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Wolf's Rain

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
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.981 (scored by 57835 users)
Ranked: #5252
Popularity: #154
Members: 111,429
Favorites: 3,271
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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action adventure drama fantasy

Synopsis

In some distant future, it's common knowledge that all wolves have been extinct for 200 years. However, it seems this is false as wolves have not disappeared but rather have taken human form. Kiba, a lone wolf, wanders into a city, trying to sniff out the Lunar Flowers that are supposed to lead whoever follows the scent to paradise. The source of the smell is Cheza, a girl who sleeps in what appears to be suspended animation in a lab. She and the wolves are drawn to each other, and Kiba hopes to find paradise once he finds the source of the scent of Lunar Flowers. However, once Kiba finds Cheza, she is kidnapped by a mysterious person called Darcia, and his search begins anew. Before he leaves the city, he meets 3 other wolves, Tsume, Hige and Toboe. All four wolves have very different personalities and ideas, and their friendliness towards each other is a little rough around the edges. However, they soon band together to continue to search for paradise.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Wolf's Rain
Sequel: Wolf's Rain OVA

Characters & Voice Actors

Kiba
Kiba
Main
Bosch, Johnny Yong
English
Bosch, Johnny Yong
Miyano, Mamoru
Japanese
Miyano, Mamoru
...
Tsume
Tsume
Main
Freeman, Crispin
English
Freeman, Crispin
Miyake, Kenta
Japanese
Miyake, Kenta
...
Hige
Hige
Main
Seth, Joshua
English
Seth, Joshua
Suyama, Akio
Japanese
Suyama, Akio
...
Toboe
Toboe
Main
Marshall, Mona
English
Marshall, Mona
Shimowada, Hiroki
Japanese
Shimowada, Hiroki
...

Staff

Sasaki, Shiro
Producer
Minami, Masahiko
Producer, Executive Producer
Okamura, Tensai
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kurosawa, Masayuki
Episode Director



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Jun 24, 2009
JesuOtaku
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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Jul 8, 2008
Gin-iro
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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Recommendations

Both shows begin in a post-apocalyptic world. Both shows' characters are on a journey to a destination which they know nothing about. Both are relatively dark shows, but do not shy away from humor occasionally. Both have action in them, but only when necessary, and the action isn't overdone. Both have fantastic endings that leave you thinking.
Also made by Studio Bones. Has a similar concept of social outcasts (Contractors/Wolves) of whose existence the general public is unaware, posing as humans and trying to survive any way they can.

Opening Theme

"Stray" by Steve Conte

Ending Theme

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

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