WOLF CHILDREN (Theatrical Release Japan 2012)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.7|5.0 Starsìììì

Wolf Children—an animated masterpiece with phenomenal cinematography—backs itself with revolutionary imagery, a fabulous story, well-chosen voices, and terrific portrayal. The overall film is unbelievably satisfactory. The transition scenes from child to wolf were exceptionally well-done. Love for the impossible is well presented. It’s re-watchable and goes on Ben Meyers’ Best Picks List.

Storyline

Tokyo college girl Hana (voice of Collen Clinkenbeard) sees college boy, Ookawa (voice of David Matranga), in class and notices he has no textbook, but takes good notes. After class, she attempts to catch up with him to help him with his curriculum; but, he wants nothing to do with her. She pursues him anyway and they eventually make friends. He tells her that he is a werewolf, but she likes him anyway. They have a baby and 12 months later have a second baby. Later, he dies while hunting and she is left alone to raise her children.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Mamoru Hosoda for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Hiroyasu Asami, Suzuko Fujimoto, Gen Fukunaga, Fumihiro Hirai, Ken Hironaka, Minami Ichikawa, Shin’ichirô Inoue, Hiroyuki Okada, Seiji Okuda, Yuka Saito, Yoshio Takada, and Hidenori Ueki for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Wolf Man (voice of Takao Osawa), Yuki (voice of Jad Saxton), Ame (voice of Micah Solusod), Young Yuki (voice of Lara Woodhull), Young Ame (voice of Alison Viktorin), Sohei (voice of Jason Liebrecht), Sohei’s Mother (voice of Lydia Mackay), and Hosokawa (voice of R. Bruce Elliott).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Definitely. The film scores high in terrific animation and great cinematography.

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