Hotori: Tada Saiwai wo Koinegau

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Japanese: ほとり~たださいわいを希う


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 28, 2005
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Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Unknown
Genres: DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 40 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.901 (scored by 19141,914 users)
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Ranked: #41452
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Popularity: #6613
Members: 5,662
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At the Personality Plant, robots are being built and slowly outfitted with the artificial memories of real people. Suzu is one such robot, being made to replace the young boy a family has lost. By chance, he meets Hotori, a young girl suffering from progressive memory loss. The two children become friends and attempt to define themselves in the light of their changing memories.

(Source: ANN)


The film won the Animax Awards (an anime script-writing competition) in 2004.

Characters & Voice Actors


Takahashi, Ryousuke
Annou, Takashi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


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Ending Theme

"Yakusoku" by Muratani Sachiko

Nov 23, 2009
Archaeon (All reviews)
Over the decades anime has produced some of the most compelling works of visual fiction on the planet. Since the turn of the millenium though, it seems as though the medium has gradually matured in terms of content and focus. One of the reasons for this "coming of age" is critical and media attention, especially over the internet, however there is an even bigger impetus in this maturation process - recognition as a creator - and it's this driving force that fuels the award known as the Animax Taisho.

Hotori: Tada Saiwai wo Koinegau (or, Hotori: I Only Want Happiness), is the script that won the read more
Feb 12, 2013
mahoganycow (All reviews)
“What exactly makes us people?” is a question that fiction, especially in the last ten years or so, seems to enjoy tackling, and with varying degrees of success. We seem to have an obsession with trying to define the undefined, and figure out exactly what element (if any) dwells within us, differentiates us from each other, and makes us more than just flesh and blood. Hotori: Tada Saiwai wo Koinegau (Eng. “Hotori: The Simple Wish for Joy”) is another one to add to the long list of anime about maintaining an identity in a technologically advanced world, but solid character concepts and good writing in read more
May 4, 2011
plutomutt (All reviews)
Hotori is a movie that picks you up. slaps you in the face, tells you not to cry and then just leaves you there to snivel like a baby, all in the span of about half an hour.

I have to say that I feel bad fo the producers, unless they were going for a minimalistic film this just feels to me like a nice big plot confined to a low budget and bad art. I feel like they wanted to do something but they didn't have the time or money, and thus for me the feeling of a true story I could care about was read more
Dec 24, 2012
ggultra2764 (All reviews)
This was a surprisingly powerful TV special despite its rather short length. Hotori explores the interactions between a human girl with a terminal illness (Hotori) and an android in the form of a boy (Suzu) who interact with one another as they share the problems they both share with memories, the former whose illness is destroying her memory and the latter whose memories are being formatted to resemble the dead child of a couple looking to adopt him. The special retains a melancholic mood throughout its run in depicting the interactions between the two as they contemplate their individual situations and try coming to some read more

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