Werewolf Anime: Get Your Claws Stuck Into These Furry Favorites

We love werewolves and we love anime, so when you put them together to make a werewolf anime, it’s a dream come true! The only problem is that there isn’t nearly enough of them. Like nowhere near enough. And if there are werewolf characters, more often than not they’re just a sidekick to a vampire. Or they’re only half-werewolves. Justice for werewolves! We want more werewolves! But for now, we’ve found a couple that have werewolves in them. Enjoy!

werewolf anime: wolf's rain

Wolf’s Rain (2003-2004)

IMDb: 8.0/10

According to an old legend, when the end of the world comes, a place known as paradise will appear. But only wolves know how to find it. Although wolves are believed to have been hunted to extinction nearly two hundred years ago, they still exist. Surviving by casting illusions over themselves to appear human. Kiba, an injured lone white wolf, goes to the poverty stricken Freeze City. He’s following the scent of the Lunar Flower, the key to opening Paradise.

Where to watch: Blu-Ray

Sirius the Jaeger (2018)

IMDb: 6.8/10

In 1930, a group of vampires leave China and flee to Japan. They are followed by a group of vampire hunters called Jaegers under the cover of being staff of the V Shipping Company. Among them is the young Sirius man called Yuliy, a werewolf whose home was destroyed by vampires. A member of the Sirius royal family was chosen to be the agent of God and permitted to possess a mysterious holy relic, The Ark of Sirius. It was sealed away because of its power and Yuliy is trying to possess it again.

Where to watch: Netflix

werewolf anime: dance in the vampire bund

Dance in the Vampire Bund (2010)

IMDb: 6.8/10

Mina Țepeș, Princess-Ruler of all vampires, has been hiding with her people for many years. Including her werewolf protector Akira Kaburagi Regendorf. Seeking an end to the centuries of isolation, Mina gains permission to create a special district for vampires called ‘The Bund’ off the coast of Tokyo. Mina wants vampires to live peacefully amongst humans, but tensions are high and Mina and Akira need to defend The Bund from attackers.

Where to watch: Funimation

werewolf anime: spice and wolf

Spice and Wolf (2008-2009)

IMDb: 8.0/10

Kraft Lawrence, a 25-year-old travelling merchant, finds a wolf-deity named Holo in his wagon. She’s over 600 years old and in the body of human with a wolf’s tail and ears. Holo introduces herself as the town’s goddess of harvest. But the townspeople have been isolating her, using their own methods to increase harvest. Hurt, Holo wants to return to her hometown in the north called Yoistu and she also wants to travel to see how the world has changed. So, together they embark on a journey.

Where to watch: Crunchyroll | Funimation

Cuticle Detective Inaba (2013)

IMDb: 6.5/10

Hiroshi Inaba, a genetically altered part human and part wolf being, is a private detective. He runs his own agency with the help of his cross-dressing secretary, Yuuta and his ‘mostly normal’ teenager assistant Kei. Hiroshi gains information by examining and tasting people’s hair and he can also transform into a more wolf-like form to use special powers. The gang are trying to arrest Don Valentino, an evil goat who eats money.

Where to watch: Crunchyroll | Blu-Ray

Shiki (2010)

IMDb: 7.7/10

In 1994, a series of mysterious deaths begin to spread through a small, quiet Japanese village called Sotoba. At the same time, a strange family move into the long-abandoned Kanemasa mansion on top of a hill. A young girl visits them only to never return. Doctor Toshio Ozaki initially suspects an epidemic, but he becomes convinced that it is the work of the shiki (vampire-like creatures). Jinrou are more advanced versions of the shiki, and although they aren’t your typical lycans, are referred to as werewolves.

Where to watch: Amazon

Princess Resurrection (2007)

IMDb: 6.7/10

Hiro Hiyorimi is a boy who has just moved to the Sasanaki Village to meet his sister who has been recently employed by a mysterious young woman who prefers being called Hime. Hiro encounters Hime and her gynoid bodyguard Flandre. Although Hiro gets himself killed trying to save Hime, he finds himself alive. It turns out that she has the power to revive the dead as half-immortals bound to serve and protect them. Hime is caught in a war of succession among her siblings for the Monster Kingdom’s throne. Hiro helps Hime fend off her siblings’ supernatural assassins with the help of half-werewolf Riza and vampire Reiri.

Where to watch: Amazon

Wolf Children (2012)

IMDb: 8.1/10

Hana, a hard-working college student, falls in love with a mysterious man who attends one of her classes even though he isn’t a student. As it turns out, he’s not human either. On a full moon, he transforms, revealing that he is the last werewolf alive. Hana still loves him and gives brith to two children – Ame, born during rainfall, and Yuki, born during snowfall—both possessing the ability to turn into wolves, a trait inherited from their father. However, the sudden death of her lover leaves her to raise a peculiar family all on her own.

Where to watch: Funimation

Hellsing Ultimate (2006-2012)

IMDb: 8.3/10

The mission of Hellsing is to search for and destory the undead and other supernatural forces that threaten the queen and country. Its led by Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing, who inherited the leadership after the death of her father. And witnessing his death turned her from a sweet girl into a tough and deadly force. She is protected by the faithful family butler Walter C. Dornez and Alucard, the original and most powerful vampire.

You’re probably wondering where are all the werewolves? It may not sound like this is a werewolf-fest and that’s because it’s not. In fact, there are only some werewolf characters. But with so few werewolf anime around, this still makes the list.

Where to watch: Netflix | Funimation

Blood Lad (2013)

IMDb: 7.1/10

Staz Charlie Blood is a powerful vampire who rules the Eastern district of Demon World. According to the rumours, he’s bloodthirsty and a merciless monster. But he’s really just an otaku obsessed with Japanese culture and completely uninterested in human blood. When Fuyumi Yanagi accidentally wanders through a portal leading into the demon world, Staz is overjoyed. But his territory is attacked and Fuyumi is killed. She turns into a wandering ghost and Staz vows to resurrect her. Staz is joined by the spatial magician Bell and the half-werewolf Wolf as they try to find magic that can bring Fuyumi back to life.

Where to watch: Netflix | Hulu

Rosario + Vampire (2008)

IMDb: 7.0/10

Tsukune Aono is an average teenager who is unable to get into an local high school due to his poor grades. His parents enroll him in a private school called Yokai Academy, which is actually a boarding school for monsters. Although the school teaches monsters how to live amongst humans, any found on campus are to be killed.

Ginei Morioka is a werewolf, who is the former president of the newspaper club, which is the club that Moka and Tsukune join. See, there are some werewolves around the place.

Where to watch: Funimation

Soul Eater (2008-2009)

IMDb: 7.8/10

Death City is home to the famous Death Weapon Meister Academy. Its mission is to raise ‘Death Scythes’ for the Shinigami to wield against the many evils of their world. These Death Scythes are born from human hybrids who have the ability to transform into Demon Weapons, but only after they have consumed the souls of 99 evil beings and one witch’s soul. This follows the story of the Demon Weapon, Soul Eater Evans, and his wielder, Maka Albarn.

Free – or the Man with the Magic Eye – is an immortal werewolf. Again, yes, he is one of the only werewolf characters in here, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth the watch.

Where to watch: Hulu

werewolf anime: beastars

Beastars (2019-2021)

IMDb: 7.8/10

Legoshi, a large grey wolf, is a timid and quiet student of Cherryton Academy where he lives in a dorm with other carnivorous students. This includes his outgoing Labrador friend. And as a member of the school’s drama club, Legoshi works as a stagehand and supports the actors headed by Louis, a red deer. Then, out of nowhere, Tem the alpaca is brutally murdered and devoured, which sets off a wave of distrust between the herbivore and carnivore students.

Wolves are the next best thing after werewolves, right?

Where to watch: Netflix

To Your Eternity (2021)

IMDb: 9.1/10

A mysterious, immortal being known as ‘the Orb’ – or Fushi – is sent down to Earth. Fushi is able to take the shape of those that leave a strong impression on it. The story follows Fushi as it travels, learning about the world and the people living in it.

One of the forms that Fushi can shift into is a wolf, which is enough to put it on this list of werewolf anime. But don’t let the slight lack of werewolves put you off, this is the highest rated anime on this list and has been praised for its emotional storytelling.

Where to watch: Crunchyroll

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