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: 5.691 (scored by 1635116,351 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #112112
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2901
Members: 57,838
Favorites: 170

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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.

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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)


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

Apr 1, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Originally, I was going to not review, or do a "don't watch" review, but towards the end decided to upgrade my 5/10 to 6/10. I had the natural disaster of flooding in my house a couple episodes, others emotional too.
Plot summary/synopsis: 3/10 (kind of dumb funny, but still)
Real Main Plot: 7/10
Episodic sub-plots for characters: 8/10
Animation: 3/10
Sounds: 6/10
Openings/Endings: 7/10 (managed to give 9/10 feeling sometimes)
Sillyness: 6/10
Main Character (male): 3/10 turned 7/10 with character development (maybe 6/10)
Side Characters: 7/10
Feb 28, 2023
Yep, 6/10 so a D. Almost failing, but the soundtrack and general story line were actually very good. The animation, pacing, and overall implementation were not good. The animation was especially bad, the pacing ruined some otherwise impactful moments, and the generally bad direction further caused the anime to be one I wouldn't recommend, but not one I hate everything about. The bones were there, I haven't read the manga, but I had already heard the name Lucifer and the Biscut Hammer before. That and the especially scathing reviews leads me to believe that the manga is worth your time. This however is probably not, ...

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