Wolverine Anime Series 1 Season 2011

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Season 1
(9) IMDb 6.6/10
Available in HD

1. Mariko TV-NR CC

Asano, an investigator for Japan's security police, visits Logan in New York. He explains that the father of Logan's former girlfriend, Mariko Yashida, is arranging a political marriage for her. Her father, Shingen Yashida, is the leader of the organized crime organization, Kuzuryu, and this marriage will solidify his power in the region. Logan travels to Japan and invades Shingen's residence, finally reuniting with Mariko. But the reunion is short lived when he meets Mariko's betrothed, Hideki Kurohagi, and her father, Shingen.

Starring:
Crispin Freeman, Kyle Hebert
Runtime:
24 minutes
Original air date:
July 29, 2011

Available to watch on supported devices.

Mariko

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Season 1

Customer Reviews

I really enjoyed the voice actors, and thought the new Logan was exceptional.
Ethan Johnson
Meaning, different people view wolverine in there own way and want to bring him out best that can in there own idea.
Lone shark...
Just Wolverine in every show made out to be a dumb tough guy with no brains and all brawn.
S. Der

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Theo on December 6, 2011
I'm writing this review just for the first episode: Mariko. That's mainly because having watched it, I wasn't exactly inspired to see any more. I did dip in and out a little bit as the series progressed, but nothing ever really happened to change my opinion of the show.

Long story short, in this rendering Wolverine is your basic tough-guy. He's given some simple story hooks that motivate him to go smack some bad guys around and generally propel things forward. It's a lot like the Iron Man Anime in that it has good quality animation and stylish artwork, but so far as character, story, or anything deeper is concerned, forget about it.

To paraphrase what I said over in my review of the Iron Man Anime, if you're an 8 to 12 year old boy I think you'll have a real blast watching this show. In a way, we could easily consider it the contemporary equivalent of some of the better action-adventure cartoons from the 1980s. It is a little bit more sophisticated than, say, the original Thundercats cartoon, but only a little bit. It's because I think the show does work at least tolerably well on that level and for that audience that I feel I can rate it as highly as three stars. But that's it: three stars is as high as I go.

Because if you do happen to be a grown up animation fan like me, you are fundamentally going to be disappointed. This show just doesn't have the smarts to cut it on any kind of deeper level.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By HouTex81 on November 4, 2011
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Fans of American Wolverine must remember this is an anime not a Marvel Comics release. I will admit the voice of Wolverine is a little unexpected being not nearly as gruff and deep as what we have came to know. Also, yes He looks like a skinny little punk, but this is how most male anime characters look! Besides these minor complaints I think this was a nice departure from the "kiddie" style American cartoons seem to hold on to. So give this a try and wait till 5 or so episodes in to form an opinion.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Der on July 12, 2012
I saw this anime and I thought it's better than the X-Men series, but worse than Iron Man series. This series would only be good if you're a little boy or girl, but nothing more than Wolverine on his useless quest to save the woman he loves. Pretty much you can apply this story for any character and use it. It doesn't really need to be Wolverine. For example, you can put Iron Man in this series and use him instead and there's no difference. But hey, they used Wolverine so I guess this is the guy, they want to use, so let's move on.

The whole series is about Wolverine meeting a girl and she gets taken away from a mystery foe. He goes off trying to find her. He then learns who did it, Shingen, the main foe, and also the father of Wolverine love. Wolverine meets people on his quest to save his love. These people either want to help him or fight him. Wolverine also gets a partner, Yuiko, who they have a common gold to take down Shingen.

What I like about the show is the animation. All the Japanese animation is great for every Marvel series there's no question about that. I liked the music as well, not over the top but fits in the story. What the series lacks is the story. I really didn't care for it. Just Wolverine in every show made out to be a dumb tough guy with no brains and all brawn. In every show he has to show he is one toughest dude there, but also the dumbest too. He never backs down on anything and always be so arrogant and pig headed. This bit gets so old so fast!

I also didn't like this Wolverine look for this show. I prefer the X-Men Wolverine look. In this show he looks like a slim out Japanese guy and is wearing stylish clothes. That's Wolverine? I hardly recognized the guy. Well....when Wolverine goes to Japan - he went all out!
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I enjoy a good reading, of Wolverine comics. I also got kick out movie with Hulk and old boy! Meaning, different people view wolverine in there own way and want to bring him out best that can in there own idea. This is one of them. Anime version of our old boy! Pretty good story line, Wolverine girl taken, and old boy going through a lot of people trying to get her back. Where few new looks to our Hero, so have to keep in mind, that different artiest brings different things. If you follow DC movies of comics. Then you know what I mean. Still its nice to see old boy going about kicking butt! And of course getting his butt back handed to him! Feeling pretty good in giving this a rating of 4/5 stars.

I not an easy person to please, nor am I a credit of point out the flaws: Not very bloody, so the violence is not that high. Still I give this a PG-11 just for the violence. Just basic, girl taken away, and hero out to get her back. Thats just putting out straight forward. As for villains. One I was happy to see is Omega Red. There few others, that artiest put, with few changes, that I though was cool. But seeing Red, I thought they really did a great number on him! Mind you he is not the main villain. And I not going to spoil things! Just sit back, grab some pop corn, who cares about story lines, and ect. Just enjoy the ride.
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