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Parents Guide for
Wolf Children (2012) More at IMDbPro »Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki (original title)

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A woman breastfeeds her baby, and we briefly see her nipple.

A woman and wolf-man are implied to have sex,we see the silhouette of the two in a dark room,they kiss and sink out of frame. The next morning they are seen with bare sholders in bed, but no genitals are shown.

The wolf-children often lose their clothes when they transform, and are sometimes shown naked when they become human again, but no genitals are shown.


The Wolf-man goes out to hunt and ends up dying. You see him lying in a ditch with very little if any blood on him in wolf form. For more information, see the "Frightening/Intense Scenes" section.

The mother vomits multiple times in multiple scenes due to morning sickness near the beginning of the movie.

One of the wolf-children swallows a silica packet and is clearly seen vomiting. She quickly recovers.

The boy wolf-child vomits in the forest, without warning.

A wolf-girl becomes stressed and claws a classmate's ear. Blood is seen dripping from her paw/hand, and the girl is very distraught by this. The classmate's ear is later seen covered with small, pink scars. This quick clawing scene is accompanied with frightening music.

Two siblings (as wolves) get into an argument, which escalates into a physical fight. There are some bloody scratches. For more information, see the "Frightening/Intense Scenes" section.


Infrequent, mild language such as "damn" and "hell," as well as some name-calling.

The term "Oh my God" is used several times throughout the movie.

The old man verbally abuses the mother of the wolf children based off of her ignorance to farming and constant smiling. Some examples: "Damn fool" and "lunatic".

(Note: The above only applies to the English language dub; the subtitle track contains no such language. It is likely that the old man is simply talking down to her in a disrespectful, Japanese conjugation, for which there is no easy English substitute.)


The wolf-father's death can be very sad and shocking. What's worse is that, since he died in his wolf form, his body is simply thrown into a trash compactor while his wife sobs and begs the sanitation technicians to stop. It is very sudden and will definitely upset some viewers.

The mother, Ame, and Yuki all vomit without little warning somewhere throughout the movie.

Yuki plays with a wild snake and attempts to catch it, it hisses at her and she grabs in by the neck.

The boy wolf-child catches a bird and falls into a river during winter, he almost drowns and is pulled out by his sister (the girl wolf-child). Moderate spoiler: The mother then holds his seemingly lifeless body while she is extremely distraught. However, he does wake up and recover.

Ame and Yuki's fight may scare younger viewers. It is tense and slightly unexpected.

Ame leaving his family to live as a wolf can be upsetting to some.

The entirety of the movie can be emotionally traumatic, as it is quite sad and depressing at times. Hope is present by the end of the film however, and the good does outweigh the bad. Still a tearjerker and perhaps too much for younger viewers. The animated nature of the film should not be a false pretense to its childishness or simplicity. It is very deep and moving.

BBFC - (PG): mild violence, threat, scenes of emotional intensity.

Rated PG for thematic elements, some violence, brief sensuality and language
Argentina:13 / Australia:PG / Brazil:12 / Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Germany:6 / Hong Kong:IIA / Japan:G / New Zealand:PG / Norway:7 / Norway:9 (2015) (TV rating) / Singapore:PG13 / South Korea:All / Sweden:7 / Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) / UK:PG / USA:PG

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