Summer Wars' Hosoda Makes Novelist Debut with Wolf Children

posted on by Egan Loo

Award-winning anime director Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars) will make his debut as a novelist with the Ōkami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki (The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki or Wolf Children) book on June 22. The novel is the basis for the July 21 film of the same name that Hosoda himself is directing.

Both the novel and the film carry the theme of "parents and children." The story covers 13 years and begins with a 19-year-old college student named Hana who encounters and falls in "fairy tale-like" love with a "wolf man." After marrying the wolf man, Hana gives birth and raises two wolf children — an older sister named Yuki ("snow") who was born on a snowy day, and a younger brother named Ame ("rain") who was born on a rainy day. When the wolf man suddenly dies, Hana decides to move to a rural town far removed from the city.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

Update: Opening date corrected. Thanks, jmaeshawn.

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