Mamoru Hosoda’s Wolf Children

23-4-20130313100729Hiya Readers! A coworker of mine just told me about an amazing award-winning werewolf film that I had never heard of before – Wolf Children. It is a stunning animated film by Mamoru Hosoda. I can’t believe this movie slipped under my radar and I can’t wait to watch it.


Wolf Children is a staggeringly beautiful animated feature film from director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars). This epic cinematic achievement follows Hana, a woman who falls in love with a Wolf Man and gives birth to two half human, half wolf children. After the tragic death of her beloved, Hana seeks refuge in rural town where she attempts to build a life for herself and her children.

Here is the trailer:

Funimation recently announced that the Wolf Children English Dub will premiere at Otakon this August. That means that as of right now the movie is only available in Japanese with English subtitles.

To watch the film head over here. And to check out the official website go here.

What are your thoughts on the Wolf Children? It looks like such a beautiful movie. I adore 2D films and love animated Asian films for their creativity and beauty. I can’t wait to see Wolf Children. How about you?

– Moonlight

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  1. I know, right? Talk about late. Messed up what happened to their papa in the beginning. That woman went through hell raising those kids. It seems to me there was something symbolic about each one (no spoilers for you) going the way they went in life…but I can’t quite figure it out.

  2. I think I’ve heard it might be sometime this late fall, though Funimation hasn’t given any release date as of yet (hopefully more info at Otakon). I was able to watch a subbed version of this and can’t wait till this is released over here, going to preorder it as soon as it’s available! ^..^

  3. Wonderful movie. Left a gaping hole in my heart with nostalgia, loneliness, and sympathy for the mother. It’s a breathtaking slice-of-life and coming of age film from the central POV of the mother.

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