Makoto Kubota wandered through life, not taking things too seriously or looking too deep within himself. His job as the head of the Izumo Group's youth gang kept him pleasantly occupied with yakuza wars, mahjong and assassinations... Until the day he stumbled upon a strange drug called Wild Adapter that produces bizarre side-effects—including death. Forever changed, Kubota becomes entangled with a drifter named Minoru Tokito, and the two form an unlikely companionship that draws them deeper into the mystery of Wild Adapter...
When I heard Wild Adapter was getting an anime adaptation (or rather, an OVA), I was excited but unfortunately, these two OVAs didn't live up to the expectation.
Rather than combining the gritty world built in the manga with violence and philosophy, this seemed to take only the action aspects. I understand that trying to tell a story in just two OVAs is difficult but it disappointed me in this aspect.
The art was kind of lacking - the stark contrast from the manga was missing. Overall I would recommend it to people who have already read the manga and want more material.
(This review is based on the 1st episode, since the second&final episode hasn't aired yet. Also, I don't really do "long" reviews...so yeah)
I give this anime a score of 6 out of 10. It wasn't something that made me leap for joy, but it wasn't absolutely terrible either.
The anime is an action [b]shounen-ai[/b] (not yaoi) anime.The storyline is your typical action/hero plot where a loved one has been kidnapped, and the guy goes forth to save the day. The atmosphere is quite serious. There is little to no humor in this, so if you like a more serious type of anime, you'll like this. Although
the main sort of focus is on the love interest being kidnapped, the 'shounen-ai'-esk relationship is not really emphasized a great deal in this first episode, as the MC is still struggling to find out what his feelings towards the guy really is. So if you're watching this solely because of the BL relationship, I would say, it's first an action anime before it's a shounen-ai one. However, since this is still the first episode, things may escalate a bit in the second episode, but obviously not to the level of a yaoi, so it'll probably still be somewhat light.
As for the art-style, it matches the anime's atmosphere. You have dim colours used, and the characters are drawn pretty normal-like...what I mean is that there are no like big eyes, or outrageous hair colours, everything is pretty normal.
All in all, it was an okay action anime, with the main relationship being a shounen-ai. The plot was semi-enjoyable, and the characters were ok. (the problems with short OVAs is that you don't really get a character development or develop a strong bond for the characters...so I can't exactly fault the anime for this because...it's an OVA and you can't really do much about it). I would say this anime is best suited for those who like short action animes and who may also be looking for (or don't mind) a light shounen-ai relationship. enjoy :)