Sure, all the feature-length animated films were interesting to watch during Reel Anime 2013, but the one film I have been eager to check out again since seeing it during Gold Coast Film Festival 2013 was Wolf Children, the latest anime film from legendary Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda.
Australian publisher Madman Entertainment have today shared the English dubbed trailer for the film, building up for its DVD and Blu-ray release in the region this December, perfect for a stocking filler. While I have held out on reviewing the title until it received a physical release, you can check out my interview with Mamoru Hosoda HERE.
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.
Fun Fact: During his day-long stay on the Gold Coast during Supanova this year, he signed a poster for me. I currently have that framed and hanging up over my computer and looking at it right now!