Hoshi no Samidare

Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 惑星のさみだれ
English: Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 9, 2022 to Dec 24, 2022
Premiered: Summer 2022
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:55 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: NAZ
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama
Theme: PsychologicalPsychological
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.641 (scored by 1648416,484 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #111612
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2903
Members: 58,117
Favorites: 169

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College student Yuuhi Amamiya's monotonous life is turned upside down with the appearance of Sir Noi Crezant, a talking lizard claiming to be a knight of justice. Crezant elaborates that the world is in peril—threatened by the mage Animus who wishes to annihilate it with his Biscuit Hammer, an enormous structure suspended in Earth's orbit. As the newly appointed Lizard Knight, Yuuhi must fight alongside other Beast Knights to protect the princess and save the planet from destruction.

Unimpressed by the prospect of risking his life, Yuuhi continues his day as usual—until a golem created by Animus suddenly confronts him. Yuuhi is instantly overpowered, but his neighbor, Princess Samidare Asahina, luckily rescues him. To his surprise, Samidare's intention starkly differs from Crezant's; instead of saving the world, she aims to destroy it with her own hands. Captivated by her firm ambition, Yuuhi resolves to become stronger and help Samidare realize her goal.

As the pair continues to fight against Animus' golems, Yuuhi finds himself gradually gaining an interest in life—but the chains of his past trauma may restrain him from progressing further.

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According to a 2015 Twitter post by the series creator Satoshi Mizukami, an anime adaptation of Hoshi no Samidare was initially planned to be released shortly after the manga's serialization, but the project failed due to a lack of sponsors.

The series was released on Blu-ray in four volumes from October 28, 2022 to April 28, 2023.

Characters & Voice Actors



Opening Theme

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"Gyoukou (暁光)" by Half time Old (eps 1-12)
"BE the HERO" by Raon

Ending Theme

1: "Reflexion" by SpendyMily (eps 1-12)
2: "ZERO" by Ibuki Sano (eps 13-24)
3: "Babylon Tenshi no Uta (バビロン天使の詩)" by the pillows (eps 18)

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Apr 21, 2023
After seeing so terrible score and so many negative coments I wondered; maybe this time truly something was wrong with the show, but after watching it i can say; NOPE. It is again the same case: popular manga of renowned author gets anime adaptation that is objectivly speaking "OK" but it couldn't live up to unrealistic expactations of manga fans, so they release their frustration by giving bad scores. Could this anime be better? ofcourse, most could've be. Was it a trash? ABSOLUTELY NOT

Feb 13, 2023
Mixed Feelings
As many of you already know, Hoshi no Samidare's anime adaption has been very poorly received, disappointing manga fans around the world. While I understand and empathize with this perspective, I am going to provide a perspective and critique from the point of view of someone who's only watched the anime and knows nothing about the manga. (No spoilers in this review)

To start with, I'll address the most obvious negative issue:

Hoshi no Samidare has some of the worst animation I've seen in years, making some of the most serious action scenes border on comically bad, often breaking your suspension of disbelief, interfering with not only ...
Dec 23, 2022
Truly a missed opportunity. A beloved manga finally got an anime adaptation, and while the story was genuinely very solid, the show was hampered by one of the poorest productions this year, with soulless visuals and terrible CG. With even average production, I believe this could have been one of my favourites of the year, and while animation isn’t the thing I find most important when watching something, when it’s abhorrently bad, it ruins the whole experience.


What frustrated me the most when I was watching this was that the plot was very decent, but because of the poor production, it was hard to find anything ...

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