Weeb Wednesday: Wolf Children (2012)
Drama, slice of life, romance (movie)
Hana, a hard-working college student, falls in love with a mysterious man who attends one of her classes though he is not an actual student. As it turns out, he is not truly human either. On a full moon night, he transforms, revealing that he is the last werewolf alive. Despite this, Hana’s love remains strong, and the two ultimately decide to start a family. Hana must now face the hardships of not only raising children, but also the challenges of being a werewolf in modern society.
Wolf Children is a masterpiece of a movie. It is emotional, sweet, and surprisingly wholesome. Seeing the everyday lives of the family, one builds a connection with the characters who are dynamic and familiar. We see the children grow up before our eyes, and it is all presented by the legendary Mamoru Hosoda in his customary gorgeous animation. Feel, cry, and laugh alongside this colorful cast. Definitely give this movie a shot.
Just as a warning I don’t care what kind of therian you are, if you are one this movie will fuck you up emotionally for weeks.