Synonyms: Niji-iro Hotaru: Eien no Natsuyasumi, Rainbow-colored Firefly: Never Ending Summer Vacation, Niji-Iro Hotaru ~Eien no Natsu Yasumi~, Rainbow-Colored Fireflies: The Eternal Summer Vacation
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 19, 2012
Producers: Toei Animation
Duration: 1 hr. 45 min.
Rating: G - All AgesL represents licensing company
Score: 7.021 (scored by 475 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.
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Jan 1, 2013
I usually love this kind of movies, but this is probably the biggest disappointment I have experienced in a ghibli type of story.
The first half of the movie is really sweet. Some people might not like the art so much, but for me it was okay. I can stand any style of art as long as the story and characters are good. The music too is pretty nice at the beginning.
But during somewhere in the middle, things just went downhill pretty rapidly. I don't even know how to describe that last half of the movie. The easiest way to start would be from the ending. That grandiose wrap-up was uncalled for. The music too only made things worse. It's like, you start with debussy and end with wagner. Even musically, it didn't make sense. Now going back a little in time, there was this weirdly placed time skip and total lack of explanation for what happened after the boy went back to his own time. Maybe the staff who worked on this didn't think it was necessary to explain it, but from my point of view, the gap left me pretty speechless. I haven't seen a worse executed progression and buildup of events.
The story too is really meaningless. I don't like stories with forced meanings either, but I hate being left with nothing to feel. Overall, I think what made me think the movie is a joke is the ending. It's really bad. I even like soap operas sometimes, but this kind of ending and music, it makes me cringe.
I'm a big studio ghibli fan and think every one of their work is brilliant. I'm very biased about this type of movies, but seriously, it disappointed me too much.
Nov 28, 2012
The design is very original,
story is beautiful and nostalgic, magical.
atmosphere is wonderful
characters grow into my heart
beauty, true beauty
May 23, 2013
The art. Yeah, I didn't like it. The art was like most Toei movies I've seen, but with a lot more computer animation. Normally, I don't mind movies animated like this, but I think the computer animation made it strange.
The characters are great. Despite the possibly confusing story, the characters are very likable.
I enjoyed the movie. The story and the characters made it enjoyable to watch.
Overall, I give it a 7. For the first forty-five minutes to an hour I couldn't stop thinking about the animation, and how much I disliked it. And on top of that, the last ten minutes had me confused for another 10 minutes because..
I couldn't understand whether or not Yuuta went back to the present day, or if he stayed there. The answer should be obvious, but not knowing what happened after Yuuta leaves kind of lets our imagination wander a bit, since apparently we get to jump ahead 10 years after the movie started. read more