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According to Animage January issue, character series "Starry ☆ Sky" was announced to get an online anime adaptation. It will be streamed on Animate TV.

Director: Sayama Seiko ("Vampire Knight")
Character Design: Fujii Maki ("07-Ghost")
Production Studio: Studio DEEN

Starry Sky official website
Starry Sky anime official website

Starry Sky is a character drama CD series featuring twelve boys, each of them represents the ecliptical constellation.

Capricornus: Midorikawa Hikaru
Aquarius: Suzumura Kenichi
Pisces: Sugita Tomokazu
Aries: Nakamura Yuichi
Taurus: Hoshi Soichiro
Gemini: Yusa Koji
Cancer: Ono Daisuke
Leo: Kishio Daisuke
Virgo: Hirakawa Daisuke
Libra: Ishida Akira
Scorpio: Kamiya Hiroshi
Sagittarius: Fukuyama Jun

Source: Scan of Animage
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Dec 7, 2009 8:24 AM

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I kinda hate myself for it, but I'll at least try watching this. I haven't played the game(s) yet, but I thought there were some decent VAs that I like to make it worth a shot.
 
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Dec 7, 2009 10:04 AM

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Oh, just when I promised myself never watch such animes again >.<
After seeing the VA cast I have to watch it ^^''
 
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Dec 7, 2009 10:27 AM

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I played the Spring game and I am currently going through the Summer one.
I'll watch this for sure. Awesome VA cast is just awesome.
 
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Oh my God, Virgo is Itou Makoto's voice. This is unacceptable. Why couldn't you be Virgo, Kamiya Hiroshiiiiiii?
 
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I just peed my pants :D

I can't understand Japanese, so I can't actually play the games, but I've read some English reviews of the games on some blogs.

I'm excited for this.
 
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What is this anime about? But maybe I'll try it once it aired since I know most of the VAs :D
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Only Koyasu Takehito is missing...ahem. Okay, even I will be watching that. :D
 
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Dec 7, 2009 2:01 PM
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i_c_dead_ppl said:
What's with this theme 'guys representing objects/places'?

Isn't it going overboard?


What's with the theme of "girls representing objects" that is way more mainstream in anime? (Akikan, Strike Witches, etc.) Do you find that more acceptable?

So no, it's not going overboard as long as girls receive worse treatment in anime stereotypes.
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What's with the theme of "girls representing objects" that is way more mainstream in anime? (Akikan, Strike Witches, etc.)

Girls don't represent any objects in Strike Witches. They're all perfectly human.
 
Dec 7, 2009 2:47 PM

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It's full with bishies therefore I'll give it a shot!
 
Dec 7, 2009 3:15 PM

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Now theres a VA list to make any fangirls heart swoon I guess. The character designs don't look horribly shoujo like Miracle Train, so I may give this try...
 
Dec 7, 2009 4:22 PM

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This looks pretty terrible but...
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Aries: Nakamura Yuichi

:3
 
Dec 7, 2009 5:52 PM
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wakka9ca said:
i_c_dead_ppl said:
What's with this theme 'guys representing objects/places'?

Isn't it going overboard?


What's with the theme of "girls representing objects" that is way more mainstream in anime? (Akikan, Strike Witches, etc.) Do you find that more acceptable?

So no, it's not going overboard as long as girls receive worse treatment in anime stereotypes.


I said the above based on how it's become the latest fad. Pretty similar to this 'moe' thing related to K-ON! and newly releasing series.

Honestly, I have seen the 1st few eps of Akikan! and I eventually found the theme unacceptable. That's why I dropped the series.

I meant no harm whatsoever in my first post.
 
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The drama cds are excellent. I am so looking forward to this!

i_c_dead_ppl said:
What's with this theme 'guys representing objects/places'?

Isn't it going overboard?

Not really. The characters are basically high school boys/ teachers with different horoscopes, that's all. They simply represent general traits of people of that particular horoscope.
Such things aren't uncommon since there are other drama cds based on characters of different blood types having different personalities etc.

I have no idea how they will do the anime though. Will they turn it into a reverse harem...? (Since for each "date" cd, there's only one character speaking, and it's as if he's only addressing you.)
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I'll definitely watch this. This is kinda of the girl equivalent to themes such as moe or ecchi, which appeal to guys. This appeals to girls just the same although I'm saddened that it is rejected by people way more than moe or ecchi initially is.
Well, me = happy ^.^
 
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seishi-sama said:
wakka9ca said:
What's with the theme of "girls representing objects" that is way more mainstream in anime? (Akikan, Strike Witches, etc.)

Girls don't represent any objects in Strike Witches. They're all perfectly human.


But they have been "objectified". You cannot deny that. Even pactio in Negima objectify the girls to some extent, but then, the male characters also get pactios....

I'm not playing feminist here, I'm just saying that one should notice these small details. Clearly, I don't really care too much. Heck, I read enough ecchi stuffs.

And delicious bishounen > generic moe
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Sweet Ishida Akira is a libra! thats my sign! Im watching this :)
 
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LucySky said:
This looks pretty terrible but...
dtshyk said:
Aries: Nakamura Yuichi

:3

Seconded. :D Also, I'm thinking they should use days of the week next as an idea...or months. Different brands of fertilizer. Or something.
 
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I'm watching this because the Aries CD was freaking hilarious and I have an immeasurable love for Nakamura Yuichi that I'd watch anything that has his voice in it.

Winter game where!?
 
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I like the game art style and all, though I have to agree with guys represent as places recently is getting overboard and annoying. But I'm definitely going to check this out since all my favorites seiyuu is all there in one anime.
 
Dec 7, 2009 11:08 PM

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Wow the seiyuu cast is great, I'll definitely be watching this :)
 
Dec 8, 2009 1:44 AM

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Awesome seiyuu cast.
And I've played the Spring game before, so I'm definitely watching this.
 
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I wanna see where this is going, soo...


 
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cabaret said:
Different brands of fertilizer.
hahahahaha
 
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windy said:
cabaret said:
Different brands of fertilizer.
hahahahaha


brilliant idea :P
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The endless debate between fans and haters. At one point, after spending a lot of time on MAL, you just realize it's totally pointless.
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First reason I'm watching this: Nakamura Yuuichi.
'Nuff said.
 
Dec 9, 2009 8:50 AM

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So watching this for Suzumura Kenichi and Ishida Akira!

> online anime adaptation

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Dec 9, 2009 10:07 AM

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Yay for more shoujo! This should be some stupid, entertaining fluff if nothing else.

oh, these little earthquakes
 
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Not bad lookin' I guess...


Woot, Jun and I have the same sign!
 
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Mimiko said:
I like the game art style and all, though I have to agree with guys represent as places recently is getting overboard and annoying. But I'm definitely going to check this out since all my favorites seiyuu is all there in one anime.


Don't take it too seriously, now. HONEY BEE knows girls giggle over astrology, sure, but it's mostly a marketing strategy. They have 12 male leads, plus a special one making it 13 male leads, all of which just have a different birthdate. What HONEY BEE did is space out this franchise over the course of the year: a drama cd out in Janurary, another in Feburary, another in March, another in April, so on and so forth. On top of this, they released the games. Four in total-- one released for each season, with a different theme. (Childhood friends, Teacher/Student Relationships, Student Counci, another I'm blanking onl)

And no, before you say it, you can't just buy one of the Drama CDs/games... if you want the special thirteenth character, you need to get them all, get a coupon (I think) and use that coupon to get the special 13th guy's CD.

If that doesn't get you off it: the guys themselves say they're just humans. They describe their sign to "you", in the Drama CD, and "you" comment it sounds just like them. The reason they talk about it is because the school focuses on astronomy, and by extension, astrology. (Due to constellations)

This isn't like Hetalia where they ARE the countries. HONEY BEE just found a brilliant way to suck money out of girls' pockets using something they (sterotypically) like.

....tl;dr aside: WHERE ALL MAH CANCERS AT?
I shouldn't feel as lucky as I do over Ono Daisuke providing the voice for Tohzuki... XD
 
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Okay, you have my interest if only because of the seiyuu cast.

Personally I find nothing objectionable in using the zodiac or any other theme as a basis for the characters. In the end even in anime without themes the characters tend to fall neatly into the same categories (tsundere, student council president, guy with glasses, whatever...) so why not try to add some flair? Props to their marketing strategy for choosing a theme that allows them to get money for a full 12 months.

Now I just need to find some reviews of the games/CDs since I've never heard of it before. And read us what's the personality of Aries, since despite reading my horoscope at every lunch break to laugh about it with my classmates I never bothered with astrology.
 
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looks interesting
 
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OHHH Sweet, I saw the website not to long go. Looking forward to it, its good to see more anime for girls to like. Unlike other anime with moe and fanservice.
Oh some much good animes coming out in 2010 :o
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These seiyuu orgies are starting to piss me off. I could understand the need to animate this if the plot was any good, but we all know it is going to be another Miracle wreck Train.

Baah, I'll have to watch it. Pieces CD was awesome. Damn Sugita.
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mirichan00 said:
These seiyuu orgies are starting to piss me off. I could understand the need to animate this if the plot was any good, but we all know it is going to be another Miracle wreck Train.

Baah, I'll have to watch it. Pieces CD was awesome. Damn Sugita.

That I what I was thinking, Or some like APH since Miracle Train is 20s min long.
ah I getting a head ache with all the thinking. I don't if I want to look forward to this or not. I really don't what a other anime that talking about the sky, history, or something to learn about, well its ok for little while after that it give me a head ache.
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What is with this cast list?!?!?!?! XD

*adds to must check out list*
 
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The seiyuu list just kicks ass. DX

However, I don't get why people get hung up on the fact that they resemble zodiac signs. There had been worse: think Akikan.
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