Hotarubi no Mori e (Review)

Genres: Drama, Romance, Shoujo, Supernatural


What is it about?

Intrigued by the tale of a mountain god, six-year-old Hotaru Takegawa loses her way in the ancient forest while visiting her uncle. Exhausted and desperate for help, Hotaru is thrilled to find a masked forest spirit named Gin. She learns the hard way that she should not touch the boy, or he would disappear. In spite of this, Gin leads Hotaru out of the forest and warns her never to return when she promises to come again with a gift.

Paying no heed to his cautionary words, and despite being separated by both distance and planes of existence, Hotaru and Gin become close friends as she visits him every summer. However, their relationship and resolve are put to the test, when romantic feelings conflict with the one and only rule.

What did I think?

I absolutely hated it. Never again. Why would you do this to people? Such a beautiful story, such a beautiful anime and such a beautiful ending. I couldn’t handle it. I cried so much.

Okay so obviously I didn’t hate it, I really truly loved it. I just had some problems handling the end. That really hits you right in the feels and I just didn’t see it coming. Don’t know why, but I kinda was expecting everything to turn out alright. But since it is an anime, I should have known better.

So I could explain why this anime is so amazing, but honestly everyone who has seen it knows why it is amazing. Everyone who hasn’t seen it, just watch because you really are missing out. Just be warned: tissues will be necessary.

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