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Hotori: Tada Saiwai wo Koinegau


Alternative Titles

Japanese: ほとり~たださいわいを希う

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 28, 2005
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Unknown
Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi
Duration: 40 min.
Rating: PG - Children

Statistics

Score: 7.151 (scored by 1,290 users)
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Ranked: #27862
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Popularity: #4240
Members: 3,529
Favorites: 3
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Episodes: /1

Synopsis

At the Personality Plant, robots are being built and slowly outfitted with the artificial memories of real people. Suzu is one such robot, being made to replace the young boy a family has lost. By chance, he meets Hotori, a young girl suffering from progressive memory loss. The two children become friends and attempt to define themselves in the light of their changing memories.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Shimizu, Hotori
Shimizu, Hotori
Main
Kawasumi, Ayako
Japanese
Kawasumi, Ayako
Ogura, Ryou
Ogura, Ryou
Main
Shiraishi, Ryoko
Japanese
Shiraishi, Ryoko
Usui
Usui
Supporting
Kuwashima, Houko
Japanese
Kuwashima, Houko
Professor Shimizu
Professor Shimizu
Supporting
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Japanese
Inoue, Kazuhiko

Staff

Takahashi, Ryosuke
Takahashi, Ryosuke
Producer
Annou, Takashi
Annou, Takashi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Miyoshi, Keiichirou
Miyoshi, Keiichirou
Sound Director
Konparu, Tomoko
Konparu, Tomoko
Script


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"Yakusoku" by Muratani Sachiko



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Archaeon
Nov 23, 2009
Over the decades anime has produced some of the most compelling works of visual fiction on the planet. Since the turn of the millenium though, it seems as though the medium has gradually matured in terms of content and focus. One of the reasons for this "coming of age" is critical and media attention, especially over the internet, however there is an even bigger impetus in this maturation process - recognition as a creator - and it's this driving force that fuels the award known as the Animax Taisho.

Hotori: Tada Saiwai wo Koinegau (or, Hotori: I Only Want Happiness), is the script that won the read more
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mahoganycow
Feb 12, 2013
“What exactly makes us people?” is a question that fiction, especially in the last ten years or so, seems to enjoy tackling, and with varying degrees of success. We seem to have an obsession with trying to define the undefined, and figure out exactly what element (if any) dwells within us, differentiates us from each other, and makes us more than just flesh and blood. Hotori: Tada Saiwai wo Koinegau (Eng. “Hotori: The Simple Wish for Joy”) is another one to add to the long list of anime about maintaining an identity in a technologically advanced world, but solid character concepts and good writing in read more
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baracudaboy
May 4, 2011
Hotori is a movie that picks you up. slaps you in the face, tells you not to cry and then just leaves you there to snivel like a baby, all in the span of about half an hour.

I have to say that I feel bad fo the producers, unless they were going for a minimalistic film this just feels to me like a nice big plot confined to a low budget and bad art. I feel like they wanted to do something but they didn't have the time or money, and thus for me the feeling of a true story I could care about was read more
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ggultra2764
Dec 24, 2012
This was a surprisingly powerful TV special despite its rather short length. Hotori explores the interactions between a human girl with a terminal illness (Hotori) and an android in the form of a boy (Suzu) who interact with one another as they share the problems they both share with memories, the former whose illness is destroying her memory and the latter whose memories are being formatted to resemble the dead child of a couple looking to adopt him. The special retains a melancholic mood throughout its run in depicting the interactions between the two as they contemplate their individual situations and try coming to some read more
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