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Wolf's Rain


Alternative Titles

English: Wolf's Rain
Synonyms: Wolf Rain, Wolfs Rain
Japanese: ウルフズレイン

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2003 to Jul 29, 2003
Premiered: Winter 2003
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Bones
Source: Original
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.931 (scored by 76,104 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #6332
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #256
Members: 162,355
Favorites: 4,186
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Episodes: /26

Synopsis

In a dying world, there exists an ancient legend: when the world ends, the gateway to paradise will be opened. This utopia is the sole salvation for the remnants of life in this barren land, but the legend also dictates that only wolves can find their way to this mythical realm. Though long thought to be extinct, wolves still exist and live amongst humans, disguising themselves through elaborate illusions.

A lone wolf named Kiba finds himself drawn by an intoxicating scent to Freeze City, an impoverished town under the rule of the callous Lord Orkham. Here, Kiba discovers that wolves Hige, Tsume, and Toboe have been drawn in by the same aroma. By following the fragrance of "Lunar Flowers," said to be the key to opening the door to their ideal world, the wolves set off on a journey across desolate landscapes and crumbling cities to find their legendary promised land. However, they are not the only ones seeking paradise, and those with more sinister intentions will do anything in their power to reach it first.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kiba
Kiba
Main
Miyano, Mamoru
Japanese
Miyano, Mamoru
Toboe
Toboe
Main
Shimowada, Hiroki
Japanese
Shimowada, Hiroki
Tsume
Tsume
Main
Miyake, Kenta
Japanese
Miyake, Kenta
Hige
Hige
Main
Suyama, Akio
Japanese
Suyama, Akio

Staff

Minami, Masahiko
Minami, Masahiko
Producer, Executive Producer
Maseba, Yutaka
Maseba, Yutaka
Producer
Sasaki, Shiro
Sasaki, Shiro
Producer
Okamura, Tensai
Okamura, Tensai
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


Edit Opening Theme

"Stray" by Steve Conte

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Gravity" by Maaya Sakamoto
#2: "Tell Me What the Rain Knows" by Maaya Sakamoto (ep 26)



More reviewsReviews

JesuOtaku
Jun 24, 2009
On the technical side of things, Wolf’s Rain’s animation is gorgeous. You can almost always count on Studio Bones to put out good work, but Wolf’s Rain has a particularly proficient pedigree. Fantastical backgrounds are detailed, varied and engrossing, character designs are distinct and very attractive, and the fights and chases are breathtaking.

The music was composed by Yoko Kanno, which means I might not have to say anymore, but I will. All her work is magnificent, but this may be some of her best. Insert songs and orchestration are beautiful as standalone but absolutely MAKE the emotional moments too. It’s a wonderful soundtrack to read more
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Stryder
Sep 25, 2013
Wolf's Rain was, to say the least, and interesting, but not overly involving anime. Although I liked the concept, setting, sound and art direction, I could not find myself getting attatched to the characters or involved in the plot.

When I look back at it, I honestly believe that the characters just followed common stereotypes, and really didn't evolve throughout the plot. The supporting characters were able to garner a little interest from me, but the lead was dull and drab, and the only dialogue I can remember from him is "we have to get to paradise". A lead character is supposed to get a viewer read more
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Gin-iro
Jul 8, 2008
The new millennium has brought us many new anime titles. Most of which seem to involve a sad story, a sad main character, and an overall sad feel. Wolf's Rain may indeed fall into that category, but there are unique differences that make this series more complex than that.

Take first, the main character Kiba. He has a goal and he'll do anything to reach it. But he has two distinct sides to his character. One is his proud, rash, and arrogant self that attacks anything that stands in his way. And the other is a quiet, mysterious, and observing type that is expressed when meeting read more
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5camp
Oct 17, 2013
::Note:: This review includes the OVA. Those final 4 episodes were supposed to be included with the original TV airing run but had to be delayed because of a SARS outbreak in Japan at the time so they aired a few recaps. Note that this review ignores these recaps because it's fucking 2013 and if you watch recap episodes then it's your own bloody fault

Aaanyway

It used to be the case that if you wanted to start a fight in an anime clubroom, all you had to do was stand up and proclaim “Wolf’s Rain is pretentious” and watch the chaos unfold. Fandom has since moved read more
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