Wolf Children Reflection

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Directed by Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time), Wolf Children tells the story about the love and dedication of a single parent. Our story covers thirteen years, as nineteen-year-old college student Hana, quickly falls in love with a mysterious “wolf man”, the last to inherit the blood of both wolves and humans, who was attending her classes. Despite his differences, Hana’s love shines through as they marry, and bear two children; an older sister, Yuki, born a snowy day. And a younger brother, Ame, born on a rainy day (The Japanese words for snow and rain are “yuki” and “ame” respectively). The family lives peacefully in the city until the wolf man suddenly dies, and Hana is forced to raise two wolf children on her…show more content…
There were a few scenes that tried to be funny, and they fell flat on me, but that’s not the point of the movie so I let that slide. What excels here is the emotional connection to the characters, and everything plays a role in that; the beautifully animated expressions, the adequate vocal intonations, the masterful use of fitting music, and the believable and dramatic script. I can say with certainty that this movie would have been significantly worse if not for its ability to use all the tools and its disposal to instill emotion. If we could work out a few kinks in the pacing, I would give this category an A, but as it stands now, we’ll go with…show more content…
When I watch movies, I generally only care about my own enjoyment and interest in the plot. However, it’s not always that simple. The soundtrack, the characters, the acting, the cinematography, these and many more aspects can have a huge impact on the viewer’s enjoyment. Wolf Children is one of those movies that I find adequately stimulating. Its absolutely superb animation, and above average characters do nothing but enhance that experience. The only negatives are few and far between, thus they can easily be overlooked, and for that, I give the movie Wolf Children, or Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki if you will, an

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