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Hotarubi no Mori e Slated to Open on September 17

posted on 2011-06-14 21:36 EDT

The official website for the anime film adaptation of Yuki Midorikawa's (Natsume Yūjin-Chō) Hotarubi no Mori e supernatural romance manga announced on June 4 that the film will open in Japan on September 17 in two theaters: Theater Umeda in Osaka and Ikebukuro's Cine Libre in Tokyo.

Special pre-order tickets will go on sale at the theaters starting June 18. Fans who buy these tickets will get a free poster.

The website also announced that Sizzle Ohtaka will sing the theme song for the film, titled "Natsu o Miteita" (Was Watching Summer). The film's soundtrack will be released on August 24.

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. Anime studio Brains Base are animating the film, with director Takahiro Omori and music by Makoto Yoshimori. The film stars Ayane Sakura (Dream Eater Merry) as Hotaru and Kouki Uchiyama (Infinite Stratos, C, Soul Eater) as Gin.

[Via Yuujinchou Community]


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