Review: Wolverine Anime

Plot Summary: Next in the four-part Marvel Anime project and broadcasts after the Iron Man anime. Wolverine is a mutant, possessing animal-keen senses, enhanced psychical capabilities, three retracting bone claws on each hand and a healing factor that allows him to recover from virtually any wound, disease or toxin at a accelerated rate.

The anime versions of the Marvel Universe keep getting better and better, this time around Wolverine is a bad ass fighting off a part of the criminal world. There was a nice cameo of Cyclops half way through the anime. Its interesting to see the world of mutants through the eyes of Anime, its not the big struggle like it is with American animation but the story goes deep into Wolverine’s past in Japan, and you jump right into it, the story gets more twisted towards the end and lets hope for some more episodes of Wolverine. Its an action packed anime with story getting better and better, I think that the Iron Man Anime was better but this was damn good, and I can’t wait to see the X-Men anime.

Link: AnimeNewsNetwork

Review: X-Men First Class

In 1962, Charles Xavier starts up a school and later a team, for humans with superhuman abilities. Among them is Erik Lensherr, his best friend… and future archenemy.

There was a barrage of comic book movies coming out this year, this might end up being the best and the most restrained with CGI . I was excited when they announced another X-Men movie since Wolverine wasn’t as good as I expected even though I liked it. But an Origins movie is tough to pull off since comic book stories are very complex and Batman Begins was one of the few that got it right. Nevertheless, I went into this movie with certain expectations, and they were surpassed. This movie is fantastic. The dynamic of new friends that will grow up to be enemies and seeing how the Xavier school came about is really fun. The film could have spent a little more time of showing why the two men chose such different paths, but thats a small detail that only true comic book geeks like myself will notice, loved the Wolverine cameo. And I especially enjoyed some of the new characters, looking forward to seeing the next iteration of this the new X-Men.

Link: IMDB

X-Men First Class – Trailer

I always look forward to the X-Men movies and this one seems to be a very well worked out movie. This time around they are taking place in the 1960s and tying it up with the American Cuban Crisis and I really like where this is going. I’m curious to see the characters and this clip makes it look very interesting, June 3 is going to be a good day.