I saw myself. Hotaru being 6, me being an adult. Hotaru being adventurous, me being curious. But to not be able to touch the person you care for is a different kind of loneliness.
Hotarubi no Mori e was written by Yuki Midorikawa. It is a story of friendship and agreement between two individuals who shouldn’t have met, as their lives hopelessly twist.
One would think it is a love story as it is, of course, but there’s more to it that inspires you to move forward despite the fact that you could not do something you’ve always wanted to do for the other person. I wept while watching this. I hated how attached one could be with people only to lose them at the end. Though it may not seem tragic, my heart still aches as they run into each other’s arms and part in an instant. The best thing would be the mask left for her to remember their friendship.
P.S. I think I want a mask! bahahahaha!