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Ame & Yuki Film Trailer by Summer Wars' Hosoda Posted

posted on by Egan Loo

The official website for Ōkami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki (The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki), the latest film from Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time), began streaming the first 50-second trailer on Saturday. The trailer will also begin playing in Japanese theaters on the same day.

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The theme of the film is the love between 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.

The four quietly lived in a corner of a city to conceal the fact that the children are "Wolf Children." However, when the wolf man suddenly dies, Hana decides to move to a rural town far removed from the city.

Hosoda wrote the original story and the screenplay, and he is also directing. Satoko Okudera co-wrote the screenplay, and Yoshiyuki Sadamoto designed the characters; both worked with Hosoda on Summer Wars and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. Takaaki Yamashita is overseeing the animation process at Studio Chizu, a small new anime studio that Hosoda established specifically for the production of this film. Hiroshi Ohno is in charge of art direction, and Seiji Okuda is an executive producer of the film for NTV, after having served the same role for many Studio Ghibli works.

The film will open in theaters throughout Japan on July 21.

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