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    Lightbulb the meaning of Wolf's Rain ending

    since the other thread was closed
    here...

    me and my friends have a theory about the ending
    it's pretty simple and it makes the most sense
    the last two minutes or so of Rain showed Kiba in a busy district
    Toboe, Tsume and Hige are showed leading happy lives
    Toboe's back with his "owner" and Hige and Tsume are just doing whatever
    but here's the truth about the ending:

    .....everyone's actually dead
    I too thought they were all reborn
    but the scene seemed too surreal to be reality
    odd comparison, but it reminded me of the Matrix
    (Kiba is walking through a district filled with people
    nobody notices him except for the other wolves
    and then he starts running for no apparent reason)
    anyway, this is the afterlife, this is paradise....for Kiba

    as you probably know, most of Kiba's friends were killed by Darcia in the end
    Toboe and Quent (the old man) were shot and killed
    Blue and Hige died together
    the cop fell off a cliff
    ...I forgot what happened to the doctor...
    and Tsume was killed in a fight against Darcia
    ---fast forward through the epic battle between Kiba and Darcia---
    Darcia dies and Kiba is dying
    Cheza completes her transformation into a tree and blossoms, turning the world from a frozen wasteland to a healthy green planet
    Kiba wanders off after that
    and after trying to survive, he breaks through the ice and he freezes to death
    there, he finds paradise

    'paradise' had multiple meanings in Wolf's Rain
    a world of peace and a world of life
    there's no greater peace than death
    and the world was given a fresh start thanks to Cheza
    even though Darcia's wolf eye still remains, poisoning it little by little
    in a way, it symbolizes evil
    and it leaves room for another series

    so...
    > everyone in the series is dead
    > Kiba and the wolves finally find peace
    > the planet is reborn
    > Darcia's eye is slowly spreading its evil
    > Cheza is a tree

    got that? does that make any sense?
    if you have any comments or any contadictions to the theory, go ahead

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    Good theory..I got a little confused when I saw the ending..I was all like wait they're dead what happend?
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    I like, however...

    how do you account for the Flower of the Moon growing in the alley? what is the significance behind it's almost hidden existance in this world if this is Kiba's Paradise? and what about the more advanced technology (Tsume on a bike) and not so apocalyptic setting - Kiba would have never have known - or thought of - this sort of reality.

    Though I agree their death is the most plausible account for the ending, I do wonder if it isn't just another rebirth, another chance.

    If you've seen the origional subbed version (my first witness to the series was through Adult Swim, which I fell in love with it, but then I downloaded the series and witnessed more than what CN showed) they give the tale of Darcia I's entrance into Paradise. Then the second generation Darcia tells of how the planet has been reborn over and over again. So couldn't it possibly be a resurrection?

    Also, if this is only Kiba's Paradise, how does that account for Hamona's Paradise Sickness and Darcia's eye?

    These are only my ponderings. Feel free to chew it apart (no pun intended.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nite_goddess1
    how do you account for the Flower of the Moon growing in the alley? what is the significance behind it's almost hidden existance in this world if this is Kiba's Paradise? and what about the more advanced technology (Tsume on a bike) and not so apocalyptic setting - Kiba would have never have known - or thought of - this sort of reality.

    Though I agree their death is the most plausible account for the ending, I do wonder if it isn't just another rebirth, another chance.

    If you've seen the origional subbed version (my first witness to the series was through Adult Swim, which I fell in love with it, but then I downloaded the series and witnessed more than what CN showed) they give the tale of Darcia I's entrance into Paradise. Then the second generation Darcia tells of how the planet has been reborn over and over again. So couldn't it possibly be a resurrection?

    Also, if this is only Kiba's Paradise, how does that account for Hamona's Paradise Sickness and Darcia's eye?

    These are only my ponderings. Feel free to chew it apart (no pun intended.)
    wow
    me and my friends never thought back that far
    no, we've never seen the original subbed version
    I've kinda seen it
    when I visited the Philippines last summer, they were playing the subbed version in the anime channel ANIMAX
    I only caught a couple episodes
    everything else, [Adult Swim]
    w00t
    you're a hardcore WR fan

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    oh wow, I thought about it, because I love Wolf's Rain, and have seen every episode, following the story. I never got the alternate reality, ( like Tsume on the bike, Toboe wearing the hat, with the kitten ?) and I never knew what that was about, but I thought of it, as the other chance, to find Paradise, or maybe the beginning of it all ? I dunno, it feels too complicated ...ouch.
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