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In a post-apocalyptic future where humans live in domed cities surrounded by wasteland, wolves are assumed to be two hundred years extinct.
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Series cast summary:
Darren Pleavin ...  Kiba (Animax Asia dub) 30 episodes, 2003-2004
Kenta Miyake Kenta Miyake ...  Tsume 30 episodes, 2003-2004
Akio Suyama Akio Suyama ...  Hige 30 episodes, 2003-2004
Crispin Freeman ...  Tsume 30 episodes, 2003-2004
Joshua Seth ...  Hige 30 episodes, 2003-2004
Mamoru Miyano ...  Kiba 30 episodes, 2003-2004
Johnny Yong Bosch ...  Kiba 30 episodes, 2003-2004
Hiroki Shimowada Hiroki Shimowada ...  Toboe 28 episodes, 2003-2004
Mona Marshall ...  Toboe / ... 28 episodes, 2003-2004
Unshô Ishizuka ...  Quent Yaiden 21 episodes, 2003-2004
Tom Wyner ...  Quent Yaiden 22 episodes, 2003-2004
Kaho Kôda Kaho Kôda ...  Cher Degre 20 episodes, 2003-2004
Kari Wahlgren ...  Cher Degre 20 episodes, 2003-2004
Mitsuru Miyamoto Mitsuru Miyamoto ...  Hubb Lebowski 19 episodes, 2003-2004
Bob Buchholz ...  Hubb Lebowski 19 episodes, 2003-2004
Arisa Ogasawara Arisa Ogasawara ...  Cheza 19 episodes, 2003-2004
Sherry Lynn ...  Cheza 19 episodes, 2003-2004
Steve Blum ...  Darcia / ... 18 episodes, 2003-2004
Takaya Kuroda Takaya Kuroda ...  Darcia / ... 15 episodes, 2003-2004
Mayumi Asano Mayumi Asano ...  Blue 15 episodes, 2003-2004
Jessica Straus Jessica Straus ...  Blue 15 episodes, 2003-2004
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In a post-apocalyptic future where humans live in domed cities surrounded by wasteland, wolves are assumed to be two hundred years extinct. Yet wolves do walk among them, disguising themselves as humans in order to survive in the human world. Now four young wolves will follow the scent of Lunar Flowers on a dangerous quest to find that which legend promises them: Paradise. Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

Bones Animation [Japan]

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Japan

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Japanese | English

Release Date:

6 January 2003 (Japan) See more »

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Волчий дождь See more »

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All of the main character wolves have names that, in Japanese, refer to a part of a wolf. For example, Toboe's name means "howling". See more »

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When they drag the old she-wolf out of the cell, one of her paw-pads is uncolored/the color of her fur for a frame or two. See more »

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Quent Yaiden: Well, look who it is. Detective Dandy.
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The episode titles appear at the end of each episode instead of the beginning. See more »

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Cloud 9
Written by Yûho Iwasato
Music composition and Arrangement by Yôko Kanno
Vocal by Maaya Sakamoto
Performed by Maaya Sakamoto
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Magnificent!
19 January 2004 | by UinatSee all my reviews

SUMMARY -- Many, many, many years ago the Earth was ruled by wolves. Today they are just mythical beings, existing only in fairytales. But that's what people think. Wolves have adapted themselves to live among the mortals by taking human form, but they are faster, stronger and more flexible than any human. In those ancient times mankind has prospered to its highest peek. But something happened (and nobody's quite sure what it was) and civilization has collapsed. Now, a tyrant rules every city. People are miserable. The legend says that wolves will come back and bring Paradise to Earth...

MY OPINION -- Wolf's Rain is a 21 or 22 episode (depending of a web site) fairytale, about a pack of wolves searching for Paradise. Animation is superb like in most of latest Anime series (e.g. Hellsing or Cowboy Bebop). It's fluid, clear, and the drawing is very colorful. Characters may be a little clichéd but that's usual for Anime. Wolf's Rain looks like Mad Max vs. Cowboy Bebop (created by Keiko Nobumoto). The problem with Wolf's Rain is that you have to have some elementary knowledge about Japanese mythology and fairytales. For if you don't the enjoyment won't be complete. Music is excellent. Something like 80's pop-rock. Main character names are given by their traits (Kiba = Fang, Tsume = Claw, Hige = Whiskers, Toboe Howling). There is no dubbed version yet, but if there is I advise you to look the original Japanese language ver. with English subtitles. Acting is good since the actors are veterans from such Anime as Akira, FLCL, Sakura Wars, X, Cowboy Bebop etc. Story is continuing from episode to episode so it means you have to see them all (except maybe ep. 15-18 which are recap, so you can skip them) to fully understand what's going on. Story is interesting, animation is excellent, acting is very good and production is of highest grade. What more a man could want?

VERDICT -- Wolf's Rain is one of the best Anime series in the last couple of years (since Cowboy Bebop and Hellsing that is). It has something for every generation. Sometimes it may be confusing, non-consequent or slow but you'll forget all of that with the beginning of the next episode. In the sea of new age animated series for kids there aren't many titles that can praise about intelligent, interesting and action packed story/script, or with good acting as a matter of fact. Most of today's TV shows are there to make you stay by your couch absorbing dumb information that mean squat! This Anime will glue you to a couch but from a very different reason. I really enjoyed Wolf's Rain and I sincerely hope that you will too...


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