In Summer Wars, we’re introduced to a family that’s large and traditional from the viewpoint of an outsider. We watch as they go about their hustle and bustle to honour the matriarch that’s guided and anchored their family. It’s a very broad, macro sort of viewpoint of the family. In Ookami Kodomo, we go about things from the other side. We see the love between two people blossom and they start building their family. After tragedy strikes, we see the day-to-day struggles of the young family and follow them through their highs and lows until the children are grown up.