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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 Ôki Tamio Ôki ... Yamaoka (voice)
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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Love wildly


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 and Yuki stands for Rain and Snow respectively in Japanese. Then both realized what they wanted to be in both weather scenes. Ame when they were running in the snow and fell in the river. And Yuki when she was stuck in school because of the rain. 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

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Big Bird's Big Break (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Okaa-san no Uta
Music and Arrangement by Masakatsu Takagi
Lyrics by Mamoru Hosoda
Performed by Ann Sally
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Just an awesome anime in every aspect.
8 January 2014 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

Probably the best anime I have seen recently. From the director of 'The Girl Who Leapt Through Time' gives us this wonderful fantasy-drama. This movie is kinda resembling Miyazaki's 'My Neighbour Totoro', only the place it takes place and a bit with the characters. Other than that it is an awesome movie with a totally fresh concept as per my knowledge.

All the three main characters, a mother and her two kids were lovable. Aoi Miyazaki never stops impressing me where she appears here as a mother. Her roles from various movies are always coming with a surprise who peaking high and higher, she really rocks. The two kids' characters as well very adorable. Like the two sisters in 'My Neighbour Totoro' these two made the movie look great. Actually it was a tale about a mother who raises two wolf children. As a single parent, her hard work and dedication to the kids to grow up having a normal and happy childhood she must sacrifice her life.

When her husband dies, Hana must take care of the kids where she lacks the knowledge of their kind to give support. She finds difficulties in city to raise them so she decides to move to a rural where she can cut the communications with the other humans. Growing her own vegetables in the backyard, facing the different seasons and going through all the ups and down in life she almost achieves her ambition.

It did not look like an anime movie, it looked almost a real one with many cool and colourful frames. The story commenced with a nice love story with a little heartbreak. Then the most enjoyable parts begin with lots of laughs until the approach of the end where it brings lots of emotions before concluding with a powerful howl. It had very nice background score in all the crucial portion of the tale. In other word to say, the movie was just like what I expected and more than that. I felt the movie was short and was not ready to accept the end. You know, it is better being short and sweet than with unnecessary drag in a tale. This is a movie that everyone will love, especially kids and families. Like I said if you are a die hard 'My Neighbour Totoro' movie fan then you must not miss it. So highly recommended by me.


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