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In a post-apocalyptic future where humans live in domed cities surrounded by wasteland, wolves are assumed to be two hundred years extinct.
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Kenta Miyake ...
 Tsume (30 episodes, 2003-2004)
Akio Suyama ...
 Hige (30 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Tsume (30 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Hige (30 episodes, 2003-2004)
Mamoru Miyano ...
 Kiba (30 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Kiba (30 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hiroki Shimowada ...
 Toboe (28 episodes, 2003-2004)
Mona Marshall ...
 Toboe / ... (28 episodes, 2003-2004)
Unshô Ishizuka ...
 Quent Yaiden (21 episodes, 2003-2004)
Tom Wyner ...
 Quent Yaiden (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kaho Kôda ...
 Cher Degre (20 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Cher Degre (20 episodes, 2003-2004)
Mitsuru Miyamoto ...
 Hubb Lebowski (19 episodes, 2003-2004)
Bob Buchholz ...
 Hubb Lebowski (19 episodes, 2003-2004)
Arisa Ogasawara ...
 Cheza (19 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Cheza (19 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Darcia / ... (18 episodes, 2003-2004)
Takaya Kuroda ...
 Darcia / ... (15 episodes, 2003-2004)
Mayumi Asano ...
 Blue (15 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Blue (15 episodes, 2003-2004)
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In a post-apocalyptic future where humans live in domed cities surrounded by wasteland, wolves are assumed to be two hundred years extinct. Yet wolves do walk among them, disguising themselves as humans in order to survive in the human world. Now four young wolves will follow the scent of Lunar Flowers on a dangerous quest to find that which legend promises them: Paradise. Written by Anonymous

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Волчий дождь  »

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Kiba means "Fang". Tsume means "Claw". Hige means "Whiskers". Toboe means "Howling". See more »

Goofs

When they drag the old she-wolf out of the cell, one of her paw-pads is uncolored/the color of her fur for a frame or two. See more »

Quotes

Toboe: I never meant to kill anything. Granny, she . . . I was all alone at the entrance to the dome, and she was so nice. She said I was so little, my eyes had barely opened.
[Toboe holds up the four white bracelets on his right fore-arm]
Toboe: She gave these to me, and we lived together ever since.
Tsume: You mean she kept you as a pet. You were tamed, nothing more than an obedient dog.
Toboe: I wasn't! I . . . I only . . . I wanted to protect her. But she still . . .
Tsume: She still threw you out?
Toboe: She still died. She died. I...
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The episode titles appear at the end of each episode instead of the beginning. See more »

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Gravity
Ending Theme Song (Episodes #1-25)
Written by Troy
Music composition and Arrangement by Yôko Kanno
Performed by Maaya Sakamoto
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Let's help them find paradise...
5 June 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the single most important anime series ever, it single-handedly helped revive the fan side of the industry and created a digi-sub boom. That is why I love this show. I had waited for this show for ages when I first heard about it, when I finally saw it I was amazed. Atmosphere is the body of the show.

From beginning to end this show is presented as a simple adventure/mystery story, but it is much more than that. There is far more to praise in this show than a great number of what was on at the time of its premier in Japan, but this along with Witch Hunter Robin and Gundam Seed represent the kind of quality that the current industry is capable of.

Enough Praise...

Yes there is a lot going for it, plot, character designs, music, atmosphere, character development, but it has one downside, much like the afore mentioned Witch Hunter Robin, it is essentially an Evangelion clone. This is not evident until the end of the show, and it does not hamper the quality of the show, but it does promote a trend. The ending, unlike Evangelion, is happy, and is the most amazing ending one could possibly ever wish for out of this show, but it is a bit cryptic, but satisfying nonetheless.

Wolf's Rain is gold, the kind of gold that we get today. Hopefully we get more like it in the upcoming years.


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My take on the ending...everyone already had paradise icedragon000-1
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