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Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki (2012)

After her werewolf lover unexpectedly dies in an accident, a woman must find a way to raise the werewolf son and daughter that she had with him. But their inheritance of their father's traits proved to be a challenge for her.

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Clinging to an unfinished letter written by her recently deceased father, young Momo moves with her mother from bustling Tokyo to the remote Japanese island of Shio. Upon their arrival, she... See full summary »

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Hana (voice)
Takao Ohsawa ...
Wolf Man (voice) (as Takao Osawa in English language version)
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Yuki (voice)
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Ame (voice)
Momoka Ôno ...
Young Yuki (voice) (as Momoka Ohno)
Amon Kabe ...
Young Ame (voice)
Takuma Hiraoka ...
Sohei (voice)
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Sohei's Mother (voice)
Tadashi Nakamura ...
Hosokawa (voice)
Tamio Ôki ...
Yamaoka (voice) (as Tamio Ohki in English language version)
Tomie Kataoka ...
Mrs. Nirasaki (voice)
Hajime Inoue ...
Tendo (voice)
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Mr. Tanabe (voice)
Taichi Masu ...
Radio Announcer (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Melinda Wood Allen ...
Auntie Hotta (voice)
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After her werewolf lover unexpectedly dies in an accident, a woman must find a way to raise the werewolf son and daughter that she had with him. But their inheritance of their father's traits proved to be a challenge for her.

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Rated PG for thematic elements, some violence, brief sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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21 July 2012 (Japan)  »

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Mamoru Hosoda established Studio Chizu for the production of this film. See more »

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Ame: Why is the wolf always the bad guy?
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Okaa-san no Uta
Music and Arrangement by Masakatsu Takagi
Lyrics by Mamoru Hosoda
Performed by Ann Sally
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Hands down one of the best movies ever.
2 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wolf Children, or Ōkami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki (Wolf Children: Ame and Yuki) as its called in Japan, is hands down one of the best movies I have ever seen. Not even counting its ranking among the anime category, Wolf Children takes place in my own personal hall of fame movies. In this movie, director Mamoru Hosoda completely blows away all expectations with a film that will really touch you. Wolf Children is a story of trials, perseverance, and the love of a family. For parents, you have nothing to worry about, the full extent of violence being very little. However, it is best to watch with your children, as there are a few amazingly sad moments. Wolf Children can be seen alone, or in a group with equally satisfying results. If there is one negative point I could make on this movie, it would be the first 5-10 minutes being slow, but after the first 5 minutes or so, you become completely entranced and will wish it were longer. If you come to love this movie as I do, watch "Summer Wars" by the same director, another movie both adults and children can love.


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