Coleman Hotaru (コールマン 蛍) is a 16-year-old muggle-born student at Mahoutokoro.
Hotaru was born in Tōkyō to two American expats, Emmaline Coleman (née Adair) and Frederick Coleman. She's an only child, but her parents were both at work so much that she didn't really enjoy the solo attention that's associated with being an only child.
When she was in yōchien, there were a few times when her teacher told her parents about strange things that happened around Hotaru. Like when Hotaru was 4, her classmate who she was fighting with got burned, and he said that it was Hotaru who burned him. But there were no matches or lighters, and the boy had a second degree burn that needed immediate attention, and so his accusation was soon forgotten.
As Hotaru got older, the strange incidents didn't go away. They were never really brought to the attention of adults, but her classmates certainty noticed. They weren't outright cruel, but they quietly and mildly shunned her, keeping her at arm's length.
Hotaru's hair is brown and somewhat wavy. It's not super long, but it's long enough, and cut with bangs. She likes cute clothes and has an unashamed fondness for the color pink. When given the choice, she'll chose not to wear Western clothes. Her eyes already make her look different enough — she tries to look more Japanese whenever she can.
Her name, Hotaru, is Japanese ("firefly") and it's written with the kanji 蛍. Her surname, Coleman, is an English name, and since it's a foreign name it's written with katakana, コールマン.
She likes anime as much as the next girl, but she isn't obsessed with it.
She speaks fluent English since that's what her family speaks at home, but she's not so good at writing and reading in English.
Although she can't really read English, she enjoys auditory English media, like watching telly shows online, music, and sometimes even audio books.