Hotarubi no Mori e
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Hotarubi no Mori e

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Synonyms: Into the Forest of Fireflies' Light, Hanauta Nagaruru, Kurukuru Ochiba, Hibi, Fukaku
Japanese: 蛍火の杜へ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 4
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 10, 2002 to Mar 24, 2003
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, ShoujoShoujo
Authors: Midorikawa, Yuki (Story & Art)
Serialization: LaLa


Score: 8.151 (scored by 73427,342 users)
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Ranked: #4422
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Popularity: #672
Members: 15,514
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1. Hanauta Nagaruru (Overhearing a Flower Song)
2. Hotarubi no Mori e (Into the Forest of Fireflies' Light)
3. Kurukuru Ochiba (The Fallling of Autumn Leaves)
4. Hibi, Fukaku (Deepening the Scar)


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May 19, 2012
abominationn (All reviews)
[pertaining to the main story:Hotarubi no Mori e]

This is the most beautiful heartbreak I've ever read. Before going into detail, I want to warn the readers about some [spoilers] in this review. First of all, if you want to take a break from too much mushy shoujo mangas, I would recommend this. But I don't recommend it for the faint hearted.

So I was just chilling one day, lurking the myanimelist, when all of a sudden I came across this manga. I was like "oh so cool. I bet they're going to put a cliche at the end where she still read more
Aug 5, 2013
Nocti (All reviews)
This manga is irregular. It includes four one-shots, some better than others. The art is not my favorite style, but it is ok.

The second story (Hotaru no mori e) must be one of the best one-shots I've read. Hotaru gets lost in the forest and a boy called Gin, who is really a spirit, helps her find her way home. They become friends; they start meeting every summer holiday, and grow each year closer. But she cannot touch him, or he will disappear. A really beautiful sad story.
It was made an anime, with the same name, which is also very good, with nice read more
Mar 30, 2018
blushinggeek (All reviews)
Warning: There’s some huge spoiler ahead so read at your own risk.

I first knew about this manga when I accidentally watched a fan made music video of its film adaptation. I did tell you on some of my previous reviews that I love heartbreaking stories, and when I found out that Hotarubi no Morie E is one of them, I instantly added it in my TBR.

I didn’t really read the sypnosis when I added this one to my TBR coz at that time, I didn’t see any reason why I should be. I love the graphics and the story was kind of heartbreaking and that’s read more

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Hotarubi no Mori e Wins the 66th Mainichi Film Award

According to the official website, Hotarubi no Mori e has won the Best Animation Film Award in the 66th Mainichi Film Concours. The Blu-ray and the DVD of the anime more

Anime Movie of Manga Hotarubi no Mori e Announced

According to LaLa magazine, Midorikawa Yuki's manga Hotarubi no Mori e was announced to get an anime movie adaptation. It will premier this year. The director more

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