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Wolf's Rain 

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In a post-apocalyptic future where humans live in domed cities surrounded by wasteland, wolves are assumed to be two hundred years extinct.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Darren Pleavin ...  Kiba (Animax Asia dub) 30 episodes, 2003-2004
Kenta Miyake Kenta Miyake ...  Tsume 30 episodes, 2003-2004
Akio Suyama Akio Suyama ...  Hige 30 episodes, 2003-2004
Crispin Freeman ...  Tsume 30 episodes, 2003-2004
Joshua Seth ...  Hige 30 episodes, 2003-2004
Mamoru Miyano ...  Kiba 30 episodes, 2003-2004
Johnny Yong Bosch ...  Kiba 30 episodes, 2003-2004
Hiroki Shimowada Hiroki Shimowada ...  Toboe 28 episodes, 2003-2004
Mona Marshall ...  Toboe / ... 28 episodes, 2003-2004
Unshô Ishizuka ...  Quent Yaiden 21 episodes, 2003-2004
Tom Wyner ...  Quent Yaiden 22 episodes, 2003-2004
Kaho Kôda Kaho Kôda ...  Cher Degre 20 episodes, 2003-2004
Kari Wahlgren ...  Cher Degre 20 episodes, 2003-2004
Mitsuru Miyamoto Mitsuru Miyamoto ...  Hubb Lebowski 19 episodes, 2003-2004
Bob Buchholz ...  Hubb Lebowski 19 episodes, 2003-2004
Arisa Ogasawara Arisa Ogasawara ...  Cheza 19 episodes, 2003-2004
Sherry Lynn ...  Cheza 19 episodes, 2003-2004
Steve Blum ...  Darcia / ... 18 episodes, 2003-2004
Takaya Kuroda Takaya Kuroda ...  Darcia / ... 15 episodes, 2003-2004
Mayumi Asano Mayumi Asano ...  Blue 15 episodes, 2003-2004
Jessica Straus Jessica Straus ...  Blue 15 episodes, 2003-2004
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In a post-apocalyptic future where humans live in domed cities surrounded by wasteland, wolves are assumed to be two hundred years extinct. Yet wolves do walk among them, disguising themselves as humans in order to survive in the human world. Now four young wolves will follow the scent of Lunar Flowers on a dangerous quest to find that which legend promises them: Paradise. Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

Bones Animation [Japan]

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Japan

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Japanese | English

Release Date:

6 January 2003 (Japan) See more »

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Волчий дождь See more »

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Trivia

When recording his lines for Kiba in the opening scene, Japanese voice actor Mamoru Miyano was extremely nervous and had trouble recording his lines, even freezing up completely before calming down and completing the scene. See more »

Goofs

When they drag the old she-wolf out of the cell, one of her paw-pads is uncolored/the color of her fur for a frame or two. See more »

Quotes

Darcia: Wolves . . . You have my gratitude, for it was you who awoke her.
Hige: What?
Kiba: Who the Hell are you?
Darcia: The Flower Maiden is mine.
Hige: The Flower Maiden? Is that . . . Cheza?
Darcia: We'll meet in Paradise. If we meet again, that is.
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The episode titles appear at the end of each episode instead of the beginning. See more »

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Written by Raj Ramayya
Music composition and Arrangement by Yôko Kanno
Performed by Raj Ramayya
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A reason to become an anime-fan
13 October 2006 | by aris4309See all my reviews

It's not that I did not want to reward this movie with a straight forward 10. It's just out of a principle of mine that I don't give away '10-s' because I believe that a movie or series which you thought of being the best, can be surpassed by something which you just didn't happen to know yet. Or a movie which simply has not yet been made. But Wolf's Rain really gave me the feeling to release my self of that believe.

Honestly, Wolf's Rain is one of the greatest tales ever been told. In all of the 30 episodes in which it is contained, it proofed to be an overwhelming experience. This begins at the very first episode and brings the viewer to a dramatic and beautiful climactic end.

One other absolutely great anime-series has to be Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. This anime is able to bring you to the point of thinking about: intelligence, the questions: what is a human and what's not and where are the boundaries? And what's the near future like and will science-fiction turn to every-day technology. (They already have a professor in cybernetics at the University of Reading, you know.) Wolf's Rain however is all about the goals that we have to set in our lives to keep us going and all the feelings and emotions which lie on this road towards these goals. The human and emotional approach of Wolf's Rain is easier to understand for most people then the far more rational approach of the Ghost in the Shell-series. But in my point of view these two are part of the same amazing coin because these anime-series truly know how to amaze the viewer.

Anyway Wolf's Rain is a perfect example of the grand potential of the anime-genre. I'm not a person who likes to cry a lot, but I'm not ashamed to say that I had to shed a tear while watching the last parts of the series. This series will make it very clear that the power of animation is to be able to maximize the expression of every element of the story. After seeing this anime, it became one of the reasons why I am an anime-fan. Try it out let it be a great expansion of your anime-collection or let it be a superb way to get acquainted with the anime-genre.


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