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Hoshi no Sabaku  
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Mana and Kenji, twin sister and brother, found a star as little children. On a far off world, their star is called the Talshas, meaning 'Stone of Wind and Gods', and it will grant the wishes of one person for as long as they live. And though it has lain quiet for 10 years, that is swiftly changing. The twins' lives are rocked by tragedies and miracles, chance meetings that are not as innocent as they seem, and trust forged and broken as a war between two distant planets descends around them. And ultimately, the only real wishes are the ones made for the sake of another.


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Associated Names
星の砂漠 タルシャス・ナイト
Desert of Stars
Desert of the Stars

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.4-5 by Inane (3715d ago)
c.4-5 (end) by Inane (3716d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Rating
Average: 6.9 / 10.0 (27 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.87 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 29th 2015, 8:40am PST



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Original Publisher
Gentosha (2003)
Kadokawa Shoten (1997)

Serialized In (magazine)
Asuka (Kadokawa Shoten)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1084 increased(+241)
Monthly Pos #2202 increased(+417)
3 Month Pos #3488 increased(+1239)
6 Month Pos #6496 increased(+721)

List Stats
On 16 reading lists
On 68 wish lists
On 92 completed lists
On 5 unfinished lists
On 41 custom lists

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Suxinn
July 10th, 2012, 4:45am
This is a manga based on a novel. Yes, an actual novel, not even a light novel. So, there is a lot (and I mean a lot) contained in one volume.

Personally, I loved it.

I think it's absolutely amazing how Funato Akari managed to squeeze in a novel's work of plot into one volume, all the while not detracting from the storytelling in the least. In fact, I found this manga better and better upon each rereading. Every time I open this manga up, I find something new I didn't see before, and that is precisely why I like Funato Akari. Her art speaks for itself: the characters, their struggles, all are present within the lines she draws. And, I honestly don't know how it happened, but I managed to fall in love with all the characters in just a matter of chapters.

Simply put, Hoshi no Sabaku is not a manga for everyone. It's also not a manga for just one read. Upon rereading, one will often find little things here and there that they haven't noticed before... some foreshadowing, some emotion, some beauty.

Honestly speaking, I'm not sure who exactly this manga's target audience is. What I am sure of is that I find this manga stunning and beautiful, and I cherish it with all my heart.
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I didn't finish reading this...   
Rating: N/A
by VampireBanana
July 29th, 2011, 4:38am
Though it seemed many of the concepts had some promise and was quite interesting, the plot so far is a bit too garbled and random for my liking. The sci-fi part was just randomly shoved in and the writing only got even more incoherent. The art isn't too bad though. I stopped at around 130 pages in.

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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by sefinalishehalif
July 10th, 2009, 2:23pm
I was confused the entire time while reading it.
What I did understand I found it to be okay/good.
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The twins thing was so obvious that even I could see it coming. And I'm notorious for not noticing the obvious.
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