Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki Discussion
Mar 19, 2017 7:04 AM
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I rewatched this movie again with my family, & my mom, my little sister, and I bawled out our eyes during certain parts.
My mom said she cried throughout the movie into the following morning.
I loved this film & I loved how understanding, emotionally strong, committed, and loving Hana, the mother, is. Whoever dubbed her in English did an excellent job. I REALLY loved her voice <3
Such a beautiful& enjoyable movie. 10/10
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If you don't mind beastiality (thankfully the sex part wasn't shown), its a beautiful film, still beastiality though.
Why say beastality? humans are animal beings too and can love whoever different species/race of person they want as long as they are consenting adults. And what makes Roger Rabbit and Jessica, Eliza and Goliath, Regular Show with Eilen/Rigby (one a mole person and a raccoon person) with Margaret's parents one being a human man and a humanoid bird woman, Vastra/Jenny on Doctor Who, Star Wars/Star Trek, Hepzibah/Corsair on X-Men TAS/Marvel comics etc. no different than in this movie in terms of interspecies romance for there is nothing wrong with interspecies romance.
For 30 years since i was 5 years old when i saw Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures (the Ralph Bakshi and John K one)'s episode The Littlest Tramp where it had a sexy blonde mouse lady who married a human rich man as they even kissed after the wedding, Beauty and the Beast the TV show with Ron Perlman and Linda Hamilton (i had a thing for her back then) with Catherine/Vincent (a beast man who resembles a lion even with fur/claws and born that way), Splash with Tom Hanks/Daryl Hanna which has a human man and a mermaid in love, Star Trek The Next Generation then later Alien Nation and so much more showed me that love isn't just the same species/race you know.
Marvel has plenty of that as you have Howard The Duck (an interdimensional duck Being) and a human woman named Beverly Switzler, Lilandra and Xavier (mutant man and alien bird woman who's race evolved from some species of alien bird), Hepzibah and Corsair (Cyclop's human space pirate father and an alien furry skunk-cat woman), Gamora and any alien man or human etc. and that's what i love about Marvel is they don't judge odd romances as love is love you know.
Now take Regular Show for example with Eillen and Rigby are great examples as they love each other for who they are and not what they are, for appearance and species don't matter as one is a mole person and one is a raccoon person. I'm glad they finally got married at the end and have a family, same goes for Frank and Denise whom one is a humanoid bird woman and one a human man which i'm very proud the creator of this show had guts to do and did it nicely. Frank and Denise reminds me of a similar interspecies couple being Roger and Jessica Rabbit from Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
Recent examples of interspecies love is Vastra and Jenny on Doctor Who which has an earth alien lizard woman who is lesbian married to a human woman, i'm proud of that they did too and shows love isn't just the same species/race of being.
Afterall i am a furry and do support inter-species/inter-being romances in comics, games, Science Fiction/Fantasy stories/books/movies/shows, fanfiction, art, animation etc. but ONLY if they are humanoid Being, sentient/sapient being, alien being, magical creature being (ala mermaid or gargoyle or elf or vampire etc.) or mutant being which is OK as they can consent and similar to us in some ways with body structure/parts/height/emotions/feelings etc. but NEVER to a 4 legged ordinary regular feral animal creature like say if a man does it with a regular everyday plain ordinary 4 legged Beagle, than that would be beastality as it's a thing that can't consent to Beings you know nor is a humanoid or a Being in general.
Now on Bojack Horseman in that universe humans and anthro humanoids co-exist plus it's legal for anthro humanoids to romance/marry different ones even with humans like Charolette and Kyle for example a deer humanoid woman and a human man married and have kids. The same thing applies to the Marvel lovers i mentioned.
Another example, Minerva Mink and a human man in a story series i'm reading, i mean both are sapient mammal beings who are consenting adults as she is a humanoid mink woman with parts/all like a human's even breasts underneath the fur/tail/ears with all that plus high intelligence/can think/similar DNA like a human's and all even for romantic with the man and can get married in their world and produce children even half-mink person half-human hybrids or if the children end up the same species/race as the mother.
I mean there is plenty of inter-species or inter-being romances like Cheetah/Batman on Justice League, Kit Mambo/Rene on Animalympics, Sonic and Sally, Nick/Judy on Zootopia, Star Trek/Wars alien species/races of Beings romancing other races/species of Alien beings even human beings, InuYasha and Kagome, Hellboy/Liz, Tankgirl/Booga, Aragon/Arwen (human and elf), Charlene and Vinnie on Biker Mice from Mars, Roger Rabbit and Jessica and more.
I believe in comics/games/animation/Science Fiction & fantasy stories & books & movies and shows/fanfiction etc. that people should have the right to love whoever person they want to love and the word "people" doesn't mean just human but just Being in general and as long as they are consenting adults. I am a very open minded person and when i read a book/graphic novel/fanfiction story or watch a movie/TV show or play a game i go into the world into escapism to be drawn into the stories.
As Prince Lir in Peter S Beagle's The Last Unicorn (ever read that Book and seen that movie folks?) once said when he found out by the magician Schmendrick about the loveliest girl Lir ever laid eyes on and romanced known as Lady Amalthea is a humanized unicorn that is her secret "Unicorn, mermaid, sorceress, lamia, gorgon, vampire, werewolf, gargoyle, elf, genie...no name you could give her would surprise OR frighten me...i love whom i love" which is one of my favorite quotes, and do you know what Lir meant by it?
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A fantastic, wondrous and awe-inspiring journey, to sum it all up. Seriously, it was just this good. Had their been a better display of animation and art especially towards the beginning and a more impactful and memorable ost, I'm sure this show would have been present in the top 5 anime movie rankings through the MAL rating system. Well, it's not like that's what hinders this movie at all even in the slightest, trust me. Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki brings to us a flawless and pure story of the importance of family. Hana, the mother, would do anything and I mean anything to support her children and make sure to find an environment to their liking. She travelled to the countryside abondoning her bright future in the cities with scholarships and etc to a countryside where the hardships of life simply keeps tumbling upon her. Yet she perseveres and strives to live even in the harshest of days for the sake of her beloved half human, half wolf like children. It's actually hard to put it in words since the beauty of the story can only be expressed through the movie honestly. While it is sort of true many say that the ending was incomplete and too open, it still does well enough to conclude things firmly I reckon. It truly was a big shock to see Ame take the initiative to be wolf-like instead of Yuki for various reasons, however it portrayed this wonderfully. Even I was sobbing when that eventful morning scene came in, but I think that last moment among mother and son was perfect as it was. Now that Ame already left in order to lead the forests or however you'd like to put it, it would be very odd and unreasonable had he come back again to human form or at least that's what I personally got from the movie. On the other hand, Yuki seemed to have been carrying on with her human-like life graduating and moving on which is great to see. Personally, if Yuki were to be leading the forests, I imagine it'd be a very hard time for her prey to survive in(Lol, that's what I first thought as the movie ended). All that said, I was kind of disappointed that Ame and Yuki never got to sort things among them and I don't think they will ever even meet again so that really is depressing and therefore slightly disappointing.
Overall, it's amazing!
#Anime4Life be my Life Motto... 😜
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Things that worked against this film
-Husband doesnt have decency to return to human shape for intercourse.
-Husband decides to go full retard...i mean....full wolf form inside a busy metropolitan city and just dies for no reason. Should have made it where he is killed in the woods by some hunters. Husband dying in full wolf form in the city is inexplicably dumb.
-Ame is a selfish bastard that barely had any character to him before he decides to go full wolf but neither the mom nor Yuki ever call him out on it. Yuki sort of fights him for it but that was the end of the discussion.
-The story needed more Yuki. The movie really shined when Yuki and her mom had daily interactions between them and also when they worked together. Yuki and the transfer student friend also needed more story exploration. Their relationship got pretty freaking interesting and even got a nice scene together sharing Yuki's secret. Instead, i feel like time was taken away from her story, because it ended suddenly, for Ame's boring story. In fact, i think it would have been better for the movie if Ame had never been introduced.
-What was the purpose of Yuki being the narrator of the story? I thought perhaps she was telling the story to her children but there was nothing to it.
-I hate how fast the director wrapped up the movie when everything else was pretty slow moving. Reminds me of 12 episode animes where episodes 1 to 10 is just slowly advancing the story and then all of a sudden they want to wrap up everything in 2 episodes.
Dec 25, 2017 4:12 PM