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.
The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki is a beautiful film that anybody with even the slightest interest in movies or animation owes it to themselves to watch… 10 Legendary. As close to perfect as a production can get. 10’s are, to be frank, among the best and most influential films or shows ever made. –Japanator
Cemented the director’s growing reputation as the preeminent director of theatrical animation in Japan today, the obvious spiritual heir to Hayao Miyazaki. –Otaku USA Magazine
There’s no doubt that Hosoda will be a household name for any fan of similar creators namely Satoshi Kon, Shinichiro Watanabe, and Hayao Miyazaki… His bastions of storytelling are the truth of human emotion and the ever-prevalent necessity to unconditionally love family for what it is: forever part of who we are. –Amazing Stories Magazine
About the Director
Masterful animator and director Mamoru Hosoda has been called the preeminent director of theatrical animation in Japan today, the obvious spiritual heir to Hayao Miyazaki. (Brian Camp, Otaku USA Magazine) This is high praise indeed, but Hosoda’s stellar body of work certainly merits any and all plaudits. Trained as an oil painter at Kanazawa University of Arts and Crafts, Hosoda honed his considerable skills working at famed anime production houses such as Toei and Studio Ghibli, as well as a celebrated collaboration on the Louis Vuitton exclusive, Superflat Monogram, with the prolific contemporary artist, Takashi Murakami. His directorial credits include Summer Wars (2006) and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2009), both of which received the Japan Academy Prize for Best Animation of the Year.