Hotaru Mizushina (水科蛍 Mizushina Hotaru) is one of the main characters of the series. She is Yuma Okazaki’s childhood/best friend. Hotaru leads a romantic relationship with Fujiwara. She is a student in the second year of high school, living next door to Yuma.
Hotaru is a highschool girl with purple hair and purple-yellowish eyes. Yuma mentions that Hotaru has big breasts despite having a small body.
Hotaru has a secretive and non-revealing nature. Her motives are seemingly constantly changing and end up being unpredictable. At first impression, she could be described as a tease, always cheering on the romance between her friends. She seems generally extroverted, although she considers herself to have no own friends beside Yuma. When she was younger, she had a tendency to be the victim of bullying, due to being quietly and weak - which still occasionally occurs to be the case through her high school time, although the motives of her fellow students for it have migrated to jealous remarks.
There are dark sides to Hotaru that she keeps hidden from the outside world; She is emotionally manipulative, tricking Yuma into erotic actions with her under the guise of practice between female friends, trying to make her confused about her feelings towards her best friend in order to wake up possible romantic feelings. Hotaru wants to feel needed and does not shy away from mind games in order to have Yuma chase her. Afraid of her own feelings for her only friend, she participated in a series of dating random boys from her school, hoping it would inspire jealousy from Yuma's side, while holding no personal attachment to these men. This eventually led to an agreement with her current boyfriend, Fujiawara, who dislikes the idea of romance but likes to have sex, making it the ideal relationship for Hotaru to cope with her primarily unrequited feelings. In order to keep this settlement up, she even endures domestic, physical violence and forced sexual interactions from Fujiwara, always excusing his wicked actions and not minding his side affairs with other women. Hotaru has no issues with physical contact, being able to have meaningless erotic interactions with others and showing off her body to elder men for her part-time job. She is dominant and intrusive during contact with Yuma, whereas her contact with men is submissive and apathetic.
- Like Fujiwara, Hotaru is considered the most beautiful girl at her high school.
- She likes to tease Yuma and she is aware of her actions.
- Hotaru does not know if she really has feelings for Yuma. She sometimes shows certain expressions when she is with her. But, it is not clear whether she has romantic feelings for Yuma.
- "Do you really want me to kiss you?" - To Yuma (Source Unknown)