Wolverine, Anime-style…

Here’s the trailer to Marvel’s anime version of their adamantium-clawed cash cow, Wolverine. The show is apparently set for a 13-episode run next year, and is being produced by Studio Madhouse (Ninja Scroll, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust). The trailer has ninja, giant demons and… a strangely bishonen Wolvie slashing arse.

What can I say?

It’s… not right. Iffy, at best. It’s just NOT Wolverine. The tone is off, the look is waaaaay off, the feel is wrong. If this was entitled anything else, it would probably look cool. But for something called Wolverine… no. My take? Too ‘graceful’ and not bloody enough. Wolverine is about clenched muscles, clenched teeth, brutal violence and ripping into enemies. He’s a gritty, angry, bad-ass and wild killing machine, violent and never pretty, who is often as scary as the enemies he faces. Wolverine is NOT about balletic grace or pretty dances of death, not about artistic precision and limpid-eyed stoicism. This thing.. they’ve turned Wolverine into freakin’ VEGA.

Whatever. May be worth seeing anyway, since it IS from Madhouse. But color me iffy right now.

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One Response to “Wolverine, Anime-style…”

  1. Hmm, totally agree with you on this one, it doesnt feel like that was Wolverine in action.. maybe his long lost cousin who underwent the same adamantium bonding process as him, but definitely not Logan

    btw if you pause at 1:52, it looks as if the claws are coming between his fingers?!?!

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