The Wolf Children (Okami kodomo no ame to yuki)

The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki
  • 2012
  • Japan
  • 1h 57min
  • Directed by: Mamoru Hosoda
  • Cast: Voices of Kumiko Asô, Josh Grelle, Megumi Hayashibara
  • Language: Japanese

Animated film about Yuki and Ame, children of human mother Hana and a mysterious wolf/human changeling father. Despite the straight-faced treatment of the notion of people changing into wolves, Hosoda's film is a beautifully realised, mature drama with expert storytelling, dealing with love, grief and the pains of growing up.

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Wolf Children

6 Feb 20134 stars

Expert storytelling from Anime director Mamoru Hosoda

Although this Japanese animated film tells a story about people who can turn into wolves, it would be a mistake to assume that it is just for kids. Directed and co-written by The Girl Who Leapt Through Time’s Mamoru Hosoda, Wolf Children is a complex…

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