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
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Unknown
Genres: DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 40 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.861 (scored by 21602,160 users)
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Ranked: #47822
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Popularity: #7480
Members: 6,336
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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


Jun 4, 2022
Most of my favorite anime consists of stuff that's either obscure or not very well known, or only well known in certain circles. While I've grown up watching anime, it wasn't until 2005 when I learned that anime was originally made in Japan, and I hadn't quite developed my preferences nor made a point of watching anime all the way through until about 2010, when I was in high school. That being said, I lurk on Anime News Network pretty much on a daily basis, and long ago, there used to be this really good weekly column series called Buried Treasure, where Justin Sevakis would ...
Feb 12, 2013
“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 ...
May 4, 2011
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 ...

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