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|Hugh Jackman||Logan, Logan/Wolverine|
|Hiroyuki Sanada||, Shingen|
|Hal Yamanouchi||, Yashida|
|Will Yun Lee||Harada|
|Ken Yamamura||Young Yashida|
|Famke Janssen||Jean Grey,|
|Nobuaki Kakuda||Buddhist Priest|
|Chiharo Mizuno||Old Woman|
|Takao Kimoshita||Fruit Cart Vendor|
|Conrad Coleby||Red Beard|
|Taris Tyler||Bar Man (Red Beard's Friend)|
|Sarah Naylor-Liddell||Yukon Bar Patron|
|J. Remilton||Yukon Bar Patron, Man Near Bar|
|Andy Owens||Yukon Bar Patron|
|Allan Popple||Yukon Bar Patron|
|Yasuyo Shiba||Reporter 1|
|Mai Ishikawa||Reporter 2|
|Briden Starr||Party Girl 1|
|Maria Lukasheva||Party Girl 2|
|Taki Abe||Japanese Businessman|
|William Takayanagi-Temm||Tower Guard|
|Kuni Hashimoto||Lead Officer|
|Erich Chikashi-Linzbichler||Senior Officer at POW Camp|
|Naoya Ogawa||Yakuza 1|
|Atsushi Sawada||Yakuza 2|
|Takashi Matsuyama||Yakuza 3|
|Masa Yamaguchi||Yakuza 4|
|Eric Laciste||Yakuza 5|
|Hideki Sugiguchi||Yakuza 6|
|Garret Sato||Dying Yakuza|
|Kosuke Masano||Army Officer 1|
|Yoji Tatsuta||Army Officer 2|
|Yoshinori Fukushige||Train Commuter|
|Hiroshi Kasuga||Yashida Security Guard|
|Yumiko Nakamura||Mariko Staff|
|Louis Okada||Pat Down Guy|
|François Audouy||Production Designer|
|Marco Beltrami||Score Composer|
|Joe Caracciolo Jr.||Executive Producer|
|Rachel Coenen||Makeup Special Effects|
|Tomas Cohen||Associate Producer|
|Paul Katte||Makeup Special Effects|
|Stan Lee||Executive Producer|
|Georgia Lockhart-Adams||Makeup Special Effects|
|Chuck Michael||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Dror Mohar||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Isis Mussenden||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Nick Nicolaou||Makeup Special Effects|
|Marc Spicer||Camera Operator|
|Michael Turner||Art Director|
Posted February 6, 2015
This takes place after the battle with The Phoenix. Logan was grief stricken over Jean's death. Every time he closed his eyes he saw her. That was the type of pain that men die from. However Logan's mutation - the claws, senses, healing and primal attitude - was all about physical survival. He wanted to die, but his body wouldn't let him.
In his grief he'd run away from everything and everyone. He'd been living in the wild, literally in a cave. His warrior spirit had gone dormant. He believed that Wolverine had died with Jean.
That changed when he met a young mutant named Yukio. Yukio's power was a very specific type of foresight, she could see how and when people would die. She'd been sent to find Logan. Her employer, Yashida, had known Logan during WWII. Yashida was dieing, and wanted to see Logan again. Yashida also had an offer for Logan. He believed he could give Logan a normal life, could take away his mutation. That was an offer Logan refused.
Once in Japan Logan became entangled with multiple battles, involving the Corrupt Justice Department, Corporations, and the Yakuza. All of which were a threat to Yashida's granddaughter, Mariko. Yukio and Mariko had been raised together, they were sisters in every way except birth. After Mariko was captured Logan and Yukio teamed up to save her.
Logan's battles were more complicated than usual. His Mutant Powers had been diminished, especially his healing. His body could no longer expel bullets, and major wounds caused scars. His strength and endurance was also diminished. His enemies believed weakening him would be to their advantage, they were wrong. By making him risk death to protect Mariko, they reminded him what it meant to be alive. He'd made him even more dangerous.
Logan eventually learned how his power had been weakened. A device was implanted inside his body, wrapped around his heart. He used his claws to cut into his chest and ripped it out. His powers were restored the moment it left his body.
For a minute Logan was actually dead, his system flat lined. Then his breathing returned, his wounds healed, and scars vanished. While that was happening Yashida's mutant hating son, Shingen, dueled Yukio. She fought well, but lost.
Shingen was delivering a deadly blow, when his sword was intercepted by Adamantium Claws. Mutant strength once again flowed through all of Logan's muscles. Their battle was fierce, in words and blades. It ended with Logan ran through by a katana, and Shingen impaled by the claws. With that the Japanese had finally Woke the Sleeping Wolverine.
Wolverine went on to rescue Mariko. Her captor was encased in bionic armor made of Adamantium. Red hot adamantium swords severed all of Wolverines claws, and drills dug into the stumps. The suit had been designed to link Wolverine's healing to it's wearer.
Wolverine screamed in agony, as his body was forced to rejuvenate Yashida. The invitation and the threats to Mariko - all part of a trap. All so Yashida could take, what Wolverine wouldn't give.
Mariko stared in horror at the monster that had once been her Grandfather. Then she and Yukio stabbed Yashida with the severed Adamantium blades, forcing him to drop Wolverine. What little healing he'd stolen was used up to keep him alive.
Yukio and Mariko bought Wolverine the time he needed to heal. Then he tore the armor apart with his bare hands. Although the Adamantium blades had been taken from him, his original bone claws had already regenerated. With a primal roar he impaled Yashida, and threw him out a window.
At the end Logan's mind had finally healed, he'd worked through his grief. He was heading back to the States. Yukio was with him. She hadn't been invited, nor had she asked for permission. She'd appointed herself Wolverine's sidekick - his student, ally and conscious.
Posted February 15, 2014
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