Wolf Children Review!

Published November 11, 2015 by Shay Taree

So once again it is Wednesday and I have a new anime review for everyone today. The anime that I’m reviewing is actually an anime movie and it’s the movie Wolf Children. Also check out my YouTube video where I review this movie as well:

So here is a synopsis of Wolf Children: “Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki is about a young woman named Hana who falls in love with her mysterious college classmate who is actually a wolf man. The couple produce two children who also possess their father’s lineage; the big sister Yuki, who was born on a snowy day, and the little brother, Ame, who was born on a rainy day.

The wolf man suddenly dies one day, leaving Hana to raise the two wolf children herself and struggle to keep their secret. But when the family is threatened by eviction, child services, and neighbors annoyed by Ame’s constant crying (and often both Wolf Children’s howling, which the landlady mistakes for pets), Hana decides to move out to the secluded country side where her kids can roam free.”

So I can honestly say that I throughly enjoyed this movie since it was interesting to see two siblings with the same lineage go their separate ways or down their own paths. Also it was interesting to see each child’s personality change over the course of the movie. 

The oldest child Yuki 

  
starts off as a very rambunctious child that is very confident and brave. But once Yuki starts going to school and noticing that she is different from classmates especially when it comes to her interests she decides to change. This isn’t to say that she isn’t confident anymore but it was interesting to see how Yuki changed how she was to be liked by her classmates. 

Now when it comes to Ame 

  
the youngest he started off very different from his sister. He was very shy and timid. He also didn’t like being away from his mother too often and didn’t have a lot of confidence. It was until one day when he tried to kill a bird while as a wolf that it all changed. Ame became more confident and didn’t let when he started going to school let others change him.

Now Yuki and Ame as they started to grow older both started to accept themselves differently and also different part of themselves. Yuki seemed to have favorited her human side more than her wolf side. But Ame favored his wolf side more than his human side. Ame was definitely the child that wanted to learn more about what it takes to be a wolf. 

When it comes to their mother Hana 

  
though I definitely have to give her some respect since after losing the love of her life she had to figure out how to raise two children that were so different from others. She had to learn how to do it on her own and figure out along the way of she was doing it correctly. 

As for the art style of the movie I actually enjoyed it. It was very similar to Summer Wars and also to the Digimon Movie that came out years before. I know that others didn’t like it a lot but I did since it wasn’t the first time that I saw this art style. 

But the anime was actually recommended to me on Twitter by Nyshing (@ThePrimeAbyss). Also if you would like to recommend me anime to watch don’t hesitate to do so. 

Anyways overall I give this anime a 10/10. If you’ve seen this anime before did you enjoy it? If you haven’t then will you now see it? I can’t wait to read your comments!

~Anime Reviewer Girl!

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15 comments on “Wolf Children Review!

  • This is one of my absolute favourite films. I love Momoru Hosoda’s work in general and can definitely recommend his other films Summer Wars and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time too. His work on Digimon was also great. Wolf Children had me so close to tears at times 🙂
    The trailer to his new film, The Boy and the Beast looked kinda like it may be a prequel about the father fom Wolf Children too, but I may wrong.

  • I heard that this movie is really good and the characters do resemble the film Summer Wars. I hope Toonami will show this for the month of movies in December. Really nice review you did.

  • I believe the director of Summer Wars is responsible for this exceptional movie, which explains their artistic similarities. Hana is a great character. She shows that mothers can be as determined and strong as any anime heroine. I cannot help but admire how she tackles life’s challenges with a smile.

  • Enter one of anime’s greatest moms! Wolf Children made me depressed and overjoyed at the same time. Watching Hana dive into life’s hardships radiating nothing but positivity inspires me to look towards the bright side a little more. The end made me not so much sad so much as it was emotionally heavy to watch. Lovely film and review, perhaps I should revisit Ame and Yuki’s life once again!

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