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Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki (2012)

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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.

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

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

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21 July 2012 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Wolf Children  »

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Last film of Bunta Sugawara. See more »

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Hana: Live your life!
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References Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) See more »

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Okaa-san no Uta
Music and Arrangement by Masakatsu Takagi
Lyrics by Mamoru Hosoda
Performed by Ann Sally
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Just outstanding
1 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

This film was excellent, may I even say better than spirited away? Possibly. The Wolf Children was much(for lack of a better word)better than I had expected. I simply astonished me. The animation was fantastic the background was exquisite, and the storyline was moving. Mamoru Hosoda has not failed again, if you liked this I would suggest you watch "Summer Wars" or "The Girl Who Leaped Through Time".

Wolf Children is massively underrated in my opinion.

Though there is no spoiler here, I would like to say one thing about the ending, the ending is not conclusive, it is quite open, though still powerful. So because of this, some people may not like the ending, at first it had me in tears because of its beauty, but also had me angry because of the ending. But still a fantastic film.

Ratings:

Animation: 9.5/10

Storyline: 9.8/10

Background scenery: 10/10 (Amazing background scenery, greatly drawn)

Character personality: 10/10

Overall: 10/10

Thanks for reading.

  • Nik


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