Book Review: Wolf Children Ame & Yuki

My rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

For a while now, I’ve had my eye on Wolf Children, yet for the longest time I never made any real effort to get the manga or watch the anime. So finally a couple months ago, I happened to see the bind-up of all three volumes at the book store and knew it was my chance to finally read this.

I’ll admit, that upon initially starting this book, I didn’t feel drawn into the story. It felt a bit slow, and while I enjoyed the artwork, I wasn’t falling in love with the characters or story. I continued to read through it, knowing that there were so many positive reviews out there that this had to be one of those stories that got better as it went on. And it did. I did start to feel a connection to the characters, the story was starting to pull me in and make me want more. But even then, I still wasn’t loving it.

I did enjoy seeing the struggles of Ami and Yuki, along with their mother Hana, to try to learn just how they fit into the world. Hana’s resilience and determination to see her children lead a normal, but sometimes protected life, showed how much she loved them – and perhaps feared for them as well. Most interesting of all was how Ami and Yuki changed over time. Their personalities generally stayed the same, but their outlook on life and what and who they were certainly evolved along the way.

By the time I was done, I felt like I had indeed read a pretty decent story. However, it wasn’t until a few weeks later, after I had watched the movie, that I started to truly appreciate how good this story was. It grew on me over time and before long I could finally see why so many people who had read this book had really loved it. I’m glad I finally made the time to not only read the manga, but to watch the anime as well, as this truly is a wonderful story. I would definitely recommend it.

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2 thoughts on “Book Review: Wolf Children Ame & Yuki

  1. I’ve heard a lot of great things about this series, but I haven’t had the chance to get into it yet. The premise of the series seems really cute, and like something I would really enjoy, so I’ll definitely have to try it out soon. It seems like a lot of really great manga has been popping up recently though. Lately I’ve been really into a series called The Greatest Wolf of My Life. It’s a romcom series that was just recently published in English that centers on three main characters, an average girl, a kpop star and a famous webtoon artist. All the characters are so unique, and the series is currently setting up a pretty interesting love triangle between them. Even though it hasn’t been out for long, it’s very quickly becoming one of my favorite series, so I definitely recommend trying it if you’re looking for a new series to pick up.

    • I would definitely recommend it. There is a ton of old and new manga surfacing lately and I just want to read it all. I haven’t heard of The Greatest Wolf of My Life, but it sounds interesting, will have to check it out some time.

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