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

Goofs

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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Kiba: [after Darcia jumps off the cliff after Cheza; goes back to Tsume] Tsume! Are you all right?
Tsume: I'm just a little tired. Go already!
Kiba: Tsume...
Tsume: I finished Hige offf. I don't want to move any more either. I knew it from the beginning, I knew it somewhere in my heart. That's why I led a spontaneous life. I was confident after having met you... that I wasn't the one who would open Paradise.
[groans]
Tsume: Go.
Kiba: Hang in there.
Tsume: If you don't go...
Kiba: Hold on to me...
Tsume: Go already!
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The episode titles appear at the end of each episode instead of the beginning. See more »

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Tell Me What the Rain Knows
Second Ending Theme Song (Episode #26)
Music composition and Arrangement by Yôko Kanno
Performed by Maaya Sakamoto
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Beautiful, tragic series
2 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This series is absolutely beautiful! It attempts to blend cultures and legends of many countries (North America, Russia, Japan) and does so in a way that is believable. It flows nicely until the end (except for the four OVAs which are really just flashbacks of the previous episodes) and is one of the saddest, yet somehow comforting endings of any series I've ever seen. The characters are easy to relate to, and their relationships are wonderfully portrayed by both the Japanese and English voice actors. The most touching relationship in this series is that between Kiba, the alpha wolf who desperately searches for Paradise, and Cheza, the Flower Maiden who can lead him there. It is so sweet that I found myself thinking 'aww' several times while watching. Although some may be disappointed with the conclusion, I think it's one of the better ways to end a series (much better than the manga did, by the way) and leaves the viewer thinking about philosophy, religion, and spirituality. An imaginative, creative, and all around great series that everyone (especially wolf lovers like me!) should take the time to watch. If you just want to hear the story, skip the four OVAs (I believe they are the last four on the first volume). You're really not going to miss much if you cut those out.


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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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