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Wolf Children (2012)
"Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki" (original title)

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Hana falls in love with a Wolf Man. After the Wolf Man's death, Hana decides to move to a rural town to continue raising her two wolf children Ame and Yuki.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Aoi Miyazaki ...
Hana (voice)
Takao Ohsawa ...
Wolf Man (voice) (as Takao Osawa in English language version)
Haru Kuroki ...
Yuki (voice)
Yukito Nishii ...
Ame (voice)
Momoka Ohno ...
Young Yuki (voice)
Amon Kabe ...
Young Ame (voice)
Takuma Hiraoka ...
Sohei (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ...
Sohei's Mother (voice)
Tadashi Nakamura ...
Hosokawa (voice)
Tamio Ôki ...
Yamaoka (voice) (as Tamio Ohki in English language version)
Tomie Kataoka ...
Mrs. Nirasaki (voice)
Hajime Inoue ...
Tendo (voice)
Shôta Sometani ...
Mr. Tanabe (voice)
Taichi Masu ...
Radio Announcer (voice)
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...
Mrs. Hotta (voice) (as Kumiko Aso in English language version)
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Hana falls in love with a Wolf Man. After the Wolf Man's death, Hana decides to move to a rural town to continue raising her two wolf children Ame and Yuki.

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Rated PG for thematic elements, some violence, brief sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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Last film of Bunta Sugawara. See more »

Quotes

Ame: Why is the wolf always the bad guy?
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Soundtracks

Okaa-san no Uta
Music and Arrangement by Masakatsu Takagi
Lyrics by Mamoru Hosoda
Performed by Ann Sally
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Just outstanding
1 December 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film was excellent, may I even say better than spirited away? Possibly. The Wolf Children was much(for lack of a better word)better than I had expected. I simply astonished me. The animation was fantastic the background was exquisite, and the storyline was moving. Mamoru Hosoda has not failed again, if you liked this I would suggest you watch "Summer Wars" or "The Girl Who Leaped Through Time".

Wolf Children is massively underrated in my opinion.

Though there is no spoiler here, I would like to say one thing about the ending, the ending is not conclusive, it is quite open, though still powerful. So because of this, some people may not like the ending, at first it had me in tears because of its beauty, but also had me angry because of the ending. But still a fantastic film.

Ratings:

Animation: 9.5/10

Storyline: 9.8/10

Background scenery: 10/10 (Amazing background scenery, greatly drawn)

Character personality: 10/10

Overall: 10/10

Thanks for reading.

  • Nik



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