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Wolf's Rain

Wolf's Rain

Alternative Titles

English: Wolf's Rain
Synonyms: Wolf Rain, Wolfs Rain
Japanese: ウルフズレイン

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2003 to Jul 29, 2003
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.991 (scored by 55264 users)
Ranked: #4942
Popularity: #137
Members: 105,418
Favorites: 3,154
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

action adventure drama fantasy

Synopsis

In some distant future, it's common knowledge that all wolves have been extinct for 200 years. However, it seems this is false as wolves have not disappeared but rather have taken human form. Kiba, a lone wolf, wanders into a city, trying to sniff out the Lunar Flowers that are supposed to lead whoever follows the scent to paradise. The source of the smell is Cheza, a girl who sleeps in what appears to be suspended animation in a lab. She and the wolves are drawn to each other, and Kiba hopes to find paradise once he finds the source of the scent of Lunar Flowers. However, once Kiba finds Cheza, she is kidnapped by a mysterious person called Darcia, and his search begins anew. Before he leaves the city, he meets 3 other wolves, Tsume, Hige and Toboe. All four wolves have very different personalities and ideas, and their friendliness towards each other is a little rough around the edges. However, they soon band together to continue to search for paradise.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Wolf's Rain
Sequel: Wolf's Rain OVA

Characters & Voice Actors

Kiba
Kiba
Main
Bosch, Johnny Yong
English
Bosch, Johnny Yong
Miyano, Mamoru
Japanese
Miyano, Mamoru
...
Tsume
Tsume
Main
Freeman, Crispin
English
Freeman, Crispin
Miyake, Kenta
Japanese
Miyake, Kenta
...
Hige
Hige
Main
Seth, Joshua
English
Seth, Joshua
Suyama, Akio
Japanese
Suyama, Akio
...
Toboe
Toboe
Main
Marshall, Mona
English
Marshall, Mona
Shimowada, Hiroki
Japanese
Shimowada, Hiroki
...

Staff

Minami, Masahiko
Producer, Executive Producer
Sasaki, Shiro
Producer
Okamura, Tensai
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kurokawa, Tomoyuki
Episode Director



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Jun 24, 2009
JesuOtaku
On the technical side of things, Wolf’s Rain’s animation is gorgeous. You can almost always count on Studio Bones to put out good work, but Wolf’s Rain has a particularly proficient pedigree. Fantastical backgrounds are detailed, varied and engrossing, character designs are distinct and very attractive, and the fights and chases are breathtaking.

The music was composed by Yoko Kanno, which means I might not have to say anymore, but I will. All her work is magnificent, but this may be some of her best. Insert songs and orchestration are beautiful as standalone but absolutely MAKE the emotional moments too. It’s a wonderful soundtrack to read more
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Dec 3, 2013
redmoon_wolf
This is the show that turned me on to anime. This show means so much to me, and has seriously impacted my life and it took me several days after finishing the series to process all the symbolism. That's the thing about Wolf's Rain, it has an incredible amount of depth, metaphors, and symbolism.

STORY: Set in a distant future, the world is falling apart. Most humans don't seem to notice anything that's going on outside of the cities they live in. Just slowly working themselves into the ground, it appears. The end of the world is near. The plot of Wolf's Rain is amazing, and read more
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Recommendations

Both shows begin in a post-apocalyptic world. Both shows' characters are on a journey to a destination which they know nothing about. Both are relatively dark shows, but do not shy away from humor occasionally. Both have action in them, but only when necessary, and the action isn't overdone. Both have fantastic endings that leave you thinking.
I'd reccomend those who enjoyed the fantasy and animal aspects of Wolf's Rain try on Ginga Densetsu Weed for size. They both use animals as main characters, and they both have one of those scripts that can take you from a laugh, to bawling on the floor and back again in the blink of an eye. Although Ginga is bloody and violent, at times it does seem more oreinted towards a younger audience than Wolf's Rain is, but overall they're very similar.

Opening Theme

"Stray" by Steve Conte

Ending Theme

#1: "Gravity" by Maaya Sakamoto
#2: "Tell Me What the Rain Knows" by Maaya Sakamoto (ep 26)

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