Wolf's Rain

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Synonyms: Wolf Rain
Japanese: ウルフズレイン
English: Wolf's Rain
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2003 to Jul 29, 2003
Premiered: Winter 2003
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 02:10 (JST)
Studios: Bones
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, MysteryMystery, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.791 (scored by 133529133,529 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #10252
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #731
Members: 330,516
Favorites: 5,758

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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Characters & Voice Actors


Miyano, Mamoru


Shimowada, Hiroki


Miyake, Kenta


Suyama, Akio


Ogasawara, Arisa


Asano, Mayumi

Lord Darcia the Third

Kuroda, Takaya

Yaiden, Quent

Ishizuka, Unshou

Lebowski, Hubb

Miyamoto, Mitsuru

Lady Jaguara

Tanaka, Atsuko


Minami, Masahiko
Producer, Executive Producer
Sasaki, Shirou


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Stray" by Steve Conte (eps 1-25)

Ending Theme

1: "gravity" by Maaya Sakamoto (坂本真綾) (eps 1-25)
2: "Tell Me What the Rain Knows" by Maaya Sakamoto (坂本真綾) (eps 26)

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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 ...
Oct 17, 2013
Mixed Feelings
::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


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 ...
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 ...

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