Ranked #1778

Hoshi wa Utau (Manga)

Hoshi wa Utau

Alternative Titles

English: Twinkle Stars
Synonyms: Star Sings, Twinkle Stars Like Singing A Song
Japanese: 星は歌う

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 11
Chapters: 66
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 5, 2007 to Jan 20, 2011
Genres: Drama, Romance, Shoujo
Authors: Takaya, Natsuki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Hana to Yume

Statistics

Score: 7.751 (scored by 2026 users)
Ranked: #17782
Popularity: #983
Members: 5,127
Favorites: 94
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Synopsis

In a small town in the countryside, close to the sea, a young high-school girl lived alone with her cousin. When life seemed to her too painful and too sad, she contemplated the sky and was refreshed by looking at the stars. But one night in spring, she met a boy who sealed her destiny...

(Source: Suba Furuba)

Background

Hoshi wa Utau has been licensed in English as Twinkle Stars by Yen Press. It will be published in 5 omnibus volumes starting in 2016.

Characters

Shiina, Sakuya
Shiina, Sakuya
Main
Aoi, Chihiro
Aoi, Chihiro
Main
Miyako, Kanade
Miyako, Kanade
Supporting
Murakami, Yuuri
Murakami, Yuuri
Supporting
Saki
Saki
Supporting
Honjou, Hijiri
Honjou, Hijiri
Supporting
Amamiya, Sakura
Amamiya, Sakura
Supporting

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freko_frika
Jun 18, 2009
i might be biased since i'm a fan of Natsuki Takaya's previous work which is Fruits Basket...
even so Hoshi Wa Utau does not deliver to a mainstream audience since the plot is quite slow.the intricateness,the drama is thick but the comedy is thin.dont expect the same humour from fruits basket...
i recommend this manga to those who enjoys a slow but meaningful story;that is hoshi wa utau.
perhaps at an earlier stage you might find the characters typical after all the heroine is a typical cute but foolish girl..but as i thread on the story she grew on me,she has so many flaws but her strong will read more
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nightseternal
Mar 4, 2012
Finally finished reading Hoshi ha Utau, by the infamous Takaya Natsuki of Fruits Basket fame. If you've read that manga (not just watched the anime), you'll understand what I mean.

For 9 volumes it was pretty damn good. Straight-forward shoujo. Then the inevitable Natsuki Twist. Made me seethe with anger until the very last chapter, where it rectified it.

I'm not sure I'm "over it" yet because it essentially cancels out the rage-inducing twist, but at least it ended well.

I guess I'd recommend it if you like some relatively heavy romance. It's slow, almost like Toume Kei pacing,but she's like the exact opposite in which she puts read more
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ringoblins
Aug 1, 2014
Hoshi wa Utau is a shoujo manga written by Natsuki Takaya, known for Fruits Basket. While Hoshi wa Utau does not really compare to Fruits Basket, it's still a solid shoujo manga that's really worth a read. Spoilers ahead.

Story: 7
The plot isn't anything really new or ground breaking, but it works well enough and is still enjoyable and engaging.
The story is both sad and uplifting at the same time, and Natsuki Takaya manages to balance these elements really well. There was also the twist at the end with Chihiro going back to Tokyo to help Sakura. Although it was obvious that Chihiro and Sakuya read more
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