Posted by psgels on 27 March 2011 with categories: Wolverine



The only bad part of this episode was the point where Hideki set off the self destruct mechanism of the building he was in. I mean, hello? You’ll be the one to inherit that thing; why the heck are you destroying it? And heck: if you’re going to destroy a building, do it properly and burn it to the ground. You hardly accomplished anything here.

Apart from that though, in terms of screenplay this was an excellent example of how you should close off a simple action series. The deaths of both Shingen and Hideki were excellent. Especially Shingen’s fight did justice to his character, and the way in which Wolverine beat him was exceptionally well done: he really was caught by surprise here.

I also like how the creators knew very well who in this series had super hearling powers, and who didn’t: Yukio died after a fatal stab-wound, Mariko also got shot in her heart after doing something heroic but very reckless. The death of them really feel like part of the larger picture instead of the way in which Iron Man just killed off its characters for the heck of it.

Madhouse, you redeemed yourself here. This ending gave a great closure. Wolverine was nothing deep, but what it did it did well. As for the acting, it actually managed to make something out of the characters because it knew that the acting was stiff, and instead just tried to make this superhero worthy. Well, mission accomplished.

the X-men will be airing next week (in fact, it’ll be the first series to premiere of the Spring Season). Wolverine really showed that they’re all intending this to be different series that stand apart from each other. With the director of Afro Samurai, it can really go anywhere. The question is of course whether they can do justice to the X-Men themselves. Unlike Wolverine, they had a deep story about prejudice and discrimination.Let’s see whether or not that can return there.
Rating: ** (Excellent)

One Response

  1. AstroNerdBoy says:

    I had hoped the anime would end similar to the comic books in that Mariko would choose the leadership of the clan over marrying Logan despite her love for him. Instead, everyone dies but Logan and that annoyed me.

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  • Jalapeno Bagel
    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 11:52 AM)
    wait a second…is that why rubik’s cubes became so popular…? hmm…
  • Jalapeno Bagel
    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 11:50 AM)
    whether its better or not, I suppose it depends on who’s consuming. Subtlety and depth have their place, but like everything else, too much isn’t a good thing.
  • Jalapeno Bagel
    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 11:48 AM)
    although perhaps its true to an extent. the attraction right now, imo, is shallow thinking. putting the mind to work without requiring too much effort.
  • Jalapeno Bagel
    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 11:46 AM)
    people read through all the mainstream things then they start wanting something different, which usually leads to more mature and complex works. I’d say the interest for these things is higher than ever, especially with growing standards for media nowadays.
  • Jalapeno Bagel
    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 11:45 AM)
    on the previous topic, I still think something like “anti-intellectual” age is an overreaction to the current state. the ease of digital consumption means people can blast through manga series in a couple hours for some.
  • ninjarealist
    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 11:44 AM)
    @Jalapeno Bagel I personally haven’t watched it yet, not because I’m uninterested but because I’m watching a lot of other shows this season. But other people have expressed interest in picking it up.
  • Jalapeno Bagel
    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 11:37 AM)
    @ninja cool, thanks for the reply.
  • ninjarealist
    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 11:30 AM)
    @Jalapeno Bagel It might get picked up soon.
  • Jalapeno Bagel
    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 11:20 AM)
    btw, this has probably been answered already, but is no one picking up Nanatsu no Taizai?
  • Jalapeno Bagel
    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 11:18 AM)
    actually wait…I think she has been sneaking it in the new SAO…

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