Narutaru: Mukuro Naru Hoshi Tama Taru Ko
Shadow Star☆
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Narutaru: Mukuro Naru Hoshi Tama Taru Ko

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Japanese: なるたる 骸なる星・珠たる子
English: Shadow Star☆
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 68
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 25, 1998 to Oct 25, 2003
Genres: Drama Drama, Horror Horror, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi, Supernatural Supernatural
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Afternoon
Authors: Kitoh, Mohiro (Story & Art)


Score: 7.311 (scored by 40624,062 users)
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Ranked: #47162
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Popularity: #1569
Members: 12,743
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"From a dying planet shall come the children of light..."

While on vacation on a small island, young Shiina Tamai dives under the water near an old shrine and discovers an unearthly starfish-like creature. She nearly drowns but is rescued by the silent, wide-eyed little animal, who Shiina befriends and names Hoshimaru. To Shiina's surprise and delight, the creature changes shape, lets Shiina stand on him, and the two fly off into the clouds. But what looks to be a young girl's ultimate fantasy soon takes a darker turn as Shiina and Hoshimaru become entangled in a struggle between rival extraterrestrial factions who battle in the skies upon huge alien beasts called Shadow Dragons, with the fate of Earth hanging in the balance.

(Source: Dark Horse)


Narutaru: Mukuro Naru Hoshi Tama Taru Ko was first published in English as Shadow Star☆ by Dark Horse in the magazine Super Manga Blast from September 13, 2000 to February 1, 2006—issues 5 to 59, which was the final issue. The manga was partially published in standard tankoubon format as well by the same publisher, with seven volumes published from September 5, 2001 to December 21, 2005.

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Sep 15, 2008
Shadow Star (Narutaru) is a unique blend of Supernatural, Military, Action & Drama with a really promising story, which was let down by the way things concluded. Just like this mangaka's other works, Shadow Star revolves around kids but that doesn’t make it any less disturbing.

It all begins when an energetic young girl named Shiina Tamai discovers a star-shaped creature, whilst visiting her grandparents over the holidays. Ever since then she becomes involved in some strange and dangerous incidents, involving other kids who have similar creatures to hers. It is later explained that these things are known by the term Dragon Child/Shadow Dragon and the ...
Apr 24, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Narutaru was beneficial enough to have been made in an era where deconstruction series was gaining traction. If it were to made now, it'd probably be labeled as edgy without any mention of the actual quality of the story. It's notable that the genre being deconstructing is the Mon( Digimon, pokemon, etc) genre. Unlike magical girl and mecha shows of today, Mon anime are still generally fluffy and childish so a darker take on the genre was definitely in order.

Everything seems to be pretty standard at first. Protagonist Shiina meets a shadow dragon she names hoshimaru and quickly bonds with it. They go flying ...
Aug 18, 2016
All the other reviews for this manga are positive, and I honestly can't understand why. The only thing I didn't think was total trash about this manga was the art, and that was "meh". Really, nothing is worthy of praise in this mess of a manga.

Characters - 4/10. All of them are unlikeable (except one or two). And NONE of them have any meaningful development. This wouldn't be that big of a deal (I mean, how many series has character development for side characters) except for the fact that whole volumes are dedicated to some characters, and still they don't develop. Of course the ...

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this manga confuses me
psyche-K - Oct 12, 2023
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Oct 13, 2023 4:59 AM
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psyche-K - Oct 12, 2023
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Oct 12, 2023 11:47 PM
This feels more like it should be published by Akita Shoten instead of Kodansha.
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