Tales of the Night weaves together six exotic fables each unfolding in a unique locale, from Tibet, to medieval Europe, to the Land of the Dead. From the imagination of internationally renowned animator Michel Ocelot.
On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.
The Clock family are four-inch-tall people who live anonymously in another family's residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. Life changes for the Clocks when their daughter, Arrietty, is discovered.
Something bizarre has come over the land. The kingdom is deteriorating. People are beginning to act strange... What's even more strange is that people are beginning to see dragons, which ... See full summary »
I saw this at Reel Anime 2012, and I was blown away. The story was really touching and emotional, the animation was beautiful, the music was really well done, and the voice cast was excellent and Aoi Miyazaki did a fantastic job voicing Hana. I was really surprised at how much I loved Wolf Children when I left the theatre, and it instantly became the best anime film I have seen in 2012. I immediately became a fan of Mamoru Hosoda as well. It was also the first animated film made by Studio Chizu (an animation studio established by Mamoru Hosoda) and it succeeds. Excellent job, Studio Chizu and Mr Hosoda and arigatou gozaimashita. I look forward to Studio Chizu's and Mamoru Hosoda's future films. I also think of Mamoru Hosoda as Japan's equivalent to Glen Keane, who also established his own animation studio, not to mention they are both great animators.
Final conclusion: I highly recommend this film to any anime, Mamoru Hosoda, world cinema and Japanese cinema fan and I guarantee you will have the time of your life. It is an absolute delight from start to finish!
Note: This review is about the original Japanese version with subtitles.
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