Ranked #5537

Narutaru: Mukuro Naru Hoshi Tama Taru Ko

Alternative Titles

English: Shadow Star Narutaru
Japanese: なるたる ~骸なる星・珠たる子~

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 2003 to Sep 29, 2003
Premiered: Summer 2003
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Kids Station, Planet
Licensors: Central Park Media
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: Drama, Seinen, Thriller
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 6.351 (scored by 5,401 users)
Ranked: #55372
Popularity: #2085
Members: 15,123
Favorites: 46
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Synopsis

During her summer holiday at her grandparents house Tamai Shiina, a young and cheerful schoolgirl, meets a strange looking creature. They befriend each other and Shiina names it "Hoshimaru: The Round Star." When Shiina returns home after the summer to go back to school, she starts meeting other kids that also have befriended a strange creature like Hoshimaru. But she soon finds out that not all these creatures and their masters are as friendly as Hoshimaru.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Tamai, Shiina
Tamai, Shiina
Main
Sanada, Asami
Japanese
Sanada, Asami
Hoshimaru
Hoshimaru
Main
 
Sakura, Akira
Sakura, Akira
Supporting
Noto, Mamiko
Japanese
Noto, Mamiko
Koga, Norio
Koga, Norio
Supporting
Akaishi, Kouki
Japanese
Akaishi, Kouki

Staff

Iino, Toshiaki
Iino, Toshiaki
Director
Nakagawa, Tatsuto
Nakagawa, Tatsuto
Sound Director
Konaka, Chiaki
Konaka, Chiaki
Script, Series Composition
Kitoh, Mohiro
Kitoh, Mohiro
Original Creator

More episodes Episodes(0/13)

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Opening Theme

"Nichiyoubi no Taiyou" by the-Neutral

Ending Theme

"Kairo" by biniou



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Prede
Dec 20, 2008
(this review may have some slight spoilers. I apologize)

Now here is an anime, that decieved the masses completely. The opening, and the entire first episode, leads one to believe this is a childish anime. It gives off a little "pokemon" or "hamataro" feel to it, and apears that there is little here that will apeal to older veiwers. BUT, this anime is nothing like that. It turns into the most distrubing, scary, dark, insane, and twisted anime series ever made! This anime should NEVER be watched by children, and only mature veiwers, ready for some freaky stuff should watch it. Don't look for a happy read more
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kajia
Nov 24, 2010
I can't figure "Narutaru" out - this is one strange, strange series. It succeeds to be both lighted hearted and dead creepy, and in fact, it succeeds in doing a lot of things that it's meant to do, including freaking me out, but it kind of fails as a whole because its many aspects doesn't quite come together.

"Narutaru" follows the adventure of a happy-go-lucky school girl Shiina as she meets and bonds with a rather dopey looking creature. You would think this would lead to something in a similar vein to Pokemon, but no, soon after the odd encounter in the beginning, "Narutaru" then read more
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Phill-z
Dec 4, 2007
Ah Narutaru. One of my first "killer loli" anime experiences...except it's not really killer loli...it just gives off that really creepy vibe. However it never really achieves the effect that it tries to create.

Story: Storyarcs. There are a couple of them, all of them about pain and suffering. The first one really doesn't count all too much, but the second is where they show what they want Narutaru to be. However it comes off as immature, they try to create a disturbing aura, an effect that Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni achieves perfectly, and it falls flat on it's face. read more
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RoarkTenjouin
Jun 2, 2015
In the early 2000s, there were 3 anime that came out that were extremely controversial. The first of these 3 is obviously Elfen Lied - which, similar to how Cowboy Bebop is the most popular (and has the most critical acclaim) of the 3 "Space Western" anime, is the most popular and highest rated of the 3. The second one is Gantz, and it's one that I wouldn't be surprised if you had or had not heard of it - it's the "middle of the road" title in terms of popularity and critical reception. So, what title is the Outlaw Star of read more
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