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, Award WinningAward Winning, DramaDrama
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MedicalMedical, SamuraiSamurai
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.081 (scored by 700700 users)
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Ranked: #37852
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Popularity: #8728
Members: 4,260
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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

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Tamura, Manabu
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Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Fujiyama, Fusanobu
Sound Director
Tsuchiya, Hiroyuki
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)


Apr 13, 2023
The final death throes of the Tokugawa Period as seen through the eyes of a doctor and samurai. Ryoan Tezuka, a well-meaning and occasionally lecherous medical practitioner who've embraced the advancements of Western medicine, and Manjiro Ibutani, a staunch traditionalist indoctrinated in the way of the samurai, whose ascetic lifestyle and approach in upholding Japan's core values are placed in jeopardy as the world continues to march forward without him. A healer of life and one who takes it. A career path whose future prospects can only point towards exponential growth, while the other finds itself in a precarious predicament, where decades of peace have ...
Feb 6, 2022
When I chose to watch this anime by reading the synopsis, I was in assumption that this would be a normal anime. But as I started watching, episode by episode I was pulled into the world and emotionally invested with the characters and overall this turned out to be a great show for me.

Story: When we talk about the story of this anime, at the very crux this encompasses history at its setting, from the viewpoint of two main characters of this show, Ibuya Manjirou and Ryouan Tezuka. To be frank the whole story can be summarized with simple words, but the power lies in ...
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 ...

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