Okami kodomo no ame to yuki [Wolf Children] (2012)

Okami kodomo no ame to yuki
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
Writer: Mamoru Hosoda, Satoko Okudera
Cast: Aoi Miyazaki, Takao Osawa, Haru Kuroki, Yukito Nishii
Part of: Anilogue

Plot:
Hana (Aoi Miyazaki) works hard to balance her job and her studies at university. At uni, she meets a man, they fall in love and have two children – Yuki (Haru Kuroki) and Ame (Yukito Nishii). But there is something special about him: he is a wolfman, and so Yuki and Ame also are half-wolf. And then one day, the father doesn’t return and Hana is left alone with two children she has to take care of all of her own since nobody can know their secret.

Oh boy, do I have ISSUES with this movie! Not only does it tell its story with a megaphone, no matter whether it should be whispering at the moment or maybe talking at a normal voice, the message it screams out that way is completely offensive to women.

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