Wolf’s Rain

Wolf's Rain

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In a dying world, there exists an ancient legend: when the world ends, the gateway to paradise will be opened. This utopia is the sole salvation for the remnants of life in this barren land, but the legend also dictates that only wolves can find their way to this mythical realm. Though long thought to be extinct, wolves still exist and live amongst humans, disguising themselves through elaborate illusions. A lone wolf named Kiba finds himself drawn by an intoxicating scent to Freeze City, an impoverished town under the rule of the callous Lord Orkham. Here, Kiba discovers that wolves Hige, Tsume, and Toboe have been drawn in by the same aroma. By following the fragrance of "Lunar Flowers," said to be the key to opening the door to their ideal world, the wolves set off on a journey across desolate landscapes and crumbling cities to find their legendary promised land. However, they are not the only ones seeking paradise, and those with more sinister intentions will do anything in their power to reach it first.

User Rating: 4.32 ( 5 votes)


English: Wolf’s Rain
Japanese: ウルフズレイン
Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2003 to Jul 29, 2003
Premiered: Winter 2003
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 02:10 (JST)
Producers: Bandai Visual, Asatsu DK, Fuji TV
Licensors: Funimation, Bandai Entertainment
Studios: Bones
Source: Original
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 480p
Type: Dual Audio


Yutaka Maseba – Producer
Masahiko Minami – Producer, Executive Producer
Shirou Sasaki – Producer
Tensai Okamura – Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Stray” by Steve Conte
ED1: “Gravity” by Maaya Sakamoto
ED2: “Tell Me What the Rain Knows” by Maaya Sakamoto (ep 26)

Episode List

01: City of Howls
02: Toboe, Who Doesn’t Howl
03: Bad Fellow
04: Scars in the Wasteland
05: Fallen Wolves
06: The Successors
07: The Flower Maiden
08: Song of Sleep
09: Misgivings
10: Moon’s Doom
11: Vanishing Point
12: Don’t Make Me Blue
13: Men’s Lament
14: The Fallen Keep
15: Grey Wolf
16: Dream Journey
17: Scent of a Flower, Blood of a Wolf


One of the most brilliant anime. Excellent almost fairytale-esque story with great characters and an unforgettable OST. A must watch.


It’s a good a show if you’re a fujoshi.


Is Paradise really worth it? I think so, because this show is paradise in and of itself.

Great story, great characters, great show.


A simple premise but an awesome experience with a very satisfying ending(even if its melancholy)


Very unique show from Bones, great soundtrack, nice cast. Make sure to watch the OVA series as they are the final episodes.


Even the purest of creatures are sinners. That doesn’t change, but it also doesn’t mean we can’t keep trying to make life better.


The most original anime/concept I’ve seen in idk how long. Completely recommend.


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