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Celebrate Mother’s Day with Wolf Children cards

Have you seen Wolf Children yet? It’s the perfect movie to watch with your mother this Mother’s Day. This award winning film tells the story of a single mom and the hardships she faces raising two small children on her own. We’ve got some FREE downloadable Mother’s Day cards over on the official Wolf Children website. Click here.

 

If you’d prefer a digital version to share, check out our digital cards on the Wolf Children Facebook page here.

 

synopsis:

Experience the latest masterpiece from the internationally-acclaimed, award-winning director of Summer Wars.

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.

 

Did you watch this movie with your mom? What did she think? Click here to order the Wolf Children, available on Blu-ray and DVD.

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Wolf Children wins Best Anime Disc in 2014 Home Media Magazine Awards

Congratulations to Wolf Children! The film won Best Anime Disc in the 2014 Home Media Magazine Awards. Winners were chosen by a panel of judges in addition to votes from the online consumer community. Thank you to everyone who voted!

 

If you haven’t gotten a chance to check out Wolf Children, now’s a great time to get it! Available now for as low as $22.49, you can pick up the film on DVD or Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. Just click here.

 

synopsis:

 

Experience the latest masterpiece from the internationally-acclaimed, award-winning director of Summer Wars.

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.

 

 

 

 

Fans Vote for Their Favorite Post-Miyazaki Director

In the wake of famed director Hayao Miyazaki’s announcement that he will be retiring from making feature films, fans are wondering who will step up to take his place in the industry. To find out, Goo Ranking (a poll website) asked 8,585 fans which anime director is their favorite now that Miyazaki has retired.

 

It comes as no surprise to us that several directors of FUNimation licensed titles have made the cut. In particular, Hosoda whose recently released Wolf Children film has been a fan favorite for its heart warming story about love and family.

 

Also among the top 20 directors are the following:

 

2. Hideaki Anno – Neon Genesis Evangelion

3. Mamoru Hosoda – Summer Wars, Wolf Children

5. Katsuhiro Otomo – Akira

10. Goro Taniguchi – Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

11. Seiji Mizushima – Fullmetal Alchemist

12. Tsutomu Mizushima – Blood-C

15. Keiichi Hara – Shin-chan

17. Junichi Sato – Kaleido Star

18. Tatsuyuki Nagai – A Certain Scientific Railgun, My-HiME

 

For the complete list, please see the original article posted here. So, what do you think of the ranking? Do you agree or disagree?

 

If any of the aforementioned titles interest you, click the links to check them out!

12 Days of Anime – Day 8 – A Wolf in Wrapping Paper

 

Day 8 of our “12 Days of Anime” countdown is for you crafty people out there. If you subscribe to Otaku USA, you might have seen our insert on how to make your own pair of Wolf Children cosplay ears. In case you didn’t, we’re uploading the pattern for you to on our Wolf Children official website (http://wolfchildrenmovie.com.)

 

Just go to the Extras section on the official site and download the printable pattern. Watch the step-by-step video above for how to put your ears together.  We’ve got a bunch of other adorable freebies on the site too, so be sure to check those out while you’re there! (more…)

New Release Tuesday – Love Wildly

From the internationally-acclaimed, award-winning director of Summer Wars comes a new masterpiece about the importance of family.

 

Wolf Children hits shelves today, and we’re thrilled to be adding another Hosoda film to our catalog. We screened this film on the convention circuit this past season, and the response was overwhelming! Now, you can own this heart-warming film on BD/DVD Combo and DVD.

 

Synopsis:

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.

 

It’s not too late to catch screenings of Wolf Children on the big screen! To find a screening near you, go to Tugg.com and search for Wolf Children.

 

Wolf Children – Character Profiles – Ame

 

Younger (Japanese: Amon Kabe / English: Alison Viktorin)

Older (Japanese: Yukito Nishii / English: Micah Solusod)

Timid Ame – named after the rainy day on which he was born – is the exact opposite of his big sister. He is a timid boy who worries his mother by crying himself to sleep every night. He shows little interest in exploring his wolf heritage, refusing to stray too far from the safety of Hana. Gentle and thoughtful, Ame feels more at home in the human world than in the wild.

 

 

 

Wolf Children releases on BD/DVD Combo and DVD on November 26th. Click here to order your copy today.

Wolf Children Character Profiles – Yuki

   

 

Younger (Japanese: Momoka Ono / English: Lara Woodhull)

Older (Japanese: Haru Kuroki / Jād Saxton)

Yuki – the oldest of Hana’s children – was named for the snowy conditions under which she was born. She is an adventurous youngster who loves to explore her surroundings. She has an energetic nature and talent for making messes – characteristics of her wolf side – that often make life difficult for her poor mother. Yuki has the fearless spirit of a wolf, and she feels more at home in the wild than any human dwelling.

 

 

Wolf Children releases on BD/DVD Combo and DVD on November 19th. Click here to order your copy today.

Wolf Children Poster Giveaway

 
 

Wolf Children is an award-winning and instant classic new anime film from the director of Summer Wars, and to celebrate its release on Blu-ray and DVD November 26, we’re giving one lucky winner a really special prize—a huge, rare signed poster from one of the biggest directors in anime!

 

This theatrical poster (see above) is the same size you’d see in cinemas and is signed by Wolf Children director Mamoru Hosoda, with a hand-drawn sketch of mother Hana. Director Hosoda’s been called “the preeminent director of theatrical animation in Japan today, the obvious spiritual heir to Hayao Miyazaki” (Brian Camp, Otaku USA Magazine), so you know this’ll be a one-of-a-kind keepsake to treasure for a long time. We’ll also throw in a limited edition Wolf Children T-shirt—only 100 of these have been made, and they’re not available in stores.

 

We’re giving you two ways to win this:
1) Anyone who purchases Wolf Children from the FUNimation store by December 3 has a chance to win this poster and a T-shirt. If you’ve pre-ordered already, don’t worry—you’re automatically entered!
2) You can also enter the contest by sending in a postcard with your name, age, address, and e-mail to:
Wolf Children Poster Giveaway
1200 Lakeside Pkwy
Building 1
Flower Mound, TX 75024
All entries must be received by December 3.

Click here for complete contest rules.

 

Click here to order the movie in our FUNimation Shop!

 

 

Wolf Children Character Profile – Wolf Man

   

 

Wolf Man (Japanese: Takao Osawa / English: David Matranga)

This inquisitive loner drives a truck for a living, but he also enjoys sneaking into lectures at the local university. It is there he meets Hana, the woman who quickly becomes his everything. Descended from the now extinct Japanese wolf, he represents the very last of his kind.  Wild, courageous and caring, he is fiercely protective of his beloved Hana – and the wolf cubs he fathers with her.

 

 

Wolf Children releases on BD/DVD Combo and DVD on November 19th. Click here to order your copy today.

Wolf Children Character Profile – Hana

 

Hana (Japanese: Aoi Miyazaki / English: Colleen Clinkenbeard)
Hana is a kindhearted and compassionate college student whose life changes drastically the day she meets a handsome and mysterious stranger in one of her classes. She finds herself drawn to the man, who eventually trusts her enough to reveal his most guarded secret: he is a wolf man. Despite the differences between them, Hana and the man embark on a whirlwind romance that produces two beautiful wolf children. Hana proves to be a strong, courageous, nurturing mother willing to do anything it takes to build a better life for her children.

 

Wolf Children releases on BD/DVD Combo and DVD on November 19th. Click here to order your copy today.