Characters: Arashi No Yoru Ni

This page is for the characters from the 2005 film adaptation.

Note: For the page about the characters from the CGI series which differs from the manga and feature film counterparts, see this page.

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    The Goats 


Voiced By Hiroki Narimiya
A goat from the Sawasawa Mountains. While the gender is unmentioned in the original books, Mei is depicted as a male goat in the film.
Mei the Goat.


Voiced By Shōzō Hayashiya IX
An overweight goat who acts as an elder brother figure to Mei.

  • Bullying a Dragon: Accidentally. While Gabu was in the bushes right in front of him, Mei, and Mii, Tap began to insult wolves. After Gabu howled, Tap boasted about how he could take on any wolf and then accidentally kicked Gabu in the head. Then, Gabu leaped out of the bushes and scared off him and Mii.
  • Lovable Coward


Voiced By Maya Kobayashi
A pink-colored goat and a friend of Mei. She does not appear in the book series.

Elder Goat (Chōro)

Voiced By Eiji Bandō
The leader of the goats of the Sawasawa Mountains.

  • Incurable Cough of Death: Subverted. He was still alive at his last appearance before Mei and Gabu ran away.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: And in abstract, his objection to Mei befriending a wolf is reasonable in context — if the wolf is not absolutely trustworthy to all the goats, it's a grim threat to their survival.

Mei's Grandmother

Voiced By Etsuko Ichihara
She raised Mei after his mother was killed, and is later shocked when Mei befriends Gabu. She does not appear in the book series.

Mei's Mother

Attempted to save Mei from a group of wolves when he was a child, managing to bite off Giro's ear before being eaten. Though she is mentioned, she does not physically appear in the book series.

    The Wolves 


Voiced by Shidō Nakamura II
A wolf from the Bakubaku Valley.
Gabu the Wolf.


Voiced By Riki Takeuchi
The boss of the Bakubaku Valley wolves and a friend of Gabu's father.


Voiced By Koichi Yamadera
A red-haired wolf and Giro's right-hand man.

Beach and Zack

Voiced By Tetsuya Yanagihara and Yoshiyuki Hirai
A pair of twin wolves.

  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Zack gets distracted from the task at hand by pointing out a pretty flower.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: They looked incompetent since they couldn't notice that Gabu and Mei were in the bushes in right front of them. That is until, they actually heard Gabu and saw his ears poking out of the bushes, and called out to all the other wolves. Cue Chase Scene.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Zack, especially since he is always seen smiling with his tongue out.
  • Eyepatch of Power: For Beach
  • Fat and Skinny: Beach is fat and Zack is skinny.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Zack is foolish, Beach is responsible.
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: Zack could be this, due to his ditzy attitude and love for flowers.
  • Man Child: Zack
  • Polar Opposite Twins
  • Punch Clock Villains: They look nice enough, they are never seen angry or serious when they are sent to find Gabu so that he can be executed. They are just doing it likely because they will possibly be killed if they don't succeed in finding Gabu.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Zack is red and Beach is blue, because Zack is quirky and energetic, while Beach is calm and collected.
  • Scars Are Forever: Even in Gabu's flashback when they were all pups, Beach still had the exact same eyepatch on.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Zack is the Sensitive Guy, because he is innocent, cheerful and has a childlike voice. Beach is the Manly Man because he is bigger, tougher and has a deeper voice. When Zack and Beach were searching for Gabu, Zack pointed out a beautiful flower and showed his sensitive side by saying how pretty it was and promised not to step on it when Beach told him to.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: They are never seen apart in any scene.

Gabu's Mother

Voiced By Yū Hayami
Only seen briefly in Gabu's flashback.