Okami kodomo no ame to yuki (The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki)
Okami kodomo no ame to yuki (The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki) (2012)

Hana is a 19-year-old student who falls in a "fairy-tale like" love with a "wolf man". Over the course of the 13-year story Hana gives birth to two children - older sister Yuki, and younger brother Ame, or "Snow and… More

Rated: Unrated
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DVD Release Date: November 26, 2013
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Trevor Johnston
Time Out

The detailed Ghibli-esque visuals are decent enough, but this is disappointingly bland.

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Silence abounds; the wordless sequences are stunning. There are a few schmaltzy, sloppy-sappy moments, but the attention to Romantic-poetry detail is sublime. Rarely has maternity, or maturity, been shown with such poetic force on-screen.

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Louis Proyect

The film towers over all the Hollywood animated films about ogres, monsters, and archfiends like Mount Everest over an ants' nest. Japanese animation at its pinnacle.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Rather an odd story, told in a one-of-a-kind style that feels equal parts sentimental, somber and strange.

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Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

Awe-inspiring, tender anime tale has mature themes.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An imaginative Japanese animation film about a resilient single mother trying to prepare her two strange children for the world.

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

It is an exceptionally beautiful film, with the lingering glory and magisterial quality that recalls Miyazaki's greatest work.

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Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine

A stunningly beautiful, unabashedly sentimental, and surprisingly complex story that works as both a coming-of-age film and a study of the trials of being a single mother.

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Curtis Woloschuk
Total Film

Despite rigorously ripping up the conventions of werewolf lore, Mamoru Hosoda's anime fantasy unfolds with an elegance that seems effortless.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
A lonely young woman meets and eventually marries a guy who turns out to be the Wolfman. After his accidental death she struggles with the problem of raising… More
Luke Eberhardt
Mamoru Hosada could be one anime Director who could rival the international reputation of his former employers; Studio Ghibli. "Wolf Children" is his… More
Carlos Magalhães
Hosoda wants to tell an honest story using a simple artwork, but he also tries too hard to make us cry at all costs, with many clichés and a conclusion that… More
Caesar Mendez
From Mamoru Hosoda director of "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" and "Summers Wars" adds another great animated feature under his name.… More