Hotarubi no Tomoru Koro ni

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Hotarubi no Tomoru Koro ni
Written By Ryukishi07
Illustrated By Nokuto Koike
Published By Futabasha
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Gekkan Action
Original run March 25, 2016 - February 24, 2018
Volumes 4

Hotarubi no Tomoru Koro ni (蛍火の灯る頃に Hotaru no Tomoru Koro ni?, lit. When the Firefly Lights Burn) is an horror manga series written by Ryukishi07 and illustrated by Nokute Koike. The story follows the Tadamura family as the family meets in the remote village of Hirasaka. The story is preceded by a short prologue entitled The First and the Last Gift.


It's July 2016, and the Tadamura family gathers in the Hirasaka village for the funeral of the grandmother and head of the family: the young man Yukito, his step-sister Yue, his father Masashi, his uncles Nobuteru and Tsunemasa, and his cousins Terumi and Teruya, all come to pay their last respects.

But on that evening, Yue witnesses an incomprehensible scene: the grandmother's dead body starts to move and disappears into the night! The morning after, the family wakes up in a strange world, seemingly cut off from reality, where two suns shine...[1]