Hoshiai no Sora


Stars Align

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Alternative Titles

English: Stars Align
Japanese: 星合の空

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 11, 2019 to Dec 27, 2019
Premiered: Fall 2019
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:58 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: 8bit
Source: Original
Genres: Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SportsSports, DramaDrama, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.511 (scored by 3696236,962 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #15422
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1459
Members: 86,125
Favorites: 785
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Synopsis

Constantly outperformed by the girls' club, the boys' soft tennis club faces disbandment due to their poor skills and lack of positive results in matches. In desperate need of members, Toma Shinjou is looking to recruit capable players, but he fails to scout anyone. Enter Maki Katsuragi, a new transfer student who demonstrates great reflexes when he catches a stray cat in his classroom, instantly capturing Toma's attention. With his interest piqued, Toma ambitiously asks Maki to join the boys' team but is quickly rejected, as Maki doesn't wish to join any clubs. Toma refuses to back down and ends up persuading Maki—only under the condition that Toma will pay him for his participation and cover other club expenses.

As Maki joins the team, his incredible form and quick learning allow him to immediately outshine the rest of the team. Although this gives rise to conflict among the boys, Maki challenges and pushes his fellow team members to not only keep up with his seemingly natural talent, but also drive them to devote themselves to the game they once neglected.

This story focuses on the potential of the boys' soft tennis club and their discovery of their own capability, while also enduring personal hardships and dealing with the darker side of growing up in middle school.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Akane, Kazuki
Director, Script, Original Creator
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Miyaji, Masayuki
Storyboard
Nakajima, Megumi
Theme Song Performance


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Opening Theme

"Suisou (水槽)" by Megumi Nakajima
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Ending Theme

"Kago no Naka no Bokura wa (籠の中の僕らは)" by AIKI from bless4



Dec 26, 2019
Inferno792 (All reviews)
In the recent past, there have been an influx of media portraying stories in which the characters tackle social issues, some successful, some unsuccessful. Most of them do invoke some sort of emotion from the viewers because at least some of the scenarios in them do have a realistic aspect which people can relate to.

Hoshiai no Sora is more of a drama than a sports anime. The sports aspect of the shows is more of a background theme while the core of it portrays how our characters manage the problems they face in their daily lives. I started watching this anime after 3 episodes read more
Dec 26, 2019
TuyNOM (All reviews)
Hoshiai no Sora could be a gem. I must admit that this series differs from other sports series thanks to its realistic setting and its themes. This series will talk about dysfunctional families, domestic abuses, difficulties about social pressure and also gender identity issues. For these reasons, Hoshiai no Sora can not leave you indifferent, whether you agree or not with the purpose of the anime, i think this show is at least thought-provoking

Hoshiai no Sora is not really a typical sports anime. Sports is not the main theme but a way to develop characters, their interactions and their evolution. Anyway, Hoshiai doesn't follow the read more
Dec 26, 2019
TenshiTobacco (All reviews)
"I never wanted to watch this mess"
— Me, after watching the last episode of this show


THIS REVIEW CONTAIN SPOILERS
(TL;DR at the end)


Since the last year, I have been trying to find that one anime every season. Yeah, maybe you know it: that one who has "Source: Original" in its description, flies under the radar for the most viewers who prefer sequels of the already popular shows, and has a potential to become something unique. Original anime means that you don't need to try to adapt 50 chapters of the manga or 4 volumes of the light novel into 12-episode format, to create original ending or read more
Dec 26, 2019
KANLen09 (All reviews)
This show truly has the definition of "don't judge a book by its cover", because it ain't just a sports anime, but one that is rife with the daily affluences of family drama and matters that's spread all over it. And knowing director Kazuki Akane on this show's influence taken mostly from his creation of "Noein" and planning this original story for over a decade, I'd say that while this has caused A HELL LOT of backlash, like Satoshi Mizukani's Planet With, the end result is truly the icing on the cake, whether you'd decide to take it literally or not, I believe that what read more

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