Off in the wilderness, Wolverine hunts down a bear who's gone crazy from a poisoned arrow. Then he goes for the hunter.
Upon returning home, he learns that his love, Mariko, has cut off all contact from him. Logan then travels to Japan, where he learns that Mariko's father's mysterious return has been payed for with her hand in marriage.
Wolverine confronts Mariko and finds that her marriage is an abusive one. He threatens her new husband, but leaves at Mariko's request. But that is not enough for Lord Shingen, Mariko's father, who wants to make sure that the former lovers' relationship has been severed forever.