Narutaru: Mukuro Naru Hoshi Tama Taru Ko

Shadow Star Narutaru

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Japanese: なるたる ~骸なる星・珠たる子~
English: Shadow Star Narutaru
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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, SuspenseSuspense
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.001 (scored by 97659,765 users)
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Ranked: #91252
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Popularity: #3391
Members: 33,450
Favorites: 67

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Iino, Toshiaki
Nakagawa, Tatsuto
Sound Director
Oota, Masahiko
Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director, Character Design, Chief Animation Director, Key Animation
Ishiodori, Hiroshi
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Nichiyoubi no Taiyou" by the-Neutral

Ending Theme

"Kairo" by biniou

Dec 20, 2008
(this review may have some slight spoilers. I apologize)

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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 ...
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