Hikari no Densetsu

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Legend of Light, The Story of Hikari
Japanese: 光の伝説
German: Hikari: Die kleinen Superstars
French: Cynthia ou Le Rythme de la Vie
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Type: TV
Episodes: 19
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 3, 1986 to Sep 20, 1986
Premiered: Spring 1986
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: RomanceRomance, SportsSports
Theme: MusicMusic
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.721 (scored by 17461,746 users)
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Ranked: #54852
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Popularity: #7936
Members: 5,694
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Hikari is a young school girl who dreams of becoming a great champion in the sport of rhythmic gymnastics like her idol, Diliana Gueorguiva. Despite all her setbacks while performing, she works hard and with the help and support of Takaaki Oiishi (the best male gymnast of her school) soon becomes a member of the rhythmic gymnastics team in her school. She develops feelings for Oiishi, but she is not the only one—Hazuki Shiina, the best gymnast in the entire school, also has feelings for Oiishi. Soon a friendship between Hikari and Shiina develops, but also a rivalry as well in the sport and for the love of Oiishi. Hikari is also torn between her feelings for Oiishi and her conflicting feelings for Mao Natsukawa, an old childhood friend, who is also the lead singer of the band called Mr. D. He composes the music she uses while performing, and has been developing feelings for her since childhood.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Yoshida, Kenji
Mochizuki, Tomomi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Sadamitsu, Shinya
Episode Director
Hirano, Yasushi


Opening Theme

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"Heart no Kisetsu (ハートの季節)" by Tsukasa Itou

Ending Theme

"Kataomoi no Humming (片思いのハミング)" by Tsukasa Itou


Nov 16, 2011
I've found Hikari to be quite lovely, both the character and the series. It's incredibly simple and straightforward, yet it's one of those uniquely lifelike series that just warm your heart. Most of the time you'll be staring at cheerful Hikari and her big blue eyes.

The story does not solely focus on Hikari's rise in the world of rhythmic gymnastics or sports. It also touches the thematics of growing up, overcoming the many obstacles on the path to the final goal, of love, rivalry and many other themes that pest any young individual.

The production is sweet, which is typical of many 80's anime of shojo ...
May 22, 2017
You would think with all of the plot threads this story would be bogged down - but Hikari no Densetsu is an anime that can take this wild ride and actually make it work. The characters are super compelling and it's easy to fall in love with each and every one, so you want to know where all of their adventures are taking them.

Can we also just acknowledge the fact that this show portrays a HEALTHY competitive relationship between two women? We need more of this in storytelling.

The animation is also much better than one would expect from an 80's show, with super ...
Nov 25, 2020
Mixed Feelings
What I liked about Ajimu: Beach Story back when I watched it is how, despite being a romcom, it doesn’t feel like a typical entry in its genre, no overreactions, no too much melodrama, no fanservice despite taking place on a beach, no cast made up of teenagers with moe designs but rather ones that look like actual teenagers, and they were also far more sensible and mature than what I’m used to see in romance stories within this medium.

Hikari no Densetsu has pretty much the same positives, plus far better animation, a slightly more sophisticated soundtrack, and a far more original premise, as it ...

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