Hotarubi no Mori e Alternative Titles
Hotarubi no Mori e Synonyms: Into the Forest of Fireflies' Light, The Light of a Firefly Forest
Hotarubi no Mori e Japanese: 蛍火の杜へ
Hotarubi no Mori e Type: Movie
Hotarubi no Mori e Episodes: 1
Hotarubi no Mori e Status: Finished Airing
Hotarubi no Mori e Aired: Sep 17, 2011
Hotarubi no Mori e Producers: Aniplex
Hotarubi no Mori e Licensors: None found, add some
Hotarubi no Mori e Studios: Brain's Base
Hotarubi no Mori e Source: Manga
Hotarubi no Mori e Genres: Drama, Romance, Shoujo, Supernatural
Hotarubi no Mori e Duration: 45 min.
Hotarubi no Mori e Rating: G - All Ages
Score: 8.361 (scored by 342,790 users) Ranked: #1782
Intrigued by the story of a mountain god, six-year-old Hotaru Takegawa gets lost in the ancient forest while visiting his uncle. Exhausted and desperate for help, Hotaru is moved to find a masked forest spirit named Gin. She learns the hard way that she shouldn't touch the boy, or he will disappear. Despite this, Gin leads Hotaru out of the forest and warns her to never return as she promises to return with a gift.
Heedless of his warnings, and despite being separated by both distance and plane of existence, Hotaru and Gin become close friends when she visits him every summer. However, their relationship and determination are put to the test, when romantic feelings clash with the only rule.
Based on the manga of the same name by Yuki Midorikawa, Hotarubi no Mori e is the story of the friendship and compromise of two people who should never have crossed paths, as their lives are intertwined in a way hopeless.
Gin (Main) - Uchiyama Kouki
Takegawa Hotaru (Main) - Sakura Ayane
Mother Takegawa (Supporting) - Sawada Izumi
Ryouta (Supporting) - Taya Hayato
Hotarubi no Mori e is a mellow story about love, growth, and the passage of time. It will draw you in with its great visuals and beautifully composed soundtrack, and that's quite exciting for me. If this sounds like you're going to like...well, check out The Book of Friends or Natsume's Garden of Words, both of which are well worth your time.