One of the most magical creatures, wolf. As part of the mammal creature, they have stunning fur, a sharp eye, and a magical shape. Also, another potential that wolves have is multi-dimensional. Enough aggressive but careful when they want to hunt. But, how about wolves in the anime industry?
In anime, the wolf was portrayed as a full human, half and half, or some human that just wants to cosplay into a wolf creature. With the various emotions and characteristics from humans mixed with wolves, the anime industry can portray them as free as they want. So here is our Top 30 Best Wolf Anime of All Time!
Top 30 Best Wolf Anime of All Time
30. Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf
In this list, we saw a kid’s show called Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf. This is a 530 episode long TV anime that aired back in 2005. Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf is an original anime produced by Creative Power Entertaining and Alpha Group. The story revolved around a goat being the protagonist and a big wolf being the antagonist.
The story is made for children who wish to enjoy and have fun. The story itself was very suitable for kids enjoying time with family. Their world is where a group of goats lives a chaotic life daily. These goats live on a green pasture aka Qing Qing Grassland and have an unasked company, the wolf. These goats want to have the fun of their life but the wolf wants to eat them instead.
The story war spreads up and the conflict increases as the goats and wolf try their level best to accomplish the goals each of them have. This journey would bliss the hearts of the kid. If you are above the age of 10 then you are most likely not going to be a fan of this series. But if you are a weeb father and want your kids to watch some good anime, then this is a show you should consider to be their first anime.
29. Unbreakable Machine-Doll (Machine-Doll wa Kitzusukanai)
How does it feel to become a robot controller? Sort of like Robo-King or something? Well if you did then this is the anime for you. Unbreakable Machine-Doll is one such story in an anime world where magic and machines have blended together to form super-powered soldiers known as puppets.
If that sounds cool to you then check out its 12 episode TV series which aired back in 2013. At that time, the robot stuff was not very common other than mecha, so, it’s much more appreciated to know this anime. The light novel was written by Kaitou Reiji with illustrations from LLO; it’s definitely an interesting read so give it some time when looking into more about this amazing show!
The series follows a world where a certain type of magic has become prevalent amongst commoners. It’s the magic that allows the magician to control a machine. Also known as Automation. Automation is used for machines in war. The Machinart, the person behind the magic, will need to study in Walpurgis Royal Academy of Machinart. That way, they can get their hands on a weapon.
So our main protagonist, Raishin Akabane fails the test to get into this Academy and now struggles to look forward. However, he had the opportunity to claim himself back by fighting one of the top 100 students in a dual. His opponent and he will have combat that would be a staple of supremacy from the winner’s end. Later the title of “Wiseman” is given to the winner of the dual
So now Raishin is about to begin his fight but wait! His opponent is getting attacked by others? Now using his automation Yaya, Raishin saves both of them and cancels the duel. But he must preserve and keep on moving if he wants the title. Will Raishin prevail even after his horrible past? The story is a blend of mecha and magic. Moreover, there’s a wolf character within the series that brings more life to the overall story.
Now we’re gonna talk about one of the old anime that came from 1968. A series that seems to have been gone from history but had a great wolf-related story to offer. It’s time to talk about Vampire. The vampire is a 26 episode long series that aired back in 1968. It is an anime adaptation of a manga, with the series created by Osamu Tezuka and animated by his studio Mushi Production.
The story of vampires revolves around a town of vampires that are moving away from their homes. This is because the human settlements there have decided to take up their place. But these creatures aren’t the Vampires you are expecting them to be. Just for reference, these creatures don’t drink blood and they aren’t immortal. Moreover, they have a special ability to transform into certain animals.
However, this transformation takes place because of any trigger. Our main character, Toppe, transforms into a wolf when scared or exposed to the moon. While others can transform from anything ranging from smelling onions to seeing telephone poles. This is the story of these unique vampires seeking life for themselves in this shallow world. The series is most likely unavailable by most of us. However, for the time being, this anime has a great setting that can make it stand high in its place as a wolf anime.
27. To The Abandoned Sacred Beasts
This anime is going to talk about the military because of its aggressive nature and we can’t talk about wolves when there is no action stuff. When you want an anime that has action, drama, based on a military setting, and has wolves then this is the series for you. To the abandoned sacred beast is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2019. It is an anime adaptation of a manga. The manga was written and illustrated by Maybe.
In this anime, we have a war setting that realizes the birth of the unusual. A war took place and to hold their own against the enemy, the troops developed a special breed of human beings called Incarnates. Now incarnates are beast-like creatures who have unreal strength that can’t be matched by normal humans. Of course, this strength gave them an edge and allowed them to put an end to the war. Needless to say, this wasn’t the end of the story. The utmost destruction experienced by people participating in the war led them to the path of misery.
Moreover, these Incarnates experienced something painful within themselves and the beast they possess. To end their misery, the current leaders decided to form a group called Beast Hunters that would seek those who had unfortunate experiences in the war and put an end to their souls. One of the beast hunters called Hank Henriette killed the father of Nancy Bancroft. Now as you already know, Hank did it to put an end to Nancy’s father’s misery.
But ignorant Nancy starts her search for the killer of her father. But as she encounters the killer, she comes to know about the truth of the situation and starts to direct her hunt towards the reasoning of her father’s misery as well as the problems faced by Incarnates in general. The incarnates who can become wolves in these anime are super cool and give you the vibe you want.
26. Sengoku Night Blood
If you are one of the fans or maniacs of history and action, you really need to check this anime out. It’s the anime that can give you the combat vibes that you want! Sengoku Night Blood is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2017 and is an anime adaptation of a game. The series was directed by Kikuchi Katsuya and animated by a rather new studio called Typhoon Graphics.
The story is based in Jinga, a peaceful world that loses its peace soon enough. Our female protagonist is destined to bring the place back on track. How? Well, she is supposed to stop the unreal beings in the military that are causing chaos in the city. These soldiers who have the ability to transform into beings like Vampires and Wolves are called Getsugazoku.
These guys are fighting for their territory and giving up all they have even if it means disrupting their living or giving up their life. Now one day, a being named Himemiko calls our female protagonist because her blood has special powers like healing that can be used to bring peace to this world. Now she must try her level best to learn, adapt, and overcome to bring tranquility back at the doors of this town.
This story also has elements of drama and romance added to it. It’s just on the surface but still adds up to the overall quality. Not to mention, the intense action between wolves and other creatures would make you stick through all 12 episodes.
25. Noblesse: Pamyeol-Ui Sijak
This anime gives girls anime fans a lot of fanservice. Noblesse is a solo episode of OVA that aired back in 2015. It is an anime adaptation of a manhwa. The manhwa was written by Son Jae-Ho and illustrated by Lee Gwang-Su. The story is about a girl named Ashleen who had become a part of the war that took place amongst humans. War has always been a part of human history and this is vibrant in Noblesse.
Now, Ashleen was rescued by Muzaka, the lord of werewolves, and attempted to give her a great life. Muzaka had given up on the duties of the wolf lord, so him doing this task was acceptable. However, what was not acceptable was the number of wars humans have been committing these days. Despite these ideas of constant battle, Muzaka’s own kind started to plan a war against humans.
When Muzaka came to know about this, he lost his mind and became completely insane. Now his only friend has to make sure that Muzaka and his tribe don’t end up doing something unforgivable. But for his friend, this is going to be a challenge that would give a new direction to his life. This OVA is the base for the actual Noblesse anime. So if you do end up enjoying this OVA with its wolf-based premise then you will most likely enjoy Noblesse anime as well.
24. Wolf Guy
Time for some old anime. This is where we are going to discuss the use of wolf settings from a while back. This setting is mixed with two other unique genres. Those genres are military and sci-fi. It’s about a guy, more specifically, a wolf guy. Wolf Guy is a 6 episode OVA series that started airing in 1992. It is an anime adaptation of a manga. The manga was written by Hirai Kazumasa and illustrated by Sakaguchi Hisashi.
The story is about a man named Akira Inugami who was unfortunate to get in contact with a deadly poison. Now in order to improve his life from the poison, he must use the only antidote available. However, this antidote isn’t as simple as you might expect it to be. This is a liquid that has the capability to turn a man into a werewolf which would lead you to a life you couldn’t have imagined.
Moreover, Akira’s life changes as he is spotted by the military who wish to use him for their own good. How will this new change in his life act for his future? Well, to find that out, you should watch the OVA. If you started reading this with the intent of finding some hardcore wolf anime and stuff then this entry would help you a lot. It is very much focused on the wolf elements for its fans.
23. Okami Wa Okami Da
Yet another lost anime has made its way to the list. It is a series that we believe most of you haven’t even heard of. And that’s understandable because it’s an old work that seems to have been missing from the anime records. But it does not mean it was a bad anime, it is just a time perspective and gap.
Let’s take a deeper look into them. Okami Wa Okamida is an 11 min long movie that aired back in 1931. Yup, it’s that old. A lot of the info about this anime is unavailable. However, we do know that it’s a fantasy movie with an original idea. As the title suggests, it is about the story of an Okami or Wolf that seems to be in disagreement with the animals in the forest.
He has to eat in order to survive but to survive from him, the animals in the forest start to make a plan for themselves. The monkey comes up with a plan that seems to work in the favor of villagers and work against the wolf. However, being the wolf he is, he does everything he can to remind all those around him that he is the real deal. This is one of the oldest anime ever created and doesn’t seem to have a record left of itself. If you ever get your hands on it, make sure to check it out. It might surprise you a lot.
22. White Fang
Another anime to discover. In this list, we saw some of the old anime. We have yet another piece of work that has lost its way in the massive pile of anime we have got since the beginning of the industry. These are common occurrences because the industry wasn’t as precise at keeping records back in the day as it is now. Either way, we have enough info about this wolf series to give it a spot on our list.
White Fang is a 1 hour 25 min long movie that aired back in 1990. It is an anime that has unknown sources but is said to be created by Ellis Mel. Moreover, it is important to note that the series belongs to the drama genre. The story is about a boy named Lasset who used to stay in the northern part of the United States. He decided to trek 300 miles to the north in order to save a gray wolf. Now, this gray wolf isn’t any ordinary one, it’s a wolf that Lasset raised himself while it was a puppy.
However, this gray wolf also becomes responsible for the death of a dog itself. Now, this trekking journey would take Lasset on an experience that would change his life for the better. An experience he couldn’t have had if it wasn’t for this situation. This is a movie that doesn’t seem to be recognized much even by veterans. However, its credibility stands with the fact that it won the 1990 Mainichi Film Award for its animation. So yeah, it’s another wolf-centered story you shouldn’t miss out on.
If horror, mystery, and supernatural anime have piqued your interest then we have a great series to fill up your never-ending watch list. It’s a series about conflicts and tension that most of your readers would have a fun time watching. Okamikakushi is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2010. It is an anime adaptation of a light novel.
The series was directed by Takamoto Norihiro and animated by Studio AIC. The story revolves around the 16-year-old Hiroshi Kuzumi who just moved to the beautiful town of Jogamachi. Different from your typical hustling and bustling city, Jogamachi is a calm place filled with flora and fauna all around. A beautiful place to spend the rest of your life. Moreover, this place had been divided into 2 segments by a river.
Those segments are the old Jogamachi and the new Jogamachi. Now Hiroshi is in school and seems to have attracted a lot of friends lately. Why is it so? No one knows but everyone seems to be affectionate about her. Except for the class president Nemuru who has only said one thing to Hiroshi. That being, “Stay away from the old part of the town.” Is it a warning or a joke?
What does this old town have to offer to its residents? Unreal mysteries unfold as Hiroshi continues her life in this surreal place. As you can see, the narrative doesn’t have a significant mention of wolves. Why is it so? Is it part of the story? Is it something important to the narrative? That is still a mystery!
20. White Fang Monogatari
Almost a similar name to the previous one, and from the same century! Here we found some of the old lists that make you wonder, is there any more anime in the past that we don’t know? And you know what, I feel you. So here’s an alternative version of White Fang for you. White Fang Monogatari is a 1 hour 10 mins long special episode that aired back in 1982.
It is an anime adaptation of a novel. The episode was directed by Yoshikawa Souji and animated by studio Sunrise. One day, on the Alaskan planes, a strange incident happens. It’s the birth of White Fang. The son of a wolf father and a half-wolf & half-dog mother. One day, during their walk, the mother and the son come across an Alaskan boy named Mit-sah. Now Mitsah has always wished to have a dog as his pet and luckily for him, he is taken in by the wolf father.
Now Mit-sah and the wolves are spending their lives together but winters are about to arrive. And if you are reading it from Alaska, you know that winter in that place is harsh. So our wolves and Mit-sah would have a hard time staying there. As winter starts to rise and the temperature goes down, human temptation and greed start to kick in. What will be the outcome of this unique group out here? As stated earlier, this is an alternative version of the original White Fang story. This one is a lot more drama-heavy and wolf-focused than the previous one but still manages to capture the mood. No wonder if you enjoy watching it.
We think this is a good time to spice up our list a little bit. Enough with those same serious stories with wolves and humans. Time to refresh ourselves with the craziest genre on the planet, Ecchi. And if you don’t think so, you are wrong. Either way, allow us to introduce you to Kanokon. Kanokon is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2018. It is an anime adaptation of a light novel. The light novel was written by Nishino Katsumi and illustrated by Koin.
Kanokon‘s story revolves around a country boy, Kouta Oyamada, an extremely innocent first-year high school student who moves from the country to the city and thus transfers to Kunpo High School. You see, this guy is somehow capable of attracting animal spirits. Being the country boy he is, he isn’t much acquainted with the hustle and bustle of the cities. So when his grandma decides to move him to her place, Kouta starts to sweat. Now you know the anime industry, change of place means a new school. And our boy Kouta doesn’t have many large dreams.
All he wishes to do is have a good impression of him in his school. But being a guy with a fox hanging from his hand is not a good impression. On his first day at his new school, he meets a beautiful second-year female student named Chizuru Minamoto. Chizuru asks him to meet her alone in the music room. When he arrives, she tells him that she is in love with him and accidentally reveals to him that she is in fact also a fox spirit. Chizuru constantly and openly flirts with Kouta, even in front of others, embarrassing him greatly.
Moreover, the wolf spirit also happens to find salvation alongside Kouta. Thus begins the journey of our cozy boy in such uncozy conditions and his attempts to live a normal life with so many abnormal things happening. Soon after the story begins, a wolf spirit named Nozomu Ezomori transfers into Kouta’s school and class. From day one, she is all over Kouta, serving to embarrass him more and causing Chizuru to become annoyed at her new competition for Kouta’s affection.
Unlike our previous entries, this one is a lot more light-hearted and comedy-centered. The wolf element here isn’t strong but definitely leaves a lasting impression. You should definitely take a look at this series if you want to relax from your hard day at work. Just chill and binge. Nothing fancy.
18. Luger Code 1951
If you have been getting a lot of work lately and don’t have time to watch a 700 episode anime or even 25 episodes for that matter. Well, how about just 25 mins? Yup, if you just have half an hour of your life spared for Japanese cartoons then our next entry should definitely fall under your radar. Luger Code 1951 is a single episode ONA that aired back in 2016. It is an anime adaptation of a manga.
The manga was written by Haneki Haruto and illustrated by Akatsuki Akira. The story is about a genius professor who has the ability to learn any language. Yup, any language. That’s a broken ability in real life if you ask me. Anyway, our professor happens to be really skilled at the art of memorization. However, just like reality says, it’s not going to work out all the time. Similarly, the professor is assigned the task of deciphering a code language called Luger Code which is a language used by Werewolves.
Now werewolves and humans aren’t exactly the best of friends. So to make sure that they are strong against their enemies, humans want the professor to decode it. However, he isn’t capable of doing so and this breaks his heart. But he doesn’t give up. Come on guys, it’s anime. No one gives up here other than the villains. So to become as capable as he was earlier, he decides to go on a journey. We wouldn’t exactly call it a journey, rather it was a hunt. A hunt for a werewolf that would aid him in his task of deciphering the code.
Where would this hunt lead our professor? This is some trivial info but this story isn’t a work from a set manga. Rather it’s the work of a contestant in the Shonen Jump. Haneki Haruto wasn’t an established mangaka. This story was the winner of that contest and Akatsuki Akira was one of the judges. We believe now you would enjoy this episode with a new eye.
BNA is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2020. It is an original anime directed by Imaishi Hiroyuki and animated by Studio Trigger. The story is set in a world where 2 species co-exist side by side. It’s human and Beastmen. Now you already know what humans are because you are one. But what are Beastmen? Well, these are creatures that have the ability to shapeshift due to their genetics.
This ability even has a name. It’s called Beast Factor and this beast factor acts as the reason for the dispute between Beastmen and Humans. If you are a Beastmen then Anima City is the place for you to relax and feel free from human troubles or so they say. But when Michiru Kagemori visits the city, she realizes that this place isn’t even close to being as relaxing as people claim it to be. During a festival, the place was bombed and Michiru happens to be the accident spot.
In her attempt to move from the place, she meets Shirou Ogami, a wolf-like Beastmen who has sworn to protect the Beastmen race. As they both try to get their hands on those criminals who bombed the place, they realize that Michiru isn’t any normal Beastmen. As time passes by, they start to realize that Michiru might be the connecting link between Humans and Beastmen. The key to the actual truth. Original anime from studio trigger is always worth watching. Therefore, if you wish to enjoy some amazing animal-themed stories then BNA would be a great start.
16. The Hakkenden
There are certain anime that give off the classical vibe right with their posters. And a lot of people appreciate that sort of touch to the story presentation offered by the anime. If you are a fan of such series or stuff like that then this entry has something great for you. The Hakkenden is a 6 episode OVA series that aired back in 1990. It is an anime adaptation of a novel.
The series was directed by Annou Takashi and animated by studio Artmic. The story is set in a war-filled world where the Awa clan had the misfortune to get themselves defeated by their opponents. This is because their enemy clan had demonic powers on their side and thus, ended up victorious. Now the lord’s death performed by the head dog turns out to be something unexpected.
This is because now the head dog asks to marry the lord’s daughter. After his agreed marriage, he gives birth to 8 dogs. These are also called the 8 dog warriors or Hakkenden. These 8 beasts take their own way to violence and aggression but time brings them together and gives them the tag of the unbeatable group. As a group, they decide to have their revenge on the demons that were the root cause for all their miseries. This series isn’t exactly a Wolf anime. However, the way these dogs are portrayed, you will get the same vibe as a wolf if not better.
15. Monster Rancher
So we have already reached the halfway point on the list and it’s only going to get better from this point on. For that example isn’t anything other than Monster Rancher. Monster Rancher is a 48 episode long TV anime that aired back in 1999. It is an anime adaptation of a game. The series was directed by Yano Hiroyuki and animated by TMS Entertainment. The story revolves around a boy named Genki who loves to play games just like you.
But unlike you, he gets teleported to a game called Monster Rancher. When our boy Genki gets teleported, he meets multiple monsters who have the appearance of animals like hare, tiger, and of course, wolf. Together, these guys decide to go on a quest. The quest is pretty simple. Just find Phoenix because it is the only creature capable of defeating the powerful and evil Moo. It’s a simple story that can be enjoyed by many gamers out there.
14. Renkin San
Renkin San is a 12 episode TV series that aired back in 2016. It is an original anime directed by Yatagai Kenichi and animated by Studio Remic. The story is about the daily lives of 4 girls. Nothing special, just your typical bunch filled with a witch, a werewolf, a vampire, and an android. Anyway, these girls have visited earth from the netherworld and thus they don’t know anything about the function of the planet or how daily lives take place here.
Moreover, to add up to their problems there’s Dr. K-Ko who wants to gain popularity within the scientist’s community by proving that these girls are otherworldly and unreal. So she tries her best to figure out a way to trap them and get them exposed to the general public. Every day, our 4 beautiful girls face challenges from all sides and have the hardest time residing on this planet. This is a perfect series that every comedy and wolf lover should have a look at. You will laugh a lot with relatability by your side.
13. Sirius The Jaeger
Sirius the Jaeger is an original anime directed by Andou Masahiro and animated by P. A. Works. Which, if you guys don’t know, is very popular for its original anime. The series focuses on a group of vampire hunters who are appointed by the government to kill the vampires. It isn’t much trouble to understand. Vampires have invaded the city of Tokyo for the sake of having a tasty dinner.
By the way, the vampire hunters’ organization has a cool name as well. They are called the Jaegers. Yuliy had one of the worst experiences when he witnessed the end of his family right before his eyes by those vampires. Now he is on his way to avenge his family and show no mercy while doing so. Jaegers have to try their level best to reach the evil destructive weapon before the vampires do.
Or else, the world would be in big trouble. Sirius is pretty serious. Even though this synopsis is in a humorous tone, the actual show is a lot more tense and mature. The story tries its best to give you the correct vibe that would spark interest within yourself. We hope you have a great time watching it.
12. Wolf Girl And The Black Prince
All my romance lovers out there, we have a gift for you. A gift that you guys were waiting for so long. The next entry on our list is a shoujo anime that speaks from heart to heart. It is time to discuss Wolf Girl. Wolf Girl and The Black Prince is a 12 episode TV series that aired back in 2014. It is an anime adaptation of a manga. The manga was written and illustrated by Hatta Ayuko.
The story revolves around our girl Erika Shinohara who is doing what many of us might have done at least once. Yup, she is lying to her peers about something important. And what is that important you may ask? Well, it’s the fact that Erika has a boyfriend. She doesn’t actually and so shows off a random guy’s photo to her friends just to gain respect from them. Yeah, it’s not ideal but alright. However, as this act goes on and on, her life gets messed up and she decides to confront that random stranger for real.
His name is Kyouya Sata. And even though he looks super handsome and stuff, naturewise, he isn’t an angel you would expect. When Erika asks him to pretend to be her boyfriend, he says no. But she still forces this idea and being bothered about it, Kyouya puts the condition that she must act as his dog and tries to put her off. But she accepts the condition and they both come into this weird relationship.
Now you might expect them to be sort of against each other but as time passes by, Kyouya expresses himself and soon enough, Erika genuinely falls in love with him. But does Kyouya feel the same? Or will Erika remain a Wolf Girl? As you can see, it is just the anime for my romance lovers out there. It isn’t an anime about wolves but rather, the concept of the wolf as a human characteristic. If you are a shoujo anime fan then my man/woman, this anime would be a lovely experience for you. This gives this series and this list a new touch to it that deserves appreciation.
11. Okami San And Her Seven Companions
We are going to discuss more amazing wolf-oriented romance series. And this time, it’s Okami san. Okami san and Her Seven Companions is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2010. It is an anime adaptation of a light novel. The light novel was written by Okita Masashi and illustrated by Unaji. The story revolves around Ryouko Ookami who is an incredible boxer working as a Bruiser for her club.
There’s no need for every club to have a bruiser but that’s not true from Otogi Bank. These guys would help out with anything as long as your promise to return the favor in the future. Now our shy boy Ryoushi Morino tries to confess his love for Ryouko but he fails. Although, this approach leaves him becoming a part of the club and now he works for them. Thus begins the journey of Otogi Bank to complete the favors asked of them. These favors can be anything from simple to complex.
Anything can be asked. However, as time passes by Ryoushi’s sole motivation to have Ryouko becomes more and more complex. My man can’t even face someone, how would he be able to stand against the best boxer? Or maybe he will. This is a series that has a soft and comical tone to it. Not to mention, it parodies a lot of Japanese lores by using puns or alternate words. A cherry on the cake if you like Japanese references and puns. Feel free to check it out.
10. Cuticle Tantei Inaba
Cuticle Tantei Inaba is a 12 episode TV series that aired back in 2013. It is an anime adaptation of a manga. The manga was written and illustrated by Mochi. The story is set in a world where there are humans like you and me. And there are also half-humans and half-animals. These two creatures live side by side, enjoying their life without any problems.
However, everything isn’t as straightforward, is it? So just how you would expect, there are a few criminals who use their powers for not-so-good purposes. And the normal police aren’t capable of finding them so this work is handed to the experts. And no other expert stands as strong as detective Hiroshi Inaba, a part-human, part-wolf who can grasp information about anyone just by using their hair. Yup, try shaving, and you are caught! Now so much consumption of hair has caused Hiroshi to have a hair fetish but his coworkers don’t mind so it’s fine.
However, the one person that does mind his existence is Don Valentino, a major name amongst criminals. He wants Hiroshi dead, for obvious reasons. And Hiroshi wants him dead as well, for obvious reasons. Now, this is the battle between two animal chimeras against each other. Both of these professionals would be facing each other in the battle of wits. Who will prevail as the absolute? This is a great series for anyone who enjoys their mystery along with a pinch of comedy and action added to it. Not to mention, the wolf characters are always adding up so yeah, we enjoy it.
It’s a new story that you probably wouldn’t have watched before. Hakkenden or Eight Dogs Of The East is a 13 episode TV anime that aired in 2013. It is an anime adaptation of a manga. The manga was written and illustrated by Abe Miyuki. The story is about three beautiful individuals. Shino Inuzuka, Sousuke Inukawa, and Hamaji are three children who have experienced the unthinkable.
They witnessed their home village burn right in front of their eyes. This was caused due to a virus and their survival was equally unexpected. As they watch their home burn to ashes, an old man approaches them with a sword and says that they need to make a choice. If they do, they are bound to survive this predicament. The command was simple, to take possession of the sword he was holding. That changed their life for the better. Years later, these three children have a family now and live happily for once.
However, the imperial church has different plans for them. These guys have eyes on these guys because they want to get their hands on that sword. In order to do so, they try to kidnap Hamaji so Shino and Sousuke will come to get her. However, the demonic sword of Murasame has engraved itself with this group. Shino has the soul of Murasame while Sousuke has a special ability.
The ability to transform into a dog. Now these boys must work together to try and free Hamaji from the church. This marks the beginning of a remarkable journey. Unlike The Hakkenden, this series has a bit of a contemporary tone added to it. It’s a lot more like your recent anime with a mythical setting and has a great adventures vibe to it as well.
8. Kemono Friends
Kemono Friends is a 12 episode comical adventure TV anime that aired back in 2017. It is an anime adaptation of a game. The show was directed by Tatsuki and animated by Yaoyorozu. This one is a studio. Anyway, the story is set in a place called Japari Park where humanoid animals find shelter. These guys are called Friends and they have a fun time staying in Japari Park.
However, one day, a curious Serval witnesses a new Friend she hasn’t seen before. Burning with her curiosity, she visits that Friend and asks for her name. Kanban, is the name and species that is still a mystery. So Serval decided to seek the history of Kanban. They both set on an adventure that is focused on Park Library where they expect misinformation about Kanban’s species.
On their way, they meet new friends and help them out with their own problems. You know, simple people being connective as ever. However, as time passes by, Kanban and Serval start to notice the true intent of this park. Something much darker than what you would imagine. This might give you The Promised Neverland vibes from it. Although it’s not as horrifying as Neverland, it is still a solid watch especially thanks to its humanoid animal premise.
7. Wolf’s Rain
It’s so heavy with the inclusion of wolves and wolf characteristics that ignoring it would be kind of dumb. Wolf’s Rain is a 26 episode TV anime that aired back in 2003. It is an original anime directed by Okamura Tensai and Bones. The story is set in a world where a legend has been spreading amongst the creatures who are living in this world. The legend claims that there would be Utopia summoning on this planet when the world would come to an end.
Yup, salvation lies behind the doors of this paradise. However, only wolves are capable of finding this gateway. Moreover, this would be accessible only by the survivors of the barren land. And even though they are assumed to be extinct, wolves are still alive, and live as disguised as humans. One such wolf is our protagonist Kiba who happens to be attracted to a certain smell that might be related to Paradise.
When he visits the place possessing that smell, he finds out that he is not the only one attracted to it. There are a few other wolves that directed their attention to this place. However, these wolves aren’t the only beings who seek salvation. Evil is on its way to attempt the horrible act of attaining this gateway for their personal greed.
What would Kiba and his friends do during this predicament? This series has science, mystery, action, adventure, and drama. A package of all the amazing genres that many of you are a fan of. If you want some entertaining stories that are heavily wolf-oriented then we believe this is the series you are looking for.
Inuyasha is one of the old gems that deserve more recognition from the new-gen anime fandom that contains 167 episodes of TV anime that aired back in 2000. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The manga was written and illustrated by Takahashi Rumiko. The series is about a 15-year-old girl named Kagome Higurashi whose life changed when she encountered a terrible demon. The demon dragged her into a well and you might expect her to die due to fall damage.
However, instead of hitting the base of the well, she gets Isekai’. Oh yeah! She gets teleported to the violent Sengoku Period of Japan’s history thanks to the demon. And this reincarnation isn’t as simple as you might think. She also happens to rebirth with the Shikon jewel inside her. What’s a Shikon jewel you may ask? Well, it’s simple. Shikon Jewel is a wish-granting jewel that allows the holder to have his/her wish granted.
Now the demon tries to bring down Kagome and take possession of the jewel within her. However, she happens to survive but in the process, the jewel ends up breaking and dividing into shards. Now Kagome asks a demon dog hybrid named Inuyasha to help her recollect the shards. If the shards get in the wrong hands then the world is in big trouble. So Inuyasha along with a few more friends start their journey to search the shards to bring back the jewel.
This is the experience of this group that they wouldn’t have experienced otherwise. The one that has death and fun in the same sentence. InuYasha is one of the best anime that aired in 2000. Its dynamic storytelling and comprehensive narrative make it a great watch for anyone who wants to have utmost enjoyment.
Humans are pretty cool. Animals are pretty cool as well. But what will happen when their natural habitats change? What would have happened if animals were as advanced as humans and had their own society? If this thought has ever crossed your mind then we have a great anime for you boy. Beastars is a 12 episode TV series that aired back in 2019. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.
The manga was written and illustrated by Itagaki Paru. The story is set in a world where animals have taken an anthropomorphic form. They are just like humans now and humans don’t exist in the first place. However, just like human society, this world also happens to have discrimination and bias based on herbivores and carnivores. In Cherryton Academy, this division becomes more vibrant. This is because Legoshi, a gray wolf, lost his friend who was a part of the drama club and he has been suspected by the students of the school.
One day, Legoshi was assigned the task of guarding the practice session of his friend’s replacement. During that period, he meets a rabbit named Haru and immediately falls for her. However, being the wolf he is, he has no choice but to accept his true nature. With multiple feelings going on in his head, Legoshi tries his best to blend in with society without causing any harm to anyone.
This is the metaphorical representation of societal disputes entertainingly and uniquely. Beastars is yet another anime that shocked a lot of anime fans with its narrative and story presentation. Its amazing use of CG and metaphor of society made it a series that would be a part of many more discussions to come.
4. Spice And Wolf
Do you like economics? Do you like romance? Do you like both in the same story? Seems weird right? Well, it is but still feels great. And you can experience this same unique genre combination by watching the amazing series of Spice And Wolf. Spice and wolf is a 13 episode TV anime that aired back in 2008. It is an anime adaptation of a light novel.
The light novel was written by Hasekura Isuna and illustrated by Ayakura Juu. The story is about Holo, a wolf God with unreal powers and abilities. She is looked upon by the residents of Pasloe as a deity and worshipped by them for a better harvest of crops. However, as time passes by, the worshippers become more and more sufficient, and thus, the value of Holo decreases.
Once upon a time, merchant Kraft Lawrence was passing through Paslode for his merchant work. Suddenly, Holo asks him to let her accompany him on his merchant journey. Kraft notices that Holo can judge someone’s character and so he decides to take her in. Now with the assistance of Holo, Kraft is even closer to his final goal, the goal of opening his own shop.
However, this journey is not going to be a simple one, especially with Holo by your side. Spice and wolf is a heavily appreciated series that engraved its name in the minds of the veterans. With its unique combination of economics and romance, the series has given an interesting experience to its viewers.
3. To Your Eternity
Summoning up in recent times yet making a name for yourself is a hard task. But shows like To Your Eternity manage to do it with ease. It’s an anime that shocked a lot of viewers and has the potential to shock you as well. To Your Eternity is a currently airing TV series that started in 2021 itself. It is an anime adaptation of a manga. The manga was written and illustrated by Ooima Yoshitoki.
The story is about an orb being sent to the planet earth. It can transform itself into anything it consumes. So in its first appearance on earth, it takes the form of a rock. Later on, he transforms into moss due to the temperature. A day later, it witnessed a wolf on the verge of death so it took its form. After taking the form of the wolf, the orb gets consciousness and starts to wander around. On his way, he meets the owner of the wolf he consumed. The owner was a young boy waiting for his tribe.
The boy’s tribe has gone to a paradise where lots of fish and fruits can be found. However, the tribe doesn’t seem to return so the boy decides to seek them himself. It is the journey of a young boy visiting new places in search of his loved ones. The story portrays beautiful human emotions and sentiments using the metaphor of the orb in the form of a wolf.
To Your Eternity is a series that can make you have a new perspective towards life. Since it’s created by Ooima Yoshitoki, you can expect some amazing human drama and emotions being portrayed in a captivating manner. Make sure to watch this new gem.
2. Wolf Children
We have one of the most heart-warming anime movies out there. An emotional roller coaster that deals with the issues of being a single mother are what you can define as Wolf Children. Wolf Children is a 2-hour long movie that aired back in 2012. It is an original anime directed by Hosoda Mamoru and animated by Studio Chizu. The story is about a girl named Hana who fell in love with a special guy.
That guy used to attend one of the classes along with her but wasn’t a part of the class. Moreover, he seems to have a rather unique trait. The trait of turning into a werewolf. That’s right, he was the last werewolf alive. However, this revelation did not affect Hana’s love for him, and they both ended up marrying each other. Fast forward a few years later, Hana gives birth to 2 beautiful children, Ame and Yuki. But soon after that, Hana’s husband left this world and wasn’t able to live a life with his family.
Now Hana has to survive in this world with her children. But the situation gets interesting when the children turn out to be capable of transforming into a wolf themselves. Being afraid of their recognition, Hana moves from the bustling city to the countryside. She aims to ensure an optimum life for her children. The story tells us about the numerous struggles of a single mother in this advanced world.
1. Princess Mononoke
The best wolf anime out there and of course, it is none other than the legendary Ghibli movie, Princess Mononoke. Princess Mononoke is a 2 hour 10 mins long movie that hit the TVs back in 1997. It is an original anime directed by Hayao Miyazaki and animated by Studio Ghibli. The story is set in the early days of mankind. An Emishi village faces the unfortunate and gets attacked by a demon boar. Fear reigned in the eyes of the tribals but young prince Ashitaka took the matters into his own hands.
He fought a fearsome battle with the demon boar and ended up killing him. However, while the demon boar was expressing his final words, he cursed the prince with immense power. The catch is that the power itself would start to consume the prince leading him to an unimaginable death. Now to find the cure for this disease, Ashitaka heads towards the west as guided by the village elders.
During his journey, the prince arrives at Tatara, also known as Iron Town. There, he meets Lady Eboshi, female forcing deforestation, and Princess San, a female with a wolf-like appearance going against Lady Eboshi. The town has been majorly affected by the results of this conflict. Now prince Ashitaka has to try his level best to resolve this issue along with finding a cure for himself. The story is a metaphorical representation of the existence of technology and nature. This movie is regarded as one of the best Ghibli movies out there.
Now we are finished with Best Wolf Anime of All Time: Top 30! Which one is your favorite wolf anime? Tell us in the comment section!