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Hotarubi no Mori e

Hotarubi no Mori e

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Into the Forest of Fireflies' Light
Japanese: 蛍火の杜へ


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 17, 2011
Producers: Aniplex, Brains Base
Duration: 45 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.681 (scored by 52707 users)
Ranked: #432
Popularity: #291
Members: 89,439
Favorites: 1,686
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The story of Hotarubi no Mori e centers around Hotaru, a little girl who gets lost in an enchanted forest where apparitions reside. A young boy, Gin, appears before Hotaru, but she cannot touch him for fear of making him disappear.

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Adaptation: Hotarubi no Mori e

Characters & Voice Actors

Uchiyama, Kouki
Uchiyama, Kouki
Takegawa, Hotaru
Takegawa, Hotaru
Sakura, Ayane
Sakura, Ayane
Takegawa, Mother
Takegawa, Mother
Sawada, Izumi
Sawada, Izumi


Omori, Takahiro
Director, Screenplay
Ootaka, Shizuru
Theme Song Performance
Shibutani, Yukihiro
Background Art
Midorikawa, Yuki
Original Creator

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Jul 26, 2013
"Time might separate us some day. But, even still, until then, let's stay together." -Hotaru Takegawa

Time is cruel. Time is responsible for the summers that come and go, for the leaves in autumn that shrivel and fall to the ground at the mercy of the next toddler looking to create satisfying crunching sounds, for the long and cold winters.

You come to love the smell of rain in the spring or the cool breeze of a summer night and then poof. It's gone.

Much like a fleeting summer's day, the main characters in Hotarubi no Mori e are bound by the chains of time. He read more
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Feb 29, 2012
"It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love." The words uttered by Miguel de Unamuno become unusually symbolic when we think of them in the context of Hotarubi no Mori e. The romance genre has grown stiff over the centuries - and some may even imply that any originality in that peculiar type of works has depleted, that nothing fresh and original can be created when basically everything is a cliché these days. Well then, I'm truly glad I can say that whoever sports that belief is in the wrong. The evidence: Hotarubi no Mori e.

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Hotarubi no Morie e is like a longer Natsume Yuujinchou episode without Nyanko-sensei.
Both are beautiful love stories with the same core theme: distance as a conflict. For 5 Centimeters per Second, this distance is a literal seperation, while in Hotarubi no Mori e, it is an emotional and psychological distance.

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Ending Theme

"Natsu wo Miteita (夏を見ていた)" by Sizzle Ohtaka (おおたか静流)

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