Hoshi wa Utau
Twinkle Stars
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Hoshi wa Utau

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Synonyms: Star Sings, Twinkle Stars Like Singing A Song
Japanese: 星は歌う
English: Twinkle Stars
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 11
Chapters: 66
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 5, 2007 to Jan 20, 2011
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Hana to Yume
Authors: Takaya, Natsuki (Story & Art)


Score: 7.601 (scored by 28692,869 users)
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Ranked: #21842
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Popularity: #2215
Members: 8,223
Favorites: 114


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Sakuya Shiina lives with Kanade, her male cousin and foster parent. In times of pain and sadness, she's always taken comfort in looking up at the stars. One day, a mysterious boy suddenly shows up at Sakuya's house for her birthday. He leaves her with kind words, but she has no idea who he is!

All she has to go on is his name--Chihiro! Not one to let that deter her, she sets out in search of him with the reluctant help of her two best friends, Yuuri and Sei. Everyone says that Sakuya should just forget him, but she's oddly drawn to the curious boy. Then, a twist of fate allows them to meet once more! Will this meeting bring them closer together... or will the feelings between these lone stars remain forever in the dark?

(Source: Yen Press)


Hoshi wa Utau was published in English as Twinkle Stars by Yen Press in 5 omnibus volumes from November 22, 2016 to March 20, 2018.


Amamiya, Sakura
Murakami, Yuuto
Kutani, Shizuka

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Mar 4, 2012
Finally finished reading Hoshi ha Utau, by the infamous Takaya Natsuki of Fruits Basket fame. If you've read that manga (not just watched the anime), you'll understand what I mean.

For 9 volumes it was pretty damn good. Straight-forward shoujo. Then the inevitable Natsuki Twist. Made me seethe with anger until the very last chapter, where it rectified it.

I'm not sure I'm "over it" yet because it essentially cancels out the rage-inducing twist, but at least it ended well.

I guess I'd recommend it if you like some relatively heavy romance. It's slow, almost like Toume Kei pacing,but she's like the exact opposite in which she puts ...
Jul 1, 2021
Looking at what other reviewers had to say about this manga, I went in not expecting much more than a good story with a decent ending. Wow was I undersold on this one. Twinkle Stars is genuinely on par with Fruits Basket when it comes to Natsuki Takaya's other works and I'm honestly surprised I never hear people talk about it.

As other people have said, this story starts off slow. We are being introduced to characters and getting some setup to later plot threads but the payoff is well worth it. Takaya is amazing at what she does with story threads and tying certain aspects ...
Aug 1, 2014
Hoshi wa Utau is a shoujo manga written by Natsuki Takaya, known for Fruits Basket. While Hoshi wa Utau does not really compare to Fruits Basket, it's still a solid shoujo manga that's really worth a read. Spoilers ahead.

Story: 7
The plot isn't anything really new or ground breaking, but it works well enough and is still enjoyable and engaging.
The story is both sad and uplifting at the same time, and Natsuki Takaya manages to balance these elements really well. There was also the twist at the end with Chihiro going back to Tokyo to help Sakura. Although it was obvious that Chihiro and Sakuya ...


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It’s time to ditch the text file.
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