Ranked #3462


Alternative Titles

Japanese: ひとひら


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 28, 2007 to Jun 13, 2007
Premiered: Spring 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Genco, ASCII Media Works
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Xebec
Source: Unknown
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.941 (scored by 5,413 users)
Ranked: #34622
Popularity: #2227
Members: 13,387
Favorites: 29
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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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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, Risaki
Nishida, Risaki
Hikami, Kyouko
Hikami, Kyouko


Motohashi, Hideyuki
Motohashi, Hideyuki
Producer, Chief Animation Director
Nishimori, Akira
Nishimori, Akira
Tsuruoka, Yota
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Nagahama, Norihiko
Nagahama, Norihiko
Episode Director

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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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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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May 6, 2015
Stumbling across this anime, I tried it without much hesitation. The story of a shy character getting in the drama club is appealing. You already see the conflicts the main character will have to overcome, and the change in her personnality as a consequence. As I haven't seen mangas about drama clubs, though I'd be surprised there wouldn't be any other out there, the idea isn't overused, and quite relatable since people tend to recommend acting classes for shy kids, and since I was quite a shy kid myself, I've been through that.

The anime, though, did not make a very good first impression on me. 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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Anime: Saki
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. 
reportRecommended by kisami
Anime: Shion no Ou
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. 
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Anime: Skip Beat!
Hitohira is about a girl that doesn't know anything about acting, Skip Beat has the same harem and also has the same storyline.  
reportRecommended by XxKILLERxX
Anime: Kimi ni Todoke
"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  read more 
reportRecommended by EternalFate
Anime: Hanayamata
Hitohira and Hanayamata begin and go in a pretty similar way. A shy, complexed and un-special female protagonist being dragged into something interesting, and hilarity ensues with said protagonist seeing everything in an overly romantic way.

This could leave an impression that Hanayamata, like Hitohira, is a show best suited for girls, with the only difference Hanayamata begins having joy and doing motion ater first few episodes, and Hitohira retains more calm and composed. 
reportRecommended by Ajoura
Anime: Clannad
This anime really reminded me of clannad mainly because of a drama club. They are both emotional but Hitohira juggles more of the emotions around the club itself and its members. If you loved either of the series i'm sure you'll love the other one. But i tell you, Hitohira is definately a junior of clannad in my opinion 
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