Walmart Canada has a special deal on a recently released Japanese anime title: Wolf Children. The Wolf Children [Blu-Ray + DVD] set is on sale for just $19.97 with free shipping.
Many people might wonder why I chose to write about this movie. Well, it is a very popular anime movie that has garnered a lot of attention and a lot of awards already. Among the awards, Wolf Children has won:
- 2012 Mainichi Film Award for Best Animation Film
- 2013 Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year
- 2013 Animation of the Year award at TAF
- 2013 Audience Award at New York International Children’s Film Festival
That is just a start; the film has won several other awards as well. On Rotten Tomatoes, Wolf Children has an amazing 93% rating, which is akin to Studio Ghibli’s masterpiece: My Neighbor Totoro.
The story line is simply beautiful. a young college girl falls in love with a man, who is part wolf. She accepts him as he is and they have two children together. The rest of the story is the heartwarming tale of a mother trying to raise two part-wolf cubs on her own. It is absolutely endearing and you will probably cry once or twice during the movie (or at least sniffle a few times). This is one of the most popular anime films out right now, and the price is the best I have seen in months. As one reviewer said:
A beautiful story for all ages. Delivery was really fast and since this was not readily available anywhere else, I was thrilled to be able to purchase from Walmart on-line.
I price compared the Wolf Children [Blu-Ray + DVD] set to other retailers. Future Shop and Best Buy both have the film for $26.99 and it is sold out on both sites. I did find Wolf Children at Amazon Canada for the same price as Walmart, but the free shipping minimum of $25 makes it not as good of a deal. Right now, Walmart Canada has limited stock so I suggest purchasing sooner rather than later.
I would be remiss to blog about a movie like this without including the trailer for it. Below, you can watch a synopsis of the story line and see the beautiful art that accompanies it.
You can also watch the full movie on Youtube, to see if it is a movie that you wish to add to your collection. Here is the link to the full film. I am going to watch it later today to see if I am going to buy the film.