Distributor: Bandai Entertainment
© 2003 Bandai Visual / Bones
There is an old legend that speaks of a hidden paradise on Earth - A paradise in which only wolves can find. And while thought to have been extinct for hundreds of years, wolves indeed still walk the Earth... hidden among mankind. Now, a group of outcast wolves set out to find Paradise. Each wolf is driven by their own personality and desires, but together they are pursued by humans seeking to quench their own thirst for power.
TV Series: 30 episodes
Average Ratings: 70
Number of Review Sites: 7
Number of Review Links: 12
"...ultimately just isn't rewarding enough."
Anime Meta-Review (Andrew Shelton) - flawed
"...proof that old story ideas can still yield new experiences, as long as creators are willing to put their hearts and minds into it."
Anime News Network (Carlo Santos) - A-
Vol. 1 - "The series starts of strong here for the clichés it does have to deal with and we're looking forward to seeing how it shakes those off as it moves into the meatier episodes." (Chris Beveridge) - B+
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B+
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - A-
Vol. 5 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B+
Vol. 6 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B+
Vol. 7 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - A
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Vol. 2 - "...one of the most intelligent stories that I've encountered in a while..."
Animefringe (Patrick King) - 94%
Vol. 1 - "So far, Wolf's Rain has come across as sort of a melancholy mystery, with a great deal of very dynamic and exciting action mixed in."
Science Fiction Weekly (Tasha Robinson) - A
"Though fascinating in some aspects, the story needs a bit more pizzazz and a lot more continuity to be fully gratifying. "
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Derrick L Tucker) - 3 stars (out of 5)
"WOLF'S RAIN is a Russian fairy tale told through Japanese lenses."
The Anime Review (Jason Huff) - B+