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Hoshiai no Sora

Alternative Titles

English: Stars Align
Japanese: 星合の空


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 11, 2019 to ?
Premiered: Fall 2019
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:58 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: 8bit
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.911 (scored by 5,407 users)
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Ranked: #6912
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Popularity: #2301
Members: 35,743
Favorites: 127


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Oct 31, 2019
cubeslice (All reviews)
First off: I really think this show will be the best this season. From deep characters to an enrapturing story, this original has it all.

The story of Stars Align is centered around a middle school boy named Katsuragi Maki. He moves schools and gets convinced by his friend to join the school's failing soft tennis club because of his athletic ability, despite never playing soft tennis before. From there, it seems like it will become a generic sports/drama, but there is a darker side to the story which reveals itself after the ending of the first episode, and the show starts touching on conflicts read more
Oct 31, 2019
Krunchyman (All reviews)
Hoshiai no Sora (Stars Align) is a tennis based anime that may catch you by surprise. That’s because it takes a realistic approach towards competitive athletics, in ways that most shonen won’t accommodate. That’s not to say that shows like Haikyuu!! are bad — in fact, I rather enjoyed it — it’s just that they usually give the main protagonist a special advantage that would otherwise not exist in the real world. Also, the plot usually follows a predictable pattern, in which the team uplifts itself from obscurity to unquestioned greatness.

Hoshiai no Sora, on the other hand, gives the impression that this read more
Nov 11, 2019
RomanceLover12 (All reviews)
Don't judge Stars Align just because of its art style which seemingly looks peaceful and clean. Little do you know it covers many deep scenes and dramatic ones. To top it off, I am currently enjoying Stars Align. It's your typical sports anime but with a hint of drama. Looking forward to the upcoming episodes.

The boy's soft tennis club faces dissolution due to the lack of results and skill. Desperate for new members with athletic ability, Toma Shinjo leads a recruitment drive and come up empty. He approaches the transfer student Maki Katsuragi, but Maki declines not wanting to join any clubs. Toma follows Maki read more
Nov 9, 2019
vsingh1996 (All reviews)
Really wanted to like this one, but 3 episodes in and it isn't getting much better.

To start off with, it's a beautiful anime, I loved the art in some places and it was top notch everywhere. The character design is a bit too soft for my taste but the characters are distinct enough and consistent. The sound is also great.

The character development on the other hand is lagging. They mix a decent perception of realism with some absurd elements. For example it seems all the characters suffer some form of hardship, and I'm talking some cases of serious abuse, but then they channel all read more