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: 5.991 (scored by 1064810,648 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #95672
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3717
Members: 36,756
Favorites: 71

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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)

Characters & Voice Actors

Kaizuka, Hiroko

Nogawa, Sakura

Tsurumaru, Takeo

Miyashita, Eiji

Ozawa, Satomi

Tanaka, Kaori

Kuri, Mamiko

Yukino, Satsuki

Soph, Ain




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)

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 ...
Nov 24, 2010
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Jun 2, 2015
In the early 2000s, there were 3 anime that came out that were extremely controversial. The first of these 3 is obviously Elfen Lied - which, similar to how Cowboy Bebop is the most popular (and has the most critical acclaim) of the 3 "Space Western" anime, is the most popular and highest rated of the 3. The second one is Gantz, and it's one that I wouldn't be surprised if you had or had not heard of it - it's the "middle of the road" title in terms of popularity and critical reception. So, what title is the Outlaw Star of ...

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