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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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Ame: Why is the wolf always the bad guy?
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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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Just an awesome anime in every aspect.
8 January 2014 | by (Somewhere in the Cosmos) – See all my reviews

Probably the best anime I have seen recently. From the director of 'The Girl Who Leapt Through Time' gives us this wonderful fantasy-drama. This movie is kinda resembling Miyazaki's 'My Neighbour Totoro', only the place it takes place and a bit with the characters. Other than that it is an awesome movie with a totally fresh concept as per my knowledge.

All the three main characters, a mother and her two kids were lovable. Aoi Miyazaki never stops impressing me where she appears here as a mother. Her roles from various movies are always coming with a surprise who peaking high and higher, she really rocks. The two kids' characters as well very adorable. Like the two sisters in 'My Neighbour Totoro' these two made the movie look great. Actually it was a tale about a mother who raises two wolf children. As a single parent, her hard work and dedication to the kids to grow up having a normal and happy childhood she must sacrifice her life.

When her husband dies, Hana must take care of the kids where she lacks the knowledge of their kind to give support. She finds difficulties in city to raise them so she decides to move to a rural where she can cut the communications with the other humans. Growing her own vegetables in the backyard, facing the different seasons and going through all the ups and down in life she almost achieves her ambition.

It did not look like an anime movie, it looked almost a real one with many cool and colourful frames. The story commenced with a nice love story with a little heartbreak. Then the most enjoyable parts begin with lots of laughs until the approach of the end where it brings lots of emotions before concluding with a powerful howl. It had very nice background score in all the crucial portion of the tale. In other word to say, the movie was just like what I expected and more than that. I felt the movie was short and was not ready to accept the end. You know, it is better being short and sweet than with unnecessary drag in a tale. This is a movie that everyone will love, especially kids and families. Like I said if you are a die hard 'My Neighbour Totoro' movie fan then you must not miss it. So highly recommended by me.


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