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Hotarubi no Mori e Wins the 66th Mainichi Film Award

by dtshyk
Jan 17, 2012 8:31 PM | 28 Comments
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 will be released on February 22nd.

Hotarubi no Mori e official webiste

The anime was shown at Scottland Loves Animation 2011 last October and won the jury's prize.

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I just finished watching this movie i think for movies this is the sadist anime movie I have seen in a long time it slightly reminds me of Spirited Away where Chihiro never got to see Haku again this one truly made me cry i would watch it again if i seriously need to cry I do feel really bad for Hotaru and Gin I wish the gods would have made something magical happen like when she came back the next summer he turned out to be standing in his normal spot as a human so they could have ended up together it was a sad story but beautiful artwork and really nice music as well I hope they make another one where he does come back bc she wished for it enough. But I do give it a 10 bc it does deserve it.

Dec 16, 2012 6:31 PM by Valeria-chan


pure sweet and fantastic
i cant hold back my self from crying while watching this.
i am weak when it comes to bittersweet lovestory so i probably wont read the manga, well most likely. the movie is enough for me!!!!
oh GIN!!!! i'll miss u

Oct 8, 2012 11:01 AM by zheren


Apr 11, 2012 11:30 AM by nelsonbrabra

StormViruz said:
The movie deserves the award. :)

Agreed. Really good movie.

Mar 10, 2012 1:38 PM by Sir_Lexa

The movie deserves the award. :)

Mar 10, 2012 10:50 AM by StormViruz

one the best bittersweet tragic romance tales out there - this movie made me cry like mad - really beautiful - manga is also genius - you must check out both - definitely deserves any honors it gets!!!!!!!

Mar 2, 2012 4:02 AM by octal9

Lets hope it lives up to its award!

Feb 23, 2012 7:35 PM by smackdown

Totally worth of it. It was a wonderful movie!

Feb 23, 2012 6:54 PM by Orulyon

Hotarubi no Mori <3 I’ve been excited to watch it ever since it was announced; counting the days that go by, looking everywhere for it — having now a date when the Blu-ray and DVD are being released has made me giddy with happiness. I didn’t think I could be any more thrilled; just proved myself wrong.

It won an award too! That’s amazing~

I sincerely can’t imagine how gleeful I’ll be when I can finally watch it.

Jan 18, 2012 5:35 PM by Anisamar

Can't wait for this!

Jan 18, 2012 10:20 AM by Hannf

guess i better see if it was worth it

Jan 18, 2012 9:06 AM by Mr_Gutts

I saw this in theatres the week it opened and adored it. I'm so glad to see it's getting the recognition it deserves and I can't wait to buy the DVD.

Jan 18, 2012 8:36 AM by dreamerofpluto

wow can't wait for this to release on DVD/Blueray !!!

Jan 18, 2012 7:59 AM by Ahmer

never heard of it.
anyway, must be good since it won an award.

Jan 18, 2012 4:01 AM by tembikai

Makes me look even more forward to this movie!

Jan 18, 2012 3:55 AM by Alcoholicide

Awesome news!!!!

Jan 18, 2012 3:16 AM by Ame_no_Michi

Best animation as best technically or as best animated title?

Jan 18, 2012 2:19 AM by Antanaru

Oh maaaan I'm so excited for this. Hurry up, hurry up~

Jan 18, 2012 12:37 AM by scrotey

Been waiting for this!

Jan 17, 2012 11:47 PM by Turb0_mugen

Looks like something that will make you cry.

Jan 17, 2012 10:19 PM by VioLink

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