Hoshiai no Sora

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Japanese: 星合の空
English: Stars Align
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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: DramaDrama, SportsSports
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.591 (scored by 8133781,337 users)
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Ranked: #14432
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1159
Members: 195,340
Favorites: 2,214

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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


Cook, Justin
Itou, Shousei
Hasegawa, Yoshinori
Herek, Samantha
Assistant Producer


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"Suisou (水槽)" by Megumi Nakajima


Jul 30, 2023
This was the best anime I have seen all year. Everything in it made me feel happy. From the drawing of characters to the Tiktok dancing at the ending animation, I loved every bit of it - except for the cliffhanger ending because, unlike most anime, Hoshiai no Sora is not based on a manga - it is an anime original series.
Now, basically, it is a sports anime and it focuses on the developments of a boys' soft-tennis team and how their lives change when a new member called Maki Katsuragi joins them. If you only look at it as a sports anime, I believe ...
Jun 16, 2022
Mixed Feelings
The reason I decided to watch HnS is because I've heard it's LGBTQ+ friendly (and I'm always looking for that, especially in anime/manga), and the clips from the show that I've seen involving the protag supporting a non-binary character to be who they are, and talking about a transwoman who he sees as family were very inspiring. So I sat down, watched it, aaaand... it's melodramatic as heck.

I expected a show that focused more on the drama than the sports which I wanted, because I'm not exactly crazy about sports in general, but... I didn't think the (melo)drama would be so bad. Actually no, ...
Jun 29, 2023
This anime was pretty meh imo.

All of the characters had so much potential, especially the two main characters. The writer had the right idea but the execution was bad. Why give so many characters traumatic background without giving any explanations? It left me so confused by the end of the show.

One day it was this one character and their traumatic background, the next day it's someone different. Where are the answers to so many of the questions that were introduced?

The show had a lot going on for how much explanation was provided. I just wish it gave more context for the audience to ...

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