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

PG  |   |  Animation, Drama, Family  |  21 July 2012 (Japan)
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College student Hana falls in love with another student who turns out to be a werewolf, who dies in an accident after their second child. Hana moves to the rural countryside where her husband grew up to raise her two werewolf children.

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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)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Melinda Wood Allen ...
Auntie Hotta (voice)
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College student Hana falls in love with another student who turns out to be a werewolf, who dies in an accident after their second child. Hana moves to the rural countryside where her husband grew up to raise her two werewolf children.

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The moment when the mother asks her children whether they want to be man or wolf, Yuki and Ame react to their future choices when they hear it. See more »

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Hana: Live your life!
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Okaa-san no Uta
Music and Arrangement by Masakatsu Takagi
Lyrics by Mamoru Hosoda
Performed by Ann Sally
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Hands down one of the best movies ever.
2 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wolf Children, or Ōkami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki (Wolf Children: Ame and Yuki) as its called in Japan, is hands down one of the best movies I have ever seen. Not even counting its ranking among the anime category, Wolf Children takes place in my own personal hall of fame movies. In this movie, director Mamoru Hosoda completely blows away all expectations with a film that will really touch you. Wolf Children is a story of trials, perseverance, and the love of a family. For parents, you have nothing to worry about, the full extent of violence being very little. However, it is best to watch with your children, as there are a few amazingly sad moments. Wolf Children can be seen alone, or in a group with equally satisfying results. If there is one negative point I could make on this movie, it would be the first 5-10 minutes being slow, but after the first 5 minutes or so, you become completely entranced and will wish it were longer. If you come to love this movie as I do, watch "Summer Wars" by the same director, another movie both adults and children can love.


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