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Fanfic / Wolf Children (Fanfic)
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Maybe you'll laugh when the story's told, or write it off as a fairy tale. It couldn't possibly be true. I mean, how could it? But every word is true, all of it. This is a story about one family; a determined mother, a half-wolf father, and two very different children.

Wolf Children by omegafire17, is a retelling of the anime movie Wolf Children. It starts out the same as the movie at first and follows the main story, but has several differences that quickly make it into its own story.


This fanfic contains examples of:

  • Adaptation Expansion: As a whole, and due to the change in medium, the fic fleshes out numerous moments from the movie - montages in particular. This includes Hana's time with Balto/Tyler before, during, and after her pregnancies; family moments with the kids; and the ending.
  • Aerith and Bob: Balto/Tyler's Western name can be a bit out there for some considering he's a descendant of Japanese wolves.
  • Arc Words: "Promises are important. Family is important. Gotta remember important stuff, or else."
  • Ascended Extra: While his role WAS important in canon, the Wolfman is further fleshed out and made more significant in this fic.
  • Elopement: Hana and Balto do this right before fleeing to the country.
  • For Want of a Nail: Balto survives his fall into the river (which killed him in canon), due to managing to grab onto something, thus preventing his death.
    • Unlike the movie, the nature center's timber wolf is a younger she-wolf, rather than an older male. At the end of the retelling, this means Ame won't be as alone as he was in canon.
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  • Lighter and Softer: While the original wasn't exactly dark, this fic has a notably happier tone especially starting from the reveal that Balto survived his near-death.
  • Named by the Adaptation: The Wolfman, unnamed in canon, is named Balto (his birth name)/Tyler (his 'human' name).
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Unlike in canon, Balto (the Wolfman) survives the storm, and is present in helping Hana raise their kids.

Alternative Title(s): Wolf Children


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