By Adam Miklas
ESU’s Anime Club held a screening of the movie “Wolf Children” on Oct. 13.
The club presented some snacks for anyone to enjoy and some activities were played before the movie was shown, like “Anime Hangman.”
Seeing this film for the first time, I found it to be excellent.
It is about a mother, named Hana, trying to raise her two kids who also happen to be part wolf.
The movie is told from the period when Hana first met her soul mate all the way until the kids are preteens.
The movie is visually gorgeous. The animation is incredibly smooth and almost life-like.
Some of the backgrounds are gorgeous as well, and when you mix the great animation and beautiful backgrounds, you get a truly stunning visual film.
One student at attendance said that “It’s a relaxing movie.”
It is also an emotional film. Many events are heart wrenching, or just heartwarming, due to some of the subject matter.
The way things are handled might elicit a strong reaction.
Since the movie deals with the children trying to find their place in the world and figure what they want to do with their lives, it is very fitting for college students to view this as well.
The only problem is that the film can feel a little slow at times, mostly in the second act, but the rest of the film is great.
After the viewing, there was a group discussion on the film. Topics such as hidden meanings, alternate interpretations, so on and so forth, were discussed, and it was very interesting to hear so many different thoughts
One student stated that “The movie was good, with a great sense of irony used.”
The Anime Club held a great event, and I cannot wait for the next one.
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