Animals in Anime – Wolves

Today I had hard time deciding what animals to choose for my post now. In the end, I went with wolves. It’s harder and harder because the animals left aren’t so frequent in anime.

I’ve updated the last post, Birds in Anime, after watching Moetan. I added a duck named Arks, because I felt I had to put him there. If you take a look at his picture and characteristic, or if you know him, you’ll understand why I couldn’t leave him out.

Wolf’s Rain

Kiba

Kiba

Kiba from anime series Wolf’s Rain. A white wolf that lost his family when the forest where they lived was burned to the ground. He can take an appearance of human in order to disguise himself and blend with the humans. Kiba acts very impulsive and is led by his heart rather than his brain.

Tsume

Tsume

Another wolf from Wolf’s Rain. He is a typical loner who feels and says that he doesn’t need any friends and partners. However, he evenutally becomes a member of a pack of wolves. I wouldn’t want to get to know his fangs better than from a picture.

There is of course more wolves in Wolf’s Rain, but I think that two are enough for an example. They are all drawn quite similar, in my opinion.

Ōkami

Ōkami Amaterasu

Okami Amaterasu

Ōkami Amaterasu is a wolf from an adventure video game for PS2 and Wii named Ōkami. The white wolf in this game is a sun goddess Amaterasu from Japanese mythology as the name says. The game itself tells a story of how the land was saved by Amaterasu who took the form of a white wolf.

Mononoke Hime

Moro no Kimi

Moro no Kimi

Wolf from Mononoke Hime. She can be vicious but is also caring. Her ears seems a bit strange to me.

Spice and Wolf

Horo

Horo

Horo, a beautiful wolf from a very good anime based on light novels, Spice and Wolf, or Ookami to Koushinryou in original. Horo is a harvest deity who made a promise with people from Pasroe town to ensure good harvests. As time went by, the townspeople began to forsake Horo and didn’t rely on her as they did in the past. She took an appearance of a young girl and left the town with a traveling peddler.

She is very wise and even calls herself as “The Wise Wolf”. She often acts quite conceited but from time to time she shows a fragile side of her which has developed when she was isolated for hundreds of years in Pasroe. Horo loves apples and alcohol and is proud of her tail and takes extra care of it.