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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


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 21, 2012
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Studio Chizu
Source: Original
Duration: 1 hr. 57 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 8.731 (scored by 245,057 users)
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Ranked: #372
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #150
Members: 432,907
Favorites: 8,194


A heartwarming tale with a lighthearted mood to go with the idea of taking care of children and parenting. That is a major theme in both series. 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. There is a slice of feeling that goes along with the concept of parenting. After all, raising a kid is not easy and often comes with challenges and struggles. Yet in both series, the characters gets along well together and they take on life itself with that slice-of-life feeling. The main characters  read more 
report Recommended by ChrnoTodd
Both are films about motherhood, under unusual (that is to say supernatural) circumstances, that will likely make you cry. Despite their fantastical setting, they focus on the hardships of life, relationships, and how people change and grow. 
report Recommended by ArtyWolve
Both have families moving into an old vacant house in rural areas. They have funny and childishness moments that have supernatural aspects to it. Not to mention both are movies and have absolutely wonderful and beautiful animation.  
report Recommended by OnceTwice
Both have similar topics. When a person losses someone they loved and have to raise their childrens on their own. Extremily poweful and heartbreaking. Cute childrens ( ushio, ame) that have sad stories on their own. Both have a fantasy but intead of making the story boring and unrealistic, make it more powerful. If you like it, you will definetly like the other. 
report Recommended by almomizar16
Both anime films directed by Mamoru Hosoda deal with a world based on our world with some supernatural beast-like elements. The biggest similarity is both are movies that deal with parenthood and children growing up and coming into their own. Wolf Children is more about a mother and her two kids while Boy and the Beast is about a son and his father. Both are solid movie experiences and are donely fairly well. I think parents are more likely to get a kick out of them but I can see many enjoying their stories. 
report Recommended by Dragon
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 tell, after watching them, "Why  read more 
report Recommended by EtnaEraclea
Some same feelings you can get in this two movies is about "How you can not live alone." and "You should choose yourself your life path." ... Both the story have main character(s) that leave city's life to make a country's life. And about the pasts that make them to choose their life paths ... 
report Recommended by Jim_Heart
Both deal with romance with the supernatural. Although Ookami is more on what happens after the romance, the two share the same ambiance. Both stories are lighthearted and simple, but deliver relatively strong emotions. 
report Recommended by Jujika
Both are great slice of life stories with supernatural/fantasy twist, in both main character has to deal with the loss of someone and has to change her way of living to move forward, both have very good mix of drama & cute moments. 
report Recommended by helensan
Both are wonderfully animated and are great slice of life/drama stories with supernatural twist. The main characters have to deal with loss and try to change themselves in order to move forward. 
report Recommended by helensan
Both have that relaxing pacing and touching story line. 
report Recommended by LadyYuki_
Wolf Children is the Spice & Wolf anime continuaton/epilogue/whatever we're never gonna get. As soon as I read the description, I KNEW: Madhouse had come to the rescue of Howo. Furries across the globe can now die happy, along with me... even though I'm not into animals; Howo aside. Without spoiling too much, let's just say Wolf Children goes in the general direction S&W EVENTUALLY does. Yes. The genders are reversed (DO NOT WANT MALE HOWO--NO!) from S&W's pairing but that matters not when the movie is about half wolf, half human children coming to terms with life. (What more could you ask for from an  read more 
report Recommended by AironicallyHuman
-Same Story telling styles -Amazing Soundtracks -Gorgeous animation -Emotional Stories  
report Recommended by Yanderekiss
I was constantly thinking of Fruits Basket themes when watching Ookami Kodomo and both series both share a similar plot with how the children turn into animals. The themes of dealing with a possessed child as a parent, the struggles of growing up, finding love, living in society, succumbing to animal instincts and using it as an advantage, and generally the paths of living as someone who transforms all made me compare it back to Fruits Basket which explores it to an even deeper level than Ookami Kodomo does. Of course, the animal aspect of both stories are used as an overlying premise to  read more 
report Recommended by polyswirl
Beautiful story involving romance, drama, love, and loss. They both have wonderful endings and extremely lovable characters. I teared up with both (both sad and happy tears). 
report Recommended by KingSaber
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. 
report Recommended by harukapls
Both was produced by same studio (Madhouse). and both tell about family bond .even though wolf children is more fanstasy and tearjerker. On the other hand Tokyo Godfather has funnier storyline.  
report Recommended by molk2
Do I really have to tell you what's similar. Pretty much both have wolves as the main protagonists and it details how the characters struggle with their identity and pride with choosing to be wolf or human.  
report Recommended by symbiotic
While watching Wolf Children, I was often times reminded of the old Anime Jungle Book Shounen Mowgli. Not only because of the similar topics (albeit in reverse settings), but because it deals with the same struggle that Ame and Yuki go through, which is finding their place in the world, a topic which Wolf Children only seemed to brush, while Junglebook highlights this theme. In the Junglebook anime, Mowgli's struggle between finding his place among humans or among nature is very lovingly illustrated. And while Junglebook is not as much an Eyecandy as Wolf Children is, it is still a very awesome series to watch. 
report Recommended by kessir
Both contains the life of little girls who comes to live in a village from a big city for a better environment of growing up (also their mothers wanted them to go there) and find themselves attached to it physically and emotionally. They both explores and go to new adventures in the village side daily. Both are slice of life .Both are funny and somewhat emotional. Contains beautifull and heart whelming story and character development. 
report Recommended by future_dose
Both very calm and soothing stories that play on very quiet notes, but therefore hit so much deeper than its loud, noisy cousins. Additionally, both have a plain, but therefore beautiful artstyle that fits the tone and themes perfectly. Both are for adults - in a good, not sexualized or overly bloody manner. 
report Recommended by Dornentanz
They both have those parts where you can get all excited and say, "Is this IT!? Is this IT!?" You can really feel that heart warming moment when the characters accept each other as who they are. Definitely recommended.  
report Recommended by shigatsuno87bira
Both are about family, sadness and about letting go. Emotionally powerful. 
report Recommended by Voldo
Being a parent is hard, especially when your kid is a human-animal hybrid. But its all worth it when you realize how cute they look in those ears.  
report Recommended by Dewelleric
i dont really good at reviewing. really enjoy watcing this. at firs i think it will be boring story. right after "it" then i become "woooh" it has good story afterall. the story its good. a single parent mom raise two wolfchildrn, family, neighboorhood, ahh thast something i really want to have a life in those place. i like the art animation made by chizu. compare it with the anime series in that year 2011. it has smooth animation, with a good backsound made me enjoy watching this movie. overall i like it. very good  
report Recommended by EiyuuGanbou
While their length is different, both anime focus on a young mother who is facing the troubles of raising children. Both have a similar atmosphere and a very nostalgic feeling. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
Loneliness, Sorrow and family. This are the most impelling issues of the film. It is has few main characters and some supporting ones, but are all genuine and belivable. We get an insight of a small family that has lost almost everything but themself. The way they try to find their purpose in life and a place to be accepted in the society is the core reason to watch this animation. This is not a film you want to watch if you expect to laugh, but you can find some comical relief or likeable icebreakes. For the most part it is a tragic story about  read more 
report Recommended by Lurifax_10
Mamoru Hosoda is a master at playing heartstrings, and both of these tales of family, connection, bonding, and intimacy are underscored by their raw beauty and emotional density.  
report Recommended by heychrisfox
Both about to choose how to live, in Ame to Yuki is to be human or animal, and in Umasou is to be meat eater or plant eater, Umasou shows it much better and the ending too. also Umasou can make tears in eyes. 
report Recommended by Masood_sama_XN
Both feel really calm, soothing, hopeful and yet kinda sad. Also there're some supernatural motifs in both. 
report Recommended by pometlo
Both are extremely cute, emotional and sad at certain points of the movie. There seems to be hidden meanings behind the seemingly simple movies. Both are very nice to watch to cheer you up or get your mind off things. Amtalg is a hidden gem whereas Ookami Kodomo is well known.  
report Recommended by snkwings
Both have this soul-cleaning-ambient feeling that is able to make one cry out of happiness. Also, the constant Japanese natural atmosphere, with its fields and deep woods, is just too beautiful in both. 
report Recommended by Nikxx1
The pacing and the setting is completely different; however, the main idea is similar. In Tokyo Ghoul, Kaneki struggles to find who he truly is: human or ghoul. In Ookami Kodomo, the two children, Ame and Yuki struggle to figure out their identity. They both have great art, soundtrack, and story. If you are still having chills up your spine after watching an intense series like Tokyo Ghoul, I recommend watching this to calm down  
report Recommended by rangerkoji
If you like fantasy, you will also appreciate Komono no Souja Erin. Like Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki, you will also find a mother with a beautiful relationship with her daughter. Both are warm, beautiful and sweet.  
report Recommended by Natsuriko
both have family relationships as a main focus - ookami does it through a mother taking care of two growing kids, dandelion does it through daily activities and interactions between the siblings. albeit, ookami is more drama focused whereas dandelion is more comedy-oriented, but both are have plotlines that focus on the family and interactions between family members (instead of focusing on one character that does things who happens to have a family) 
report Recommended by Oniikami
Very similar in how they're both balancing between slice-of-life and drama. They are both about the mostly ordinary life of a family, but they still have character depth and some semblance of a flowing story. They also strike the same tone of struggling a bit to get by but still being happy together with your family. 
report Recommended by Volbla
These movies portray the story of a young lady who falls in love with a "wolf man". While in Ookami Kodomo we follow the story of a young widow trying to raise her hybrid children, in Fuse Teppou we follow a hunter girl who ends up falling in love with her prey, still, the plots deliver a message of true love and are determined to show the harshness that is to a wolf to live amongst human civilization. While Ookami Kodomo focus on slice of life/drama and develops its characters very deeply, Fuse Teppou focus on adventure and fantasy, but both manage to pull  read more 
report Recommended by Orulyon
The pacing and the setting is completely different; however, the main idea is similar. In Tokyo Ghoul, Kaneki struggles to find who he truly is: human or ghoul. In Ookami Kodomo, the two children, Ame and Yuki struggle to figure out their identity. They both have great art, soundtrack, and story. If you are still having chills up your spine after watching an intense series like Tokyo Ghoul, I recommend watching this to calm down 
report Recommended by rangerkoji
Both of these anime describe the relationship between man and wolf. Animal theme also present in both anime. 
report Recommended by kaonasi_mV
Both contain themes of coming of age, accepting yourself for who you are, and what your place in world is. 
report Recommended by Stray_Nekogami
Both have really good plots Both have that relatable moments in life Both made a better love story in a little more than an hour than Twilight did in 4 books Both are great movies Both movies slaps you so hard about reality that sometimes you don't want to ever go outside of your room anymore Both made me cried in the end (manly tears) 
report Recommended by Howlong
Wolf Children and Ponyo are alike with both having the theme of a parent left with the responsibility of caring for two young children. 
report Recommended by LovelyKatie-chan
Both set in a small village with a nice, small community where everybody knows and helps each other. The pastoral views in both give out a real calm and relaxing atmosphere. 
report Recommended by teramisu
Family and motherhood are prevalent themes in both movies. They also both aim to invoke a similar warm and fuzzy feeling from its viewers. 
report Recommended by CrimsonLad
While ponpoko revolves around the issue of humans polluting nature, if you liked the idea of animals transforming into humans, then wolf children is also perfect for you! However, wolf children has another layer to it that ponpoko doesn't have: it also tackles the question of whether or not the two children, Ame and yuki, are human or wolf. This makes wolf children more complex, and can be better appreciated by an older audience. 
report Recommended by oh_hai_mark
Both of these anime have very different story, but what I find similar is that protagonists are involved in an incident that affects their feelings and lives. So they end up having to learn a lot from life, get mature, understand their feelings better and let go of things that troubles them most.Both have a nice story, breath taking animation and emotional scenes. 
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