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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

Komorebi no Komichi
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Melodramatic
9 June 2016 | by pinkarraySee all my reviews

This film is a flashback of Hotaru as a child, growing up with a masked guy named Gin. There is a plot hole on Hotaru getting lost in a forest, as clichéd as it seems, it's not really her getting lost that really concerns me but the reason on how she got lost. I don't know if she ran away from her parents or what.

There is also lots of hitting a child which I do not approve on. They're kind of played for humor but 6-year-old children can be really sensitive about getting hurt so I don't see why they would whack a child on the head. A good spanking would be better. But like how much Gin hurts a child when she had no idea that her touching can cause him problems is just frustrating to me.

I didn't care for Hotaru, I thought she was a stupid little girl. I especially hated how she cried with her hands over her face for a long time at the age of 9-10 year old!


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