Narutaru: Mukuro Naru Hoshi Tama Taru Ko

Shadow Star Narutaru

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Alternative Titles

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, HorrorHorror, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SuspenseSuspense
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 5.981 (scored by 1025110,251 users)
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Ranked: #93982
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Popularity: #3668
Members: 36,027
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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.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Kaizuka, Hiroko

Nogawa, Sakura

Tsurumaru, Takeo

Miyashita, Eiji

Ozawa, Satomi

Tanaka, Kaori

Kuri, Mamiko

Yukino, Satsuki

Soph, Ain



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


Jul 26, 2016
I'm not sure that this anime is very "amazing." But it is very different. I really enjoyed it. after watching over 300 different anime; they all start to feel the same. I often feel like I can see the future when watching them. Its like when something happens I can tell what "world line" the story is progressing down and what options are still open for the ending. Its like, "well, I guess this anime is going down that route."

but this anime was very different, and disturbing, and I'm going to go read the manga for the rest of the story.

you can read the other ...
Apr 7, 2021
Mixed Feelings
I am a huge fan of Madoka Magica, and I search for any and all deconstructions of stereotypical genres. Shadow Star Narutaru has been on my list as a dark deconstruction of the pet monster (Pokemon, Digimon, etc.) phenomenon. I recently saw Bokurano, which is by the same mangaka, and while it did feel a bit rushed, I really enjoyed it. Thus, Shadow Star Narutaru was next on my list.

Story: The idea for this show is great. The first half of the episodes had obvious antagonists and a good-and-evil back and forth. Then, we get introduced to some new characters whose stories take up an ...
Jul 3, 2023
Narutaru is an anime that I became interested in due to some reviews that gave me hope that this was some kind of hidden gem that was similar to Evangelion. Little did I know it would be no where near that except maybe in tone alone.

Narutaru provides more questions than answers with various things that add some charm and direction, but never really ties anything off, and to that point, nothing really felt relevant to the overall plot despite it somehow progressing things. There are many times where you're introduced to new characters or information regarding the cast, only for that information to end there, ...

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