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Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki (2012)

After her werewolf lover unexpectedly dies in an accident, a woman must find a way to raise the werewolf son and daughter that she had with him. But their inheritance of their father's traits proved to be a challenge for her.

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Clinging to an unfinished letter written by her recently deceased father, young Momo moves with her mother from bustling Tokyo to the remote Japanese island of Shio. Upon their arrival, she... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Hana (voice)
Takao Ohsawa ...
Wolf Man (voice) (as Takao Osawa in English language version)
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Yuki (voice)
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Ame (voice)
Momoka Ôno ...
Young Yuki (voice) (as Momoka Ohno)
Amon Kabe ...
Young Ame (voice)
Takuma Hiraoka ...
Sohei (voice)
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Sohei's Mother (voice)
Tadashi Nakamura ...
Hosokawa (voice)
Tamio Ohki ...
Yamaoka (voice) (as Tamio Ohki in English language version)
Tomie Kataoka ...
Mrs. Nirasaki (voice)
Hajime Inoue ...
Tendo (voice)
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Mr. Tanabe (voice)
Taichi Masu ...
Radio Announcer (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Melinda Wood Allen ...
Auntie Hotta (voice)
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After her werewolf lover unexpectedly dies in an accident, a woman must find a way to raise the werewolf son and daughter that she had with him. But their inheritance of their father's traits proved to be a challenge for her.

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

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21 July 2012 (Japan)  »

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Wolf Children  »

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Trivia

Hana's organiser, when moving house, looks like a Hobonichi. A very popular Japanese planner made by the creator of Mother for the SNES. See more »

Quotes

[after Revealing to Hana that he is a Werewolf]
Wolf Man: Were you surprised?
[She nods]
Wolf Man: Do you want to break up?
[Hana shakes her head]
Wolf Man: But you're trembling, are you scared?
Hana: No.
[pause]
Hana: Because you're you.
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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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If you didn't believe in Mamoru Hosuda after Summer Wars . . .
29 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

You will after seeing the beautiful animation, and emotional purity of this film. This is a somber look at the struggles of a single mother completely out of her element, and fighting for each and every inch of ground in unfamiliar territory. While the comparison to Hayao Miyazaki is both inevitable, and present, Hosuda has established a unique style of story-telling that will help distinguish him from other animators, and hopefully bring him some much needed attention from international audiences. Never one to shy away from tear-jerking, Hosuda spins a somber tale of an unconventional family with unique challenges, and yet still makes it nearly universally relatable. While this film is technically in the fantasy genre, it is easily recommendable to fans of all film styles and all ages, with only some slight warnings for tasteful, completely non-sexual nudity.


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