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Wolf's Rain (ウルフズレイン Urufuzu Rein) is an anime television series created by scriptwriter and editor Keiko Nobumoto (best known for her work on the popular series Cowboy Bebop), produced by Bones and directed by Tensai Okamura. The series consists of 26 episodes, along with 4 OVAs distributed on DVD in Japan between January and February 2004, completing the story. The soundtrack was composed by Yoko Kanno.

In the United States, the series was licensed by Bandai Entertainment and released on DVD between April 24, 2004 and May 24, 2005. The series aired in North America on Adult Swim between April 24, 2004 and September 18, 2004.


In some distant future, it's common knowledge that all wolves have been extinct for 200 years. However, it seems this is false as wolves have not disappeared but rather have taken human form. Kiba, a lone wolf, wanders into a city, trying to sniff out the Lunar Flowers that are supposed to lead whoever follows the scent to paradise. The source of the smell is Cheza, a girl who sleeps in what appears to be suspended animation in a lab. She and the wolves are drawn to each other, and Kiba hopes to find paradise once he finds the source of the scent of Lunar Flowers. However, once Kiba finds Cheza, she is kidnapped by a mysterious person called Darcia, and his search begins anew. Before he leaves the city, he meets 3 other wolves, Tsume, Hige and Toboe. All four wolves have very different personalities and ideas, and their friendliness towards each other is a little rough around the edges. However, they soon band together to continue to search for paradise.


Image Character Seiyuu Bandai dub Animax Asia dub
Kiba Mamoru Miyano Johnny Yong Bosch Darren Pleavin
Tsume Kenta Miyake Crispin Freeman Victor Lee
Hige Akio Suyama Joshua Seth
Toboe Hiroki Shimowada Mona Marshall Candice Moore
WR7-25-1.jpg Cheza Arisa Ogasawara Sherry Lynn Andrea Kwan
84613-1-.jpg Quent Yaiden Unshō Ishizuka Tom Wyner Rik Thomas
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Blue Mayumi Asano Jessica Straus Sarah Hauser
Hubb Profile Image.png Hubb Lebowski Mitsuru Miyamoto Bob Buchholz
524642 1282748795401 full.jpg Cher Degre Kaho Kōda Kari Wahlgren Andrea Kwan
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Darcia Takaya Kuroda Steve Blum
Wolfsrain26 02Jagara2.jpg Hamona Maaya Sakamoto Peggy O'Neal
Nobal Assistant.png Neige Taeko Kawata Lia Sargent
Char-oakamu.jpg Lord Orkham Ritsuo Sawa Mike Reynolds
4758-167672467.jpg Myu Yūna Inamura Julie Maddalena
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Episodic Characters

Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor Episode
New Canvas.jpg Gehl Hiroki Akashi Brianne Siddall 1
Ss.jpg Chen Shōnosuke Horikoshi Peter Lurie 1 - 2
S-0.jpg Sedo Masahiro Ogata Dave Wittenberg 1 - 3
Bar.jpg Bartender Ikkyū Juku Peter Spellos 1 & 6
Leara.png Leara Eri Sendai Michelle Ruff 2 - 3
Grg.jpg Leara's Father Yutaka Nakano Kirk Thornton 2 - 3
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Zali Naomi Kusumi Skip Stellrecht 5 - 6
Moss.png Moss Atsushi Gotō Steve Kramer 5 - 6
Cole-0.png Cole Atsuko Yuya Bridget Hoffman 5 - 6
Grandfather Wolf Minoru Hirano William Frederick Knight 5
Wolfs-rain-9-pt-1-de-2 image3.jpg Retrieval Squad
Kan Tokumaru Bob Papenbrook 7 - 11
Song of Sleep-Hanabito 7.png Hanabito Ryōko Kinomiya Barbara Goodson 8
Huss Miyu Irino Paul Stephen 9
Owl Wolfs rain.png Owl Norio Wakamoto Joe Ochman 10
Ihk.jpg Iyek Masaya Onosaka Steve Staley 19 - 20

Additional Voices


Date(s) Channel Country
2004 Cartoon Network
(Adult Swim)
United States United States
2007 Anime Central United Kingdom United Kingdom

Video Releases

Distributor Year Format Content Region Country
Bandai Entertainment 2004-2005 DVD.jpg The Complete Series 1
United States United States
7 Volumes
2005 The Complete Series
7 Discs
2006 The Complete Series
2 Volumes
2009 The Complete Series
7 Discs
FUNimation Entertainment 2012 BD
The Complete Series A
9 Discs

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