Hoshi wa Utau
Twinkle Stars
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Hoshi wa Utau

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Star Sings, Twinkle Stars Like Singing A Song
Japanese: 星は歌う
English: Twinkle Stars
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Information

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)

Statistics

Score: 7.611 (scored by 27922,792 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #19362
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2074
Members: 7,680
Favorites: 115

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Synopsis

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)

Background

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.

Characters

Honjou, Hijiri
Supporting
Saki
Supporting
Murakami, Yuuto
Supporting
Kutani, Shizuka
Supporting

More reviewsReviews

Jul 1, 2021
Colleen_C (All reviews)
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 read more
Mar 4, 2012
nightseternal (All reviews)
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 read more
Aug 1, 2014
ringoblins (All reviews)
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 read more
Sep 5, 2021
ttmeng (All reviews)
It started off really well in the first two volumes, the first omnibus. There was mystery and Chihiro was actually two sided. Chihiro meets Kanade on Saku's birthday. He's holding a present, and when he meets Kanade, he tells him he's her boyfriend. Saku comes home and meets Chihiro for the first time. She thinks he's Kanade's close friend and Kanade thinks he's her boyfriend.

She finds out later that that's not the case. He's neither her boyfriend nor a close friend of Kanade. He's unwilling to be who he really is. He tells her he can be anyone she wants to him be, other read more

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