Song of Sleep
Episode 8
Song of Sleep
Air date (JP): March 10th, 2003
Air date (US): June 12th, 2004
English Scipt Adaption: Lia Sargent
Directed by: Tensai Okamura
English ADR Director: Mary McGlynn
Episode Guide
The Flower Maiden

眠りの歌 (Nemuri no Uta, Song of Sleep) is the eighth episode of Wolf's Rain. The episode aired in the United States on June 12th, 2004.


The wolves and Cheza make their way back down from the mountain. Tsume and Kiba start arguing again, so Cheza sings and puts them all to sleep.

The next day, Toboe and Hige go into town for food, and are followed by a strange old woman. They also acquire a pair of boots for Cheza.

They rejoin the others, but the old woman appears and removes her sunglasses, showing that she has the same red eyes as Cheza. She explains that she is a Hanabito, an imperfect form of a Flower Maiden. She escaped from Darcia's castle after the other Hanabito started withering and dying. Although she was able to escape, she could still feel each of their deaths. She warns Cheza not go with the wolves because it will led to destruction, but Cheza says they are going to Paradise, even though the wolves hadn't mentioned it to her yet.

Cher locates the tree they had disappeared behind using her radar, but the wolves surround her. Kiba drops his disguise for a moment showing her that she was correct in believing they are wolves.

They escape into the city and Cheza confirms that the wolves want her to stay with them. They later return to the hanabito's tree-home so Cheza can extend the Hanabito's life, but the Hanabito stops her and says she's satisfied with having finally met a true Flower Maiden. Cheza cries for the Hanabito when she dies.


  • Hanabito: The flowers are singing; they are always singing. But nobody ever seems to notice.


  • This is the first and only episode that another of Cheza's species is seen.
  • The "hana" in "hanabito" means "flower" in Japanese.
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