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By Matt Springer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Solid Marvel anime series with lots of gore, some drinking.

TV G4 Action 2011
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A Lot or a Little?

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age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

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Great messages
age 18+

Disappointing, Overly violent

Was shocked and disappointed -- constant violence, killing, over and over again. The morals from the first two were not seen in this as Wolverine often seems confused as to what is right and wrong.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

For fans of comics and action movies, Wolverine is a character who has reached a point of saturation. It doesn't help that he is most often depicted as the same essential collection of cliches -- strong, silent, and vicious, but with a firm code of honor. The Wolverine anime series doesn't significantly alter that formula, but in drawing from one of the character's earliest and most formative stories, it manages to present a classic version of Wolverine with just the right tone of regret and rage.

The Wolverine limited series published in 1982 by writer Chris Claremont and artist Frank Miller (who would later go on to create the media crossover hits 300 and Sin City) transformed the violent cigar-chomping, wisecracking thug into a noble warrior with a tortured, mysterious past. The anime series underplays the costumes and fantastical elements in favor of a more realistic approach; although it's not reinventing any geeky wheels, it does manage to relate its story with conviction and style.

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