May 28, 2010

あらしのよるに Arashi no Yoru Ni

Arashi no Yoru ni, or One Stormy Night, is a story book by Yuichi Kimura and Yuichi Kimura (illustrations). Following its success, many sequels came out and the first book was also made into a movie.

I saw the movie adaptation of One Stormy Night. I would first like to ask you.

Can a wolf and a sheep become friends?

In this story, the wolf and sheep packs have traditionally been at odds with one another. One hunts the other, this is not uncommon. However, one sheep named Mei meets a mystery character named Gabu one stormy night. Gabu is a wolf. Mei, not knowing that Gabu is a wolf befriends him. The two decide to meet again and their own pass code that helps identify one another is, "one stormy night." Gabu, however, as smelled Mei and knowing that she is a sheep, befriends her with the intention of eating her later one when they meet.

Gabu does not eat Mei. Instead, the two of them become true friends. So when the wolf pack comes to chase Mei, Gabu and Mei run away together. However, Gabu gets very hungry and Mei is willing to sacrifice herself to Gabu so that he can survive. What will happen?

Arashi no Yoru ni is a very moving story about the beautiful friendship between two living animals whom nature has created as enemies.

1 comment:

  1. this made me cry.
    always we'll believe that a sheep and a wolf can become friend,despite the reality.

    I remembered the oldies,thx for sharing :)