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Hoshi wa Utau

Hoshi wa Utau

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 11
Chapters: 66
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 5, 2007 to Jan 20, 2011
Genres: Drama, Romance, Shoujo
Authors: Takaya, Natsuki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Hana to Yume

Statistics

Score: 7.721 (scored by 2274 users)
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Ranked: #19442
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Popularity: #1216
Members: 5,891
Favorites: 102
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Volumes: /11
Chapters: /66
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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 has been published in English as Twinkle Stars by Yen Press in omnibus format since November 22, 2016.

Characters

Saki
Supporting
Amamiya, Sakura
Supporting
Murakami, Yuuto
Supporting
Kutani, Shizuka
Supporting


More reviewsReviews

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
Jun 18, 2009
freko_frika (All reviews)
Preliminary
i might be biased since i'm a fan of Natsuki Takaya's previous work which is Fruits Basket...
even so Hoshi Wa Utau does not deliver to a mainstream audience since the plot is quite slow.the intricateness,the drama is thick but the comedy is thin.dont expect the same humour from fruits basket...
i recommend this manga to those who enjoys a slow but meaningful story;that is hoshi wa utau.
perhaps at an earlier stage you might find the characters typical after all the heroine is a typical cute but foolish girl..but as i thread on the story she grew on me,she has so many flaws but her strong will read more

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