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Hotaru no Hikari Season 2 [ホタルノヒカリ]



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Title:Hotaru no Hikari Season 2
Glow of Fireflies
Season:Summer 2010

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TV Station:NTV

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Hotaru no Hikari


Soundtrack and Theme Songs (1)
1. Ikimono [gakari]

Actor/Actress Cast (16)
Ayase Haruka
Amemiya Hotaru
Fujiki Naohito
Takano Seiichi
Itaya Yuka
Yamada Sachiko
Yasuda Ken
Futatsugi Shouji
Mukai Osamu
Seno Kazuma
Usuda Asami
Sakuragi Mika
Kimura Tae
Asada Konatsu
Ishii Momoka
Asada Chinatsu
Takahashi Tsutomu
Isaki Hosaku
Nakabeppu Aoi
Sugishita Mana
Ichikawa Tomohiro
Matsushoji Goya
Kimisawa Yuki
Takebayashi Atsushi
Ide Takuya
Umeda Shota
Sato Chiaki
Tsubaki Haruno
Yanagisawa Takahiko
Mukunoki Shin
Mashita Rena
Shiina Ayumi

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Drama Reviews (4)
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1. Great Continuation [Rating: 8/10]
It was just as enjoyable as Season 1. I did kind of wish that Hotaru and Seiichi had gotten married half way through the show so that we could see some post-wedding situations.

Fujiki was his usual amazing self, and although I will always love Ayase, she was sometimes annoying and a little too over the top. I really enjoyed it when Itaya and Yasuda were on screen, especially together, and they quickly became my favourite couple in this series.

Great comedy and overall good show.
Reviewed by Wynter on 5 July 2012
2. ayase love [Rating: 10/10]
i love this kind of comedy.
i love hotaru and the her naiveness
i love her face
i love everything about her
she flawless
Reviewed by sudu on 6 July 2011
3. 1st season is better [Rating: 9/10]
overall the first season is better, in the last episode this second season make me boring but i think this is more funny..
Reviewed by ester_grace on 7 December 2010
4. 1st season is better [Rating: 9/10]
overall the first season is better, in the last episode this second season make me boring but i think this is more funny..
Reviewed by ester_grace on 7 December 2010

Comments From Users (39)
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1. Comments by occultangle [Rating: 7/10]
As much as I may have liked Hotaru No Hikari there was absolutely no reason for a sequel. I definitely wouldn't go so far as too say this sucks, but it's entirely unnecessary and unwanted.

Much of the cast is entirely new, not a bad idea, but they all are inferior to the older cast, and the returning members have all been dumbed down. In the first series I actually complained that the supporting cast didn't receive enough attention, but now I wish that they would be ignored. Worse yet the relationship between the stars has turned into something unbelievable and uninteresting. It was fun rooting for their undeveloped relationship previously, now I find myself with little interest in the little details of their marriage plans. The two sides of Hotaru's personality are now to stark to be believable, and it feels like two distinct characters, except that this show seems to have a hard time keeping them apart and randomly mixes them for whatever convenience they find needed. The humor is often times great, but it's much more spread out and then overdone when it's there, rather than the constant lighthearted silliness of the original. And in the earlier episodes they literally just recycle gags and lines from the original.

Again I didn't hate this in and of itself, but the inferior quality of this doesn't live up to the first series, and even worse damages my memory of a series that I once really liked.
2. Comments by daniela [Rating: 6/10]
just finished watching last episode. I watched it in japanese, though. So, I'm not sure if I got it all well but I'm quite disappointed. I thought that Hotaru would go to Taiwan with buchou but she decided to wait at home. Ahoka? Shinjinarenai! She seemed to did her best every time but according to me, she did her best only at work (only when she wasn't thinking about personal stuff).
She never did anything for buchou. I don't understand such relationships.
Second series was much worse than the first one. Hotaru didn't change at all. "Himono-onna" was funny at first but it gradually became very annoying.
I liked Seno, though. He was really honest and fair. It's a pity he never kissed her^_^
3. Comments by Oba-chan [Rating: 9/10]
Better from the first season. Maybe i should give his drama 9.5 point. Why i can't give this drama perfect point. This because Amemiya Hotaru change drastically after went back from Hong kong. She's becomes more stupid and retarded maybe..hahahaha, trust me, just see the first series, On that series Hotaru maybe a himono-onna, but not like this. On that series she tell us "It such a long time i didn't falling in love like this", but on this series, you could say she never fall in love until now. Oh god, that's just exaggerate. At least i laughed a lot when i saw Bucho and Ahotaru. They are very good at this kind of thing.
Theme Song: Ikimono gakari [Kimi ga iru]: 7
4. Comments by Susan [Rating: 8/10]
While I was a hug fan of the first series, something about the sequel left a bad taste in my mouth. Was it the repetitiveness? I don't fault the screenwriters for finding a formula that works and sticking to it, but at times the episodes felt forced. Hotaru's development, or lack thereof, was at times unreasonable. Did season 1 even happen? Though I liked the characters of the love rivals, they're presence was negligible. There was never any doubt in my mind that Hotaru and Buchou would end up together, and any romantic tension outside of that was obviously going to peter out by the end. this series was good, but not great, and not the masterpiece that was the original!
5. Comments by Patazilla [Rating: 7/10]
The second series is all about marriage. I found it rather a stretch on the first one and not really necessary; however, it's mainly cute fun and introduces lots of new characters. The plot didn't really interest me a lot and while the first few episodes were way too episodic for my taste, the latter ones were pretty pointless and repetitive. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed the chemistry between Amemiya and Buchou, especially in the adorably atmospheric veranda scenes.
6. Comments by Kirari Ililah [Rating: 9/10]
Mukai is so hot! Dokyun-ko, dokyun-ko, yan-yan!
It was still a great series for it being the second one. I couldn't think of another way to make a sequal without ruining the first one. Ayase does wonderful as always and has great chemistry with Fujiki. Though I am a Mukai fan, I still think his character was a great fit to this series. Of course, the story is not perfect with someone random moments, but it is still series I would watch over and over again.
7. Comments by donna8157 [Rating: 7/10]
The series was cute, but I don't think it was as great as the first season - few dramas ever are. Despite that, it was still fun to see the old cast and I liked the introduction of the new guy. It was a fun, but predictable complication to the main romance. If you liked the first series, then you'll still enjoy the second one. Ayase Haruka and Fujiki Naohito give great performances.
8. Comments by Jeanxi [Rating: 8/10]
Definitely not as good as the first season, though Buchou's competition is stronger this time! I think the drama was good around the middle of the season, but both the beginning and the end were rather weak. Pretty disappointed, but I guess I had high expectations ^^"'
9. Comments by tachan [Rating: 8/10]
Really good start, but began to slow down towards the end... I enjoyed the first season more. The first episodes were really hilarious with her trying to become a suitable bride, but I preferred the romance in the first season.
10. Comments by strawberryfzz [Rating: 6/10]
I loved the first episode so much...but nothing after that. Bucho became just as annoying as Makoto from the first season. Even Mukai Osamu's interesting character, Osamu couldn't save this. So disappointed.
11. Comments by Spider [Rating: 9/10]
Soild and very fun... just like Season 1! Watched with my wife who laughed out loud a number of times! Great fun and Ayase Haruka is super cute and pretty as always. She's a really talented actress!
12. Comments by ume [Rating: 6/10]
....Boring continuation of the first season.
Everything's been done and overdone. Nothing new here.
And I hate how they changed almost all the actors in there.
13. Comments by himono [Rating: 6/10]
well i think the first was much better. if the same jokes are repeated over and over, it'll become predictable and boring. at least there was senokun ^^
14. Comments by anon001 [Rating: 10/10]
the most fun, light hearted and entertaining drama i ever watched.
it s fun to watch ayase charm and adore her so much!
completely falling for her!
15. Comments by Ezalor [Rating: 7/10]
Solid Dorama, same setting of it's prequel, but not as good as it, as the funniest part was her introduction in hotaru no hikari 1.
16. Comments by jetlagged [Rating: 6/10]
finished watching this finally. it was really hard to watch and finish this season. this wasn't as good as the first season.
17. Comments by tartan [Rating: 8/10]
As the first season I liked this alot too, better than first season in my opinion. Ahomiya and Buchou are back!
18. Comments by Nanaki [Rating: 10/10]
Looooooved it!! <333 A great sequel and maybe even better than the first season ! :o
19. Comments by iluvasiandrama [Rating: 5/10]
It wasn't as good as Season 1. It was really light and I didn't care for it really.
20. Comments by sudu [Rating: 10/10]
i want more ahomiya!please filming hotaru pt3 or SP or movie or anything can do~
21. Comments by Wynter [Rating: 8/10]
A great continuation of the first series. Great comedy and great acting!
22. Comments by dreamer10231 [Rating: ?/10]
watching it...and i find it funnier than the first...thanks to fujiki...
23. Comments by miriya52 [Rating: 8/10]
such a cute drama. sometimes over the top, but still fun to watch!
24. Comments by katsup [Rating: 9/10]
on epi 6.

buchouuuu~~~. Though, i kinda love seno right now.
25. Comments by ct_subang [Rating: 8/10]
still a favorite!the addition of Mukai was awesome!
26. Comments by outlaws0025 [Rating: 8/10]
Good dorama, but not as good as the first season.
27. Comments by v1olet [Rating: 9/10]
Fun to watch. One of my favorite comedy dorama.
28. Comments by shinjitsu [Rating: 6/10]
First one was much better ...
29. Comments by irwinner [Rating: 7/10]
Not as good as the first.
30. Comments by Sun_Shang_Xiang [Rating: 7/10]
Season 1 was better

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Users who voted for this drama (6)
1. Nanaki
I loved the first season of Hotaru no Hikari and I loved this one at least as much as the first one!!<3 This drama has perhaps my favorite jdrama couple :3
2. anon001
i feel so happy after watching this drama.
i dunno y, but mostly is all about ahomiya itself!
3. Parishilton
nice funny
4. tagnickname55
5. xzen
6. raina