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.
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Ghibli-style animation with gorgeous scenery and backgrounds. Starts off slowly and awkwardly with too much narration and too many montages but finally settles into a good movie after fifteen minutes or so. Some themes, settings, and sequences are strongly reminiscent of MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO but isn't beholden to the Ghibli influence and serves up a strong story with its own particular enchantment.
It begins with a stereotypical young-adult-hormonal-fantasy premise, but then quickly swifts into a Harvest-Moon-esque tale, and ends in a heartwarming family drama. It might not be as brilliantly strange and absurd as "Summer Wars," but this film somehow proofs that Mamoru Hosada has a talent of capturing certain aspects of human being without being overemphasized with its typical anime styles.
I think Mamoru Hosoda's work on Wolf Children might just be the most mature and impressive attempt at presenting a beautiful and touching narrative (with its fair share of conventionality) through animation that I've seen in an incredibly long time.
You can usually expect Hosoda to deliver lovely animation, emotional satisfaction and good old fun & games, but here he shifted the gear a bit. The thrills are only tangential and the story is impressively straightforward, while the emotional complexity of the characters gets amped up and he delivered a very mature tale of love, loss and learning to let go. Not my favorite of his, but still very much recommended.
Una di quelle pellicole che ti sciolgono il cuore e ti commuovono ogni volta che ci ripensi.Di una sensibilità fantastica,con un'attenzione al tutto ed al "creato"che solo gli orientali sanno trasmettere.Storia intrisa di valori profondi,che non cala mai di livello sino ad un finale che è pura estasi.Mi ha colpito come pochi altri quest'anno,davvero un lavoro splendido.
Il finale ti scioglie, ma la preparazione ai lucciconi inizia ben prima: dal primo splendido e tristissimo fotogramma, l'accompagnamento sonoro, l'uso intelligente dei silenzi e una storia sul seguire la propria strada nella vita, sempre e comunque. Davvero bellissimo, animazione perfetta per una storia che sa dove colpire per commuovere lo spettatore.