The Wolverine is yet another chapter in the life of Logan as the strong-as-granite Wolverine with the long claws of steel. Based on the Marvel Comics series, we find Logan (the mutant Wolverine) on a journey to Japan where a visit to his past is a road to his future.
Recalling his past, Logan has a vision of when he was a prisoner in Nagasaki during World War II. He sees in his mind the image of the atomic bomb exploding and when he threw himself on top of a Japanese soldier and saved his life.
That soldier is Yashida (Hal Yamanouchi), an eccentric and wealthy industrialist who controls those around him. When he sends a delegate to fetch Logan, he is curious to find out what Yashida wants from him. He unborrows himself from his snowy shelter and makes the journey.
Yukio (Rila Fukushima), Yashida’s stand-in body- guard, fetches Logan from the airport. She becomes a huge part of the story not only emotionally, but physically. Fukushima does a great job in bringing this character alive.
When Logan learns that Yashida wants Logan's immortality in exchange for his death, Logan is surprised. Yashida understands that Logan has rarely had any peace in his chaotic life and assures Logan death with bring him peace. Logan refuses and the plot is set in motion. Family issues arise as Yashido is facing death. Who will inherent his empire – his partner or his cultured granddaughter Mariko (Tao Okamoto)?
When grandpa dies, Mariko’s life is in danger right away. At the funeral procession dozens of samurai sword-swishing yakuza and ninjas come after her and Logan. Logan really has his work cut out for him. Yukio is right beside him or working defense close by. Their choreography is amazing.