Wolf's Rain Vol. 1

So I took this home last week along with the first disc of Last Exile. On Sunday, I planned to watch just one episode to see how I liked it. And ended up watching the whole disc through.

In a post-apocalyptic future where humans live in domed cities surrounded by wasteland, wolves are assumed to be two hundred years extinct. Yet wolves do walk among them, disguising themselves as humans in order to survive in the human world. Now four young wolves will follow the scent of Lunar Flowers on a dangerous quest to find that which legend promises them: Paradise.
- Summary stolen from IMDB.

I instantly liked this series. I've only seen the first five episodes, but I fully intend to get them all. It's a good thing they're coming out with a new collection of them at the end of July.

It has an interesting premise. It's the future and wolves have supposedly been extinct for over 200 years. But some believe that they still exist and are living unnoticed among humans. And those people are right. Things start happening when Kiba, a white wolf, comes into the city. he's searching for Rakuen, the mythical paradise. He creates a stir as he shows up as a wolf, not thinking to mask his true self. The first couple episodes introduce the other characters. We've got Tsume, Hige, and Toboe who are wolves who have blended into human society. The there's Cheza, the flower maiden. She's a rather mysterious character. And Quent with his dog, Blue. Quent hunts wolves with rather single-minded determination.

The music here is fantastic and I loved it. Kinda similar in some ways to Cowboy Bebop. Which makes sense since Yoko Kanno worked on both. I also really liked the actual animation and drawing. It's not anything extremely different or special, but it's nice and easy on the eyes. :-)

I just instantly liked this show. Now I can't wait for the end of July when the dvd collection comes out. I'm so buying it.

So has anyone else seen this?


CW said...

Ooh, I haven't seen this but will look for it!

Nicole said...

oh, you need to see it. At least try one.

Mailyn said...

omg you like anime!!!! wahh!!!! I love anime!!! ok well I grew up with it lol. I'm starting an anime blog. wanna be a part of it? :)