Hoshiai no Sora


Stars Align

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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

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Score: 7.591 (scored by 8511285,112 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #15472
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1199
Members: 203,574
Favorites: 2,306

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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, Touma 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 Touma's attention. With his interest piqued, Touma ambitiously asks Maki to join the boys' team but is quickly rejected, as Maki doesn't wish to join any clubs. Touma refuses to back down and ends up persuading Maki—only under the condition that Touma will pay him for his participation and cover other club expenses.

Maki joins the team, and 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.

As the members of the boys' soft tennis club discover their own capabilities, they endure personal hardships and deal with the darker side of growing up in middle school.

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Background

Hoshiai no Sora was released on Blu-ray and DVD in two volumes from February 26, 2020, to April 22, 2020.

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"Suisou (水槽)" by Megumi Nakajima (中島愛) (eps 4-6,8-10,12)
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Ending Theme

1: "Suisou (水槽)" by Megumi Nakajima (中島愛) (eps 1)
2: "Kago no Naka no Bokura wa (籠の中の僕らは)" by AIKI from bless4 (eps 2-12)

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Reviews

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 27, 2024
Mixed Feelings
This anime was a nice change of pace. Nothing crazy, nothing over the top. It's just Tennis. However, as much as I enjoyed this show, I can't ignore it's flaws.

I'll start with the positives:
The art style was nice: Most animes nowadays are either way too colorful, flashy, over the top or just use an abundance of special effects that sometimes don't feel like it need to be there. However, the art style of this anime reminds me of something from the early 2010s or even pre 2010s. It has that feel to it.

The music: Pretty solid, can't complain
The story was good. Again... It's just ...
Apr 25, 2024
Before chose to watch that anime must to warned you, it is create by Kathleen Kennedy. Be ready for LGBTQ content.

The main story is good but is kinda like Disney too much darkness on every single character in the show.
Make them all suffer is potential bad idea even if you tried to express the feelings about how good it is to doing a sport. No matter how bad is in home you gone be always safe on playground... okay... but in the macro view it is bad because it is not possible to everyone have the same issue... bad parents.

The art is 5/10 but ...

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