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Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki

·2 mins

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.


Hotarubi no Mori he

·2 mins

First released as one shot story collections manga with the same title. Hotarubi no mori he was animated as a short movie last September. Portraying mild friend-romance relationship from the girl’s view. I’m a bit surprised myself, not sure whether it is really obvious or not, my guess about the author is right. She is Midorikawa, Yuki, the one who created Natsume Yuujinchou. And while I haven’t watch any single episode of Natsume Yuujinchou, been reading the manga, though. From the nuance I just know that it was her, It really feels similar.

For a short story, Hotarubi no mori he as a whole were just being ordinary. So let see it in parts. Omori, Takahiro sure know how to brought this story to life. And looking from his previous works, I just can’t help to deduct that he has some specific interest in supernatural-background story.