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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: Jun 25, 2012
Duration: 1 hr. 57 min.
Rating: PG - Children
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.881 (scored by 70275 users)
Ranked: #172
Popularity: #220
Members: 118,490
Favorites: 2,405
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Synopsis

The theme of the film is the love between parents and children. The story covers 13 years and begins with a 19-year-old college student named Hana who encounters and falls in "fairy tale-like" love with a "wolf man." After marrying the wolf man, Hana gives birth and raises two wolf children—an older sister named Yuki who was born on a snowy day, and a younger brother named Ame who was born on a rainy day. The four quietly lived in a corner of a city to conceal the existence of the "wolf children," but when the wolf man suddenly dies, Hana decides to move to a rural town far removed from the city.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki, Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki

Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

Hosoda, Mamoru
Director, Original Creator, Screenplay
Takagi, Masakatsu
Theme Song Composition, Music
Satou, Hiroaki
Background Art
Ikeda, Yuuji
Background Art



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Sep 8, 2012
Smileeyface
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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Sep 11, 2014
Cryptic-senpai
Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki, or Wolf Children, as it is called in English, is a two hour animated film directed by Hosoda Mamoru of Studio Chizu. Hosoda formerly worked at Toei Animation and Madhouse before establishing his own studio.

Ookami Kodomo tells the tale of Hana, a young university student who meets and falls in love with an unnamed man. This man does not attend her university, but he does come for lectures in order to study. He takes on odd jobs to have just enough money to survive. At first, he seems just like any other young man pressed for time and money. read more
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Apr 7, 2014
ThatGuyWithAHat
Wolf children, a story about a single mother Hana who is tasked with the mission of raising her children Ame and Yuki on her own after her boyfriend had died. But these are not ordinary children as there farther was part wolf and so are the kids.

Now i doubt there is anyone who is an avid anime watcher that would turn down a heartwarming Mamoru Hosoda film. Its a good way to take a break from 24/26 episode series.

STORY:
The story is about Hana's difficulties after the daeth of ookami she struggles with dealing with kids that can transform from human to wolf read more
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Apr 16, 2015
literaturenerd
Overview:

I realize I may catch some flak for what I'm about to say...but Wolf Children is one of the most overrated anime on MAL. This is a very unusual case because Wolf Children ISN'T overrated anywhere else besides MAL. On IMDB this movie has an 8.2, which is fairly low for an anime. Even Elfen Lied has an 8.3 by contrast! No one else thought this movie was anything but a fairly cute children's movie, but on freaking MAL it is viewed as a masterpiece because not one person has the balls to go against the circle-jerk. It is ranked the #15 all time read more
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Recommendations

A heartwarming tale with a lighthearted mood to go with the idea of taking care of children and parenting. That is a major theme in both series.

In both series, there is the idea of growing up. However, it is up to the parent to take care of them and raise the child to become independent.

There is a slice of feeling that goes along with the concept of parenting. After all, raising a kid is not easy and often comes with challenges and struggles. Yet in both series, the characters gets along well together and they take on life itself with that  read more 
reportRecommended by ChrnoTodd
Both talk about a parent who is trying to raise a child correctly, but has difficulties. And both talk about some people who try to find a path for their future. 
reportRecommended by Eremes
Both have families moving into an old vacant house in rural areas. They have funny and childishness moments that have supernatural aspects to it. Not to mention both are movies and have absolutely wonderful and beautiful animation.  
reportRecommended by vasplar
While watching Ame to Yuki i had the same lighthearted and yet bittersweet feeling that gave me Toki wo Kakeru Shojo.
Not only they share a very similar artstyle, which is very pleasant, but also both movies share a strong supernatural theme who quickly become the main focus of the story.
Both plot are told gently and can make you experience some nice time to spend watching.
Also, both series share a very important element that they show in their own way: love trascend time and any kind of race.

Absolutly recommended both titles! Because they both might have the power to let you  read more 
reportRecommended by EtnaEraclea
Beautiful story involving romance, drama, love, and loss. They both have wonderful endings and extremely lovable characters. I teared up with both (both sad and happy tears). 
reportRecommended by KingSaber
Both are wonderfully animated and are great slice of life/drama stories with supernatural twist. The main characters have to deal with loss and try to change themselves in order to move forward. 
reportRecommended by helensan

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Ending Theme

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

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