Hotaru Ichijō
一条 蛍
Ichijō Hotaru
Age 10-11
Birthday May 28
Sign Gemini
Blood Type O
Relations Mr. Ichijō (Father)
Mrs. Ichijō (Mother)
Friends Komari Koshigaya

Natsumi Koshigaya

Renge Miyauchi

Kazuho Miyauchi (sensei)

Konomi Fujimiya

Suguru Koshigaya (possibly)

Rie Murakawa
Manga Chapter 1
Anime Non Non Biyori Episode 1

Hotaru Ichijō (一条 蛍 Ichijō Hotaru?) is one of the main characters of Non Non Biyori series. She is a fifth grade student who transfers into Asahigaoka Branch School from Tokyo due to her father's work transfer.


For the villagers in Asahigaoka, Hotaru is a bit taller because of her Tokyo origin (161 cm). She has neat collarbone-length black hair that has bangs hanging above her forehead and swept to the right, brown tsurime eyes and it is easy to tell that she appears to look older and more mature for her age.


Hotaru is full of curiosity and interested in the village's life. She also has a crush/obsession on Komari Koshigaya due to Komari's petite appearance. Hotaru has a mature and "older sister" type of personality who is quite responsible and many of the characters often count on her, though she freaks out easily. However, when at home, she becomes really childish, especially around her mother, as shown in Episode 11, but people think she's just being modest when she says that.  


Hotaru lived in Tokyo before moving to the countryside due to Mr. Ichijō's work transfer that she had come to Asahigaoka several times previously when she was younger because her relatives live nearby.



  • The name Hotaru means "firefly" (蛍).
  • Hotaru's surname Ichijō means "one" (一) (ichi) and "article" (条) ().


  • In Non Non Biyori Repeat, Hotaru has a dog named Pechi.
  • Hotaru has slowly matured as the series progressed.
  • Hotaru is 161 cm tall.
  • Hotaru has a whole room full of Komari plushies.
  • Hotaru's family got to the country side by an airplane.
  • Renge Miyauchi's nickname for Hotaru is "Hotarun".
  • Hotaru refers to Komari as "Senpai" and sometimes Koma-chan Senpai or just Komari-Senpai.


  • "W-Well that's not j-just a mess... T-There might be land mines...!" (Episode 6)
  • "I just want to pet that little head..." - Hotaru to Komari Koshigaya (Episode 8)


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