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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
Manga

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 (1001d ago)
v.10 c.61-65 (v2) (end) by otakami (1001d ago)
v.10 c.60 by otakami (1150d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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 (1368 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

Original Publisher

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 #80 increased(+1)
Monthly Pos #73 decreased(-22)
3 Month Pos #53 increased(+3)
6 Month Pos #54 decreased(-10)

List Stats
On 1972 reading lists
On 1439 wish lists
On 3256 completed lists
On 130 unfinished lists
On 448 custom lists

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Forum Posts
do you want to see this as a anime? 394 days, 8 hours, 46 minutes ago
Wakusei? 628 days, 22 hours, 57 minutes ago
Need a little help 1079 days, 11 hours, 42 minutes ago
Hoshi no Samidare romance 1347 days, 19 hours, 16 minutes ago
Who is you favorite Knight? 1413 days, 9 hours, 58 minutes ago

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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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Love it!   
Rating: N/A
by zeidrich
January 26th, 2012, 4:55pm
I really liked this series. The story is a shounen setup with seinen characters. Every character has a sympathetic quality. The only gripe I have is the short length of the series, since 65 chapters isn't that long. However, I think it adds to the sweetness of the story. Short, sweet and doesn't drag on forever.

The main character is wonderfully portrayed with many elements of awesomeness. The female lead is outrageously powerful, but circumstances limit her fighting ability, so she doesn't save the day every day.

This is a story if you like action, comedy, fantasy, psychics, and romance, which is right up my alley.
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by panos
October 4th, 2011, 3:40pm
This manga would be a solid 9 if it didnít get on my nerves on a lot of issues.What I am about to write is more of a personal opinion rather than a recommendation.

The good:Very good character development.Although the manga had a lot of characters it managed to depict them well.
The plot was interesting overall,nothing too original but itís one of those stories that the characters make the story and not the opposite which usually happens.Then why give it just a 6?Firstly I rate normally and not how this database does where a bad manga has an average of 7 and secondly due to the following.

The bad:The reason is the main baka duet. All the other side characters had a far more interesting personality than those two.So,if you donít like your protagonists in a character driven story, itís a given that the manga drops on your standards especially since the side characters made a late appearance.In the first volume it was amazingly fast and without a clear good reason(itís explained at the end but it was still fast) how Yuu,from a dark personality became a pillar of support for the princess.That sudden change of heart and his ambiguous stance towards other beast warriors (especially the snake warrior) donít make him much likeable in the first place. The two first volumes seem to move pretty fast.Also the princess would destroy the biscuit hammer which would destroy the earth so as to destroy the earth herself! Illogical?Yes indeed.Seriously, at the beginning i thought it was a metaphor or sth.
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Also add the fact that one of the best characters sacrificed himself to save Yuu,and instead of healing himself he chose to pass his powers to Yuu.Probably because he saw a vision,and he gave them away so as Yuu deals with the princess at the end.Also the reaction of that characterís brother towards his death was nonexistent.

So a bad first impression on the first 2 volumes.Then the manga became a lot better,mainly because the baka duet had less screen time, until the last chapters (excluding the last) where I was disappointed.The classic shounen fighting elements also made their appearance:sudden overpower in this occasion.I think the story would have gone much better if the princess didnít want to save the earth so as to destroy it herself.But unfortunately the main theme resolves in that the princess is still an egoistic child.Whatever bad happened to the characters eventually, besides Animus comes down to her.
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Although the author fabricated that she was actually ill and that is why she wanted to destroy it.A consequence to her egoistical behavior was mentioned in the previous spoiler.Also her egoism is obvious when she tells Yuu to go see his grandfather and she instead avoids her mother.

So,to sum up I feel sad about what happened with the other beast warriors,and unfortunately the princessí drama with the consequences that it brought upon was not to my cup of teaÖSo,overall good in the middle but borderline it the beginning and ending chapters(excluding the last one).

... Last updated on October 4th, 2011, 3:46pm
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A marvel disguised   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Wufu
September 20th, 2011, 12:24pm
This is not a goofy story for only little kids, it's not your typical gang-saves-world shounen, not a manga that banks on the genre's cliches as a shortcut to success, and its females will not bring down the wrath of the feminist movement by being helpless eyecandy.

The premise is a bit silly but that is eclipsed by the marvelous cast of characters. In short, this manga spins a tale that has a balanced blend of lighthearted humor, action, and human depth so that it remains refreshing until the end (i hope. I'm only ch 30).

... Last updated on September 20th, 2011, 12:26pm
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It's secretly really good!   
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by redappletaffy
July 16th, 2011, 5:53pm
I always bypassed this manga when I was reading because I thought, "The cover looks like a stupid cliche manga". It looks just like a predictable shounen manga--- and then I read it.
IT'S REALLY GOOD.
I'm so glad I read it; it's sweet, random, funny, and action packed at the same time! The art's not bad, and it even has a few hints of deep meanings in there. At the least, it will never be predictable!
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Amazing   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by TRMshadow
July 10th, 2011, 3:20am
Don't be turned off by that "tragedy" tag... unless you count the good guys winning and the bad guys losing as "tragedy."

This is hands-down an amazing manga. The mangaka took the seemingly overused Good vs. Evil megabattle and created a unique, beautiful, and exhilarating story for his readers. There are sad parts (as there should be) but they are balanced by equally exciting funny parts, surprising parts, and heartwarming parts. Mizukami-sensei knew what he was doing when he wrote this and it shows. DEFINITELY not a story to skip over.

... Last updated on July 10th, 2011, 3:22am
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Not your typical shonen manga. This one is GREAT!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by alampintar
July 4th, 2011, 1:52am
Awesome characters (especially the heroine). As you expect of a anti-hero manga, the main character protect the earth in order to savor it and destroy it herself.

I love how the main male character being completely disagree with the idea of protecting the earth, but completely fall in love with his princess as soon as he find out that the princess want to 'have' earth as her possession.

Pretty entertaining, without unnecessary filler. Just nice action, great character development, awesome concept, memorable characters, and cute art. Definitely one of my favorites.
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Great   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Da Masta
February 20th, 2011, 4:46pm
If u are looking for nice art, good character development, funny & sad moments, you should definitely give it a try. The fights are more shounen then seinen, but it just fits perfectly with the setting of rescuing the world. In my opinion one of the best manga ever.
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Creativity Forthcoming   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by liquidsin
February 7th, 2011, 11:52pm
Other reviews are likely to note the superb plot, memorable characters, beautiful artwork, or even the unexpected twists, yet I'm going to point out the abilities. Each person in this story possesses a unique ability that is neither overbearingly strong or simplistic in nature. Each represents the nature of the wielder and even develops accordingly. These abilities are much more than simple powers; they carry emotions whether it be rage, destructiveness, longing, or resentment. To put simply, the abilities compliment the story and are just one of the countless reasons why I recommend this series to my friends.
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