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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
Source: Original
Duration: 1 hr. 57 min.
Rating: PG - Children

Statistics

Score: 8.851 (scored by 124,174 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #182
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #180
Members: 210,584
Favorites: 4,660
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Synopsis

Hana, a hard-working college student, falls in love with a mysterious man who attends one of her classes though he is not an actual student. As it turns out, he is not truly human either. On a full moon night, he transforms, revealing that he is the last werewolf alive. Despite this, Hana's love remains strong, and the two ultimately decide to start a family.

Hana gives birth to two healthy children—Ame, born during rainfall, and Yuki, born during snowfall—both possessing the ability to turn into wolves, a trait inherited from their father. All too soon, however, the sudden death of her lover devastates Hana's life, leaving her to raise a peculiar family completely on her own. The stress of raising her wild-natured children in a densely populated city, all while keeping their identity a secret, culminates in a decision to move to the countryside, where she hopes Ame and Yuki can live a life free from the judgments of society. Wolf Children is the heartwarming story about the challenges of being a single mother in an unforgiving modern world.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki won the 2013 Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year, the 2012 Mainichi Film Award for Best Animation Film, and the 2013 Animation of the Year award at the Tokyo International Anime Fair. It won two awards at the Oslo Films from the South festival in Norway: the main award, the Silver Mirror, and the audience award. It won an Audience Award at 2013 New York International Children's Film Festival and the 2014 Best Anime Disc award from Home Media Magazine.

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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

Saito, Yuuichirou
Saito, Yuuichirou
Producer
Hosoda, Mamoru
Hosoda, Mamoru
Director, Screenplay, Original Creator
Takagi, Masakatsu
Takagi, Masakatsu
Theme Song Composition, Music
Sadamoto, Yoshiyuki
Sadamoto, Yoshiyuki
Character Design


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



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tehnominator
Oct 22, 2013
Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki translates to "Wolf Children Ame and Yuki". What the film's title promises is accurate, but this is secondary to what the film is actually about. This is a movie entirely about the enduring and triumphant nature of maternal love.

Teenage Hana is a hardworking girl putting herself through college. During a class, her eyes fall on a man who enthusiastically and diligently takes notes, but he has no textbooks and he disappears before roll is taken. Intrigued, she searches him out and learns that he sits through classes but doesn't attend the school. From what we see, he works read more
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strangel
Mar 13, 2016
OK so bear in mind that this will be a very subjective review. I watched Wolf Children because I really liked Summer Wars and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, and because everyone said it was amazing and a tear-jerker. However by the time I finished watching it, I was just angry at it. Here's why:

This movie certainly ranks 10/10 for most frustrating movie I've ever watched. Not even ridiculously beautiful backgrounds and high quality art direction can save a film with slow, barely-there plot and irritating characters. I couldn't empathise with any of them because they consistently made dumb decisions for no reason read more
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islandboy461
Oct 22, 2012
I saw this film yesterday and, having enjoyed it immensely, was pleased to read that it has won the award for Best Animated Feature Film at the 45th annual Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival (a Spanish film festival). This perhaps comes as little surprise given that it is the work of Mamoru Hosoda, acclaimed director of "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" and "Summer Wars" (both of which also won the same award at previous Sitges festivals). I dare say that Mamoru has exceeded himself with this film, taking observations and musings from his own life - the film supposedly being based on thoughts he read more
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Paraturtle
Feb 25, 2016
Story:
Stories that span a long time (i.e. more than 5 years) have the opportunity to express a change in the characters and in the world around them. It's something that makes great films great. Forrest Gump is a great example of this use. Wolf Children is not. What this film does is give us short anecdotes of Hana as she experiences what it's like to not only be a single mother but a single mother raising werewolf children. You'd think this means the film would have many interesting events that take place; you'd be wrong.

From the get go, the film feels like one long and read more
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