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To the Forest of Firefly Lights (2011)

Hotarubi no mori e (original title)
Hotaru is rescued by a spirit when she gets lost in a forest as a child. The two become friends, despite the spirit revealing that he will disappear if he is ever touched by a human.

Director:

Takahiro Ômori

Writers:

Yuki Midorikawa (idea), Takahiro Ômori (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
Koki Uchiyama Koki Uchiyama ... Gin (voice)
Ayane Sakura Ayane Sakura ... Hotaru Takegawa (voice)
Shinpachi Tsuji Shinpachi Tsuji ... (voice)
Izumi Sawada Izumi Sawada ... Mom (voice)
Hayato Taya Hayato Taya ... Ryota (voice)
Kanehira Yamamoto Kanehira Yamamoto ... Shadow (voice)
Masanori Machida Masanori Machida ... (voice)
Hiroki Gotô Hiroki Gotô ... (voice)
Asami Imai Asami Imai ... (voice)
Mami Uchida Mami Uchida ... (voice)
Kumiko Tashiro Kumiko Tashiro ... (voice)
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Hotaru is rescued by a spirit when she gets lost in a forest as a child. The two become friends, despite the spirit revealing that he will disappear if he is ever touched by a human.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

17 September 2011 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Into the Forest of Fireflies' Light See more »

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Color
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Takegawa Hotaru: Time might separate us some day. But, even still, until then, let's stay together.
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Soundtracks

Chiyokoreito
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Short sweet and magical
9 July 2016 | by narentalkSee all my reviews

I don't understand why many people here seemingly disappointed with the simplicity of plot. 'Hotarubu no mori e' is one of those animes that gonna linger around in your head for while after watching. It's story of a little girl who gets into kinda of crush with a forest spirit. Beautiful soundtrack with breathtaking shots of forest and summer is delightful to watch.

The story is simple with no major twists or heavy drama, most of expressions of simple and short which makes this too romantic.

This is definitely a film that I would cherish and watch over and over. Nothing less to Ghibili studios'.


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