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Mamoru Hosoda

Mamoru Hosoda


Okamikodomo no Ame to Yuki / Wolf Children

Mamoru Hosoda

Japan / 2012 / 117' 0''

Director: Mamoru Hosoda

Production: NTV

Distribution: NTV

Animation: Takaaki Yamashita

Screenplay: Mamoru Hosoda, Satoko Okudera

Editing: Shigeru Nishiyama

Music: Takagi Masakatsu

Sound: Yoshio Obara

Cast: Aoi Miyazaki, Takao Osawa, Haru Kuroki, Yukito Nishii, Momoka Oono, Amon Kabe

Other: Character Design: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto; Art Director: Hiroshi Ohno; Color Coordinator: Osamu Mikasa


College student Hana falls in love with a "wolf man." Their love is con-summated, and Hana gives birth to two babies. The older child, a girl, born on a snowy day is named Yuki for "snow," and the younger child, a boy, born on a rainy day is named Ame for "rain." These two small children harbor a big secret—they are "wolf children" who are both human and wolf. To hide the fact that Yuki and Ame are "wolf children," the family lives discreetly in a quiet corner of the city. 

Mamoru Hosoda

Mamoru Hosoda (1967) is a Japanese film director and animator. After gaining his experience in animation at studios Toei Animation and Madhouse, he first came to public attention in the early 2000s with the first two films in the Digimon Adventure series. In the later 2000s, he made two critically acclaimed films, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) and Summer Wars (2009), presenting them at festivals in Tokyo, Berlin, Annecy and winning numerous awards both in Japan and internationally.