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Hotarubi no Mori e – Review

Apparently the creators of animes believe everyone would automatically assume it’s winter as long as there are no cicadas seen on screen… Seriously, why have it to be always the cicadas?! I guess it’s the same with spring and Sakuras, these season-stereotypes are really used far too often.

Hotarubi no Mori e Review – Accidents Can Happen

I wouldn’t wanna call it a Natsume-spinoff but everyone who likes Natsume probably should watch this little movie. It’s only 45 minutes long and I would rather call it longer-than-average OVA than a full-blown movie. It definitely has the feel of a short-story instead of a big story with an epic message. Hotarubi is a rather quiet slice-of-life-movie with a romantic plot. And yeah, it’s good, really good.

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Hotarubi no Mori e Trailer

So I just stumbled upon this…a movie called Hotarubi no Mori e by Brains Base (the production company for Natsume), doesn’t this trailer remind you of Natsume?

Well, this is brought to you by the creator and production company of Natsume Yuujinchou so it is only a given that this will be similar in the look and feel (at least judging from the trailer).

“The story of Hotarubi no Mori e centers around Hotaru, a little girl who gets lost in an enchanted forest where apparitions reside. A young boy, Gin, appears before Hotaru, but she cannot touch him for fear of making him disappear. ” – Anidb

This movie will be out in Japan on the 17th of September for those who are curious. =)

I can’t wait to see this movie. The music is by Makoto Yoshimori who did the music for Natsume Yuujinchou.

-ra out!

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