January 09, 2003

Wolf's Rain

wolfs1.jpgI just got done watching the first episode of Wolf's Rain. Damn. The last bit of this episode just gave me goosebumps, and I'm not quite sure why. I have the feeling this show will be really good.

As with so many shows there isn't much to go on at first. The animation is beautiful. I'd say on par with GitS:SAC. Bones is quickly becomming one of my favorite studios, I've loved everything they've done so far. Once again we have Yoko Kanno doing the soundtrack. The opening song is soso. Maybe it will grow on me, but it didn't do much for me first time round. The ending is nicer IMHO, a really pretty song.

Story, there isn't much so far, and I don't want to spoil things too much for people right away. The fansubs were just released tonight and I think I want to wait for an episode or two before I comment. This feels like a more serious show though, which is nice because it can take the place of Witch Hunter Robin. I'll end with a picture and the text of what AnimeNfo.com says about the show:

The wolf Tsume [claw], hiding his true form, lived as a human. Hanging out in the city and leading a band of young delinquents, he lived by stealing food from aristocrats. But another wolf, Kiba [fang], appears before him, causing his wild blood to boil. Kiba cannot forgive Tsume for allying himself with humans, and the two have a duel, putting their pride on the line. However, the battle was interrupted, and Kiba is shot by the tenacious wolf hunter, Quent. And he is taken captive by the police station run by the aristocrats...

(Oh, and here's another review of it too.)

Posted by snooze at January 9, 2003 05:42 AM


~drools~ yeah, ever since i heard about Wolf's Rain, i've been so looking forward to it. glad to hear it's left a good impression on you. this is another one i'll want once you have it all. no rush till then :)

Posted by: k-chan at January 9, 2003 06:10 AM

Wolf's Rain does look like it's going to be a very good show^^ The animation is amazing. I'm totally agreeing with you^^XDXD

Posted by: Sumire-chan at January 11, 2003 08:31 PM

When I saw the tile, I was very curious. I just saw 1-4 and I really what to get more of it and find more info on the series. Fang ang Claw is one bishonen I can added to my list of died hard bishonen. I really love the wolves ideas and I have a think with wolves expecially the white ones. I hope the series will be good.

Posted by: Fantasy at January 29, 2003 08:02 PM

whoa! I love this anime!

fang's my fav now, but the others come so close!

Posted by: Kiba Fan at January 30, 2003 05:25 PM

i just watched ep. 1 - 4 and it's amazements fill with thrilling scenes and so warm. I like the way the characters act their individual atitude. it's such a great anime. One of best show for 2003.

Posted by: Hawick at January 31, 2003 01:44 AM

It's soooo cool. I have ep 1 and 2 and it's worth it. Except for all the blood *Ewwwww*, but still, i think it's gerat and it has cool graphics i can say. I love how they draw the wolves ^_^

Posted by: Sakura *ChErRy_BlOsSoM* at February 7, 2003 11:43 PM

I have only seen one episode of Wolf's Rain so far, but I am already hooked. The character designs and animation are excellent.

Posted by: Setsunasa Yorimo at February 9, 2003 09:21 AM

I have seen the first 4 episodes, and I love it! I think it is very strange and kind of slow though. Am I the only one who loves Hub? I guess I like Toboe second. I can't wait to see more. I really want to know more about the characters!

Posted by: Emma at February 10, 2003 04:02 AM

I think I'm in love with another show! ^_^ Episodes 1-4 have captured me completely. The plot is original, the character designs are great, the voice acting is top notch, the music is wonderful and fitting, and of course (usually a factor in anime I watch), the bishounen are oh so droolable. :) Especially Toboe. Kyaa, it's like he has permanent puppy dog eyes. Kawaaaaaai!! ^__^ And Kiba is definitely a close second, with his attitude and everything.

Oh yeah, and any sequences involving the wolf forms are rockin'. I am jealous of anyone who can draw animals. ^_~

Posted by: Tenchi Kaze at February 10, 2003 08:55 PM

After watching eps 1-5 i have to say, this is truely good anime. My favorite right now is Kiba. i love the Pride he has, but i love it more that he's willing to die for it. i can't wait to see more.

Posted by: Shinobi at February 19, 2003 07:02 AM

I've seen the first five out so far; this is indeed a very, VERY sweet anime. it has an intriguing story line, the whole cheza thing is kinda confusing though, but i'm sure it will be put together nicely in the end. excellent in every category for right now, hope the rest can keep up the high standard. my fav character is tsume!

Posted by: RED at February 25, 2003 04:54 PM

I only descovered this anime when I found Anime-kraze.com and its other links. Now Ive seen up to episode 6 and I have only one thing to say.
KIBA IS SO UNBELIEVABLY FIT!!!! Why is it that guys with wings, tails, ears, psychic powers or guys who are actually animals ARE SO DAMN GORGEOUS AND IRESISTABLE!!!!! (Thanks to anime, I have impossible standards that no real man will ever live up to)
And Toboe is just so adorable KAWAI NE!!! (I SOOOO WANNA HUG 'IM EVERY TIME HE GIVES THAT CUTE LOST PUPPY LOOK!!!! I cant wait for more to be released, IM ITCHING FOR MORE!!!
Ja ne, Noir
I know this has nothing to do with wolf's rain, but I end all my anime comments with one of my fantasy, over dramatic exits. Try it, its fun. (she reaches a delicate hand inside her slick silk purse, retrieving her engraved lighter of platinum redience that caught the little light of the room, shimmering back into the eyes of her fellow commenties. As the lid snaps back releasing a shoot of flame lighting the cigarete that lay upon her scarlet lips she tossed the lighter across the floor atracting the gaze of all. As their gaze returned, her figure had disapeared into the shadows leaving only a slight drift of smoke where she had once been)

Posted by: Noir_Shinigami at February 28, 2003 04:55 PM

This anime is just great! It's smart to have the four... because they all make up one character. I mean one is stupid, one is smart and surious, one is just caring, and the other is also surious and misterious. I wish I could've thought of the idea before they did... Oops... jealousy.

Posted by: Soutai at February 28, 2003 05:47 PM

I've got the first 7 episodes but according to an excellent review at pointblank.com I'm wondering when the next couple episodes will air in Japan so we might see them over here. Anyone got a clue?

Posted by: Brad at March 11, 2003 02:49 PM

...The series could end at epsoide 7, like she leads them to paradise, the main goal so far is completed.

Posted by: Penguin_knight at March 12, 2003 02:53 PM

^^ OMG that would suck so much. I've recently seen the first 7 eps, and this show is GREAT. Characterization is very high and the story is very original and intreging. Dont worry, it doesnt end at ep 7. Im curently DLing ep 8 off of kazaa :)

Posted by: Jay at March 14, 2003 01:24 AM

Oh how i've been waiting for this kind of show for a while...

Posted by: Simone at March 18, 2003 06:51 PM

this anime is truly great its already a classic imo. the animation, plot, characters, and soundtrack mingle effortlessly. i cant say how well the voice acting will be but i never did care for that it just doesnt seem right when i view anime without its native tongue shrug.

btw, ep.1 towards the 11min mark the chorus resonates no? thats where i got my tingles anyway. i must have this soundtrack.

Posted by: D at April 5, 2003 08:14 PM

Hi ..just watched the anime..i love the character desin and the concept..they are waay original.I have a thing for wolves too( i draw were-creatures:)) It is definately a anime worth following!!

Posted by: Ian at April 8, 2003 11:02 AM

Wolf's Rain ...rocks...its a super cool anime..
I have till epsd 9 any idea when the others are coming out????

Posted by: Jaz at April 9, 2003 09:52 PM

Dude! where the heck do you guys (and girls) get these episodes!?!?! I heard about Wolf's Rain in a newtype magazine, and i fell in love with it cuz it had the word "wolf" in it...*don't ask* Did you download them!?!?!?! Email me back PLEASE!!!!

Posted by: Neko T. at April 12, 2003 06:32 PM

11 episodies until now...


Posted by: cheeza at April 17, 2003 09:01 AM

I love Wolf's rain I can't wait till it comes out in America!!!Toboe is my fav character I think he is soooo cute and sooo sweet!! And I like his stomache which shows a bit in episode 2!! One day I hope to acomplish my dream which is to become a voice actress for anime!!!

Posted by: Hero at April 18, 2003 02:50 PM

Neko, You can find episodes pretty easily on programs like KaZaA and WinMX. I downloaded 11 episodes in 2 days time, there's no shortage of people sharing them.

Posted by: GCYote at April 19, 2003 11:39 PM

its hot stuff on fansub rings right now, you can download at www.animesuki.com using bittorrent (a client that's about 2 megs) and boy, does it goes fast! I can download about 3 eps a day... O.O

Posted by: red_fang at April 30, 2003 10:57 PM

Does anybody know how many episodes there will be total? I'm currently DLing ep 13 off of Kazaa. I thought there were only 12 until today.

Posted by: Miharu at May 4, 2003 02:51 PM

there will be 26 episodes

Posted by: red_fang at May 6, 2003 02:48 AM

Episode 15 is currently out on Kazaa. Is this series already completly released in Japan? Or are the rest of the episodes still being released?

Posted by: Eraser at May 17, 2003 03:19 AM

The episodes are still being released in Japan. ^_^ 1 episode a week from what I can tell. The official site www.wolfs-rain.com (I think that's right), only updates it's story section once a week. ^_^ I was told about WR by a friend, and I've loved it since I first saw it. =^_^= Hige's my fave male (he's so fluffy and sweet!), but I also adore Blue. =D

Posted by: ShenTao at May 17, 2003 01:49 PM

#15 was put out by Live Evil anime group on irc

Posted by: misera at May 17, 2003 05:06 PM

This is a mockery against wolves. This anime sucks it blows xO like that. The only good thing is the last song "Gravity". THats the only one thats good. Otherwise this anime fukin sucks

Posted by: mike at May 19, 2003 08:01 PM

A mockery against wolves? Howso?

Please enlighten us.

Posted by: Gregory at May 20, 2003 02:00 AM

I'd like to know how this mocks wolves to. You didn't even say exactly why you don't like it. I think its a pretty original story and I can't find anything to really bark (No pun intended) about.

Posted by: Eraser at May 22, 2003 07:52 PM

Yes it is a mockery against wolves, just like every other japanese anime is a mockery of something or another (generally a mockery against america), however you shouldn't comment on it because its a very good anime never-the-less. Orginal storyline, along with fantastic soundtrack and well drawn characters, an anime such as this only comes once a blue moon. I don't think you will find many supporters here.

Posted by: penguin_Knight at May 22, 2003 11:34 PM

I just finished watching eps 15 and 16. Just to give you fair warning these two eps are nothing more than 45 minutes of recap or as I call filler. However the story is moving right along episode 14 was very good can't wait to see more.

Posted by: Eraser at May 23, 2003 05:28 AM

Rumor has it there will be FOUR, that's right, FOUR recap episodes. One for each of the wolves. I'm not happy.

Posted by: Gregory Blake at May 23, 2003 05:44 AM

That doesn't really surprise me. I just pray that they aren't in sequence with these two episodes. BTW has anyone found anything past episode 16?

Posted by: Eraser at May 24, 2003 11:40 AM

Well Gregory your more than likely right about there being 4 recap episodes. I just watched ep 17 this morning and it was just like the others. I'm starving for some fresh material, its killing me :P

Posted by: Eraser at May 30, 2003 02:29 PM

Wolf's Rain episode 18 is out as of 6/4/03 brought to you buy the people at
Check them out for info on future releases.

Posted by: Eraser at June 5, 2003 04:07 AM

Hello what chanle is it on? or are ya just whatching movies? plez e-mail me b/c i am not coming back to this site!

Posted by: InuYasha at June 15, 2003 01:47 AM

Can someone please give me the bit torrent site for wolfs rain or any way of downloading the episodes? Its licensed now.. :( can you please send an email to me telling me how to get it even if it is?

Email/MSN: war_craft111@hotmail.com

Posted by: Tony at November 23, 2003 12:30 AM

hi i just recently found this series and would like to watch more. can't anyone tell me where to download it.


ps my email's kiyone28@hotmail.com

Posted by: Kat at February 3, 2004 04:43 PM

Yeah,I would like to know also where I can download music and other cool things of Wolfs Rain!I just found out about it last night,watched the first episode,and am now addicted! Please and thank you!

You can email any sites with wolfs rain music to guardian_gurl90@yahoo.com,thanks so much!

Posted by: Guardian at April 25, 2004 01:52 PM


Posted by: Ams at April 29, 2004 02:56 AM

ok i am sure u have probably had this question before but where do you find that ending song!? i have been looking for it and i cant find it as a midi or anything! also if you have any anime sites that u think r cool could you send me some pleese! thanks

Posted by: lisa at May 2, 2004 10:51 PM

Yes,wolf's rain is most defiantly a awesome show:)Every time it's on I watch it!!Also at the end of each episode I go over to my wolf and compare her to the wolves from WOLF'S RAIN!!Has anyone taken the wolf's rain quizzes?They are soooooo fun!!:)Oh and on the quizz it said that I was most like Cheza:)Well I already knew that,because the first time I saw Cheza I thought for a split second"Wow,that's me".Oh,does anyone know about how old the characters are?I really need to know!!:)So,if anyone knows,please,please,please,oh,did I mention please tell me:)Sorry,I gotta go now I have to study and feed the wolves!!:)Bye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

Posted by: Lizzie at May 12, 2004 09:50 PM

songs...."Gravity", "Stray" "heavens not enough" and more...Who in here wishes they were a wolf? I love toboe, but did any one think toboe was a girl at first? LoL weird.

Posted by: WootItsFree at August 28, 2004 06:38 PM

the First time i watch Wolf's Rain i thaught it was the coolest show ever and it only got better i started recording it so i could watch it over and over again i thank Kiba is sooo cute call me crazy but he is i cant say he is hotter then my BF but close enough!

Posted by: Kira at September 8, 2004 10:52 AM

i and my friend like LOVE Wolf's Rain, InuYasha, cowboy bebop, trigun, gudum seed, and many more.

Posted by: me at September 11, 2004 06:42 PM

Me and my friend love Wolf's Rain,Inuyasha,Cowboy Bebop,Trigun,Gundam Seed and a lot more.We love Toonami&[adultswim]!!!!

Posted by: Chelsey at September 11, 2004 06:45 PM

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