Netflix is dipping into an easy area to work with that’ll give them some Marvel material as they’ve scheduled the X-Men anime series to stream on the service. It’s set for a December 16th, 2020 debut but it’s too early for it to list the language options just yet. It’ll presumably be in English with closed-captions at the least but there’s always a chance for more languages.
The series was directed by Fuminori Kizaki based on the series composition by Mitsutaka Hirota. Ai Yokoyama worked on the character designs for the series with Madhouse handling the animation director.
The Japanese cast includes Aya Hisakawa as Storm, Hideyuki Tanaka as Beast (Dr. Hank McCoy), Kaori Yamagata as Emma Frost, Katsunosuke Hori as Professor X (Professor Xavier), Rikiya Koyama as Wolverine (Logan), Toshiyuki Morikawa as Cyclops (Scott Summers), Yukari Tamura as Hisako Ichiki, and Yurika Hino as Jean Grey.
The English cast includes Ali Hillis as Emma Frost, Cam Clarke as Professor X (Professor Charles Xavier), Danielle Nicolet as Storm, Fred Tatasciore as Beast (Hank McCoy), Jennifer Hale as Jean Grey, Matthew Porter as Cyclops (Scott Summers), Stephanie Sheh as Armor (Hisako Ichiki), and Steven Jay Blum as Wolverine (Logan).
Plot Concept: The X-Men are a team of elite super-powered mutants gathered by Professor X to protect ordinary humans even as they are persecuted by them. In the wake of the death of one of their own, however, the team has stopped operations for a whole year. Then Professor X receives word of a mutant girl’s mysterious disappearance in Japan. Sensing that something larger is afoot, he reassembles the team and sends them to investigate. They uncover a connection between her disappearance and an anti-mutant group known as the U-Men.