Wolf Children



2012, Japan
117 min., col., language — Japanese

Director Mamoru Hosoda
Scriptwriters Satoko Okudera, Mamoru Hosoda
Design Hiroshi Ohno, Daisuke Iga
Music Takagi Masakatsu Producers Yuichiro Saito, Takuya Ito, Takashi Watanabe
Production Studio Chizu, Madhouse
World sales Madhouse
Distribution in RF Ranimedia

Hana, a nineteen-year-old college student, falls in love with a man only for him to reveal his secret; he is a Wolf Man. Eventually the couple bear two children together; a son and daughter they name Ame and Yuki who both inherit the ability to transform into wolves from their father. When the man Hana fell in love with suddenly dies, she makes the decision to move to a rural town isolated from society to continue raising the children in protection. But as the children grow up, they will have to make a choice: whether to live as a human or a wolf.

  • Animation of the Year at Japan Academy Awards-2013 
  • Animation of the Year, Best Director Award; Tokyo Anime Awards-2013 
  • Anima’t Award for Best Animated Feature Film; SITGES — International Fantastic Film 
  • Festival of Catalonia-2012 

Mamoru Hosoda
Director, animator. Born in 1967. Formerly employed at Toei Animation, he went to work at Madhouse from 2005 to 2011. Hosoda left Madhouse in 2011 to establish his own animation studio, Studio Chizu. He first came to public attention in the early 2000s with the first two films in the «Digimon Adventure» series and the sixth film in the «One Piece» series. In the later 2000s, he diversified more with other films, including 2006’s «The Girl Who Leapt Through Time», 2009’s «Summer Wars», and 2012’s «Wolf Children».