Ranked #16
Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki

Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki

Alternative Titles

English: Wolf Children
Synonyms: The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki
Japanese: おおかみこどもの雨と雪

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 21, 2012
Duration: 1 hr. 57 min.
Rating: PG - Children
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.871 (scored by 79129 users)
Ranked: #162
Popularity: #216
Members: 132,721
Favorites: 2,678
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Synopsis

Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki is about a young woman named Hana who falls in love with her mysterious college classmate who is actually a wolf man. The couple produce two children who also possess their father's lineage; the big sister Yuki, who was born on a snowy day, and the little brother, Ame, who was born on a rainy day.

The wolf man suddenly dies one day, leaving Hana to raise the two wolf children herself and struggle to keep their secret. But when the family is threatened by eviction, child services, and neighbors annoyed by Ame's constant crying (and often both Wolf Children's howling, which the landlady mistakes for pets), Hana decides to move out to the secluded country side where her kids can roam free.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hana
Hana
Main
Miyazaki, Aoi
Japanese
Miyazaki, Aoi
Ame
Ame
Main
Nishii, Yukito
Japanese
Nishii, Yukito
Kabe, Amon
Japanese
Kabe, Amon
...
Yuki
Yuki
Main
Kuroki, Haru
Japanese
Kuroki, Haru
Oono, Momoka
Japanese
Oono, Momoka
...
Ookami
Ookami
Main
Osawa, Takao
Japanese
Osawa, Takao

Staff

Hosoda, Mamoru
Hosoda, Mamoru
Director, Original Creator, Screenplay
Takagi, Masakatsu
Takagi, Masakatsu
Theme Song Composition, Music
Sadamoto, Yoshiyuki
Sadamoto, Yoshiyuki
Character Design
McFarland, Mike
McFarland, Mike
ADR Director

Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

"Okaa-san no Uta (おかあさんの唄)" by Ann Sally



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tehnominator
Oct 22, 2013 7:00 PM
Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki translates to "Wolf Children Ame and Yuki". What the film's title promises is accurate, but this is secondary to what the film is actually about. This is a movie entirely about the enduring and triumphant nature of maternal love.

Teenage Hana is a hardworking girl putting herself through college. During a class, her eyes fall on a man who enthusiastically and diligently takes notes, but he has no textbooks and he disappears before roll is taken. Intrigued, she searches him out and learns that he sits through classes but doesn't attend the school. From what we see, he works read more
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islandboy461
Oct 22, 2012 3:34 PM
I saw this film yesterday and, having enjoyed it immensely, was pleased to read that it has won the award for Best Animated Feature Film at the 45th annual Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival (a Spanish film festival). This perhaps comes as little surprise given that it is the work of Mamoru Hosoda, acclaimed director of "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" and "Summer Wars" (both of which also won the same award at previous Sitges festivals). I dare say that Mamoru has exceeded himself with this film, taking observations and musings from his own life - the film supposedly being based on thoughts he read more
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Smileeyface
Sep 8, 2012 12:11 PM
A girl meets a guy, falls in love, finds out that he's a werewolf, but doesn't mind (loving him and having his kids). Sounds familiar? Thankfully, the focus of this story is not the relationship between the couple, but between the mother and her children. Although this makes for an interesting approach to the overused concept of the relationship between humans and their wolf relatives, it falls short in producing a convincing account of their fight to overcome the odds that such a family would be up against.

Just like how the movie can be summarized in two parts, it will also be reviewed in two read more
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5camp
Nov 13, 2012 1:11 PM
The story starts with a rather plain looking college girl and her romantic adventures with this dashingly attractive young man. It turns out that he’s a wolf-man, but the lady doesn’t care because golly, he really is quite a catch. Besides, wolves are cool, so it could be worse. He could be an uncool animal like a sea-cucumber man. They have kids together but raising them in the big city is a bit of a pain, especially since they keep turning into wolves when they get annoyed. So they move to the countryside and start a new life there. It is one half about the read more
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