Wolf's Rain is a Japanese anime series created by Keiko Nobumoto which chronicles a post-apocalyptic future where humans live in domed cities surrounded by wasteland and wolves are believed to be extinct.
The series was originally broadcast in Japan simultaneously on Fuji TV and on the anime CS television network, Animax, from 6 January to 29 July, 2003.
Wolf's Rain premiered in South Africa on DStv's Animax channel on Tuesday 11 March 2008, at 22h10. It airs every week night at the same time. There are 26 episodes in the series.
Weekdays: 01h15, 06h05
In some distant future, it's common knowledge that all wolves have been extinct for 200 years. However, it seems this is false as wolves have not disappeared but rather have taken human form.
Kiba, a lone wolf, wanders into a city, trying to sniff out the Lunar Flowers that are supposed to lead whoever follows the scent to paradise.
The source of the smell is Cheza, a girl who sleeps in what appears to be suspended animation in a lab. She and the wolves are drawn to each other, and Kiba hopes to find paradise once he finds the source of the scent of Lunar Flowers.
However, once Kiba finds Cheza, she is kidnapped by a mysterious person called Darcia, and his search begins anew.
Before he leaves the city, he meets three other wolves, Tsume, Hige and Toboe. All four wolves have very different personalities and ideas, and their friendliness towards each other is a little rough around the edges.
However, they soon band together to continue to search for paradise.