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Yuki Midorikawa's Hotarubi no Mori e Manga Gets Anime Film

posted on by Egan Loo
Natsume's Book of Friends staff produces 2011 supernatural romance

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.

[Via Manganews, 2channel]

Update: More background information and Manganews credit added.

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