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Hotarubi no Mori e


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Into the Forest of Fireflies' Light, The Light of a Firefly Forest
Japanese: 蛍火の杜へ

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 17, 2011
Producers: Aniplex
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Brain's Base
Source: Manga
Duration: 45 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 8.611 (scored by 111,908 users)
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Ranked: #612
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Popularity: #222
Members: 196,190
Favorites: 3,778
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Synopsis

Intrigued by the tale of a mountain god, six-year-old Hotaru Takegawa loses her way in the ancient forest while visiting her uncle. Exhausted and desperate for help, Hotaru is thrilled to find a masked forest spirit named Gin. She learns the hard way that she should not touch the boy, or he would disappear. In spite of this, Gin leads Hotaru out of the forest and warns her never to return when she promises to come again with a gift.

Paying no heed to his cautionary words, and despite being separated by both distance and planes of existence, Hotaru and Gin become close friends as she visits him every summer. However, their relationship and resolve are put to the test, when romantic feelings conflict with the one and only rule.

Based on Yuki Midorikawa's manga of the same name, Hotarubi no Mori e is a tale of friendship and compromise of two people who should never have crossed paths, as their lives become hopelessly intertwined.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Gin
Gin
Main
Uchiyama, Kouki
Japanese
Uchiyama, Kouki
Takegawa, Hotaru
Takegawa, Hotaru
Main
Sakura, Ayane
Japanese
Sakura, Ayane
Takegawa, Mother
Takegawa, Mother
Supporting
Sawada, Izumi
Japanese
Sawada, Izumi
Ryouta
Ryouta
Supporting
Taya, Hayato
Japanese
Taya, Hayato

Staff

Miyake, Masanori
Miyake, Masanori
Producer
Omori, Takahiro
Omori, Takahiro
Director, Script, Screenplay
Ootaka, Shizuru
Ootaka, Shizuru
Theme Song Performance
Midorikawa, Yuki
Midorikawa, Yuki
Original Creator


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"Natsu wo Miteita (夏を見ていた)" by Shizuru Ootaka




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Lustreless
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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hinahinaxxchoco
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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Z-I-CO
Jul 12, 2012
I am not great at writing reviews, but I am trying to get better so please bare with me on this one. Hope you like my review though ^^ ok so lets get on with it.

I started to watch this because it was written by Yuki Midorikawa. I loved her previous work "Natsume Yuuchinjou" and I was hoping this would be another good anime to pass my time on. I was not wrong.

I am sure that on this movie there are many reviewers who has retold the summary of this story in their own review which I am going to skip over because I read more
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orionator
Apr 20, 2015
For something with a pretty basic romantic storyline, Hotarubi no Mori e pulled it off pretty well.

It's easy to follow; a young girl gets lost in an enchanted forest, she meets a spirit, they become friends, they grow up together every summer, they fall in love, and then their love ends. Pretty basic, huh? That's what I loved about it. It was a comfortable watch, you didn't have to think about it too much, but all the emotion is still there.

The script is well written, interspersed with the right amount of humour, with natural conversation flowing between the two main characters. It read more
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Hotarubi no Mori e Wins the 66th Mainichi Film Award

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