Narutaru: Mukuro Naru Hoshi Tama Taru Ko
Shadow Star Narutaru
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English: Shadow Star Narutaru
Japanese: なるたる ~骸なる星・珠たる子~


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 2003 to Sep 29, 2003
Premiered: Summer 2003
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Kids Station
Licensors: Central Park Media
Studios: Planet
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, SeinenSeinen, ThrillerThriller
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.091 (scored by 80958,095 users)
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Ranked: #76432
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Popularity: #2900
Members: 27,638
Favorites: 66
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During her summer holiday at her grandparents house Tamai Shiina, a young and cheerful schoolgirl, meets a strange looking creature. They befriend each other and Shiina names it "Hoshimaru: The Round Star." When Shiina returns home after the summer to go back to school, she starts meeting other kids that also have befriended a strange creature like Hoshimaru. But she soon finds out that not all these creatures and their masters are as friendly as Hoshimaru.

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Iino, Toshiaki
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Ishiodori, Hiroshi
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Konaka, Chiaki
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Dec 20, 2008
Prede (All reviews)
(this review may have some slight spoilers. I apologize)

Now here is an anime, that decieved the masses completely. The opening, and the entire first episode, leads one to believe this is a childish anime. It gives off a little "pokemon" or "hamataro" feel to it, and apears that there is little here that will apeal to older veiwers. BUT, this anime is nothing like that. It turns into the most distrubing, scary, dark, insane, and twisted anime series ever made! This anime should NEVER be watched by children, and only mature veiwers, ready for some freaky stuff should watch it. Don't look for a happy read more
Nov 24, 2010
kekekeKaj (All reviews)
I can't figure "Narutaru" out - this is one strange, strange series. It succeeds to be both lighted hearted and dead creepy, and in fact, it succeeds in doing a lot of things that it's meant to do, including freaking me out, but it kind of fails as a whole because its many aspects doesn't quite come together.

"Narutaru" follows the adventure of a happy-go-lucky school girl Shiina as she meets and bonds with a rather dopey looking creature. You would think this would lead to something in a similar vein to Pokemon, but no, soon after the odd encounter in the beginning, "Narutaru" then read more
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