Tuesday, March 29, 2011

[Ended] Wolverine: Cheese to the Extreme

Back when Iron Man anime aired, this could be an every interesting trend of new anime genre they're setting up to take off...until I saw the ending.

Then enters Wolverine, the second installment of Madhouse licensed Marvel franchise. Unlike Iron Man, I was totally unimpressed by the early episodes of Wolverine because one, the skinny pretty boy just doesn't fit the image of Wolverine, and two, the story just feels...cheesy. Quoting one of my Canadian friend's words: "I feel cheese oozing out of the screen." (His comments wasn't referring to this anime, but nonetheless that's his words)

So about to 3 episodes into the series, I started to treat it as a background anime, meaning it's not bad enough for me to drop it, but it's definitely not good enough to deserve my full attention while watching it. If there is any redeeming value about this series, it's the ending. Although you can see it coming miles away (I kind of suspected that's how they're going to end it by episode 3), they didn't resort to the happy go lucky everybody good gets saved ending. But like I said earlier, the entire series is so drenched in cheese, a slightly redeeming ending doesn't really help its overall less-than-mediocre performance throughout the series. Plus, the death just don't seem...meaningful.

Final Scoreboard:

Drama: 72 (Cheesy)
Comedy: N/A
Action: 81 (Acceptable)
Art/Animation: 78 (That is NOT Logan)
Sound/Music: 82 (Kind of like the music)
Character: 71 (Very two-dimensional)
Plot: 71 (Cheese, oozing out)
Ending: 80 (Somewhat acceptable)

Re-watch value: 0

Overall: 72 - Do you by any chance want some cheese?

Recommendation: Whether a hardcore marvel fan, or a hardcore anime fan, I just can't see this anime appeal to either side.

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