Ookami Kodomo No Ame to Yuki

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This one will sure off under my radar if [優]Yuu-sensei didn’t tweet about it, since I knew the movie thanks to her manga adaptation.

Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki is Mamoru Hosoda’s latest movie featuring Miyazaki Aoi as Hana, mother of two werewolves Yuki and Ame. Her wolf husband died not long after she gave birth to Ame.

I’m not sure what I got from the movie. I’m not, in particular, a fan of Mamoru Hosoda, albeit I watched both Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo and Summer Wars, and some Digimon movies which I can only vaguely remember. But I can assure that this movie is sure delivers.

I’m biased, partly because I watched this in low quality format, also might because I read the manga first and set my expectation bar a bit too high. Some animation looked bland, frame-wasting scenes, subpar voice acting, yada yada.

But hey, maybe that’s just me. I will say again that I’m biased, so while I’m neutral about the movie, I will recommend the manga instead. I’m a fan of Yuu-sensei since the first time I found her comic in Gelatin’s 2010 Autumn issue. It’s hard to find her artwork on internet other than her site or her pixiv page. Her adaptation of Ookami kodomo is splendid. I love how she can put warm feeling on all of her drawings. The story itself not changed that much. It still taken from Yuki’s point of view.

I enjoyed the story, despite its predictable plot. The last part of the story is a bit rushed and I expect more Yuki there. But overall, the ride was fun.

I want to put Yuu’s Ookami Kodomo art here. Unfortunately she put nothing related on her pixiv page. So I just embed this instead, I’ve been set this as my phone’s wallpaper for some months.

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