Wolf Children Special Edition

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"Such a cute movie"
5 stars"
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I love love love this movie soooooo much it's soo cute, sometimes a little sad but overall a really awesome movie!

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"Great story well worth watching"
5 stars"
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Really enjoyed this anime great story and immaculate art work.

"A Surprising Gem"
4 stars"
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I have been a big fan of Studio Ghibli films for many years now, but decided to branch out a little with this one as after watching the trailer I was intrigued by the story and loved the style of animation used. If you are looking for a happy, sweet ending story this may not be quite the film for you. But if you appreciate animation with a dose of ‘almost reality’ thrown in then this is right for you! I really enjoyed the unexpected turns this film took, which make you think a bit about how you might react or manage if you had wolf children. A lovely film that makes you think about how being different is a choice that only you can make. :)


Wolf Children – Special Edition is a 2012 Japanese anime feature film DVD 2 disc set.

Half Human, Half Wolf, All Heart.

Hana was a student before she was a mother. She was bright and pretty, and her future held endless possibilities. Then she met a man, who turned out to be a wolf, and together they built a family. Hana loved her mate fiercely, but fate took him from her, leaving her alone with two unusual kids she didn't know how to raise. Frightened of being discovered, Hana and her wolf children fled to the countryside to build a new life.

Raising her little wild things was an adventure. It left Hana bruised, scratched, exhausted, and joyously overwhelmed as her pups grew stronger and wandered further every day. This is a mother's journey. Teach your children to chase their dreams – and smile through the tears as they disappear into the world in search of who they will become. Hana wasn't always a mother, but it was always what she was meant to be.

Special Features

  • U.S. actor and staff commentary
  • Original trailers and teasers
  • Stage greetings from around the world
  • PR video Director's version 1 & 2


  • 2012 Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year
  • 2012 Mainichi Film Award for Best Animation Film
  • 2013 Animation of the Year award at TAF

Wolf Children Movie Reviews

The movie is hauntingly romantic at heart, in the best spirit of a Gothic fairytale, but without the harsh shadows or hard edges. The Telegraph
Tim Robey

It's a fairytale in a real-life setting, photorealistically drawn in shifting light that rivals Monet or GTA5. Chris Michael Guardian [UK]

Despite rigorously ripping up the conventions of werewolf lore, Mamoru Hosoda's anime fantasy unfolds with an elegance that seems effortless. Curtis Woloschuk
Total Film

Release date NZ
January 10th, 2014
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
  • Special Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1
English, Japanese
Length (Minutes)
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Number of Discs
Country of Production
  • Japan
  • Animation
Original Release Year
Box Dimensions (mm)
All-time sales rank
Top 5000
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