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Wolf Children (2012)

Ôkami kodomo no Ame to Yuki (original title)
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After her werewolf lover unexpectedly dies in an accident while hunting for food for their children, a young woman must find ways to raise the werewolf son and daughter that she had with him while keeping their trait hidden from society.

Director:

Mamoru Hosoda

Writers:

Mamoru Hosoda (story), Mamoru Hosoda (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aoi Miyazaki ... Hana (voice)
Takao Osawa ... Ôkami otoko (voice) (as Ôsawa Takao)
Haru Kuroki ... Yuki (shôjo-ki) (voice)
Yukito Nishii ... Ame (shônen-ki) (voice)
Momoka Ôno Momoka Ôno ... Yuki (yônen-ki) (voice)
Amon Kabe Amon Kabe ... Ame (yônen-ki) (voice)
Takuma Hiraoka Takuma Hiraoka ... Sôhei (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Sôhei no haha (voice)
Tadashi Nakamura Tadashi Nakamura ... Hosokawa (voice)
Tamio Ôki Tamio Ôki ... Yamaoka (voice)
Tomie Kataoka Tomie Kataoka ... Nirasaki no oba-san (voice)
Takashi Kobayashi Takashi Kobayashi ... Nirasaki no dan'na-san (voice)
Hajime Inoue Hajime Inoue ... Tendô (voice)
Shôta Sometani ... Tanabe-sensei (voice)
Taichi Masu Taichi Masu ... Radio Announcer (voice)
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Storyline

After her werewolf lover unexpectedly dies in an accident while hunting for food for their children, a young woman must find ways to raise the werewolf son and daughter that she had with him while keeping their trait hidden from society.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Love wildly


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Yuki means snow and she was born when it was snowing. Ame means rain and he was born when it was raining. 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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Connections

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Soundtracks

Yankee Doodle
(American traditional)
[Sang by children at the school gym]
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Amazingly well done movie.
23 February 2014 | by brownboy76See all my reviews

This movie was incredibly well done. In my opinion, aside from the supernatural aspects of the characters themselves, this is a very real and down to earth story about a mother trying to raise two children who are different and the struggles she has to go through alone. I find the characters in this movie to be incredibly realistic and relatable. The music is great and it does not overtake any scene, but rather it adds to the mood of the scene it is required to enhance. As someone who, along with my sister was brought up practically alone by my mother, I feel that this movie also reminded me of her day to day struggle as well in terms of raising two energetic children without any outside help whatsoever. The animation is very crisp and beautiful as well. If you haven't seen this movie yet, go see it, and if you have any reservations (just as I did) you should go see it anyway. This movie was one of a kind.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 July 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,060,661
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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