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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Mamoru Miyano ...
 Kiba (30 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kenta Miyake ...
 Tsume (30 episodes, 2003-2004)
Akio Suyama ...
 Hige (30 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Kiba (30 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 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)
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 Cher Degre (20 episodes, 2003-2004)
Arisa Ogasawara ...
 Cheza (19 episodes, 2003-2004)
Mitsuru Miyamoto ...
 Hubb Lebowski (19 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Cheza (19 episodes, 2003-2004)
Bob Buchholz ...
 Hubb Lebowski (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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In Episode 11, "Vanishing Point", Julius from Cowboy Bebop makes an appearance. See more »

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In episode 13, when Hubb is telling Quent in the car about why he became a police officer, Quent starts laughing. However, Quent's reflection in the car's rear view mirror never changes while he is laughing. See more »

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Quent Yaiden: Always helps to have a friend around when you're crossing the mountains. You never know what you'll run into. Like bears - or wolves.
Bartender: Wolves, huh? Now there's something I haven't heard for a long time. Not since my grandpa was alive. He said that when the world comes to an end, Paradise will finally be opened. The only problem is, only wolves will be able to find it. Who knows? Maybe the world is coming to an end right now.
Quent Yaiden: Wolves are only servants of death! Don't you believe all that Pagan ...
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Cora Selvagem
Written by Joyce
Music composition and Arrangement by Yôko Kanno
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A reason to become an anime-fan
13 October 2006 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

It's not that I did not want to reward this movie with a straight forward 10. It's just out of a principle of mine that I don't give away '10-s' because I believe that a movie or series which you thought of being the best, can be surpassed by something which you just didn't happen to know yet. Or a movie which simply has not yet been made. But Wolf's Rain really gave me the feeling to release my self of that believe.

Honestly, Wolf's Rain is one of the greatest tales ever been told. In all of the 30 episodes in which it is contained, it proofed to be an overwhelming experience. This begins at the very first episode and brings the viewer to a dramatic and beautiful climactic end.

One other absolutely great anime-series has to be Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. This anime is able to bring you to the point of thinking about: intelligence, the questions: what is a human and what's not and where are the boundaries? And what's the near future like and will science-fiction turn to every-day technology. (They already have a professor in cybernetics at the University of Reading, you know.) Wolf's Rain however is all about the goals that we have to set in our lives to keep us going and all the feelings and emotions which lie on this road towards these goals. The human and emotional approach of Wolf's Rain is easier to understand for most people then the far more rational approach of the Ghost in the Shell-series. But in my point of view these two are part of the same amazing coin because these anime-series truly know how to amaze the viewer.

Anyway Wolf's Rain is a perfect example of the grand potential of the anime-genre. I'm not a person who likes to cry a lot, but I'm not ashamed to say that I had to shed a tear while watching the last parts of the series. This series will make it very clear that the power of animation is to be able to maximize the expression of every element of the story. After seeing this anime, it became one of the reasons why I am an anime-fan. Try it out let it be a great expansion of your anime-collection or let it be a superb way to get acquainted with the anime-genre.


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