Hotaru Shiraishi
Hotaru Shiraishi
Character information
Full name
Name in Japanese 白石 蛍
Romaji translation Shiraishi Hotaru
Gender Female
Age 11
Hair color Black
Eye color Brown
Occupation(s) Elementary School student
Family Mother
Hotaru Shiraishi (白石 蛍 Shiraishi Hotaru) is little girl, who got in car accident while searching for her cat Lulu. When she was in coma after the accident, she in form of soul out of her body kept looking for her cat, without realizing it. During this she met Mizuki Mochizuki as soul too.

Biography Edit

Hotaru is daughter of single working mother, who is an eccentric store owner. Hotaru's father died. Her mother usually very busy, so they don't see each other as often, and she often alone at home. Her mother wears traditional clothes, makeup and looks very beautiful.

Hotaru got in the car accident before new school year in the fifth grade and spent three weeks in hospital. She was looking for her cat Lulu ― longhaired siamese with blue eyes, who was Hotaru's best friend since Hotaru was born, but once just went out and never came back.

Doctor Sugisaki, who took care of Hotaru in the hospital, has a son of the same age as Hotaru ― Tetsu Sugisaki, who goes to the same school as she. Hotaru's mom and her mom's assistant teased Hotaru about "to grab him before it's too late" when she was going back from hospital. He becomes her classmate in the new study year and sits next to her. But at the beginning Hotaru actually likes Tetsu's friend ― Masaki Miura.

Hotaru's best friend is Sae Kayama.

Physical appearance Edit

Hotaru is cute and tiny, smallest girl in her grade. She still has bandage on leg after the accident.

Personality and traits Edit

She usually so quiet that when she does something strange everybody notices it.

Hotaru is kind, gentle, caring and courageous person.

Hotaru takes piano lessons and really likes music. She finds her practice music boring and prefer MTV.

Relationships Edit

At the beginning of the story she likes Masaki Miura, but as she gets to know both Masaki and Tetsu better, she finds Tetsu more attractive.

Behind the scenes Edit

Hotaru is protagonist of the story.

Tomoka Kurokawa plays this character in the film. She is much older in the film than in the manga.

Her appearance and personality (in manga) resembles a bit Mai Tsuzuki, character from another Ai Yazawa's manga.

On her first day in fifth grade, she wears strawberry pin and her hair looks just like wig that Mikako Kouda wears in 30th chapter of Gokinjo Monogatari.

Appearances Edit

Kagen no Tsuki

  • Act 2 (First appearance)
  • till the end

Kagen no Tsuki (film)