Wolf’s Rain

May 23, 2008 at 11:02 pm (Anime)

Just my opinion…

i finished this anime show, “Wolf’s Rain”. Must say- personally, i loved it.  

Summary…

Lets see if i can do this… (without giving EVERYTHING away, and spoil it for you guys…) The plot starts with a train robbery in Freeze City, and eventually viewers are introduced to the seprate members of the “pack”. According to an old legend, when the world ends, a paradise will open, but only wolves may enter it. Too bad wolves have been extinct for nearly 200 years now (at least thats what human’s believe). The wolves left over have been hiding in human forms, afraid of being killed by the ever selfish humans. Most of them have lost hope for paradise. Except for a select few, who go searching for the Lunar Flower, who will lead them to their beloved paradise.

Characters…

Kiba- the white wolf who follows his instincts towards Paradise. When he was young, his pack and family were slaughtered when the forest where he lived was burned to the ground by Jaguara’s troops. He was then raised by a shaman who told him that he had a purpose, explaining why the forest had sheltered him from the flames. The shaman told him that he would have a great journey ahead of him, and that journey was to find Paradise. Kiba begins his quest for Paradise in the hope that there he will find “a future”. It is revealed later in the series that he is in fact the chosen one who is destined to find and open Paradise. Kiba tends to be impulsive and thinks with his heart rather than his head. He tends to be distrustful toward humans, and in the early episodes his pride as a wolf makes him reluctant to disguise himself as a human.

 

Tsume- a rough, self-reliant wolf. In the past, he was part of a pack. However, one day his pack was attacked by Jaguara’s wolf hunting troops and many of his family and friends were killed. During the fight, Tsume attempted to flee, leaving all of his dead and dying brethren behind. Because of this, the rest of the pack cast him out, and the alpha attacked him, leaving him with a large X-shaped scar across his chest. From then on, Tsume was plagued with self-hatred and didn’t trust himself to be anyone’s friend. For years he did not talk to, get to know, or trust other wolves for many years, and became the leader of a group of human thieves. However, he eventually meets Toboe, a young wolf whom he calls “Runt” throughout the series, who at first seems to annoy him. However, Tsume later develops a soft spot for Toboe, who is the one who eventually convinces him to come with the rest of the “pack” to Paradise. However, he does not believe the stories of Paradise in which Kiba tells them, and claims he only follows the others out of boredom of his original home. He often finds himself in conflict with Kiba, finding his single minded devotion to be irritating. However, he does eventually become a believer and enjoys the company of his pack mates. After Kiba, he is the best fighter among the wolves and is more analytical and observant.

Hige-seems to know how to function the best in human society. He tends to use his intuition more than the others, but only when he is not thinking with his stomach instead. Hige is something of a womanizer and is always on the look-out for a female companion. He starts off as a laid back joker, though he matures as the series goes on. His scenting ability seems to be the best of the pack. Before Hige met Kiba, he was brainwashed into being Jagara’s lapdog by hunting and leading troops to wolves. The collar that he wears is actually a tag/transmitter that allows him to wander through Jagara’s city and is always under surveillance. It also appears to be the thing that controlled him or reprogrammed his memories, as he was trapped in an endless migraine before it was shot off by a soldier. At least 22 other wolves were collared in this way (a soldier inspecting his collar refers to him as “Number 23”); many, if not all, of the others were killed after returning to Jagara’s city.

Toboe- the youngest of the group, often acting more like a puppy than a wolf. Toboe was raised as a pet by “Granny”, an elderly woman, whom he accidentally killed in an unrestrained act of playfulness. The silver bracelets are all he has left of her. Toboe maintains an affection for humans that none of the other wolves can understand (with the exception of Blue). On one occasion Toboe saves Quent from freezing to death in the snow by sharing his body warmth with him, and is later grateful to discover that Quent has survived despite the fact that Quent immediately tries to shoot him. Toboe looks up to Tsume and usually follows him when the group splits up. He also seems to have the best hearing out of all of them. He often is more shy than bold, although when the pack is in dire threat his rage can stand beyond his timid nature and propel him ravenously into battle.

Cheza- The Flower Maiden, a girl who is artificially created from a lunar flower by the noble Darcia the First using the lost art of alchemy. She was in a state of suspended animation in a scientific research lab, and was awoken by the presence of Kiba. She shares a special bond with the wolves, especially Kiba, and is the key to finding Paradise.

Cheza.gif Cheza image by MoonlightWolf_16

 

Blue- A wolfdog who was pet to the family of Quent Yaiden. After the destruction of her home and family in the village of Kyrios (Curious), she travels with Quent hunting wolves under the belief that they were responsible for the tragedy. She lives her life as a pet dog, unaware of her wolf bloodline. Upon meeting Cheza, the wolf in her is awakened. Unable to continue hunting her own kind, she leaves Quent to travel with the pack to Paradise. She grows especially close to Hige.

blue.jpg blue image by shadowtnk

  

 

 

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