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Natsume's Midorikawa Draws New Hotarubi no Mori e Story

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
12-page manga published 12 days before anime movie's premiere

Natsume Yūjin-Chō (Natsume's Book of Friends) manga creator Yuki Midorikawa drew a new Hotarubi no Mori e manga story for the keepsake edition of the manga that Hakusensha published on Monday. This new 12-page manga story is available before the anime film adaptation of Hotarubi no Mori e opens in select Japanese theaters on September 17. The original Hotarubi no Mori e manga launched in Japan in 2002.

Hotarubi no Mori e tells the story of love between a young girl and a ghost boy after they meet in a forest. Hotaru cannot touch Gin because the contact could make him disappear forever.

Other one-shot works by Midorikawa released in recent years include Taion no Kakera (2003) and Hoshi mo Mienai (2005), and both are in the new edition of Hotarubi no Mori e.

Source: Comic Natalie

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