Ranked #18

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
Source: Original
Duration: 1 hr. 57 min.
Rating: PG - Children

Statistics

Score: 8.861 (scored by 93,888 users)
Ranked: #182
Popularity: #208
Members: 157,484
Favorites: 3,582
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Synopsis

Hana, a hard-working college student, falls in love with a mysterious man who attends one of her classes though he is not an actual student. As it turns out, he is not truly human either. On a full moon night, he transforms, revealing that he is the last werewolf alive. Despite this, Hana's love remains strong, and the two ultimately decide to start a family.

Hana gives birth to two healthy children—Ame, born during rainfall, and Yuki, born during snowfall—both possessing the ability to turn into wolves, a trait inherited from their father. All too soon, however, the sudden death of her lover devastates Hana's life, leaving her to raise a peculiar family completely on her own. The stress of raising her wild-natured children in a densely populated city, all while keeping their identity a secret, culminates in a decision to move to the countryside, where she hopes Ame and Yuki can live a life free from the judgments of society. Wolf Children is the heartwarming story about the challenges of being a single mother in an unforgiving modern world.

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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
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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Cryptic-senpai
Sep 11, 2014
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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ThatGuyWithAHat
Apr 7, 2014
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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islandboy461
Oct 22, 2012
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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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.

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Anime: Clannad: After Story
Both have similar topics. When a person losses someone they loved and have to raise their childrens on their own. Extremily poweful and heartbreaking. Cute childrens ( ushio, ame) that have sad stories on their own. Both have a fantasy but intead of making the story boring and unrealistic, make it more powerful.
If you like it, you will definetly like the other. 
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Anime: Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
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 
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Both are great slice of life stories with supernatural/fantasy twist,
in both main character has to deal with the loss of someone and has to change her way of living to move forward, both have very good mix of drama & cute moments. 
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Kaguya-hime no Monogatari and Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki share very similar themes. Both films illustrate human parent(s) raising supernatural children and explores the types of struggles the child and parents face together. Both of these films take place over several years, depicting the challenges each parent faces during different stages in their child's development.
Another theme these two films share is nature, and more specifically raising children in it. Both films show children discovering the small wonders of plants, animals, agriculture, seasons, life cycles etc. Both films are central to the theme of nature and living off of the land. 
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