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!