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In a post-apocalyptic future where humans live in domed cities surrounded by wasteland, wolves are assumed to be two hundred years extinct.
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Series cast summary:
Darren Pleavin ...  Kiba (Animax Asia dub) 30 episodes, 2003-2004
Kenta Miyake Kenta Miyake ...  Tsume 30 episodes, 2003-2004
Akio Suyama Akio Suyama ...  Hige 30 episodes, 2003-2004
Crispin Freeman ...  Tsume 30 episodes, 2003-2004
Joshua Seth ...  Hige 30 episodes, 2003-2004
Mamoru Miyano ...  Kiba 30 episodes, 2003-2004
Johnny Yong Bosch ...  Kiba 30 episodes, 2003-2004
Hiroki Shimowada Hiroki Shimowada ...  Toboe 28 episodes, 2003-2004
Mona Marshall ...  Toboe / ... 28 episodes, 2003-2004
Unshô Ishizuka ...  Quent Yaiden 21 episodes, 2003-2004
Tom Wyner ...  Quent Yaiden 22 episodes, 2003-2004
Kaho Kôda Kaho Kôda ...  Cher Degre 20 episodes, 2003-2004
Kari Wahlgren ...  Cher Degre 20 episodes, 2003-2004
Mitsuru Miyamoto Mitsuru Miyamoto ...  Hubb Lebowski 19 episodes, 2003-2004
Bob Buchholz ...  Hubb Lebowski 19 episodes, 2003-2004
Arisa Ogasawara Arisa Ogasawara ...  Cheza 19 episodes, 2003-2004
Sherry Lynn ...  Cheza 19 episodes, 2003-2004
Steve Blum ...  Darcia / ... 18 episodes, 2003-2004
Takaya Kuroda Takaya Kuroda ...  Darcia / ... 15 episodes, 2003-2004
Mayumi Asano Mayumi Asano ...  Blue 15 episodes, 2003-2004
Jessica Straus Jessica Straus ...  Blue 15 episodes, 2003-2004
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In a post-apocalyptic future where humans live in domed cities surrounded by wasteland, wolves are assumed to be two hundred years extinct. Yet wolves do walk among them, disguising themselves as humans in order to survive in the human world. Now four young wolves will follow the scent of Lunar Flowers on a dangerous quest to find that which legend promises them: Paradise. Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

Bones Animation [Japan]

Country:

Japan

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Japanese | English

Release Date:

6 January 2003 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Волчий дождь See more »

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Trivia

In the first episode, when one of the auto-defense mecha is disabled, the sound it makes is that of the Millennium Falcon's hyperdrive failing to work from Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). See more »

Goofs

In episode 13, when Hubb is telling Quent in the car about why he became a police officer, Quent starts laughing. However, Quent's reflection in the car's rear view mirror never changes while he is laughing. See more »

Quotes

Toboe: I never meant to kill anything. Granny, she . . . I was all alone at the entrance to the dome, and she was so nice. She said I was so little, my eyes had barely opened.
[Toboe holds up the four white bracelets on his right fore-arm]
Toboe: She gave these to me, and we lived together ever since.
Tsume: You mean she kept you as a pet. You were tamed, nothing more than an obedient dog.
Toboe: I wasn't! I . . . I only . . . I wanted to protect her. But she still . . .
Tsume: She still threw you out?
Toboe: She still died. She died. I...
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The episode titles appear at the end of each episode instead of the beginning. See more »

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Stray
(Opening Theme Song)
Written by Tim Jenson
Music composition and Arrangement by Yôko Kanno
Performed by Steve Conte
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Beautiful, tragic series
2 July 2007 | by black_stormravenSee all my reviews

This series is absolutely beautiful! It attempts to blend cultures and legends of many countries (North America, Russia, Japan) and does so in a way that is believable. It flows nicely until the end (except for the four OVAs which are really just flashbacks of the previous episodes) and is one of the saddest, yet somehow comforting endings of any series I've ever seen. The characters are easy to relate to, and their relationships are wonderfully portrayed by both the Japanese and English voice actors. The most touching relationship in this series is that between Kiba, the alpha wolf who desperately searches for Paradise, and Cheza, the Flower Maiden who can lead him there. It is so sweet that I found myself thinking 'aww' several times while watching. Although some may be disappointed with the conclusion, I think it's one of the better ways to end a series (much better than the manga did, by the way) and leaves the viewer thinking about philosophy, religion, and spirituality. An imaginative, creative, and all around great series that everyone (especially wolf lovers like me!) should take the time to watch. If you just want to hear the story, skip the four OVAs (I believe they are the last four on the first volume). You're really not going to miss much if you cut those out.


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