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Hoshi no Samidare (Manga)

Hoshi no Samidare

Alternative Titles

English: Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer
Synonyms: Wakusei no Samidare, Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer, Lucifer BH
Japanese: 惑星のさみだれ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 65
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 30, 2005 to Aug 30, 2010
Authors: Mizukami, Satoshi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young King OURs GH


Score: 8.571 (scored by 8987 users)
Ranked: #1032
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The world is in mortal peril. Sir Noi Crezant, the Lizard Knight, has been sent to gain the aid of the great warrior Amamiya Yuuhi in hopes of finding the Princess Samidare and protecting the planet from the incredible "Biscuit Hammer" poised to crack the Earth in two. Unfortunately Yuuhi wants no part of it, and the Princess doesn't prove to be the shining "hero of justice" role model that Noi had hoped for.

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Hoshi no Samidare was published in English as Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer by Seven Seas Entertainment in 2-in-1 omnibuses from November 4, 2014 to November 24, 2015.


Amamiya, Yuuhi
Amamiya, Yuuhi
Asahina, Samidare
Asahina, Samidare
Shinonome, Hangetsu
Shinonome, Hangetsu
Shinonome, Mikazuki
Shinonome, Mikazuki
Crezant, Noi
Crezant, Noi
Akane, Taiyou
Akane, Taiyou

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Sep 28, 2010
What makes a good story? For many people the answer to that question is very simple - enjoyment. For some though, enjoyment is only part of the equation. Originality, innovation, technique, development and visualisation are all integral aspects of the storyteller's art, and even though there are tales that utilise themes, plots and settings that are already prominent in manga and anime (school based romantic comedies for example), the application of these techniques can turn something mundane into something very, very different.

Wakusei no Samidare (or, The Lucifer and The Biscuit Hammer - although a more literal translation of 惑星のさみだれ might be Planet Samidare or Samidare's read more
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Sep 6, 2010
At first glance The Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer may not look like anything special, however looks can be very deceiving. It very quickly blossoms into one of the most engaging, funny, and at some times tragic stories that I've ever had the pleasure of reading.

The story may not be anything particularly original, but it easily makes up for its lack of originality with numerous twists and quirks that make for an enjoyable read that never fails to surprise, right up until the last chapter. Little things, such as the Princess' motivations for wanting to save the world, or unexpected character designs keep it interesting. One read more
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May 22, 2013
As a forewarning, this is my second review and consequently I’d like to try something a little experimental, so this review is going to be very Trope Heavy. For those of you who don’t know what that means: pull up a tab and go to TvTropes.org, then, when you emerge some hours later blinking into the sunlight, head on back over [and congrats on breaking free of your Small Secluded World].

Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer [also referred to as Hoshi/Wakusei no Samidare] is basically what would happen if you took What the Hell, Hero? and made an entire story around it. Hoshi no Samidare read more
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Jun 5, 2015
Aaaah, Samidare. When a friend lent me the volumes, I thought "Well, this is gonna be the oh-so-typical manga about a princess and his servant, loaded with boring clichés". Boy, I was dead wrong. In fact, Samidare does employ some clichés and definitely has some faults, but it turned out to be one of the most enjoyable mangas I've read recently. It is a rare case of a work regarding which I'd like to be completely objective and to acknowledge each and every lacking feature of it, but its merits completely outclass everything else, proving that you can have something outstanding even if not all read more
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