Hoshi no Samidare
Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer
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Hoshi no Samidare

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Wakusei no Samidare, Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer, Lucifer BH
Japanese: 惑星のさみだれ
English: Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 65
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 30, 2005 to Aug 30, 2010
Genres: Action Action, Supernatural Supernatural, Suspense Suspense
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young King OURs GH
Authors: Mizukami, Satoshi (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 8.331 (scored by 2217622,176 users)
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Ranked: #2752
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Popularity: #274
Members: 58,184
Favorites: 3,228

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Synopsis

One day, college student Yuuhi Amamiya is approached by talking lizard Sir Noi Crezant. Crezant immediately launches into a fantastical story: the powerful mage Animus intends to destroy the Earth with his Biscuit Hammer, a huge contraption looming high in Earth's orbit. Earth's only hope lies with the princess and her Beast Knights, whose task is to protect the princess and defeat Animus.

Yuuhi is chosen as the Lizard Beast Knight, and despite his misgivings, is quickly forced to defend himself from a golem created by the mage. He is saved by his neighbor, the princess Samidare Asahina, and swears loyalty to her. However, the princess does not intend to save the Earth at all. She lets Yuuhi in on her real motivations: to prevent Animus from destroying the Earth, only to then annihilate the planet by her own hand. The pair continue to fight off attacks by Animus' golems while the remaining Beast Knights are slowly being gathered and learning to use their powers. As he grows closer to Asahina, Yuuhi will have to decide for himself whether to go along with her plans or to save the Earth. In the process, he must also confront his true self and determine where his loyalties truly lie.

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Background

Hoshi no Samidare was published in English as Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer by Seven Seas Entertainment in 2-in-1 omnibuses from November 4, 2014 to November 24, 2015; and in Brazilian Portuguese as Lúcifer e o Martelo by JBC from June 2014 to March 2015.

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Sep 28, 2010
What makes a good story? For many people the answer to that question is very simple - enjoyment. For some though, enjoyment is only part of the equation. Originality, innovation, technique, development and visualisation are all integral aspects of the storyteller's art, and even though there are tales that utilise themes, plots and settings that are already prominent in manga and anime (school based romantic comedies for example), the application of these techniques can turn something mundane into something very, very different.

Wakusei no Samidare (or, The Lucifer and The Biscuit Hammer - although a more literal translation of 惑星のさみだれ might be Planet Samidare or Samidare's ...
Sep 6, 2010
At first glance The Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer may not look like anything special, however looks can be very deceiving. It very quickly blossoms into one of the most engaging, funny, and at some times tragic stories that I've ever had the pleasure of reading.

The story may not be anything particularly original, but it easily makes up for its lack of originality with numerous twists and quirks that make for an enjoyable read that never fails to surprise, right up until the last chapter. Little things, such as the Princess' motivations for wanting to save the world, or unexpected character designs keep it interesting. One ...
Jul 3, 2022
Mixed Feelings
I'm not the biggest battle action manga person, but I do appreciate a good battle series every now and then. The heart pumping action where a group of heroes defeat the impossible and save the world, it's usually a fun romp every now and then. As an anime adaptation was announced for this "must-read" manga, I decided to finally give this manga a read seeing as the PVs for the 15-year late adaptation look dreadful. What did I thought of it?

It was fine. No really, if you like battle shounen (this is a seinen manga btw) or the like, you will enjoy this a considerable ...

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