Genre: Comedy, Romance,Supernatural, Drama, Slice of life
Run Time: 117 min
Overall thoughts: Really makes you think about yourself and your life
|SOURCE: Event Cinemas|
Director Mamoru Hosada takes us on a journey of loss, hardship, comedy and love. Wolf Children is the story of Hana, a university student that falls in love with a wolf man. Their life seems like a fairy tale until an unexpected loss leaves Hana alone to bring up their two wolf children. She must learn, not only to be a mother, but to be the sole provider for her puppies/children.
As the movie progresses (albeit, very slowly) we see the growth of Hana and her children. Not human, not beast. They ultimately must make a decision about which world they would rather live in. For full character bios, click here.
Now, as you guys have probably figured out I cry at the drop of an animated hat. But, I managed to keep it together for this movie (purely because I knew my mascara wasn't waterproof). It's not really emotional, but it's not really comedic either. Although it has it's funny moments. It's a slice of life drama with a bit of the supernatural expertly thrown in. I would highly recommend it to all anime lovers, as long as you're willing to put up with some slightly cliche moments.
While I like to stay positive about anime as I left Wolf Children I felt a little...unsatisfied. While one story has it's lose ends tied up another is pretty much cut in it's prime. I would have preferred a more well rounded conclusion. Let us know what you think about this post in the comments section below or connect with us on the Amine Sydney Facebook or Twitter! Or see our Wolf Children board on Pinterest.