蛍火の杜 (Hotarubi no Mori e) (Blu-ray release 2012-2-22) is an anime adaptation of a manga short story.  In this story a 6-year old girl got lost in the forest, then met a human-looking spirit, who must not be touched by human otherwise he will vanish from this world.  Many years later their friendship grew into a romance.  Their love story is tender, simple and beautiful.  The animation is great.  No wonder many people love it.  Although I understand the ending is inevitable from the story, I do not prefer it.

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