Wolverine: The Anime-DVD Review!

Wolverine Wolverine: The Anime DVD Review!

Coming to DVD on July 31st 2012 is Wolverine: The Anime! Produced by Madhouse, Marvel and Sony, this is one beautifully animated series. Continuing the line up of great Anime from X-Men and Iron Man; Wolverine features the best art and animation available today.

Here is the synopsis of the story that branches 2 disks and 12 episodes:

The love of Logan’s life, Mariko Yashida, is forced back to Japan by her father Shingen, a notorious crime lord. Once in Japan, she is forcibly betrothed to Kurohagi, a cruel criminal associate of her father, to solidify their business interests. Logan is determined to get her back, yet is plunged into a tangled web of corruption and violence at every turn. But with the help of young assassin Yukio, he just might manage to claw his way through the criminal underworld to confront Shingen and save Mariko.

Wolverine features a ton of action and will keep the viewer glued to their television. Although violent more often then not, Wolverine is shown in his true element without the censorship that the X-Men cartoon from the 90’s on had.
The story is pretty good, however the ending is a little tough, but that shouldn’t let fans of the character pass this by because the Anime is just awesome!

I’m not a big fan of Wolverine due to how he is always screaming “Jean!” And he is always running away from the Xavier School in favor of his own wants—also, the character usually comes off as invincible. However, the Anime is just great; I really enjoyed it from beginning to end. I feel the art, music (a rock and traditional Japanese-style score) and the story, made watching this animation a pleasure and something that I’ll pick up again in the near future. I had the same view with the Iron Man Anime; they are simply enjoyable for non-fans of the comics, who are fans of Anime—so great job on that, I really find that a show that can get non-fans to watch and enjoy are well done.

Wolverine features 3 extras in the form of 2 Marvel interviews and 1 Madhouse interview:

The Marvel Anime Universe: Wolverine Reborn
The Ferocious Anti-Hero: Wolverine Defined
Wolverine Meets X-Men

There are appearances by great characters including Cyclops and Omega Red. Fans of the comic will love Omega Red, an absolutely awesome character for Anime.

The Wolverine Anime is truly a winner in my book, it is full of action, some great drama, an excellent story and it’s mostly uncensored—the scenes of Logan healing are nasty sometimes! The art and animation are just as well perfect and it keeps the viewers attention from beginning to end.

GRADE: A+ (It’s really that good, check it out)!

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