Hotarubi no Tomoru Koro ni (蛍火の灯る頃に When the Fireflies Glow) is a manga written by Ryukishi07 and illustrated by Nokuto Koike. It was serialized in Gekkan Action from March 25, 2016 to February 24, 2018 and was later collected into four volumes.

A prologue story named The First and the Last Gift, which features characters from Umineko no Naku Koro ni, was included in the book Umineko no Naku Koro ni: The First and the Last Gift published on December 18, 2015. Notably, this title was called the "latest work in the '~Koro ni' series", its logo is in the same format as those of the main titles in the When They Cry franchise, and the dusk jacket of the second volume features Bernkastel. On this basis, this wiki considers this title as a spin-off of the Umineko series.

Plot Summary

Main article: Hotarubi no Tomoru Koro ni/Plot Summary

Chapter 0 of the manga was published on the December 25, 2015 issue of Gekkan Action; while it wasn't included in the book volumes, it is available for free on the official site.

Volume List

Vol. Cover Release Date Chapters
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September 12, 2016
  1. Coming Back Home
  2. Frog
  3. Assault
  4. Curtain Rising
  5. Takano
Hotarubi vol 2.jpg
March 11, 2017
  1. Hell
  2. Fissure
  3. Apparition
  4. Reunion
  5. Discovery
Hotarubi vol 3.jpg
September 12, 2017
  1. Journal
  2. Transformation
  3. Hell's Guard
  4. Night Feast
  5. Refuge
Hotarubi vol 4.jpg
April 12, 2018
  1. Yohei
  2. Decision
  3. Fireflies
  4. Ascent
  5. Escape
  6. Future

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