Director: Mamoru Hosoda
Writers: Mamoru Hosoda (story), Mamoru Hosoda (screenplay)
Stars: Aoi Miyazaki, Takao Ohsawa, Haru Kuroki
What they say: Experience the latest masterpiece from the internationally-acclaimed, award-winning director of Summer Wars.
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.
What I say: I enjoyed Wolf Children to the fullest. I got to say, it is one of my favorites now. I watched this with my siblings and my little brother is always asking if we can watch it again day to day.
Wolf Children is an emotional rollercoaster. It starts all happy then drops down to being sad and heart breaking, then starts to get happy again slowly. Honestly I had mixed feelings for the ending. It was happy in a sad way. Really, the whole movie was happy in a sad way.
The main character, Hana was the mother to the children and was the reason it was so sad. She would smile no matter what she went thought. She was like a light of hope for her two children loving and raising them as best as she could thou her children weren’t human. She let them choose they faith to be a wolf or human.
The story was narrated by Hana’s eldest child, giving it a kind of 3rd person view on Hana’s life. Which was nice, to a point. I mean we all know that when the story is told by another person it is missing things and also that there maybe added parts.
The animation is very good, I really liked the style they used. It gave it a cute kind of look it when needed. It was always bright and colorful other then the parts that were sad which naturally had its own look.
Over all it was good, not only did I like it my little brother did and it was fun to watch together. I do recommend this for anyone who is no only looking for something different or is simply looking for a good movie to watch.