Episode 20
Air date (JP): June 16th, 2003
Air date (US): August 7th, 2004
Written by: Mary McGlynn,
Lia Sargent
Directed by: Tensai Okamura
Episode Guide
A Dream of an Oasis
Battle's Red Glare

Consciously is the twentieth episode of Wolf's Rain. The episode aired in Japan on June 16th, 2003. Due to episodes 15, 16, 17, and 18 not being aired in the United States, the episode is sometimes considered to be the sixteenth episode by American fans. The episode aired in the United States on August 7th, 2004.


Toboe explains that living with Ihk and his people seems like Paradise to him. Tsume and Hige reluctantly accept his choice and go on to look for Kiba. Kiba tells Mew he is hearing people calling him, but can't remember who they are, but she tells him it will be okay, as he'll get used to forgetting. Hige and Tsume find the plant in the desert Ihk told them about just as Jaguara's troops arrive and find Kiba there. Hige and Tsume attack them, joined by Ihk and Toboe. Not realizing the dangerous nature of the plant, the troops stand around it while fighting and it paralyzes them. The wolves and Ihk take Kiba's body to the village elder, who performs a ceremony to call Kiba's spirit back to his body. When the ceremony starts, a fierce wind blows over Kiba and Mew. Mew explains that someone is calling him back and that he should go because this is not the real Paradise. Kiba hears Cheza calling him and asking him to remember. When he calls out her name, the false Paradise fades and he returns. In the back of a transport truck with Blue, Cheza cries. After sleeping naturally and regaining his strength, Kiba goes to talk to his pack. When they prepare to leave again, Toboe decides he won't whine or run away anymore. As they are leaving, Toboe asks Ihk to go find and help Quent.