Wolf Children DVD
About Wolf Children DVD
Wolf Children's Hana was a student before she was a mother. She was bright and pretty, and her future held endless possibilities. Then she met a man, who turned out to be a wolf, and together they built a family. Hana loved her mate fiercely, but fate took him from her, leaving her alone with two unusual kids she didn't know how to raise. Frightened of being discovered, Hana and her wolf children fled to the countryside to build a new life.
Raising her little wild things was an adventure. It left Hana bruised, scratched, exhausted, and joyously overwhelmed as her pups grew stronger and wandered further every day. This is a mother's journey. Teach your children to chase their dreams - and smile through the tears as they disappear into the world in search of who they will become. Hana wasn't always a mother, but it was always what she was meant to be.
Special Features: U.S. Commentary, Stage Greetings, June 18 2012 Japan Premiere, June 25 2012 World Premiere in Paris, July 16 2012 Theme Song Premiere & Stage Greetings, July 21 2012 Opening Day Stage Greetings, August 7 2012 "Hana's Day" Appreciation Stage Greetings, PR Video Director's Version 01, PR video Director's Version 02, Original Trailer, Original Teaser, U.S. Trailer, Trailers.
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
- Publisher: FUNIMATION
- Media: DVD
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Drama, Fantasy
- Themes: Slice of Life
- Age Rating: 10+
- Run Time: 117
- Release Date: 11/26/2013
- Dimensional Weight: 0.26
- Region Code: 1
Ratings & Reviews
Not for Children Feels Fest
I was so blown away by the depth of this film. If you're expecting a cutesy heartwarming movie I don't think this is it. It is so symbolic and beautiful all I can say is that at the end I couldn't stop crying. But I don't think it was meant to be a sad movie. I should warn you that even though it says PG it is NOT for kids. Just watch it.
You WILL need tissues
This one is kinda of a feels fest but it is so well done from start to finish you feel as if you're growing up with the characters. This film is of miazaki quality. I love how we go through joy and sadness with the story and you can't help but fall in love with the art style. Also for this movie being dubbed......PERFECT. This is going to be one of those classic anime's that stands the test of time for years to come.
Mamoru Hosoda has done it once again
The first time I saw this film was at the initial screening at Otakon 2013 and did not hesitate to buy this as soon as I saw its release.
Mamoru Hosoda has done it once again! He has dragged into a world that looks so familiar, yet is so out of reach. It is an amazing tale about family bonds, learning to let go, and letting nature take its course. I recommend this film to Japanese animation lovers everywhere.
NOTE 1: I will say that if you have small kids, there is mature content to this story in the beginning, so be aware that this not a G film like with Miyazaki films. :) The storyline is deeper than just your typical American children's tale and adults are more likely to get the true meaning/take away from the film than a small child.
NOTE 2: YOU WILL CRY LIKE A BABY! TISSUE WARNINGS~~~ T.T
Another great Hosoda Mamoru Anime Movie
This was a great movie with several great characters. I felt it had lots of great scenes in it that were both fun and occasionally sad but all in all it was a heartwarming movie.
by shadowlavitz21 -
This movie is both happy and sad. I was overwhelmed with emotions while watching this. No TV show has ever made me feel emotions towards it. However this movie has managed to do it. This movie is definitely worth watching. So please do!
Love this movie
I love this movie, by far my most favorite movie! Its a must see!
Emotional and satisfying
by thoromyr -
Watched this with our children. Although they enjoyed it, my wife enjoyed it more. This is pretty much as good as it gets: good art, good story, good writing, good voice acting... It is real and human while at the same time fantastical (after all, it has humans who can change into wolves, or wolves that can change it humans) and philosophical.
Heartwarming tale worth the buy!
by Tiffany -
This is the tale of a young woman who falls in love, has a family, and must adapt when tragedy strikes. The storytelling and script are top-notch, incorporating many little details that round out the story, bringing the characters to life more realistically than in other anime. The characters all grow up in their own way, and make the choices that are true to them. The choice Hana makes later in the film, during the rainstorm is one that she, and any other mother would have made, and I love that the storytellers recognized that. The animation is also top-notch; most celebrated in my mind is the seemless transition of Yuki and Ame from wolf-to-human and human-to-wolf, especially those cute little snippets of toddler Yuki when she demands walks or food. Too cute! As far as the extras, they are OK. With all animated films I like to see behind the scenes, seeing the actors behind the microphone as they act out a scene, and actor interviews. That's just my preference, though.
A great movie with an amazing art style! It certainly has it's share of up and down moments but overall a heartwarming tale!
One of the most amazing movies I've ever seen
by Rose Hood Reviews
Hana (the mother) fell in love with a man during college who turns out to be a werewolf. She loves him despite his differences and together they create two children, a daughter named Yuki and a son named Ame who inherit their father's wolf traits.
After the death of the father, Hana is left at a loss on how to raise her children in the city. She then elects to move to the countryside where they might have more freedom to show their wolf sides away from prying eyes. The problems aren't over yet as Yuki wishes to go to school as a human and Ame grows closer to the forest. Should the children live as a wolf or as a human?
I love this movie from beginning to end, and I start to tear up at the ending. If you are into heartfelt movies, than this movie is for you. I view this movie as a journey of growing up and trying to pick the right path in life(though I'm unsure if I did so). I happily give this movie a 10/10