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Wolverine and X-Men Anime Series Coming to Netflix Soon

wolverine and x-men anime series

Today we will discuss Netflix adding the anime adaptations of Wolverine and the X-Men to its Anime catalog, bringing to stream these forgotten shows.

For the ones interested, Wolverine is directed by Hiroshi Aoyama and Hajime Ōtani (assistant), and its music is by Tetsuya Takahashi. While X-Men is directed by Fuminori Kizaki, Tetsuya Takahashi is working on the music. To know all the other details from the show, read the article till the end.

Wolverine has a rating of 6.5/10 in IMDb, and X- men enjoy a rating of 6.4/10 in MyAnimeList.net. They are part of Marvel Anime, a series of four anime television series and two direct-to-video films created in partnership with Marvel Entertainment and Japanese anime studio Madhouse. 

Based on Iron Man, Wolverine, X-Men, and Blade, the four series of twelve-episode was aired on Animax in Japan between October 2010 and September 2011.

The Famous Wolverine and X-Men Anime Series: What We Know So Far?

Wolverine and X-Men Anime Series release date on Netflix
Wolverine and X-Men Anime Series (via Netflix)

Fans have already been waiting to see what Disney does with the X-Men after recovering the characters’ rights, and now Netflix thankfully brought the audiences some classic X-Men content. Since 2010, the anime gained a lot of popularity among regular mass audiences, and Marvel Entertainment decided to capitalize on the genre. 

They collaborated with Studio Madhouse(now known for One Punch Man and Hunter X Hunter), and the two partners worked on four new anime projects set in the Marvel universe, two of which are getting a new release on Netflix.

While the collaboration produced animes like Iron Man, X-Men, and Blade along with Wolverine, the latter was one of the more ambitious projects: easily and most recognizable and beloved character from the X-Men roster. 

Netflix brought a brief synopsis available: “Logan, aka mutant X-Man Wolverine, is on a quest to reclaim the love of his life — whose crime lord father is planning an arranged marriage for her.”

Though the series got quite harsh reviews during its initial tenure, fans are optimistic that it will find a better home on Netflix. 

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The X-Men series, which is also coming to Netflix, has got a similarly short description: “A year after their dissolution. The X-Men are re-assembled by Professor Charles Xavier to investigate the kidnapping of young mutants in Japan. However, it also got some negative reviews but was still positively rated overall than the Wolverine adaptation.

Hardcore fans will appreciate getting to experience alternate interpretations of their favorite characters. In contrast, the mass audience can enjoy seeing familiar names in a different and obscure piece of media.

Wolverine and X-Men Anime Series Season 1 Release Date on Netflix

Interestingly, Marvel is a brand with the majority of its content having shifting over to Disney+. However, Netflix also continues to host various assorted content from the Marvel Universe, which is expected to expand in December with two new series launching on December 16th, 2020 in most Netflix regions.

These two series heading to Netflix in December 2020 are Marvel Anime: Wolverine and Marvel Anime: X-Men arriving at Netflix in the US and the UK (other regions will vary) on December 16th, 2020. But It is not clear if the English and Japanese dubs would be available.

Netflix listed both releases as “Season 1,” even though neither of the shows ever continued after an initial debut. This likely isn’t a sign of either of the series being revived, given the unfavorable reviews. And Disney is no doubt already prepared to bring the X-Men to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

While fans are waiting for that, they may also wish to look back on what the Marvel universe was like before the MCU rose to dominance in the media landscape.

So the X-Men and Wolverine anime shows are currently available on Netflix and stay tuned with us for more exciting info.

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