Hidamari no Ki

Tree in the Sun

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: A Tree in a Sunny Place
Japanese: 陽だまりの樹
English: Tree in the Sun
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Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2000 to Sep 20, 2000
Premiered: Spring 2000
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 00:50 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MedicalMedical, SamuraiSamurai
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.071 (scored by 538538 users)
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Ranked: #36012
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Popularity: #8732
Members: 3,280
Favorites: 20

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A story set in the mid-1800's about a young doctor who has been trained in Western-style medicine and a young samurai who is trying to live up to the old traditions of his class and culture. The story is actually based upon real people - the doctor, Ryo-an, was Tezuka's great grandfather.

During the Second Year of Ansei (1855) in Edo's Koishigawa are two young men, Manjiro Ibutani and Ryoan Tezuka. Ibutani is a low-ranking samurai who is a gifted swordsman and has a straightforward and strong sense of justice. Tezuka has a more carefree attitude. He has an eye for the ladies, but he is passionate about becoming a doctor. The two opposite characters come of age during the backdrop of the turbulent end of the Tokugawa Period (1600-1868 CE).

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Winner of the Excellence Award on the 4th Japan Media Arts Festival.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hashimoto, Sanai

Futamata, Issei

Taki, Genpaku

Ogata, Mitsuru


Takase, Akimitsu



Ii, Naosuke

Katou, Seizou


Sugii, Gisaburou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Fujiyama, Fusanobu
Sound Director
Tsuchiya, Hiroyuki
Episode Director
Masuhara, Mitsuyuki
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Hidamari no Ki: Manazashi (Hidamari no Ki~まなざし~)" by Keiko Matsui

Ending Theme

1: "Hikari no Mukou e (光の向こうへ)" by Charcoal (eps 1-13)
2: "High Dive" by Charcoal (eps 14-25)

Dec 5, 2021
Hidamari no Ki is frankly a show that needs a little help getting noticed. The reason no one knows it despite its pedigree as an Osamu Tezuka manga adaptation is because this show did not have subs for nearly twenty long years. So needless to say, this show had zero chance of catching on.

This show is primarily a period piece of the Tokugawa Shogunate circa the mid 1800's. A lot of what happens circles around two main leads. One is a hot-blooded well-meaning samurai named Ibuya, Manjirou and struggling doctor against the politics of the medical world of this time period named Tezuka, Ryoan. More ...
Oct 13, 2018
Shortly after watching the mediocrity that is 'Angolmois' I see 'Hidamari No Ki'- and find just what I was looking for in a historical fiction anime.


Adapted from a manga written in the early 80's by the 'God of Manga' Osamu Tezuka, 'Hidamari No Ki' takes place during the final years of the Tokugawa Shogunate, when Japan rapidly transitioned both politically and culturally from the medieval to the modern world. For an American example, you'd have to compare this era to the Civil War in the way it both defined and fundamentally changed the nation, and in the amount of weight it carries in the national ...
Sep 20, 2018
Review: 7/10 - Definitely Worth Watching

I originally decided to watch this series due to it being written by Osamu Tezuka (Creator of series such as Astro Boy, Hi no Tori, and Black Jack). I have not read the manga, so this review is completely ignorant of the original source material and is only my opinions based upon watching this series. I ended up enjoying this series quite a bit; even though so far their isn't any positive reviews on here. A large part of why this series isn't being shown the love it deserves is due to it only recently being subtitled by the community.

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