Wolf's Rain (2003– )

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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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Series cast summary:
Mamoru Miyano ...
 Kiba (30 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kenta Miyake ...
 Tsume (30 episodes, 2003-2004)
Akio Suyama ...
 Hige (30 episodes, 2003-2004)
 Kiba (30 episodes, 2003-2004)
 Tsume (30 episodes, 2003-2004)
Joshua Seth ...
 Hige (30 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hiroki Shimowada ...
 Toboe (28 episodes, 2003-2004)
Mona Marshall ...
 Toboe / ... (28 episodes, 2003-2004)
Tom Wyner ...
 Quent Yaiden (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Unshô Ishizuka ...
 Quent Yaiden (21 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kaho Kôda ...
 Cher Degre (20 episodes, 2003-2004)
 Cher Degre (20 episodes, 2003-2004)
Arisa Ogasawara ...
 Cheza (19 episodes, 2003-2004)
Mitsuru Miyamoto ...
 Hubb Lebowski (19 episodes, 2003-2004)
 Cheza (19 episodes, 2003-2004)
Bob Buchholz ...
 Hubb Lebowski (19 episodes, 2003-2004)
 Darcia / ... (18 episodes, 2003-2004)
Takaya Kuroda ...
 Darcia / ... (15 episodes, 2003-2004)
Mayumi Asano ...
 Blue (15 episodes, 2003-2004)
 Blue (15 episodes, 2003-2004)


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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19 March 2003 (Japan)  »

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In the first episode, when one of the auto-defense mecha is disabled, the sound it makes is that of the Millennium Falcon's hyperdrive failing to work from Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). See more »


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 »


Hige: [talking to Kiba, who is being held in a cage] Man, you really screwed up. I mean, I've seen one of us get hurt before, but never this badly. And you're caught, too.
Kiba: I can get out of here whenever I feel like it.
Hige: Uh-huh. So, then, why are you in there?
Kiba: I just needed a place to rest for a while, that's all.
Hige: I'm Hige. It's nice to meetcha.
Kiba: So, why are you in here, anyways?
Hige: No reason. It smelled like something interesting was going to happen, and I just followed my nose, you know? Besides, I've got...
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The episode titles appear at the end of each episode instead of the beginning. See more »


Amore Amaro
(Bitter Love)
Music composition and Arrangement by Yôko Kanno
Performed by Franco Sansalone
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The Most Undeniably Awesome Work of Art Ever Produced for Television
11 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Where do I start? There are so many great things about Wolf's Rain. From the opening strains of the opening theme song, "Stray", to the very last chords of "Gravity" in episode 30, Wolf's Rain is an experience unlike any other. The animation is superb, the characters well developed, the story chock full of action, adventure and has a mythology all its own that captivates from the moment you enter into it. You don't have to like anime or even animation for that matter, to get into Wolf's Rain. The shots are the most cinematic I've ever seen in an animated series and the music conducted and arranged by Yoko Kanno is beautiful and timeless. Also, the story leaves a lot of things open for the viewer to interpret, and delves much deeper into issues of meaning, life and nature than any anime that I've ever seen. It incorporates so much from different genres and cultures, that everyone can find something to like in this series. So, for a great experience, check out Wolf's Rain!

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My take on the ending...everyone already had paradise icedragon000-1
Great Anime, shame about the opening song. TimeandSpace
If this was a live-action movie... BSCVerthandi
Still some questions about how it ended... celltf
Is it available in english? jh63905
quick question: 26 or 30 episodes strangette
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