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Rainbow Fireflies (movie)

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Alternative title:
Niji-Iro Hotaru (Japanese)
Niji-Iro Hotaru ~Eien no Natsu Yasumi~ (Japanese)
Rainbow-Colored Fireflies: The Eternal Summer Vacation
虹色ほたる~永遠の夏休み~ (Japanese)
Themes: time travel
Plot Summary: On a blazing hot day, a young boy named Yuta is visiting the Hotarugaoka Dam, place where his father passed away, when he encounters a strange old man. Yuta helps the old man by giving him something to drink. Later that day the mysterious old man repays his kindness by saving the boy and taking him to the past, one month before the area is unnocuppied for the construction of the dam. Unaware of why he is there, Yuta meets Saeko, a girl who loves fireflies.
User Ratings: 35 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Excellent: 5 votes (sub:5)
 Very good: 8 votes (sub:5, raw:1, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Good: 8 votes (sub:7, ?:1)
 Decent: 8 votes (sub:7, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
 So-so: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Not really good: -
 Weak: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 50 users, rank: #6464 (of 9522)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.314 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.545, rank: #2524 (of 9641)
Weighted mean: 7.334 (Good+), rank: #2233 (of 9641) (seen all: 7.33)
Bayesian estimate: 7.374 (Good+), rank: #1809 (of 7315)
Vintage: 2012-05-19
Premiere date:
2012-05-19 (Japan)
2013-04-12 (Italy, Future Film Festival)
Opening Theme:
"Ai to Tooi Hi no Mirai e." by Yumi Matsutoya
Insert song:
"Mizu no Kage" (水の影) by Mia Inoue
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Kōnosuke Uda
Screenplay: Kei Kunii
Original creator: Masayuki Kawaguchi
Character Design: Hisashi Mori
Art Director: Seiki Tamura
Animation Director: Hisashi Mori
Director of Photography: Masao Onuki

Assistant Production Manager: Yoshinori Omachi
Background Art:
Ayami Hidaka (Anime Workshop Basara)
Hitoshi Nagasaki (Anime Workshop Basara)
Color Coordination: Tsutomu Tsukada
Color design: Seiki Tamura
Editing Assistant: Kiminori Yoshida
Finish Check: Tsutomu Tsukada
Insert Song Arrangement: Masataka Matsutouya
Insert Song Composition: Yumi Matsutoya
Insert Song Lyrics: Yumi Matsutoya
Insert Song Performance: Mia Inoue
Music Performance:
Aiko Hosokawa (Viola)
Amiko Watabe (Viola)
Ayano Kasahara (Cello)
Hideyo Takakuwa (Flute)
Hitoshi Konno (Violin)
Jun Saitō (Bass)
Kioko Miki (Violin)
Motoko Fujiie (Violin)
Nagisa Kiriyama (Violin)
Otohiko Fujita (Horn)
Takayuki Oshikane (Violin)
Tomoko Shimaoka (Viola)
Tomoyuki Asakawa (Harp)
Planning: Atsutoshi Umezawa
Production Advancement: Yūki Sugitani
Production manager: Munehisa Higuchi
Recording: Chikako Abe
Recording Assistant: Yuki Sawamura
Screen Design: Takaaki Yamashita
Sound Effects: Shizuo Kurahashi (Sound Box)
Sound Effects Assistant: Sawako Nishi (Sound Box)
Special Effects:
Nao Ota
Nobuhiro Shimokawa
Theme Song Arrangement: Masataka Matsutouya
Theme Song Composition: Yumi Matsutoya
Theme Song Lyrics: Yumi Matsutoya
Theme Song Performance: Yumi Matsutoya
Akashi Takei as Yūta
Ayumi Kimura as Saeko

Chikao Ohtsuka as Blue Tengu
Osamu Shinden as Kenzo
Tarō Ishida as Old Man Hotaru

Akemi Okamura as Yūta's Mother
Haruhi Terada as Setsuko's Mother
Ikuko Tani as Grandmother
Kazunari Tanaka as Setsuko's Father
Kazuya Nakai as Kenzo (Adult)
Kenyuu Horiuchi as Yūta's Father
Mamiko Noto as Saeko (Adult)
Masahiko Tanaka as Saeko's Father
Ryōko Ono as Newscaster
Satoshi Taki as Yoshizawa's Father
Shuhei Hara as Tatsusaburo
Takahiro Sakurai as Yūta (Adult)
Tomoko Hiratsuji as Bus Announcer
Youhei Oobayashi as Father
Yuki Yagi as Yoshizawa-san
Yuma Okura as Saeko's Brother
Yūtarō Honjō as Shintaro
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Toei Animation
Distributor: Toei Company, Ltd.
Film Recording: ARRI
Music Recording Studio: Bunkamura Studio
Photography: Tripod
Production: Toei Animation
Soundtrack Assistance: EMI Music Japan
Theme Song Assistance: EMI Music Japan

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