Now boarding for Madripoor at Gate {{X-23}}.
* NoodlePeople: The U-Men's cyborgs are impossibly, inhumanly lanky. Made worse because [[BodyHorror they clearly were once human, and odds are they didn't originally look like that]].
* PettingZooPeople: Beast has his more recent cat-like appearance.
* PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler: Jean, after the prologue.]]
* PsychicPowers: Professor X, Jean Grey, and Emma Frost.
* RaceLift: Yui Sasaki and Takeo are Japanese {{Expies}} of [=Moira MacTaggert=] and Proteus.
* RealityWarper: [[spoiler: Takeo]]
* RedHerring: Emma Frost was mainly accused (especially by Cyclops) as the one who made Jean lose her sanity with the Phoenix Force. [[spoiler: The Emma seen by Scott was an illusion made by Mastermind knowing that Emma might join the X-Men after her departure from the Hellfire Club.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: Wolverine and Cyclops naturally have this dynamic, and Wolverine points out that when Cyke's HeroicBSOD puts Wolverine in the Blue Oni role, something is ''seriously'' wrong.
* RevealingCoverup: The U-Men assassinate any police officer trying to investigate the disappearance of teenagers in Tohoku, publicly revealed as an "unfortunate death".
* SadClown: Wolverine comes across this way with his cynical GallowsHumor, particularly if this series canonically takes place some time after the events of his own series.
* SailorFuku: Hisako/Armor.
* SayMyName: Cyclops to Jean in the prologue.
* SequelHook: [[spoiler: TheStinger at the end of the series has a shot of Magneto's jail cell with a hole blown through it, and ends with "The adventures of the X-Men will continue..."]]
* ShootTheDog: A recurring theme throughout the series.
* ShoutOut: The visual style, U-Men as villains, and Emma Frost joining the group and developing her secondary mutation are all reminiscent of the GrantMorrison run.
* SunglassesAtNight: Cyclops, natch.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler: Takeo]].

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The third of the four series based on MarvelComics and produced by Creator/{{Madhouse}}. This series aired in Japan on April 1st 2011 and follows the adventures of the Franchise/{{X-Men}} in Japan as they confront the U-Men, a cult stealing and implanting mutant organs to strengthen their army, as they investigate the kidnapping of mutants in the area. Currently the revealed members are {{ComicBook/Cyclops}}, {{Wolverine}}, Storm, Beast, Professor X, and Armor.

Not to be confused with the [[WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}} 1990s animated series.]]

----
!!Tropes:
* ActionGirl: Storm, Emma Frost, and likely Armor as well.
* AdaptationalBadass: In the comics, the U-Men were slightly creepy D-list jokes, notable only for their connection to the big-name villain John Sublime. In this series, they're a major organization with considerable resources and a serious threat to the X-Men.
* ArtEvolution: Wolverine looks far more gruff like his comic book appearance, contrasted to the two previous anime series where he was more of a {{Bishonen}}.
* AscendedExtra: Armor gets her first leading role in an adaptation here.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Implied to be the case with [[spoiler: Jean Grey in the first episode, and Takeo in the last.]]
* AudibleSharpness: Wolverine's claws.
* BadassBiker: Wolverine and Cyclops.
** In one episode, both fight off a group of mutant hunting robots while riding their bikes. Also, Wolverine does it by getting close and using his claws, Cyclops simply charges in and uses his bike's [[CoolBike assortment of missiles and lasers]].
* BareYourMidriff: Storm.
* BatmanColdOpen: The series begins with the main cast using their powers to survive a battle with an out of control [[spoiler: Jean Grey]].
* TheBerserker: Wolverine and Beast (emphasis on the former) have unstoppable feral rampages when extremely angry.
* BigBadWannabe: [[spoiler: Mastermind]]
* BigFancyHouse: Aside from the X-Mansion, there's also Hisako's house which seems to be quite large (possibly because it's an inn of some sort).
* {{Bishounen}}: Cyclops.
* [[BrightSlap Bright Punch]]: [[spoiler: Logan to Cyclops after the latter hesitates in battle, almost getting Storm killed]].
* BodyHorror: The U-Men are not kind to the mutants they kidnap.
** The first one they encounter also seems to be a ShoutOut to Akira.
** Their own folks don't fare much better in these stakes, although at least in their case, it's sometimes voluntary.
* {{Cameo}}: Angel, Colossus, Rogue, Nightcrawler, Deadpool, Captain Britain, and [[spoiler: Anime/IronMan]] all show up very briefly in the finale.
* CaptainObvious: Beast. Logan loves pointing this out.
-->'''Wolverine:''' "Hank [=McCoy=], Ph.D.-ing on the obvious."
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:Emma Frost can be seen controlling Jean/Dark Phoenix in the first episode.]]
* ChunkyUpdraft: The series opens with this as Jean goes insane.
* CompositeCharacter: Takeo is an amalgam of Legion (Prof. X's son with telepathic abilities) and Proteus (Moira's son with reality-warping abilities).
* ContinuityNod: Hisako trains against a Sentinel in the Danger Room.
* CrossdressingVoices: In the English dub, MaryElizabethMcGlynn voices the effeminate but clearly male Marsh. It's not as obvious as you might think.
* {{Cult}}: The U-Men are billed as such.
* EvilIsVisceral: The U-Men are very fond of their creepy biotech.
* {{Expy}}: Dr. Sasaki is one of Moira [=MacTaggert=], and by extension, Takeo is a Japanese Proteus/Legion.
* FantasticRacism: The X-Men are apparently still dealing with this, though not to as harsh a degree as most other adaptations.
* FatalFlaw: So far, Hisako's is her fear of her powers.
* FirstEpisodeSpoiler: [[spoiler:Jean dies]].
* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Cyclops.
** TheLancer: Wolverine.
** TheSmartGuy: Beast.
** TheBigGuy: Hisako.
** TheChick: Storm.
** SixthRanger: Emma Frost.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Emma Frost and the Hellfire Club can be seen in the prologue.
* GeniusBruiser: Beast, as always.
* GeniusCripple: Professor X.
* HealingFactor: Wolverine.
* HeroicBSOD: Cyclops has one in the first episode, due to [[spoiler: Jean dying in the prologue]].
** [[spoiler: As of the second episode, he still seems to lapse into it from time to time]].
* HimeCut: Hisako.
* HumansAreBastards: Granted, this is an X-Men series, but the U-Men take this to [[UpToEleven a new height.]]
* InstantArmor: Armor's mutant power.
* KickChick: Emma Frost.
* LetsGetDangerous: Hisako really pulls it together in episode 11.
* MadnessMantra: One of the early enemies the X-Men face is rather obsessed with organs.
* MechaMooks: The U-Men's mindless, faceless combat cyborgs fill this role, despite [[BodyHorror not being entirely mechanical]].
* MostCommonSuperpower: Storm, Jean and [[spoiler:Emma Frost, who combines it with AbsoluteCleavage]].
* MythologyGag: The David Haller Syndrome is named after Professor X's son Legion, in [[DependingOnTheWriter some of the subtitles]], though the actual voices are clearly saying "Damon".
** Now boarding for Madripoor at Gate {{X-23}}.
* NoodlePeople: The U-Men's cyborgs are impossibly, inhumanly lanky. Made worse because [[BodyHorror they clearly were once human, and odds are they didn't originally look like that]].
* PettingZooPeople: Beast has his more recent cat-like appearance.
* PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler: Jean, after the prologue.]]
* PsychicPowers: Professor X, Jean Grey, and Emma Frost.
* RaceLift: Yui Sasaki and Takeo are Japanese {{Expies}} of [=Moira MacTaggert=] and Proteus.
* RealityWarper: [[spoiler: Takeo]]
* RedHerring: Emma Frost was mainly accused (especially by Cyclops) as the one who made Jean lose her sanity with the Phoenix Force. [[spoiler: The Emma seen by Scott was an illusion made by Mastermind knowing that Emma might join the X-Men after her departure from the Hellfire Club.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: Wolverine and Cyclops naturally have this dynamic, and Wolverine points out that when Cyke's HeroicBSOD puts Wolverine in the Blue Oni role, something is ''seriously'' wrong.
* RevealingCoverup: The U-Men assassinate any police officer trying to investigate the disappearance of teenagers in Tohoku, publicly revealed as an "unfortunate death".
* SadClown: Wolverine comes across this way with his cynical GallowsHumor, particularly if this series canonically takes place some time after the events of his own series.
* SailorFuku: Hisako/Armor.
* SayMyName: Cyclops to Jean in the prologue.
* SequelHook: [[spoiler: TheStinger at the end of the series has a shot of Magneto's jail cell with a hole blown through it, and ends with "The adventures of the X-Men will continue..."]]
* ShootTheDog: A recurring theme throughout the series.
* ShoutOut: The visual style, U-Men as villains, and Emma Frost joining the group and developing her secondary mutation are all reminiscent of the GrantMorrison run.
* SunglassesAtNight: Cyclops, natch.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler: Takeo]].
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29th Oct '13 9:43:56 PM comicwriter
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* AscendedExtra: Armor gets her first leading role in an adaptation here.
27th Oct '13 8:16:32 PM comicwriter
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* RaceLift: Yui Sasaki and Takeo are Japanese {{Expies}} of [=Moira MacTaggert=] and Proteus.
19th Oct '13 3:21:06 AM MegaJ
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* ActorAllusion:
** In the first episode, Storm freezes a pirate ship harassing the cruiseliner she is vacationing on in a manner similar to [[Manga/SailorMoon Sailor Mercury in later seasons]]. Both are voiced by Creator/AyaHisakawa.
** Armor, who's voiced by StephanieSheh, looks ''a lot'' like [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Hinata]].
9th Aug '13 10:05:54 AM MacronNotes
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* WhiteHairedPrettyGirl: Storm.
2nd Apr '13 5:06:57 PM Shadi_Potter
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The third of the four series based on MarvelComics and produced by Creator/{{Madhouse}}. This series aired in Japan on April 1st 2011 and follows the adventures of the Franchise/{{X-Men}} in Japan as they confront the U-Men, a cult stealing and implanting mutant organs to strengthen their army, as they investigate the kidnapping of mutants in the area. Currently the revealed members are Cyclops, {{Wolverine}}, Storm, Beast, Professor X, and Armor.

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The third of the four series based on MarvelComics and produced by Creator/{{Madhouse}}. This series aired in Japan on April 1st 2011 and follows the adventures of the Franchise/{{X-Men}} in Japan as they confront the U-Men, a cult stealing and implanting mutant organs to strengthen their army, as they investigate the kidnapping of mutants in the area. Currently the revealed members are Cyclops, {{ComicBook/Cyclops}}, {{Wolverine}}, Storm, Beast, Professor X, and Armor.
16th Feb '13 10:02:33 PM nombretomado
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The third of the four series based on MarvelComics and produced by Creator/{{Madhouse}}. This series aired in Japan on April 1st 2011 and follows the adventures of the {{X-Men}} in Japan as they confront the U-Men, a cult stealing and implanting mutant organs to strengthen their army, as they investigate the kidnapping of mutants in the area. Currently the revealed members are Cyclops, {{Wolverine}}, Storm, Beast, Professor X, and Armor.

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The third of the four series based on MarvelComics and produced by Creator/{{Madhouse}}. This series aired in Japan on April 1st 2011 and follows the adventures of the {{X-Men}} Franchise/{{X-Men}} in Japan as they confront the U-Men, a cult stealing and implanting mutant organs to strengthen their army, as they investigate the kidnapping of mutants in the area. Currently the revealed members are Cyclops, {{Wolverine}}, Storm, Beast, Professor X, and Armor.
28th Jan '13 10:00:07 PM LordMortis
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* ActorAllusion: In the first episode, Storm freezes a pirate ship harassing the cruiseliner she is vacationing on in a manner similar to [[Manga/SailorMoon Sailor Mercury in later seasons]]. Both are voiced by Creator/AyaHisakawa.

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* ActorAllusion: ActorAllusion:
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In the first episode, Storm freezes a pirate ship harassing the cruiseliner she is vacationing on in a manner similar to [[Manga/SailorMoon Sailor Mercury in later seasons]]. Both are voiced by Creator/AyaHisakawa.Creator/AyaHisakawa.
** Armor, who's voiced by StephanieSheh, looks ''a lot'' like [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Hinata]].
13th Jan '13 2:06:03 PM nombretomado
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* ActorAllusion: In the first episode, Storm freezes a pirate ship harassing the cruiseliner she is vacationing on in a manner similar to [[Manga/SailorMoon Sailor Mercury in later seasons]]. Both are voiced by AyaHisakawa.

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* ActorAllusion: In the first episode, Storm freezes a pirate ship harassing the cruiseliner she is vacationing on in a manner similar to [[Manga/SailorMoon Sailor Mercury in later seasons]]. Both are voiced by AyaHisakawa.Creator/AyaHisakawa.
14th Dec '12 7:01:22 AM captainpat
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* HeyItsThatVoice: In English:
** SteveBlum is once again Wolverine.
** FredTatasciore is Beast [[WolverineAndTheXMen again]].
** CamClarke is Professor Charles Xavier.
** AliHillis is Emma Frost.
** StephanieSheh is Hisako Ichiki/Armor.
** Danielle Nicolet ([[Series/{{Angel}} Tamika]]) is Storm.
** Scott Porter reprises the role of Cyclops from the Anime/{{Wolverine}} anime.
** JenniferHale is [[WolverineAndTheXMen once]] [[MarvelVsCapcom3 again]] Jean Grey/Phoenix.
** Gwendoline Yeo, best known to X-Men fans as [[WolverineAndTheXMen Domino]], is Yui Sasaki.
** TravisWillingham is Mastermind and Jun Sanada.
** MichaelSinterniklaas is Hisako's father and Rat.
** LauraBailey is Hisako's mother and Kyoko.
** DaveWittenberg is Kick and Neuron.
** TroyBaker is Koichi Kaga and Sublime.
** MaryElizabethMcGlynn is Marsh and Riko Nirasaki.
** SteveStaley is Takeo Sasaki.
** KeithSilverstein is the liquor store owner.
** BenDiskin is Fujiwara.
** In Japanese:
** RikiyaKoyama returns as Wolverine.
** ToshiyukiMorikawa returns as Cyclops.
** AyaHisakawa is Storm.
** HideyukiTanaka is Beast.
** YukariTamura is Hisako Ichiki/Armor.
** YoshikoSakakibara is Yui Sasaki.
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