Hotarubi no Tomoru Koro ni
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Hotarubi no Tomoru Koro ni

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Synonyms: When the Firefly Light Burns
Japanese: 蛍火の灯る頃に


Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 22
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 25, 2015 to Feb 24, 2018
Genre: Horror Horror
Serialization: Monthly Action
Authors: Ryukishi07 (Story), Koike, Nokuto (Art)


Score: 6.561 (scored by 679679 users)
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Ranked: #127592
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Popularity: #7187
Members: 2,028
Favorites: 14

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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...

(Source: MU)


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Aug 30, 2021
Rahkshilord (All reviews)
Well, they can’t all be winners.

I’m a fan of Ryuukishi07 and his work, I’m not a diehard fan or a rabid defender, in fact I only got into his works last year when I read Umineko no Naku Koro Ni, the second game in the famous When They Cry series and less popular younger sibling of Higurashi.
I like Higurashi a lot, I love Umineko, and I’m pretty down with Ciconia no Naku Koro ni and Higanbana no Saku Yoru Ni as well… but this, this just doesn’t work on any level. Characters act weird, things just move suddenly with no pacing, it's a mess.

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May 18, 2018
Dreade (All reviews)
I'm quite surprised that with the popularity of the When They Cry franchise that Hotarubi has been quite overlooked to the level of it not even being reviewed on this site at all. As of the available chapters in English of Hotarubi no Tomoru koro ni it seems like you'll need to read or watch at least up to the Festival Accompanying Chapter of Higurashi no Naku koro ni and knowledge of Umineko no Naku koro ni isn't exactly required. Unlike its previous two entries Hotarubi strives to accomplish something just a bit different, yet something extremely familiar.

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