Even though I watched a bit of anime over the course of 2018, I only watched one anime film that I had never seen before. This one film also served as my first introduction to one of Mamoru Hosoda’s works.
My husband and I were at the library in November 2018, and we saw a copy of Wolf Children sitting on the shelf. We’d both seen trailers for the film on various FUNimation Entertainment home video releases that we’d watched, and we were both curious to see the film. My husband checked it out, and I believe we watched the movie that night.
After watching the film, I thought there was a compelling story and engaging characters. It was interesting to watch the two children as they grew and seeing how their personalities shift over the course of the film. I also admired Hana as a character, being a single mother trying to raise two children who part wolf and not knowing how to handle the wolf part.
If Wolf Children is any indication of Hosoda’s work, then I’ve been missing out and I need to see more of his films.