Ranked #5373

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~


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 2003 to Sep 29, 2003
Premiered: Summer 2003
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Genres: Drama, Seinen, Thriller
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 6.361 (scored by 5,259 users)
Ranked: #53732
Popularity: #2035
Members: 14,528
Favorites: 47
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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
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Sanada, Asami
Sanada, Asami
Sakura, Akira
Sakura, Akira
Noto, Mamiko
Noto, Mamiko
Koga, Norio
Koga, Norio
Akaishi, Kouki
Akaishi, Kouki


Iino, Toshiaki
Iino, Toshiaki
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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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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Sep 22, 2015
first review so uh enjoy

Definitely one of my favourite anime.
Narutaru starts like a common children-anime (*cough* the opening is like THE troll par excellence *cough*) but at the lastest after the second episode you'll notice that it is definitely not for children. (*possible spoiler* especially the last few episodes are disturbing af *possible spoiler*)
The special thing about Narutaru is the "unbeautiful" atmosphere, it's like everytime when the anime mediates a positive feeling it gets changed to pure despair and whatnot after a certain time. Basically every good feeling gets completely destroyed while watching this.
The characters are personated as terrible, stupid and insane read more
I found this review Helpful
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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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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