One-Shot for the Weekend – Hotarubi no Mori E

Title: Hotarubi no Mori E/Into the Forest of Fireflies’ Light

Author:  Midorikawa Yuki

Artist: Midorikawa Yuki

Genres: Drama, Romance, Shoujo, Supernatural, Tragedy

Summary: A forest, home to spirits and monsters. A lost child, a fated encounter. A fragile bond, an everlasting relationship.

Collected in a tankōbon of one-shots by Midorikawa Yuki


Fleeting and bittersweet; this one-shot focuses on the development of the relationship between a human and a non-human. What I found made it so special wasn’t just the fragility of their bond but the mellow, sombre way it was presented in. Hotarubi no Mori E isn’t much of a cute, passionate, heart-racing high-school romance; it gives a more toned down atmosphere. I like that it looks at the little things that made the relationship so special – a common feature in Midorikawa-sensei’s works.

If you want the sort of manga that makes you feel warm all over (like when you drink a nice, hot cuppa tea when it’s subzero outside and the expensive student residence you paid for switches off central heating at 11 PM so you’re freezing all the way until 6 AM because you didn’t finish your coursework) then this might just hit the spot.

Overall Rating: 4.5/5

– arawr >=3



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One response to “One-Shot for the Weekend – Hotarubi no Mori E

  1. Pingback: Mangaka of the Month – Midorikawa Yuki | manga weekend

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