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Narutaru: Mukuro Naru Hoshi Tama Taru Ko

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
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #55742
Popularity: #1966
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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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Adaptation: Narutaru: Mukuro Naru Hoshi Tama Taru Ko

Characters & Voice Actors

Tamai, Shiina
Tamai, Shiina
Sanada, Asami
Sanada, Asami
Kaizuka, Hiroko
Kaizuka, Hiroko
Nogawa, Sakura
Nogawa, Sakura
Koga, Norio
Koga, Norio
Akaishi, Kouki
Akaishi, Kouki


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

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Aired  Jul 7, 2003 to Sep 29, 2003
Status  Finished Airing
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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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Dec 4, 2007
Ah Narutaru. One of my first "killer loli" anime experiences...except it's not really killer 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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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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Aug 24, 2008
At first glance, Narutaru appears to be some sort of shoujo 'mon series for kids. It has the most upbeat opening theme you've ever heard, and starts off fairly relaxed and uncomplicated. But initial appearances can be deceiving, and soon enough themes such as suicide, rape and genocide all start to feature prominently, all involving young teenagers.

It's an interesting subversion of the whole Pokémon-esque genre, and one which had the potential to work out really well. However, Narutaru is held back a number of problems, chief of which is that it only adapts the first half of the manga and doesn't compensate for the loss read more
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both start out happy and cheerful but as it goes on you see the darkness and suffering that is caused by the peoples actions both are truly life altering shows 
reportRecommended by sesgel
Both of these series have a cute exterior but are darker at heart.
They also have a similar feel to them and involve young girls/children and alien-like creatures that fight.
reportRecommended by BigBagODicks
Both series take a genre (pet monsters for Shadow Star Narutaru, magical girls for Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica) and deconstruct it by removing every safety feature associated with it. Do NOT make the mistake of showing these to children unless scarring fragile young minds is your intent. 
reportRecommended by Yuunagi
Both series from the same mangaka so there is alot of similar things. Character types, themes, approach, the structure of the story line. 
reportRecommended by led
both series have very happy beginnings, leading the viewer into immense shock and terror later in the series. in other words, both series's are very effictive works of shock and horror involving children as the perpetrators  
reportRecommended by Megadedhed
Girls that look cute and normal but with a horrible demonic twist

not for those afraid of blood 
reportRecommended by AlexanderT3HGR8

Opening Theme

"Nichiyoubi no Taiyou" by the-Neutral

Ending Theme

"Kairo" by biniou

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