''Ookami Kakushi'', also translated as ''Wolfed Away'', is the story of a 16 year old boy, Hiroshi Kuzumi, who has recently moved into a new town in the mountains. The town is separated into new and old streets by the river, and many mysterious local customs still remain. Although confused and enjoying his new life, one person keeps her distance from him: class committee member Nemuru Kushinada. In their few encounters she gives him a word of advice: "Stay away from the old streets."

The title is a play on the words ''o-kami'' ("god"), ''ookami'' ("wolf"), and ''kamikakushi'' ("spirited away"). The original VisualNovel came out on PSP in 2009, and the 12 episode {{anime}} adaptation, produced by {{AIC}} began airing in Japan on January 8, 2010 on Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS).

Noteworthy is that the character design is by the mangaka duo Peach-Pit of ''ShugoChara'' and ''RozenMaiden'' fame, amongst other works, and the original scenario is by Ryukishi07 of ''Franchise/WhenTheyCry'' fame (who was still in the middle of writing ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' at the time).

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!!This series exhibits the following tropes:

* AnAesop: Hiroshi felt the need to point one out at the end of episode 11
* AnimalMotifs: Wolves are featured prevalently in Jouga, which is fitting...
* TheAnimeOfTheGame: A 12-episode anime was produced in 2009.
* AttractiveBentGender: [[spoiler:Hiroshi]] in [[BizarroEpisode episode 12.]]
* BadMoonRising: Jouga seems to have a permanent blood-red moon overhead, and Nemuru even informs Isuzu that the "bad moon" is behind her lust for Hiroshi.
* [[BaitAndSwitchCredits Bait and Switch Credits]]: Nemuru and her wolf pack flying, like they do in the credits, never happens in the show proper.
* BetterByADifferentName: I liked it better when it was called ''HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi''.
* {{Bishounen}}: Sakaki fits the "handsome villain" archetype.
* {{Bokukko}}: Isuzu uses masculine pronouns to refer to herself.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Isuzu is ''[[{{Yandere}} very]]'' possessive of Hiroshi.
* CompressedAdaptation: The main reason the anime is hard to follow is because it is essentially made up of ''all'' the different arcs from the original VN, and then each arc is compressed and tied together to create one, singular storyline. [[ContinuityLockout This leads to a bit of confusion.]]
* ConspicuousCG: All over the place in the anime, but the ''most'' conspicuous is Mana in her wheelchair.
* {{Cosplay}}: Usaeru Nemuru and Isuzu and Kaname's maid/waitress uniforms in episode 12.
* CryForTheDevil: [[spoiler: Sakaki's]] arc in the VN fills this role, and ''damn'' does it ever.
* DiabolusExMachina: More than a few of the Bad Ends in the Visual Novel are downright cruel. Some can be achieved by simply making the wrong choice, but even when you ''appear'' to make the right choice, or combination of choices, that will lead you to a good end, expect those hopes to be ruthlessly dashed the second you hear the music that plays over the "bad end" credits.
* DreamMelody: The Jouga Counting Song, first heard in each week's next episode trailer, gradually begins to enter the story for real. You'd better believe it's plot-important.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Hiroshi, especially when crossdressed.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: In order to unlock the story's true end, you need to play through all the endings in the other arcs--including the bad ends.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Mana Kuzumi. Nemuru comes off as aloof and sinister as well.
* ElegantGothicLolita: When we finally see Nemuru dressed in something other than her school uniform or Karibito outfit in episode 12, she's wearing in EGL fashion.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Hiroshi, of course. [[spoiler:His scent makes Godmen go insane, regardless of their gender.]]
* {{Expy}}: Sakaki wants to be ''[[CodeGeass Lelouch Lamperouge]]'' and ''[[Manga/DeathNote Light Yagami]]'' so very badly.
** When he has his StoicSpectacles on, he more closely resembles [[Manga/DeathNote Teru Mikami.]]
* {{Facefault}}: Nemuru gets her turn around this trope in episode 12.
* {{Fanservice}}: Every time a female Kamibito tries to seduce Hiroshi.
* FanDisservice: The maid in the second half of episode 12 advances on Hiroshi while simultaneously unbuttoning her uniform top and flashing her best SlasherSmile.
* FantasticRacism: Half the town's residents, the "divine", against the "fallen" other half. Or, as the Visual Novel refers to them, the "Kamibito" and the "Ochibito". The anime doesn't make the distinction between them.
** This is expanded on further in the Visual Novel. The tension between them rises to the point where there's serious talk of ''eliminating'' the Ochibito, and, in the final arc, there's even a town war between the two groups. Also see FantasticSlurs below.
* FantasticSlurs: [[spoiler: Sakaki]] coins the term "Kyujin" in reference to the Kamibito, because of how they act like "dogs" towards certain smells. It doesn't take long for the FridgeHorror to set in as to ''why'' this is so horribly racist in that context.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: After Nemuru's hooded assistants appear to change her into her Karibito garb in episode 12, we later see them sitting at booths in the cafe in the background. One is drinking a soda while watching Hiroshi being molested by the yakuza. They're also later seen randomly holding up Japanese-flag fans behind Nemuru's grandfather.
* GoryDiscretionShot: Used often whenever someone gets killed. Particularly surprising when you consider Ryukishi's [[VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi other]] [[VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi works.]]
* GratuitousEnglish: Yahoo! Barbecue paradise!
* IllGirl: Kaori. The anime doesn't reveal what she's suffering from.
* KissOfTheVampire: [[spoiler: Getting kissed by a Godman apparently turns you into one. Weird, since they claim to be a different species.]]
* KudzuPlot: The anime suffers heavily from this, due to the aforementioned CompressedAdaptation.
* {{Kuudere}}: Nemuru Kushinada. [[spoiler:Aka the girl with the scythe]].
* {{Meido}}: Hiroshi, Isuzu and Kaname in the last episode.
* {{Miko}}: [[FetishFuel Miko with frilly cloth cat - err, wolf ears]], even.
* NiceHat: Mana wears a broad-brimmed hat, and is very attached to it.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: TheReveal in the anime is that many of Jouga's residents are in fact the Jouga wolves in human form, referred to as "Kamibito".
* PutThemAllOutOfMyMisery: [[spoiler: Type 4 with Sakaki losing his girlfriend.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: All over the place. The wolf masks with glowing red eyes are bad enough, but when human eyes start turning red as well, you know bad things are about to go down.
* RiddleForTheAges: For the anime, at least: [[spoiler: Why and how does Nemuru's hair change color only when she's wearing her "hunting" gear? Made more inexplicable by having her change clothes on-camera, with no attention to her hair.]]
* SchoolSwimsuit: In episode 3, Isuzu and Kaname wear them.
* {{Shotacon}}: Issei towards poor Hiroshi.
* SinisterScythe: At night, Nemuru patrols the city hunting down fallen Kamibito.
* SneezeCut: Hiroshi's father and the creepy maid, both in episode 12.
* SpitTake: Hiroshi in episode 12 when he hears that the TV station is coming to town.
* StarCrossedLovers: Poor Hiroshi and Isuzu in their arc together in the Visual Novel. When the ''good end'' of that arc is [[spoiler:Isuzu committing suicide and dying in a grief-stricken Hiroshi's arms]] you ''know'' this trope has struck with a vengeance.
* StoicSpectacles: Sakaki.
* SupernaturallyDeliciousAndNutritious: [[spoiler: Hiroshi produces a scent that drives Kamibito berserk with lust.]]
* TheEighties: When the visual novel and anime are set.
* TownWithADarkSecret: Jouga's secret is [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent dark indeed]]...
* {{Tsundere}}: Mana Kuzumi, towards her brother in particular.
* TwelveEpisodeAnime: Well, the story is 11-episode long, the 12th being a [[BizarroEpisode nonsensical epilogue.]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: We get a shot of Nemuru's when she's changing into her Usaeru costume.

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