News Yuki Midorikawa's Hotarubi no Mori e Manga Gets Anime Film
posted on 2011-02-21 05:03 EST by Egan Loo
The April issue of Hakusensha's LaLa magazine is announcing on Thursday that an anime film based on Yuki Midorikawa's Hotarubi no Mori e supernatural romance manga has been green-lit for this year. Director Takahiro Ōmori and the anime studio Brains Base are working on this project; they have also been working on another anime adaptation of a Midorikawa manga, Natsume Yūjin-Chō (Natsume's Book of Friends).
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.
Both anime versions of Hotarubi no Mori e and Natsume Yūjin-Chō will be on display at the Anime Contents Expo next month in Chiba, Japan.
Update: More background information and Manganews credit added.
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