Ranked #17

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


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


Score: 8.871 (scored by 86,356 users)
Ranked: #172
Popularity: #213
Members: 144,754
Favorites: 3,108
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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

Miyazaki, Aoi
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Nishii, Yukito
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Kabe, Amon
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Kuroki, Haru
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Oono, Momoka
Oono, Momoka
Osawa, Takao
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Hosoda, Mamoru
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Director, Screenplay, Original Creator
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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Nov 28, 2015
Spoiler free review. Are we wolves? or al we human? ~ Ame

Story: 6/10
It's about a woman who has 2 children from a wolfman and it's showing her daily life and the children's daily life as half wolf, half human.
it looked more like a Disney film then an anime.

Art: 4/10
I don't know why MAL rates 4 as decent but okay :).
Nothing outstanding, I found the animation a bit annoying because of the eyes being too far away from each other. it's bad for a 2012 anime.

Sound: 7/10
It was good, the voice actors did a great job, the soundtracks were nice and beautiful.

Character: 7/10
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Nov 27, 2015
Best movie i have seen in a wile, recommend it to anyone. It is a heartfelt story about a widow struggling with two very unique children, she learns many things along the way about letting the birds leave the nest. It shows how hard it is to let go of something that you protected for so long. Great movie for anyone with children or not.

The music is wonderful, goes well with the movie.

The art is stunning, some of the best i have seen. Even better than some Ghibli film.

Watched it with my parents when i came home for Thanksgiving, by the end we where read more
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Nov 20, 2015
This anime is more of a movie, then an anime, considering it was 1 episode and I think an hour and 56 minute (I don't know, I'm trying to remember.). The plot is pretty simple: A collage student falls in love with the wolf man (Because they don't say Werewolf in Japan.). They have two children together; The oldest, Yuki, a girl, and the youngest, Ame, a boy. Unfortunately, the father dies(That's NOT a spoiler.), leaving the 3 alone by themselves. Because of complications within the city, Hanna (The Mother) decides it would be better for them to move outside the read more
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Nov 16, 2015
Well, what can i say?

This movie is just absolutely adorable in every way. Even if it has its dark moments, you can't stop smiling.

I had heard some pretty great things about this movie and now i know why. I absolutely loved the characters; the energetic and playful Yuki, the just too adorable Ame and of course, Hana, their determined and never-giving-up mother who took care of them even after all the struggles she had to face and go trough.

I loved the story from the beginning to the end. I enjoyed to watch and see how the children would grow up and how Hana would survive 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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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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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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