Fujishima Takara goes to high school and will start living in a dorm because he has lost all his family except for his father, who's always away for his work. Takara has to share a room with Kosaka Kyomine. Living together isn't easy, and many rows ensue. Kyomine is very introverted, while Takara is just the opposite. At first the two get on each other's nerves because of those differences, but things eventually start to turn towards friendship.
I had read most of yaoi and shounen ai manga, and to be honest I like many of them too. So, not to be biased, but Komatta Toki ni wa Hoshi ni Kike was outstanding and I love it so very much.
The story is mainly revolved around friendship and family. You might get a clue of romance here and there, but the relationship of both character might be a bit vague. Perhaps I could say that the relationship of main characters are too deep that you might get wondering whether they are best friend, a family, or lover, maybe a mix of all.
I love Miyuki
Abe sensei's art, though when you read this manga, it was not her best drawing during the several first volumes, but it was improved as the volume and story continue. I believed you will get hooked by the first time you read this manga.
The story does not have too many characters, and you will remember each and everyone clearly. The characterisation for both of the main characters (Kiyomine and Takara) and most of the supporting characters are crystal clear. You will clearly understand their personality and background.
The characters development are great, especially Kiyomine and Takara. You will see how they started their relationship, how they have changed, and act at the end of the story. The interesting thing was their relationship might change and developed but their original personality were not changing at all. I love how sensei could pictured that we do not need to change our personality or thinking to be liked by others, because we have our own charms.
And be happy, you not only see the main characters development, but the other characters too!
Length & Genres:
This manga isn't like any other shounen-ai manga, why? Because it has so many chapters and volumes. No shounen-ai manga can get this long. But no worries, you will not get bored, and the plot doesn't seem to be so slow at all. You will find enjoyment in every chapters. You will get the mix of comedy, drama, romance, friendship, family, slice of life, problem, and drama equally.
Everything are great and I really do recommend this manga for everyone out there who are looking into reading a shounen-ai manga that has real story, not just some cliche romance drama or a lemon or PWP. This manga is worth the time to be appreciated. I really do hope they would make this manga into an anime. I would die for this because It will be worth it lol
Overall, this manga is beyond amazing, and for me, there is no manga, not even a usual 'normal' romance manga that has yet appear to beat this manga.
Komatta Toki ni wa Hoshi ni Kike has a brillaint story line with appealin characters which will lure you into this hilariously funny story.I especially think the relationship between the 2 main characters and their bonding through the manga is what makes it one of my favourite mangas.
i quote 'i'll rape you'... lol
I started reading Komatta Toki ni wa Hoshi ni Kike after I read another work by the same mangaka, Super Lovers. I originally thought there were going to be some explicit guy on guy action (I thought the manga was classified as Yaoi/Shounen-Ai), but the story doesn't need that at all. In the end they have developed an undeniably special relationship, but I was never sure what kind exactly: a "I'd take a bullet for you" bff relationship, the brotherly kind of relationship or the lovers kind. And in the end, I was still content with not knowing.
The macho main guy is Hosaka Kiyomine, the
handsome heartthrob who has: money, looks, fighting skills, a horrible personality (only on the surface, but actually has a heart of gold) and an extreme sister complex.I like that we don't constantly have to see how cool or indifferent he is, and there plenty of moments where he actually laughs with his friends, and not only when he's with the other main character.
The other half of the main duo is Fujishima Takara, the baby-faced guy who has eyes like a dear, a small (and SUPER CUTE) face, soft and light brown hair, a petite figure and a slender waist where you can easily put one arm around (seriously, this is how he was described at one time). But he can also open a can of whoop ass better like Kiyomine can and is as naive and caring as they come. I really felt for the dude: mom dies, dad leaves him behind for work, grandparents shower him with love and then they die as well. Kawaiso ne. But, he looks like he's always cheerful (except in the first 2 or 3 volumes) and he makes a lot of great friends.
The supporting cast also packs some punch, most notably Kiyomine's cousin, Reiichi Kashiwagi and Takara's dad, Fujishima Kou. Reiichi especially... I mean, how perfect (or lucky) can one guy be?!
There weren't too many "love" scenes (the duo actually never share a passionate kiss and confess their love to one another or something like that) and surprisingly worked for the development of the story, even when it's classified as shounen-ai/Yaoi.
The first time I started reading, I didn't like the art that much, especially how Kiyomine was drawn. He's supposed the heartthrob of all heartthrobs, but I just couldn't get vibe from him. But when I got to volume 7 or so, I kind of got what all the fuss was all about. Especially after seeing the Y.S.Y Models photo. ;)
However, the thing I fell in love with was how detailed the backgrounds always were. Especially the last 5 or so volumes where there were a bunch of scenes with animals (they were in Africa visiting a reserve (or was it 2 reserves?)). When I reread the manga, I then started to get annoyed at the over use of black backgrounds (with sparkles, etc.) for the simplest of sentences; they kind of disrupted the flow of the story.
I think I've already re-read some of the chapters a few times, and I still giggle at some of the scenes. Komatta Toki ni wa Hoshi ni Kike is definitely one of the manga's I'll keep enjoying for a period of time. The sad part is that I still haven't read volume 25 though... can't seem to find it anywhere.
Ask the Stars for Help! is a really great shounen-ai manga that displays incredible character growth, cute and funny scenarios, comedic relief, realistic portrayals, and is overall enjoyable. I have reread what scans are posted over four times, which is 14/26 volumes, and it never gets old. I would recommend this manga to anyone, even people who might shy away from shounen-ai type mangas, because it is really rewarding to read. I had read most of yaoi and shounen ai manga, and to be honest I like many of them too. So, not to be biased, but Komatta Toki ni wa Hoshi ni Kike was
outstanding and I love it so very much,well i would like that this manga will became anime next year , it will be interesting <3