A must watch: Hotarubi no Mori e
Just finished watching a really good animated film! It’s Hotarubi no Mori e (story from the same mangaka of Natsume Yuujinchou). So a lot of similarities in character design. It’s really just a short film like 40mins or so. But it really packed a good story in it and is definitely a lot better than any of the animes i’ve been watching for this season.
It’s a sweet story about a girl (Hotaru) who meets a youkai (Gin) and soon falls in love with him over the years. But Gin is forbidden from touching humans due to a curse and the story is generally based on that premise. It’s fun watching their interactions, and seeing the various youkai in the story (much like how the Natsume Yuujinchou world is). There’s also a number of tear-jerking moments too. </3 ;___; This basically sums up how I felt towards the end:
sato: are you cold? are you cold, taneshima? did the cold make you shrink? good. now you’re warm.