The official website for Hiroshi Yoshino’s “Hotaru no Hikari” film, Hotaru the Movie: It’s Only a Little Light in My Life, has been updated with a new full trailer.
“Hotaru no Hikari” was originally a manga by Satoru Hiura which was adapted to a TV drama in 2007. 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.
The film is set two years after the second season. Hotaru and Takano-bucho are taking their first overseas trip together on their honeymoon in Italy. Hotaru meets another “himono-onna” named Rio Saeki (Yasuko Matsuyuki) by chance in Rome and gets caught up in a situation Rio’s younger brother Yu (Yuya Tegoshi) has stirred up. Later, she gets cut off from Bucho and runs frantically through the streets of Rome to find him.
“Hotaru the Movie” will be released by Toho in Japan on June 9, 2012.