Wolf Children Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack
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Hana is a 19-year-old student who falls in a "fairy-tale like" love with a "wolf man". Over the course of the 13-year story Hana gives birth to two children - older sister Yuki, and younger brother Ame, or "Snow and Rain". At first the family quietly lives in city trying to hide their wolf heritage, but when the "wolf man" suddenly dies Hana makes the decision to move to a rural town, far from their previous city life. Includes Blu-ray feature, DVD feature copy and a bonus DVD disc containing over 100 minutes of special features and a set of 4 hand-illustrated Wolf Children character sketches by Mamoru Hosada.
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This is a beautifully made film, with a very simple story about a woman who brings up two children who can change at will between human and wolf, having been fathered by a man who could do likewise. The woman, Hana, is entirely human, so when the Wolf Father dies, she struggles to raise these two half wild children in her Tokyo apartment. She therefore takes them to the countryside, where her struggles continue, but are more manageable. The second half of the film then focuses on the children themselves as they mature into adolescence and undertake their own struggles - for them its the struggle to find their places as wolf/human hybrids, and discover themselves. So the second half is very much "coming of age" or "rites of passage".
The main character is Yuki, the girl wolf, the narrator. She's a terribly cute little girl, and just as cute as a wolf cub. Her little brother Ame is just as cute, but features very slightly less in the story. The mother Hana is a perfect and devoted mother. The whole family set-up is very sweet and endearing, but not overly-sentimental because the characters are very three dimensional and very engaging. The struggles that the three of them go through are nothing like the struggles that we ourselves might face, and are each very different, but I was drawn into those struggles completely.Read more ›
I'm quite the anime nerd and have seen all of Hayao Miyazaki's works among many other things and i have to say that i rate this as one of my favourite ever anime films and think any fans of Miyazaki's works would enjoy this just as much. It's incredibly heart warming whilst also very funny in places and just all around wholesome (much in the same way that Clannad (tv show) is if you have seen that.
Would recommend for anyone, fans of anime or not and i CANNOT WAIT for this to be released on dvd!
Buy buy buy! ( but leave a copy for me!) :)
thought I could only watch it with English subs the emotions of the story still came across and the animation was as stunning as always.
If you're a fan of anime/manga films this one is a must see
Wolf Children is the story of a family of shape-shifting humans. As the title suggests, they are able to transform into wolves. When tragedy strikes it is up to the mother to raise her two rambunctious little children. The film is both funny, sad, uplifting and overall very moving. When I saw it originally on screen in Paris earlier this year I couldn't believe how many people in the audience were crying by the finale. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who loves their family, who loves nature and who loves good animated movies from the likes of Studio Ghibli, Pixar and Disney. BUY IT.
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Got this for my birthday a year or two ago! Still an amazing anime film no matter how many times I watch it! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Pity can only rate this as 5 stars as I'd give it at last 8. An excellent movie, the english voice actors were brilliant and the animation beautiful to watch. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ms. J. Mann
Great film. Heart warming story :) would buy films from this director/studio againPublished 3 months ago by JBUK
Absolutely amazing film!!! Stunning storyline and beautiful art! A must watch definitely!Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Have had to return as the subtitles dissappeared about half an hour into this movie..very disappointedPublished 4 months ago by nicola
what a fabulous film .I'd recommend this film its great for young or oldPublished 4 months ago by Kay Gibbard
Amazing and heartwrenching movie. I can't say a bad thing about it. The whole thing is wonderfully character driven and beautifully drawn.Published 5 months ago by Taylor Abbott