Episode 21: Wolf Children Ame and Yuki Review
In this episode, Douglas, Shawn, and Blake review director Mamoru Hosoda’s 2012 anime film “Wolf Children Ame and Yuki” from Madhouse and Studio Chizu.
You can subscribe to our iTunes podcast here
You can subscribe to our RSS feed here
[04:28] What were your initial thoughts about the film before you watched it?
[07:17] The film focuses a lot on Hana and her ability to be a good mother. She is also a single parent. How did this factor into your viewing her as a character?
[14:23] Considering Hosoda’s previous film Summer Wars and its exploration of family, Wolf Children is also a film that explores family. How do you think the exploration of family found in Wolf Children differs from that of Summer Wars and did you find the film’s focus on family something that resonated with you as a viewer?
[24:42] What are your thoughts on the narrative of the film being told primarily through the perspective of Yuki?
[37:52] Did you find Ame and Yuki’s growth throughout the film a natural progression or rather unexpected?
[47:52] Compared to Hosoda’s previous films, Wolf Children’s pacing is considerably slower. What are your thoughts on this choice?
[58:09] Along the same lines as the last question, Wolf Children’s animation is also very different from Hosoda’s previous films. Did you enjoy this change in animation style or not, and why?
[01:03:11] What are your thoughts on the film’s ending?
[01:11:40] Would you recommend this film to others?
Author: Miguel Douglas
Showa Fujishima is a former detective. One day, his daughter Kanako, who is a model student, disappears. To find his daughter, he investigates more carefully into his daughter’s life. He then becomes involved in a shocking situation.
Kuklo was found as a baby crying in a mass of Titan vomit, amidst the dead titan corpses. He is essentially hated by the people inside the walls. Kuklo, despite his horrible beginnings and a single-functioning eye, also seems to grow unnaturally fast. He parts himself from his past and gambles on the fate of humanity by enlisting in the Survey Corps.
In 1972, an ancient alien hypergate was discovered on the surface of the moon. Using this technology, humanity began migrating to Mars and settling there. After settlers discovered additional advanced technology, the Vers Empire was founded, which claimed Mars and its secrets for themselves. Later, the Vers Empire declared war on Earth, and in 1999, a battle on the Moon’s surface caused the hypergate to explode, shattering the Moon and scattering remnants into a debris belt around the planet.
The story takes place many years in the future where the game “Rhyme,” a virtual fighting game, is incredibly popular and people possess “AllMates,” convenient AI computers.