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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: 7.971 (scored by 62161 users)
Ranked: #5502
Popularity: #179
Members: 122,981
Favorites: 3,475
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

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
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director



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Sep 25, 2013
Stryder
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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Oct 17, 2013
5camp
::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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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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