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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 »

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Волчий дождь See more »

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Trivia

All of the main character wolves have names that, in Japanese, refer to a part of a wolf. For example, Toboe's name means "howling". 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

Cheza: The ice is spreading fast now, the world will freeze over. Soon, this one will disappear, this one is a forged hanabito, this is not this one's true form.
Kiba: Your true form?
Cheza: Now this one can become...
Kiba: Cheza...
Cheza: The world will close up for a while, and we will be apart from one another.
Kiba: What should I do? I don't have anything left to protect.
Cheza: We would not have met, and the flowers will protect you. Kiba, because you protected this one, the flowers will return and bloom once more. So when the world ...
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The episode titles appear at the end of each episode instead of the beginning. See more »

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Cloud 9
Written by Yûho Iwasato
Music composition and Arrangement by Yôko Kanno
Vocal by Maaya Sakamoto
Performed by Maaya Sakamoto
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Great anime which triumphs over its (very few) flaws.
21 July 2005 | by tsbischofSee all my reviews

I originally found this series on Adult Swim last summer, midway through the series, while scanning through the channels for something to watch on late-night television. I had never seriously watched anime before, and found myself fascinated with this series, especially with the characters. Not all people will find them so interesting, as some have pointed out, but if they appeal to you at all they will grow on you by the end of the series.

As for the flaws, they mostly are with character depth. Each character really has one main feeling, as you could probably guess from watching any episode. The conflicts, twists, and connections between characters make up for this, though, and while you could probably guess a number of the twists, they still have a great impact.

Take in mind, though, that this comes from someone who is obsessed with the series. After seeing one episode, I fell hopelessly in love with it, though not for anime in general, as some might.

Animation here is much better than typical anime, with many talents from Cowboy Bebop, and the overall feel of it is that you don't really mind the shortcuts taken in animation, as they don't really distract you from enjoying the show.

If you want to sample the show before seeing a good amount of it, see at least the first five episodes (or DVD 1) before giving up, as it takes a short amount of time for the series to get into full gear. But once in full gear, you'll love it.

30 episodes, with 4 recap episodes, probably the worst part of the show. Hence, don't buy DVD 4 if you end up wanting to own the series, unless you're a compulsive anime freak who must have all of the disks for the art/whatever. Even then, the episodes (15-18) really don't mean anything, and probably were a chance for the animators to have a vacation off in the tropics. But definitely watch episodes 27-30 if you watch the rest of the series. These are the most abstract of the series, and are very well done.

Overall: 10 out of 10.


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