Hotaru no Hikari
Hotaru's Way
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Hotaru no Hikari

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Synonyms: Light of the Firefly
Japanese: ホタルノヒカリ
English: Hotaru's Way
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 15
Chapters: 90
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 10, 2004 to Aug 10, 2009
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Romance Romance
Demographic: Josei Josei
Serialization: Kiss
Authors: Hiura, Satoru (Story & Art)


Score: 7.291 (scored by 10031,003 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #44212
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3631
Members: 4,604
Favorites: 26

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Hotaru's Way
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27-year-old Hotaru would rather sleep at home than seek romance, but due to unforeseen circumstances, suddenly she's living with her boss, Takano. What's more is that she now has a budding relationship with Makoto, who's younger than she is. Like a dried fish thrown back into the ocean, can she learn to swim again and rediscover the ways of romance?


Hotaru no Hikari was adapted into a live-action TV drama by NTV which aired in 2007 and 2010.

The series has been published digitally in English as Hotaru's Way by Kodansha Comics USA since July 18, 2017.

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Oct 9, 2013
i first got interested to read this manga after hearing about the concept. 'himono-onna' or 'dried up women' is someone who has lost touch with her femininity. hotaru is a 27 year old office lady, is one of them. all she like to do is drink beer and relax on her house porch. in come two men in her life to change that. the handsome and young teshima mokoto is the office favorite and the one hotaru falls for, and her classy boss takano seichii, who due to circumstances ends up living with her. the story is about how hotaru rediscovers the world of love ...

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Poll: Hotaru no Hikari Chapter 57 Discussion
Stark700 - Feb 19, 2016
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Oct 6, 2014 11:42 AM
watching the drama
KhaliaRose - Mar 24, 2011
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Oct 5, 2014 10:36 PM
is the manga ending as unsatisfying as the drama ending?
laketica - Oct 26, 2011
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