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Hotori: Tada Saiwai wo Koinegau

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: Sunrise
Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi
Duration: 40 min. per episode
Rating: PG - Children
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.201 (scored by 1102 users)
Ranked: #24052
Popularity: #3469
Members: 2,782
Favorites: 1
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drama

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)

Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

Takahashi, Ryosuke
Producer
Konparu, Tomoko
Script
Ikeda, Junko
Key Animation
Seyama, Takeshi
Editing



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Nov 23, 2009
Archaeon
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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Feb 12, 2013
mahoganycow
“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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Recommendations

Both are about the relationships between robots and humans. very touching:)
Both movies alternate between being heartwarming and heartwrenching, putting difficult moral decisions in the hands of children. In both settings, robots are commonplace, and both movies deal with the ethics of creating and interacting with sentient robots - in Hotori, the main character is a robot created to resemble a couple's deceased child, while in Metropolis, several of the many robots that make up the city's slave underclass are clearly as intelligent as the humans around them, and robots that look like humans are illegal. Both also have slice-of-life aspects as their young characters explore the worlds around them.

Though both movies feature very young major characters, they are not specifically aimed at that age range and might be too violent for some children.

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Ending Theme

"Yakusoku" by Muratani Sachiko

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