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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: Jul 21, 2012
Duration: 1 hr. 57 min.
Rating: PG - Children
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.881 (scored by 73506 users)
Ranked: #162
Popularity: #223
Members: 123,716
Favorites: 2,492
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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)

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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
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, Screenplay, Original Creator
Takagi, Masakatsu
Takagi, Masakatsu
Theme Song Composition, Music
Ikeda, Yuuji
Ikeda, Yuuji
Background Art
Aoki, Katsushi
Aoki, Katsushi
Background Art


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Sep 8, 2012 12:11 PM
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 12:30 AM
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 6:07 AM
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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Nov 13, 2012 1:11 PM
5camp
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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Ending Theme

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

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