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Wolverine (Marvel Animated Series) (2012)

Rikiya Koyama , Vic Mignogna , Rintaro , Masashi Abe  |  NR |  DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Rikiya Koyama, Vic Mignogna, Milo Ventimiglia, Kate Higgins, Romi Pak
  • Directors: Rintaro, Masashi Abe, Hajime Ohtani, Masayuki Sakoi, Yusaku Saotone
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Animated, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: July 31, 2012
  • Run Time: 284 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007IKKSNY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,250 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Wolverine (2010), the second installment in the four-part reinterpretation of Marvel characters for Japanese audiences, makes the transition much more successfully than Blade. The series is based on four graphic novels created by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller in 1982. Logan/Wolverine heads for Japan when Mariko, the woman he loves, is kidnapped by agents of her father, Japanese yakuza boss Shingen Yashida. He plans to marry her to the slimy Hideki Kurohagi, cementing the alliance between their gangs. The path to true love seldom runs smoothly, but it's rarely this rocky. Wolverine has to battle not only scores of yakuza thugs with hi-tech weapons, but an increasingly deadly succession of mutants. Kikyo can produce a katana (Japanese long sword) from his wrist, much the way Wolverine extends his trademark claws. Omega Red, a Russian biomedical experiment gone wrong, attacks with metal tentacles and a Boris Badenov accent. The gigantic automaton Vadhaka presents an even graver threat. Wolverine gets some help from his friends, especially the slinky assassin Yukio, who fights with a ring-shaped throwing knife, and a cadre of rebel slum-dwellers. Their fighting skills may be formidable, but Wolverine fans know better than to expect a happy ending. Director Hiroshi Aoyama keeps the action moving and choreographs the many fights with the requisite panache. The result is a violent but interesting fusion of Eastern and Western fantasy that recalls Wolverine's catchphrase, "I'm the best there is at what I do, but what I do best isn't very nice." (Unrated; suitable for ages 14 and up: violence, violence against women, grotesque imagery, alcohol use) --Charles Solomon

(1. Mariko, 2. Yukio, 3. Kikyo, 4. Omega Red, 5. Asano, 6. Girl--Min, 7. Vadhaka, 8. Koh, 9. Hell Road, 10. Shingen, 11. Kurohagi, 12. Logan)

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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.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wolverine reimagined September 10, 2012
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the wolverine animated series , a slightly different perspective of our favorite adamantium clawed hero . very cool great animation for lovers of both genres anime / comic book heroes . 5 STARS & 2 THUMBS UP.....
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great video September 10, 2012
By BigWil
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I liked this video very much. It completely follows the Marvel Wolverine character and gives a most indepth look at love, life, motovation,and abilities. It also has plenty of action,heroes,villians, and twists to keep you interested. I would highly recommend this video to fans of the Wolverine character.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wolverine The Anime Series November 26, 2012
By David
Format:DVD
This is a awesome show. at first i was i little skeptic about wolverine being done in japanees animation. but i was really impressed with the animation and the story. i thought it was done very well. i can't wait to see the others. i hope they are just as good. the best episodes in the season/series

Episodes

1. Mariko
2. Yukio
3. Kikyo
4. Omega Red
5. Asano
6. Min
7. Vadhaka
8. Kho
9. Hell Road
10. Shinjen
11. Kurohagi
12. Logan

if you have not seen this show then i recommend you do
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome April 3, 2013
By Ray
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Great series. Love Wolverine... fight scenes are good and the dialouge was very well written. And at a very affordable price.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Anime Crossover March 4, 2013
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Even though this title is standard DVD , it is great. Value and transfer . Unlike budget DVD , from the big franchises ..
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, engrossing animated Wolverine series. December 29, 2013
Format:DVD
Ever notice how some of the animated superhero shows have better stories than the big budget live action movies? I think this animated Wolverine series is better than either of the live action Wolverine movies (and I like both by the way). The story line is highly entertaining, the characters are interesting, the animation is good, and the action is well done. This is a two DVD set, so there is a lot to watch. Thankfully, the series has a beginning and an end- no cliffhanger. Just be sure to pick your language and subtitles before you start or it will automatically go to Japanese.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Drawing and plot at a great price. January 27, 2013
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These drawing are really great to see. And the plot is sweet. They keep getting better and better. Its a really nice version of the Anime drawing. From the first time the started showing this on Tv.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars DVD Review: "Wolverine" Anime Series August 22, 2012
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Of all the X-Men, Wolverine is the one who's proven successful at carrying his own weight outside of the team books. I think this is also confirmed by the anti-hero's stand-alone movie and another on the way. Japanese animator's Madhouse and Marvel Entertainment bring us the superhero's very own 12-part anime TV series to DVD. It's based on Frank Miller and Chris Claremont's successful 1982 storyline as its framework.

Wolverine's girlfriend, Mariko, is snatched by her father Shingen. He is the leader of a Japanese crime ring. She is promised to a man named Hideki Kurohagi for an arranged marriage. Wolverine embarks on a mission to rescue Mariko from the clutches of her father and battles several different adversaries along the way.

The character of Logan and his alter ego in the "Wolverine" Anime Series is distinct from other depictions. He appears younger and not as rough around the edges as he's portrayed in the comic books and movies. It feels like we are taken back to see how he was in his youth. Maybe that was the intention of the animators and writers of the show.

There's plenty of action and violence to keep fans of Wolverine and the X-Men satisfied. The anime style also moves things along at a breakneck speed. If you already love the character, then this series will give you something to tide you over until his next big-screen adventure in "The Wolverine." It may actually give you a hint at what's to come since the movie is supposed to be based on the same story arc this animated series is.

Bonus material include three featurettes entitled "The Marvel Anime Universe: Wolverine Reborn," "The Ferocious Anti-Hero: Wolverine Defined," and "Wolverine Meets X-Men.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good
Published 22 days ago by jose
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
I am not crazy about the stories a little different than what I'm used to
Published 1 month ago by Alfonzo Wyatt
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great film just loved it alot brought back great memories.
Published 2 months ago by stoneyloc
3.0 out of 5 stars Engaging Material That’s Decidedly Eastern in Execution
To be completely honest, my first taste of western mythos combined with eastern animation practice came in the form of 2008’s Gotham Knight. Read more
Published 2 months ago by ONENEO
4.0 out of 5 stars the wolverine
I really liked this I love wolverine and animie but the story is good and the fights were awesome and I loved it was anime because they show blood and if u know who wolverine is u... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Joker 20
4.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 stars overall. disc 1 = 5 stars
I'm more of a Batman fan but initially watched this to practice JP. Wasnt expecting much cuz I dont like werewolves. Well ... the bittersweet romance blew me away!!! Read more
Published 5 months ago by sparky_magic_rainbow
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent
Marvel has dipped a bit into Anime and I decided I had to get a look for myself. Naturally, Wolverine got his own, 12 episode series. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Darth Mortis
4.0 out of 5 stars Cool!
The Marvel anime is the best. Never gets tiring. The Wolverine one is one of my favorites of the 4 that came out, still have to finish up on the series.
Published 7 months ago by John
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
The animation style in animee is great. The compact 2-disc series is just right for a Weekend binge of DVD watching. And if you love Marvel and DC ... well enough said. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Richard T. Torres
4.0 out of 5 stars great
Wolverine and anime make one great combination. I've always been a fan and this hits the spot dude for real
Published 7 months ago by Matthew Cooper
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