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 3 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.
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The main protagonist of the series, Kiba is a white wolf who follows his instincts towards Paradise. When he was young, his pack was slaughtered when the forest he lived in was burned to the ground by Jaguara’s troops. He was then raised by a shaman who told him that he had a purpose, explaining why the forest had sheltered him from the flames. The shaman told him that he would have a great journey ahead of him, and that journey was to find Paradise. Kiba begins his quest for Paradise in the hope that he will find “a future”. It is revealed later in the series that he is in fact the chosen one who is destined to find and open Paradise. Kiba tends to be impulsive and thinks with his heart rather than his head. He is distrustful toward humans and in the early episodes, his pride as a wolf makes him reluctant to disguise himself as one, but that changes when he meets Hige, who tells him that his pride won’t count for much when he’s dead. He’s also utterly devoted to Cheza and constantly risks his life to protect her and steal her back from the nobles. After his death and the Earth’s regeneration, Kiba is seen in a city in his human form.
Tsume is a grey wolf with a scar on his chest, and the second wolf introduced in the series. At first he lives in Freeze City where he leads a “pack” of human thieves. He clashes with Kiba over the latter’s claims that Tsume has lost his pride as a wolf for living with humans, proving a worthy opponent. Later, he connects with Toboe, a young wolf who also lives in the city. Though Tsume claims he has no need for friends and that he wants nothing to do with other wolves, he comes to Toboe’s aid twice and even shares a meal with him. Though he doesn’t believe Kiba’s stories about Paradise, he decides to leave the city with him under the excuse that he is tired of the city.
Blue is a blue wolfdog who was a pet to the family of Quent Yaiden. After the destruction of her home and family in the village of Kyrios, she travels with Quent, hunting wolves under the belief that they were responsible for the tragedy. She lives her life as a pet dog, unaware of her wolf bloodline. Upon meeting Cheza, the wolf in her is awakened, and unable to continue hunting her own kind, she leaves Quent to travel with the pack to Paradise. She grows especially close to Hige, later telling him she will follow him wherever he goes, hinting that she may have developed romantic feelings for him. In the final episode, after Quent’s death, Blue is killed by Darcia while trying to protect Cheza, but seems content to have been with Hige at the end. She is the only wolf character not to be seen after the Earth’s regeneration. Although, some fans like to believe that she is re-incarnated as the white kitten in the cardboard box Toboe rescues.
The third generation of the Darcia family of Nobles, who were said to be cursed after Darcia the First disappeared into “Paradise”. Due to his grandfather’s curse, Darcia is now plagued with the eye of a wolf. He seeks to use Cheza to somehow revive his lover Hamona, who has been stricken with “Paradise sickness”, in which her soul is “taken by Paradise”, causing her to fall into a coma. But Hamona’s death changes that plan, with Darcia mysteriously disappearing after the destruction of his keep until he resurfaces at Jaguara’s city, the loss of Hamona driving Darcia insane. Eventually after avenging her death, he discards his love for Hamona, saying that “she is nowhere now”, and assumes the form of a giant, dark-furred wolf, revealing his clan to be descended from wolves that chose to become completely human. In his wolf form, he has no equal. He viciously kills off all the members of Kiba’s pack one by one. He shoots Toboe, and in wolf form defeats and kills Blue, Hige, and Tsume, as none of them are a match for him in his wolf form. After eliminating Kiba’s pack and mortally wounding Kiba, he walks towards what he believes to be the entrance to Paradise but is then incinerated, leaving only his wolf’s eye behind to taint the new world. Darcia serves as the main antagonist of the series.
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