Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki (2012)

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Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki by Mamoru Hosoda. During her college years, a young woman falls in love with a man. In fact, he reveals himself as the last living werewolf. She gives birth to two children: Ame who was born during rainfall and Yuki who was born during snowfall. The sudden death of the father turns her life into chaos. She has to raise two children who are werewolves by herself.

The anime movie is about the love of a family. The protagonist does everything for her children: she moves to the countryside to keep their identity a secret where she renews an old house. Moreover, Wolf Children, how the movie is called in English, depicts the challenge of a single mom raising her both children who are turning into rebellions during their teenage years.

The story itself is not bad, but the plot contains some negative aspects. Firstly, the scene of both during their love act is a bit irritating or disturbing, because she is literally making love with a wolf. The werewolf could at least transformed himself back into a human being. Next, the mother claims that she does not know how to raise wolf children and that she forgot to ask the father. Why didn’t she asked him after the birth of the first child? Another negative aspect is the ending of the anime movie. During a stormy night, the mother decides to go into the forest to look after her son and got almost killed by a bear. Then, her son carries his mother out of the forest and dumps her in front of the school before going back to the forest. The son seems to not have any feelings or love towards his mother who gives up her life to raise him and his sister. In addition, the mother seems to prefer to go into the forest during a heavy storm instead of picking her daughter up at the school.

All in all, the movie does not really contain an interesting plot and it is way too long which makes it boring. Indeed, it is a family drama which shows the struggle of a single mom and her love to her children.

 

Cheers,

MikaYuu Hyakuya

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