Aoharu × Machinegun (Japanese: 青春×機関銃, Hepburn: Aoharu × Kikanjū, literally Youth × machine gun) is a Japanese manga series by NAOE, serialized in Gangan Comics' shōnen manga magazine Monthly GFantasy since January 2013 and collected in sixteen tankōbon volumes. An anime television series adaptation was announced and aired from July 3 to September 18, 2015. Hotaru is the Student Council President of her highschool and is known for her brute strength, good reflexes, and a strong sense of justice. She claims to not let "evil doers" get away with their evil deeds, and is often noted to enjoy picking fights for the sake of what's right. Early examples include her beating up a student who was extorting money from a helpless classmate, and desiring revenge after learning that her best friend, Kanae, was conned by a Host (later going after said host on her quest for justice). She is often mistaken as male due to her appearance. She is next door neighbors with Masamune. Hotaru uses illeism, referring to herself as "Tachibana".