Hidamari no Ki (陽だまりの樹?) is a Japanese manga series written an illustrated by Osamu Tezuka about a friendship between a samurai and a doctor in the final days of the Tokugawa Shogunate. Hidamari no Ki received the Shogakukan Manga Award in 1984 for general manga.

It has been adapted into an anime series, by Madhouse Studios and premiered in Japan on NTV on April 4, 2000.[1][2]



The manga was released by Shogakukan in seven bound volumes released between July 1, 1988 and January 1, 1989.[3][4] The manga was re-released as eight tankōbon, the first five on March 17, 1995[5] and the final three on July 17, 1995.[6] The series was re-released in 6 kanzenbans between September 7, 1999 and January 27, 2000.[7][8] The series was released in 6 widebans, the first on August 29, 2008[9], the second and third on September 30, 2008[10] and the final three on October 30, 2008.[11]

Volume listing

<tr style="border-bottom: 3px solid #CCF"><th style="width: 4%;">No.</th><th style="width: 48%;">Release date</th><th style="width: 48%;"> ISBN</th></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol1">1</td></td><td> July 1, 1988[3]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-197021-4</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol2">2</td></td><td> August 10, 1988[12]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-197022-2</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol3">3</td></td><td> September 10, 1988[13]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-197023-0</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol4">4</td></td><td> October 10, 1988[14]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-197024-9</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol5">5</td></td><td> October 10, 1988[15]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-197025-7</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol6">6</td></td><td> November 10, 1988[16]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-197026-5</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol7">7</td></td><td> January 1, 1989[4]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-197027-3</td></tr> </table>


The series was adapted into a 25-episode anime television series directed by Gisaburô Sugii. It was broadcast on NTV between April 4 and September 19, 2000.[2] VAP released a series of 9 DVDs, each containing 2 or 3 episodes of the anime. They were released between June 21, 2000 and February 21, 2001.[17][18]

Episode list

# Title Original air date
01 Three Hundred Slopes
"Sanbyaku Saka" (三百坂)
April 4, 2000 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
02 Ryoan Sets Sail
"Ryuan Shupan" (良庵出帆)
April 11, 2000 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
"Sonezaki Shinchi" (曾根崎新地)
April 18, 2000 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
04 Before the Storm
"Arashi no Mae" (嵐の前)
April 25, 2000 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
05 The Great Earthquake of the Ansei Era
"Ansei no Ojishin" (安政の大地震)
March 2, 2000 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
06 Vaccination Clinic
"Jotokan" (除痘館)
March 9, 2000 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
07 Harris Arrives
"Harisu Raikou" (ハリス来航)
March 16, 2000 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
08 Sad News and Expulsion
"Hihou to Hamon" (悲報と破門)
March 23, 2000 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
09 Shindakawa's Duel
"Kanda Gawa no Taiketsu" (神田川の対決)
March 30, 2000 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
10 The Petition
"Seigan Sho" (請願書)
June 6, 2000 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
11 Meeting with the General
"Shougun Ekken" (将軍謁見)
June 13, 2000 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
12 Doctor Oku
"Oku Ishi" (奥医師)
June 20, 2000 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
13 Establishment of the Vaccination Clinic
"Shutou Sho Setsuritsu" (種痘所設立)
June 27, 2000 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
14 Korori's Visit
"Korori Sanjou" (コロリ参上)
July 4, 2000 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
15 Imprisonment
"Tougoku" (投獄)
July 11, 2000 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
16 Storm of the Spring
"Haru no Arashi" (春の嵐)
July 18, 2000 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
17 Return
"Kikan" (帰還)
July 25, 2000 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
18 Parting
"Sekibetsu" (惜別)
August 1, 2000 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
19 Visitor
"Raihou Sha" (来訪者)
August 8, 2000 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
20 Military Station Doctor
"Tonsho Duke Ishi" (屯所付医師)
August 15, 2000 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
21 The Infantrymen Take the Field
"Hohei Gumi Shutsujin" (歩兵組出陣)
August 22, 2000 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
22 Morning Assult
"Akatsuki no Kyoushuu" (暁の強襲)
August 29, 2000 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
23 Dispatch of Troops to Choshu
"Choushuu Shuppei" (長州出兵)
September 5, 2000 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
24 The Direct Petition
"Jikiso" (直訴)
September 12, 2000 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
25 Dawn
"Yoake" (夜明け)
September 19, 2000 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}

Soundtrack CD

On June 21, 2000, Vap released a soundtrack CD for the Hidamari no Ki anime. The songs are sung by Keiko Matsui and are composed by Kazu Matsui.[19]


The Hidamari no Ki manga received the Shogakukan Manga Award in 1984 for general manga.[20]

The Hidamari no Ki anime received a runner-up Excellence Prize in the animation category at the 2000 Japan Media Arts Festival.[21]


  1. "Madhouse studio". Retrieved 2009-03-21. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Animation" (PDF). Nippon Television. Retrieved 2009-03-21. 
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  17. "Hidamari no Ki Vol.1". Retrieved 2009-03-21. 
  18. "Hidamari no Ki Vol.9". Retrieved 2009-03-21. 
  19. "Hidamari no Ki Original Soundtrack". Retrieved 2009-03-21. 
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  21. "Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs announces Award Winning Media Works". Anime News Network. 2000-12-23. Retrieved 2009-01-26. 

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