X-Men East vs West



Marvel Comics classic X-Men was recently adapted into a shoujo manga of all things, not inappropriately titled “X-Men: Misfits” – a comparison is visible above.


Although the artist responsible are apparently small-time shoujo mangaka, the title itself is written and published in English for the American market, probably explaining the extremely awkward mismatch of genres – an equivalent Japanese version might be expected to fall firmly into the shonen demographic.

Perhaps fortunately for fans of both shoujo and Marvel, the title appears to have sunk without trace…

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    Comment by Anonymous
    17:48 14/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    so is marvel behind this? i guess since it is their trademark.

    Perhaps they wanted to reach a broader audience... like: "hey how to we get female customers?" "Dont the japanese have some sort of comics for them, lets get some japanese artist do the work for us!"

    Comment by Busy
    19:36 14/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anzu and Del Rey aren't japanese...

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    Comment by Kelvin
    20:43 14/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Stop changing everything into manga or anime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:24 14/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Stop turning comics into hollywood movies while we're at it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:37 15/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd take shojo manga over stupid american superhero comic anytime!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:22 15/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Obviously I assume you have never read an american comic anyway

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:58 15/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Obviously, that guy is a trolling fag, living in his own world, speaking his stupid Wapanese and walking around with Naruto Headbands.

    Ever thought of the possibilities that there are good super hero comics? Batman? Watchmen?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:03 21/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pfft, not ALL of it's good, like anything there's the good ones and there's the crap stuff. Not everything from the same media has the same quality.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:33 15/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And some of them are even better than the average shonen manga...

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:33 15/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    OF COURSE US Comic is GOOD, that's why people like them!

    But don't insult people just because they don't read US comics.

    This isn't even a US comics site. GTFO

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:41 14/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Holy F*ck!!
    they just transform them into anorexic bitches!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:28 14/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why Shoujo manga why?
    Why not Moe X-Men nopan-loli-Storm, or something?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:45 14/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ah~ A new story based on X-Men. Just pretend this a new story which is COMPLETELY unrelated with the REAL X-Men.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:51 14/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    marvel should sue the mangaka

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    Comment by Anonymous
    14:15 14/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    X-Men West from a shoujo mangaka , maybe .

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:25 14/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Doesn't even look like god damn X-Men, wtf was this woman thinking when she drew this? At least get the costumes and character personalities right...

    On the other hand, the Shonen version of this MIGHT be kick ass.

    Comment by Busy
    19:35 14/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You mean the guys drawing it. Artists are Anzu and Del Rey, both indonesian artists.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:38 14/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The heck. Del Rey is a publishing company, not a person. And Anzu is a girl.

    Comment by Busy
    01:42 15/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That is sure why they wrote "Art by Del Rey, Anzu" there.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:31 15/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I guess you miss the cover where there is no "Del Rey" to be found. Or the spine having the Del Rey company name and logo. Or the concept that a company could be credited for minor artistic tweaks its employee makes.

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    Comment by nocturne
    13:20 14/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by knuclear200x
    12:40 14/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    so what comes out of wolverine's hands in this one? sparkles?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:06 14/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL thanks for making me spray 7up all over the screen.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:51 14/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They used Storm's 80s (I think) look for this manga. Looks pretty cool with her hair...

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:08 14/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What the balls, do those boys have power pole extenze abilities?

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    Comment by Pyrolight
    14:33 14/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh hell no they didn't.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:15 14/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tsk tsk tsk...

    X-Men wouldn't be X-Men without the trademark characters, especially Wolverine (and his gruff personality). If the Japanese manga wants to enjoy the same popularity as the American comic, then it should keep the original formula so that it's at least recognizeable. The manga is more like the equivalent of the Marvel/Madhouse Wolverine trailer, if you remember it at all.

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    Comment by GaiJinSan
    17:12 14/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I just want to quote the word "American." Who makes and buys American comics? The Americans. Who makes and buys anime/manga? The Japanese. Nothing ventured nothing gained thus will all those who commented earlier that it fail and all just shut the f*ck up and don't buy it. Geez Anons are always like these... Anons who have nothing better to say just stay out of this you anon pieces of trash ^ ^

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:40 15/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The popularity of manga has been steadily increasing outside Japan. Who cares about amercian comics anyway...

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:42 15/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well at least the american comic fandom it's not gonna be infested by moeshit fanboys

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    Comment by GaiJinSan
    15:19 14/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ahahaha! This is great stuff right here. Personally I prefer the east but most people feel negative about this is because the west made a staple about this. There might be an equation in your head that might go something like Marvel=Rigid Western style art form. It reminds me of the first episode of Seitokai no Ichizon about the difference in media either way it's all about preference.

    Some of you might find this as slander but I never the Marvel franchise except for Iron Man. As for the rest... I regret ever encountering them from my childhood till now.

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    Comment by MadNavigator
    14:56 14/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Brace for shitstorm!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:10 14/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i've said it about the wolverine anime and i'll say it about this: No.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    23:58 15/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Apparently the art is doe by an Indonesian. But shoujo?! Ahhhggg.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:15 16/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    How do you know the artist is an Indonesian? Do you have a source?

    Btw, I agree that this version of X-Men fails. Marvel's illustrations are godlike in its own way, so they really shouldn't bother...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:00 21/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yea, I confirm that. Anzu is from Indonesia.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:29 16/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    wat i would say is leave the males out but adapt the females lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:35 16/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I blame Disney. Also I wouldn't mind so much if they just made new people in Japan and didn't cross the other x-men or something. Idk. I need too look into it more.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:31 17/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So, the X-Men became a group of skinny faggots?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:59 12/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Angel does not like to be kept waiting."
    "Once you've stepped through these doors you can completely let go of all inhibitions."

    Wow, they're really trying to make Warren more flaming than Johnny Storm.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:27 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    hehe, i like how the authors/artists go from totally bullshit people, Raina Telgemeier (seriously, she must be jewish or something) and Dave Roman (he could be a pizza delivery guy); and then there's Anzu. He's the badass of badasses who takes this comic to epic status. If it weren't for him, we wouldn't all be reading HIS comic as we speak. [/sarcasm]

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    Comment by tyciol
    20:30 12/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No joke, I actually own the first Misfits volume :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:32 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its "X-men" vs. "Double-X Chromosome Men"!

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:35 29/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol it looks like a shojo manga.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:42 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah,No! ill stick to the american 1.if theres one thing u dont mess around is american classic comic books,the moder ones i can careless but x men, spider batman etc u leave those alone!

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:57 21/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "the title appears to have sunk without trace" \(^0^)/

    From what i hear, this Anzu is some doujin artist(if you can call her that)from Indonesia.
    A good X-men manga adaption is possible, but this is SO not the right way of handling it. Just another piece of crap trying to exploit of the manga wave. The project was doomed the second they decided to hire that amateur loser.

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    Comment by 21149315
    16:31 19/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    oyi... Shoujo style does not work well for X-Men at all. If they are going to alter the style, they need a stronger design.

    I can see Oh-Great doing a version of X-Men... since his style is rather masculine.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:15 15/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    X-Men: Misfits- just because it looks like manga doesn't make it manga
    its just another comic and shitty one

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