Hotaru the Movie: It’s Only a Little Light in My Life (2012)

Hotaru the Movie: It’s Only a Little Light in My Life is a Japanese movie directed by Hiroshi Yoshino and based on a manga by Satoru Hiura which was adapted to a TV drama in 2007.

In the drama, Haruka Ayase played a quirky interior design company employee named Hotaru Amemiya who had no interest in relationships. She instead spent most of her free time laying around her messy rented house, earning herself the title “himono-onna” (dried-up woman). During the course of the series, she falls in love with her boss, Seiichi Takano (Naohito Fujiki) and by the end of the second season in 2010, they were finally preparing to get married.

Movie info

Original title
ホタルノヒカリ
Transliterated title
Hotaru no Hikari
Release date
June 9, 2012
Distributed by
Toho
  • Hotaru the Movie: It’s Only a Little Light in My Life - HK DVD

    Region 3 NTSC DVD (English subtitles)

    Label: Vicol Entertainment (Hong Kong)
    Out: Dec 20, 2012
    Buy: YesAsia US, YesAsia Global
  • Hotaru the Movie: It’s Only a Little Light in My Life - HK Blu-ray

    Region A Blu-ray (English subtitles)

    Label: Vicol Entertainment (Hong Kong)
    Out: Dec 20, 2012
    Buy: YesAsia US, YesAsia Global
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Plot

Two years after the Hotaru and Takano-bucho originally decided to get married, they take their first overseas trip together on their honeymoon in Italy. Hotaru meets another “himono-onna” named Rio Saeki by chance in Rome and gets caught up in a situation Rio’s younger brother Yu has stirred up. Later, she gets cut off from Bucho and runs frantically through the streets of Rome to find him.

Featured Cast

Haruka Ayase Haruka Ayase
naohito-fujiki Naohito Fujiki Seiichi Takano
Yasuko Matsuyuki Yasuko Matsuyuki
yuya-tegoshi Yuya Tegoshi
Yuka Itaya Yuka Itaya
Ken Yasuda Ken Yasuda

Videos

  • Trailer (Japanese)

    Added 2 years ago

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Last Updated Aug 30, 2014 at 18:58:15 EDT