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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.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The voice actors for Baby Yuki and Baby Ame were only 9 and 7 when they did their respective roles. 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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If you didn't believe in Mamoru Hosuda after Summer Wars . . .
29 November 2013 | by ilikeclaymation1See all my reviews

You will after seeing the beautiful animation, and emotional purity of this film. This is a somber look at the struggles of a single mother completely out of her element, and fighting for each and every inch of ground in unfamiliar territory. While the comparison to Hayao Miyazaki is both inevitable, and present, Hosuda has established a unique style of story-telling that will help distinguish him from other animators, and hopefully bring him some much needed attention from international audiences. Never one to shy away from tear-jerking, Hosuda spins a somber tale of an unconventional family with unique challenges, and yet still makes it nearly universally relatable. While this film is technically in the fantasy genre, it is easily recommendable to fans of all film styles and all ages, with only some slight warnings for tasteful, completely non-sexual nudity.


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