With Madhouse's anime adaptations of Marvel Comics' Wolverine and Iron Man wrapping up, the G4 network has scheduled a Friday, October 21 start date for the X-Men anime. The fourth anime series as part of G4 and Marvel’s exclusive partnership, Blade, will premiere this winter.
Actor Scott Porter (The Good Wife, Friday Night Lights, Caprica) takes on the role in X-Men as the voice of Cyclops, the optic-force blasting deputy leader of the team. In the series, the X-MEN are reunited following the death of a teammate, and are summoned by Charles Xavier to track down Hisako Ichiki, a missing teenage girl in Northern Japan. There, they encounter the fanatical and anti-mutant group, U-MEN, and discover what was important enough for Xavier to bring them back together. The answer is something that could potentially bridge the gap between mutants and humans, or tear the two species apart forever.
Currently airing Fridays from 11PM to Midnight, Marvel original anime series “Iron Man” and “Wolverine” have been ratings successes for G4. The most recent outing on Friday 11PM-12AM delivered the block’s strongest ratings across the board, jumping +50% over the August 2010 time period average with homes and climbing +75% among Total Viewers. The stack also doubled the year-ago mark with Men 18-49 and tripled among Men 18-34. The 11:30PM airing of Wolverine ranked in 9th place among ad supported cable networks with Men 18-34 and more than doubled key Men network competitors such as MTV and ESPN 2.