Ranked #5771


Alternative Titles

Japanese: ウルヴァリン


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2011 to Mar 25, 2011
Premiered: Winter 2011
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Unknown
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.271 (scored by 6,247 users)
Ranked: #57712
Popularity: #2217
Members: 13,439
Favorites: 13
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Logan learns that his girlfriend, Mariko Yashida, who disappeared a year ago, has been taken to Tokyo by her father Shingen, who is the head of a Japanese crime syndicate and a supplier of AIM. He then decides to head to Japan to find her and take her back, no matter what.


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More episodes Episodes(12/12)

Episode Title Aired
1 Mariko
Mariko (真理子~MARIKO)
Jan 7, 2011
2 Yukio
Yukio (雪緒~YUKIO)
Jan 14, 2011
3 Kikyo
Kikyou (桔梗~KIKYO)
Jan 21, 2011
4 Omega Red
Omega Red (極赤~OMEGA RED)
Jan 28, 2011
5 Asano
Asano (浅野~ASANO)
Feb 4, 2011

Opening Theme

"Feel my Claws" by Takahashi Tetsuya

Ending Theme

"Another Day of Battles" by Takahashi Tetsuya

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Mar 29, 2011
It comes to no surprise to people that Marvel would have their best-seller Wolverine these recent years in another project. Personally, I checked this out not because of recent projects ie Iron Man's failure to attract audiences, but for likable purposes. I've always taken a liking to Wolverine as one of the more likable characters in the Marvel universe. I've seen pretty much all versions of Wolverine Marvel has thrown out: movies, TAS, comics, I was a bit curious how this would fare.

The story, while not impressive at all to me, tries to stay true to its roots. Wolverine and his whole japan outlook read more
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Jul 1, 2011
Wolverine is a well known marvel comic. Of course, coming from only watching the movies and maybe seeing him on cartoon network a few times when I was young, I thought it would be pretty cool. What I was looking for was some action that had some anxiety against it - some good counters to the immortal man, and a solid story. While I guess you could call the story solid it didn't fulfill either of those goals. If there was ever a time I wanted to write a negative review it would be right now, but let us stay as positive as we can…

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Jul 2, 2015
Best ending ever, the same like Clannad, Romeo and Juliet.:D:D:D Bravisimo :D:D:D And bravo for modern style samurais. :D:D:D But overall anime is good.
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Mar 23, 2011
Only one more episode to go and it up to the next Marvel anime series, let me first say that my review is based on how I've watched this anime with some comparison with other animated series being shown in TV. I don't have any access to some of those comic books about Wolverine, so forgive me if there will be some inconsistencies with my facts.

Ok let's get started:

Story: fair number 6.

Ok, so this Wolverine is a Japanize version of the Wolverine we used to watch from various animated series, which by the way includes the movie. Literally, this is a totally different Wolverine, read more
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