Ranked #3387


Alternative Titles

Japanese: ひとひら


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 28, 2007 to Jun 13, 2007
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 6.971 (scored by 5110 users)
Ranked: #33872
Popularity: #1974
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A transfer student Asai Mugi is a painfully shy girl. She is so shy that she can't speak when she becomes seriously nervous. However, for some reason, she is spotted and recruited as a member of the drama club.

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Episodes  12
Aired  Mar 28, 2007 to Jun 13, 2007
Status  Finished Airing
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Adaptation: Hitohira

Characters & Voice Actors

Asai, Mugi
Asai, Mugi
Kimoto, Orie
Kimoto, Orie
Ichinose, Nono
Ichinose, Nono
Kawasumi, Ayako
Kawasumi, Ayako
Katsuragi, Takashi
Katsuragi, Takashi
Narita, Ken
Narita, Ken
Nishida, Kai
Nishida, Kai
Kishio, Daisuke
Kishio, Daisuke


Motohashi, Hideyuki
Producer, Chief Animation Director
Nishimori, Akira
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Kitahata, Tooru
Episode Director, Storyboard

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Jun 28, 2008
Chances are, last Spring when you where watching the likes of Lucky Star and Gurren Lagann you were not watching this little gem. Hitohira slipped under the radar and went for the most part unnoticed. Although Hitohira shares the school drama format of many shows from the time, it puts an original spin on it, ensuring viewer attention.

Hitohira's storyline is an interesting subject, parts of it are dazzlingly original while other parts are downright generic and predictable. Whilst the basis of the school drama genre is all too familiar, what actuals happens in Hitohira is a refreshing change, albeit a change still read more
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Aug 12, 2007
Hitohira is another nice school based drama series where it does have it share of comedy and romance like any typical school based drama series. While others may not agree with me but this series was indeed underrated and it wasn't a mainstream series to begin with. Considering there wasn't anything special about the series, I still recommend it as its fairly enjoyable in a whole.

In moving on, the central focus of this series is on Asai Mugi. As the synopsis already mentioned she transfers into a new school, has trouble speaking publicly and now she is pushed into joining a drama club. Now when read more
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Feb 21, 2009
Hitohira is a nice little drama that you will enjoy as long as you aren't expecting much.

The story is fairly generic - shy girl tries to change - but they do it in a way that is quite refreshing. The problem is that some of it is a bit hard to understand. I wasn't sure exactly what was going on at times.

However, it was still quite moving. The characters were great, especially the lead, and you really felt for her. Voice acting was quite good as well. Although the weird timing of this anime has a tendency to distract you from the dramatic elements, read more
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Jul 2, 2008
Hitohira is about a girl who is very shy to the point that she can't voice herself at all sometimes. The series follows her first school year where she is recruited into a drama club and how she changes as a person.

The story was quite interesting, in that it portrayed school life from a different point of view, not so much sports or exams and stuff,but on a particular club. The story emphasizes on the theme of friendship and self confidence, not so much on romance. Though it does have a small bit of romance it is not one of the main themes, and is read more
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Hitohira has something for those who might have wanted to see more of a Drama Club.
Although Saki is about Mahjong rather than acting, the basic premise is the same. In Hitohira, the lead character has an exceptional skill which is voice projection as it relates to acting, while in Saki, the lead character has exceptional skill in Mahjong. both characters seem to hate their respective role in which their skills are utilized, but soon start to change their mind.
Both are high school series, and the main character join a club which it dosen't fit for her but after time she likes it.
Both series follow young girls in their struggle to find their voices (for very different reasons, mind you!), as well as encounters along the way that help them along that path. Shion no Ou is much darker in nature, while Hitohira is more of your classic school drama. Both series are also rather underrated, in my opinion.
"If you tremble at each step, how do you wanna walk?" - This question deals with the main girls problems in both animes:
Kimi ni Todoke and Hitohira share two big similitaries:
First, the female main character is so adoring (her personality), you'd love to help her with all her problems.
Second, both girls have got problems, either to find friends or too really be open and live life. Kimi ni Todoke, Sawako (Sadako) is just too shy to find friends, as well because she always was sort of "bullied" cause of her name and her "weird" charisma. In Hitohira, the girl is too shy to speak (in front of others) and to put through her opinion and feelings. (By the way, Kimi ni Todoke deals more with romance, and is - personally - the better anime)
Both girls start to change positiv as time progresses and have to overcome their own "borders".
Hitohira is about a girl that doesn't know anything about acting, Skip Beat has the same harem and also has the same storyline.

Opening Theme

"Yume, Hitohira (夢、ひとひら)" by Yuuko Asami

Ending Theme

"Smile (スマイル)" by Mai Mizuhashi

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