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Hoshi no Samidare  
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Description
The world is in mortal peril. Sir Noi Crezant, the Lizard Knight, has been sent to gain the aid of the great warrior Amamiya Yuuhi in hopes of finding the Princess Samidare and protecting the planet from the incredible 'Biscuit Hammer' poised to crack the Earth in two. Unfortunately Yuuhi wants no part of it, and the Princess doesn't prove to be the shining 'hero of justice' role model that Noi had hoped for.

Type
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Related Series
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Associated Names
Люцифер и Бисквитный Молот
ほしのさみだれ
惑星のさみだれ
惑星公主蜥蜴骑士
반지의 기사
Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer
Lucifer BH
Samidare - Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer (French)
Samidare's Planet
Star of Samidare
The Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer
The Planet's Samidare
Wakusei no Samidare

Groups Scanlating
DFCG
Milky Translation
SnoopyCool
izumiisthebest
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Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.64.5 by otakami (903d ago)
v.10 c.61-65 (v2) (end) by otakami (903d ago)
v.10 c.60 by otakami (1053d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Reviews
Hoshi No Samidare by DoorKnob22

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6 topics, 40 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (1332 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.85 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 26th 2014, 7:44pm PST

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Year
2005

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Serialized In (magazine)
Young King Ours (Shonen Gahosha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
JManga (defunct)
Seven Seas

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #115 decreased(-31)
Monthly Pos #64 decreased(-3)
3 Month Pos #57 decreased(-5)
6 Month Pos #46 increased(+1)

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On 1944 reading lists
On 1408 wish lists
On 3138 completed lists
On 125 unfinished lists
On 428 custom lists

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Who is you favorite Knight? 1316 days, 0 hours, 18 minutes ago

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a love it or hate it series   
Rating: N/A
by ashher
April 19th, 2014, 8:02am
i've gone through the comments which were critical of this series, and i believe that most of the criticism comes from not seeing this work as what it was intended to be. for me, i think looking for plot coherence in a manga where the threat of destruction of the world comes in the form of a BISCUIT HAMMER hanging from the sky is even more insane and illogical.

This actually tries to tell a story of a few adolescent ppl in an outlandish setting, and every aspect of it, its powers and everything is well aware of the ridiculous-ness. in fact majority of the fun moments come from that angle, so if you don't catch on to it, or you expect this fighting stuff seriously by the writer, you are to be disappointed.

Similarly when it comes to telling the stories of each individual, the mangaka takes a very refreshing way of not trying to get into too much details, and still managing to produce touching moments most of the times when he tries to. same for the romance stuff, there is no elaborate sequel of occurrence leading to relationships, its just that the feelings, whatever they are, are developed as if they were meant to just happen, in very simple ways.

Instead the manga focuses on the themes and takes its time with them: adolescent insecurities, despairs, introversion. hope, looking up to adults and trying to become adults. Even there it doesn't overcomplicate stuff, like creating extraordinary life-circumstances (only the MC's backstory is a little exaggerated), or wordy preachings.

in a way, its sort of Kafka-ish, but with lots of hope and positivity in it. Which is exactly why i believe this is what shounens are essentially meant to be, light hearted, not too difficult, with positivity and some attractive plot gimmicks like powers and fights, but stopping from becoming naive, cliche and sugary with smart self awareness of ridiculousness of its own plotting, and by dispensing with being too wordy, and preachy with loads of 'unnecessary details' shounen mangakas in general seems to love.

if there is any criticism, its how it ends. it does get a little serious about the battle (but still not too much, i mean which self respecting manga would allow a later villain to be weaker than the previous one), and in that process misses the opportunity to expand on two characters who should've been much more interesting.
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Holy Crap   
Rating: 9.9 / 10.0
by moonmystery
March 7th, 2014, 8:13pm
I've only read 10 chapters so far, so I can't say much. But, oh my god the main character is just so awesome. I love the plot, the characters...everything! (except the art)

The main char. is one of those anti-heroes, but he brings new depth to the category with the reasons he provides for his actions.

Because the princess freed his chains, he is able to "fly" again, and this made him absolutely devoted to her. This was how Hitler and many dictators got people to follow them!! His decisions to then later save his gramp also made sense, as he understood that the man loved him in the end--however warped his conception of love was.

The princess also has a really intriguing mindset. She wants to destroy the world because "if the planet exists longer than I do, I can't call it mine anymore. So, before that happens, I will destroy the world with my own fists!"

Anyways, so far the manga has been mind-blowingly awesome, and I will update more once I've caught up.

... Last updated on March 7th, 2014, 8:15pm
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my opinion   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by andy_f
December 23rd, 2013, 7:31pm
I really liked this series, it was really fun, interesting and it didnt get dragged out either. There were parts that was abit confusing but nothing major. I only have two complaints:
First of all i really liked the original dark/anti-hero protaganist, he was the loner type that would do anything for the princess but over time it just changed to him being a normal person having a good time with his friends; i understand this is meant to be character growth but i felt it changed too much and too soon.
Moreover i could of done without what happened to the first knight they met (not including the protaginist himself). Not that it was bad, i admit it was quite cliche but it did leave a lot of impact and set the theme(?) for the rest of the story however i still wish they went a different way about it, though thats just my own selfish wish.
All in all i give it a 8/10. The ending was great and even had a epilogue which i love.
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It's Weird... or should I say unique?   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by mahoumage
October 30th, 2013, 12:01am
I'm not good at giving out constructive criticism so I'll just simply say what I think...

This series is weird. I mean, there are scenes that just had me going, "umm... what... no, WTF!??"
There are certain things that simply makes no sense, or rather, the characters' actions were just unjustified or unreasonable... simply put (in nice wording), weird.

However, because I am a light/non-serious reader and had the ability to outright ignore the weirdness and kept on reading, I wasn't really affected by it.
And the series is pretty enjoyable, I will say. I finished it to the end and I didn't really find it annoying or anything.
Or rather, it was pretty good, if we just ignore some of the... weird bits.
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Poorly thought out characters   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Fundefined
October 22nd, 2013, 12:38am
The first thing I noticed about this series is that the art is unpleasant to look at. There's no depth in the mangaka's drawing and everything seems to be drawn with a ruler. The monsters, powers and world concept have uninteresting designs and poorly thought out backgrounds. But the writing in this series is what kills it. The characters, predictably have angsty dark backstories. That's fine, except their backstories make little sense and doesn't define the character's motivations well.

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For example, we learn that the MC has been tortured physically and mentally by his grandfather for 10 years, brainwashing him to be misanthropic because both his parents died/went missing because of a drug raid gone wrong. Its an outlandish backstory with non sequitur reasoning for why his Grandfather would torture his grandson. My son died in a drug raid? Better torture his kid! Fine, lets just accept this shitty backstory. But having the protagonist resolve this issue in essentially a chapter is bullshit. That's lazy emotional manipulation since this magnitude of a character origin story should define the rest of the story instead of being cast aside haphazardly.


This manga loves reiterating that the protagonist wants to be the female lead's knight and follow her dream. The problem is, I'm never given a reason for understanding why the protagonist wants to do so. She's meant to be this force of nature with a personality that overwhelms others but she's so poorly established in this regard. She doesn't demonstrate the necessary charisma to warrant the manga's fawning over her.

Lastly, the manga's tone alternates between bleak personal introspection and wacky gag humor rapidly in a way that doesn't work. I'm not saying it can't work, but the writer doesn't have the finesse to make it work. Given how poorly handled the serious parts of the manga are, I would have liked this manga a lot more if it was straight humor romance with some modern fantasy instead of a ticking clock doomsday story that is incredibly vague as to what the threat is, and how the rules in the world work.

Skip this one, I dropped it at the end of volume 2 and I wish I had done it earlier.

... Last updated on March 5th, 2014, 10:56am
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ALLEGORICAL premise/description... slice of life about a suicide pact between a girl who cannot accept her mortality and a sullen boy who loves her   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Aadieu
April 20th, 2013, 8:22pm
"Hey, Yuu-kun, DIE WITH ME?"
"WITH PLEASURE."

...don't let the crazy-ish nonsense and the ridiculous categories people voted for convince you to drop this manga early on, bear with it until Chapter 12 at least before making careless judgements.

What is revealed is an NHK-ish slice of life romance, with the silliness of the topmost visible "plot" layer acting as nothing more than an allegorical setup for some fourth-wall-breaking glances and running commentary on the real thing.

REAL PLOT: budding romance between a schoolgirl that desperately loves life and cannot accept her mortality, and a sullen, battered, lonely college first year whose life is horribly empty... she cannot forgive the world for her understanding that it will live on unaffected when she is gone, he sees no point in a world without her. bitterly, the pair hatch a harebrained plot to destroy this indifferent world (fantasy plotline) - which, in reality, amounts to a suicide pact, and a hopeless youthful dream that life couldn't simply just go on with their passing.
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Catering to the fans   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by ggqt
August 29th, 2012, 8:48pm
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This is by far one of the most overrated series out there.

Okay lol, let's brake this down. I'll start with the "romance", which is the part I found the most funny.

The romance as well as the rest of story is forced by a ridiculous amount. Yuuhi get's a harem for the sole reason that he is the main character.

Here are the girls' reasons for liking him.

Samidare: She met him as a little kid, and he tried to save her from.... nothing. She was never in danger, so all he did was look dumb.

Hakudou: He saved her from a golem, so by that logic shouldn't she be in love with like half of the cast?

Anima: He barely won a fist fight and then started yelling. She's an omnipotent god like being who's lived for an extremely long time and she falls for him because of something generic like that? Please.

Fourth random chicks who's name I forget: He picked up a cat. That's a logical reason to love someone right?

As for the rest of the "romance" in the story; it's pretty lack luster. The author just paired everyone up in the last chapter for no reason at all. Even the dialog in the story says that no one knows why certain people ended up together. Some people ended up together even though they never said two words to each other through out the entire series.

Now don't get me wrong, The beginning of the series was disgustingly good, so much so that's it's actually surprising how bad it ended.

A few chapters after Shinonome dies the story starts plummeting at a 90° angle. Let me get this straight; as he dies he uses his wish to give all his martial arts skills to Yuuhi; who he just met and knows is planning to do something bad. So why would he use his dying wish to help him?

It only gets worse after that, but I'll skip to the end of the story.

What's the point of having Anti hero main characters if you know from basically the beginning that they where going to change? The second Yuuhi forgave his grandfather the story's outcome was set in stone.

Samidare does not use her wish to curse her terminal illness because she stubborn? She blames her family braking up on her illness so she choose not to get rid of it? 10/10 logic there lol.

This one I found hysterical. Okay so apparently Anima's giant robot can only activated by Yuuhi because she loves him. Even though she built it she can't start it?

The third to last battle in the story is ENTIRELY pointless. Samidare tries to destroy the earth and the other knight besides Yuuhi try to stop her. (because Yuuhi is still pretending to be on her side). Yuuhi starts to fight the two mythical beasts knights and overpowers them like it's nothing, then is like "JK lol nvm; I want to be the one to stop Samidare.". Why did he have to beat them up first, pretty sure he could have just told them and they would have been fine with it. The reason why he didn't do that? Because the author was still trying to pretend that we as the reads did not know Yuuhi was a "good" guy. Forced dramatic build up and an extra fight.

Oh and Samidare's powers are stronger than Anima's even though Anima gave the powers to her? huh?

There are a lot of other examples of stupid pointless things I could point out, but I'd just be ranting at that point.

tl;dr version: This story gives no logical reasons for anything that is relevant to the plot.


... Last updated on August 31st, 2012, 6:25am
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Wow   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by KiraRequim
April 22nd, 2012, 4:33pm
I was completely blown away by the manga. It was simply amazing. The pacing of the story and the story its self, the characters, the ending. A great manga that I would really recommend.
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Amazing   
Rating: N/A
by Muraka6
April 4th, 2012, 10:24pm
Read this Manga you will love it. I assure you, if you love shounen and seinen stuff, you will love this. You will read this because in the end you will love it. You have to read this manga. The ending is an ending. The Plot is "the" plot. The twists - more than 3. God damn. The ending man, that ending it made me happy, I was satisfied. That Ending yea it was beastlier than the 12 beast knights. Man THis manga was amazing - my all time favorite, well maybe because I just finished reading this. If Berserk was completed by now, that would be my favorite all time manga, but hell - this manga is the all time favorite manga. Read this you will love it. And those people rating this less than a 10 - you chode give it a ten.
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Extraordinary   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by penguin71
January 27th, 2012, 6:48pm
If I were to name my ONE favorite manga. It would have to be this one. And for someone who has consumed over 300 series, it is quite the statement. Why is it so good? Let me tell you.

Story: At first the premise is nothing groundbreaking. Save the world from being destroyed. Literally. But as it turns out, the REAL story is actually saving the world...to destroy it. Now that's a story I want to read. Other than the basic premise, however, the pacing and events are quite good by themselves. Let me warn you now. This is a not a "every human a survivor of impossible odds", this is a "every human a human." That is, your favorite characters CAN die, and more likely, they WILL. Mizukami is not afraid of killing off our heroes for the sake of a better story.

Art: Unique is it's own style. Honestly, there is nothing to complain about it. It's not as detailed as dark and murky seinens and not as empty as typical shounens. There is a balance between the two. There are no annoying or unnecessary fanservice shots, which is a huge relief.

Characters: Oh what even to say. Our hero is a dangerously loyal servant of our heroine. He is smart, quirky, (relatively) confident in himself, and even cynical at times. Not your typical shounen protagonist. Heroine is outrageously powerful, outrageously aggressive, and outrageously childish (at times). She wants to destroy the world and she is fully capable of it too. Every other character has it's own charm. The "side" cast is extremely well developed, even ones that only appear for several chapters.

Overall: A unique and highly satisfying read. This story runs from start to finish with little lull time. Mizukami cuts out all the fat and lard and shows only what matters. I don't reread mangas, but I reread this one three times. If you like action and adventure, read it. If you like comedy and drama, read it. If you like ecchi, look elsewhere. But if you are looking for a less-serious but not overwhelming seinen experience, definitely pick it up.

... Last updated on March 16th, 2012, 4:17pm
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