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Wolf Children (2012)

Ookami 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

Credited cast:
Aoi Miyazaki ... Hana (voice)
Takao Ohsawa ... Wolf Man (voice) (as Takao Osawa in English language version)
Haru Kuroki ... Yuki (voice)
Yukito Nishii ... Ame (voice)
Momoka Ôno Momoka Ôno ... Young Yuki (voice) (as Momoka Ohno)
Amon Kabe Amon Kabe ... Young Ame (voice)
Takuma Hiraoka Takuma Hiraoka ... Sohei (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Sohei's Mother (voice)
Tadashi Nakamura Tadashi Nakamura ... Hosokawa (voice)
Tamio Ohki Tamio Ohki ... Yamaoka (voice) (as Tamio Ohki in English language version)
Tomie Kataoka Tomie Kataoka ... Mrs. Nirasaki (voice)
Hajime Inoue Hajime Inoue ... Tendo (voice)
Shôta Sometani ... Mr. Tanabe (voice)
Taichi Masu Taichi Masu ... Radio Announcer (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Melinda Wood Allen Melinda Wood Allen ... Auntie Hotta (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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 July 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Wolf Children See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$53,939,046
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ame is the Japanese word for Rain. Yuki is the Japanese word for Snow. Hana is the Japanese word for Flower. See more »

Quotes

Yuki: The following year, I left home to live in the school dormitory. My mother said the 12 years she spent raising us, felt like an instant as if it were a fairy tale. She said so happily with eyes fixed on a distant mountain peak. Seeing that smile on her face, makes me very happy.
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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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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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