Wolf’s Rain (2003–2004)
Signed up the 07/06/2017
Yhu, guys, I enjoyed this anime wethu! It is one of the things that made my love for anime to be done. If you’re trying to get into anime, please do right by yourself and watch this anime. You will love it.
Okay, I’ll admit, that was surprisingly a fun introduction to write. What was even more interesting to write was this anime review. This anime is dear to my heart. It was one of those animes that played on Animax during its prime before the channel decided it would be hilarious to play nothing but Kenny vs Spenny on repeat because who would rather watch two humans do idiotic things over anime, right? No one. (to be quite honest, I think this is where my hatred of live action shows began).
Anyway, there is a saying in the anime community (Disclaimer - that was a lie, there is no saying like that, I made it up); Anything Studio Bones touches will turn into gold. From legendary classic animes like Cowboy Bebop, Fullmental Alchemist: Brotherhood to the latest blockbusters like Mob Psycho 100 to Boku No Hero Academia. So, when it comes to animes, you can always expect Studio Bones to deliver and Wolf’s Rain was no exception.
In a dying world, there exists an ancient legend: When the world comes to the end, the gateway to paradise will be opened. This utopia is the sole salvation for the remnants of life in this barren land, but the legend also dictates that only wolves can find their way to this mythical realm. Though long thought to be extinct, wolves still exist and live amongst humans, disguising themselves though elaborate illusions.
This anime follows the lives of four wolves: Kiba, Tsume, Toboe and Hige. Through their ups and downs in search of a flower maiden called Cheza who will be their gateway to paradise. The plot of the anime is worthwhile but what attracted me to the anime had to be the character development. All the characters go through emotional change, but none whatsoever struck a nerve to me than Tsume’s character development. The man was a brute, often a cynic, in the beginning but towards the end of the anime, he become an admirable character.
The soundtrack of the anime is heavenly. Yoko Kanno’s soundtrack for the series has been hailed for its beauty and the way it adds to the anime’s emotional impact. The soundtrack as well as the dark eerily visuals we see from time to time makes this anime one for the history books. Please do watch this anime, you won’t be disappointed!
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