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Hoshi wa Utau  
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In a small town in the countryside, close to the sea, a young high-school girl lived alone with her cousin. When life seemed to her too painful and too sad, she contemplated the sky and refreshed herself by looking at the stars. But one spring night, she met a boy who sealed her destiny...


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Associated Names
별은 노래한다
As Estrelas Cantam (Brazilian Portuguese)
La melodía de las estrellas (Spanish)
Những vì sao lấp lánh
The Stars Sing
Twinkle Stars
Twinkle Stars Like Singing a Song

Groups Scanlating
Divine Sanctuary
Endless Youth and Co.
Shoujo Crusade
The Lone Moogle

Latest Release(s)
v.11 c.63-65 (end) by Twinklelie & Shoujo Crusade (196d ago)
v.11 c.61-62 by Twinklelie & Shoujo Crusade (205d ago)
v.11 c.60 by Twinklelie (548d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
11 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews

4 topics, 38 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (339 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.08 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 18th 2014, 11:02pm PST

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Serialized In (magazine)
Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #945 increased(+129)
Monthly Pos #1858 increased(+49)
3 Month Pos #2208 increased(+295)
6 Month Pos #2622 decreased(-1382)

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On 1226 reading lists
On 922 wish lists
On 219 completed lists
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HwU last chapter 532 days, 20 hours, 39 minutes ago
who's your favourite character so far? 1100 days, 16 hours, 0 minutes ago
is hoshi wa utau better than furuba? 1554 days, 10 hours, 5 minutes ago
How is this tragedy? 1809 days, 9 hours, 0 minutes ago

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I don't like this at all   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by sweetgirl121
March 14th, 2010, 2:10pm

read the whole thing and everything about this manga feel so forced, like some comments said, the story is very slow, characters are very dull and non really stan out, romance part is just plain horrible I mean shiina(i think this is the heroine's name) liked aoi when she only met him once, he told her he hate her and treat her like crap yet she still like him, no she I actually like him more, the characters past is so exaggerated and so forced, the whole hid one weak/ugly self behind cheerful bright smile didn't we have enough of it in furuba. I think that after furuba success, Natsuki is playing it safe
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Rating: N/A
by xRinko
December 13th, 2009, 10:02pm
i'm on the 11th chapter being really bored and confused. i love fruits basket, but so far the manga is extremely dull. the characters aren't anything special and the storyline is bad. if it wasn't from the same author as fruits basket, i would of dropped it a long time ago.. It really isn't worth reading i think x[ but i'll continue, and comment back on the latest chapter


okay starting from ch.16 is when it gets good. For me, it's where it starts to make a whole lot more sense and interesting.

... Last updated on June 24th, 2010, 5:56pm
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Diff from FB, but still alike   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by coldjava
November 7th, 2009, 8:39am
Like the title said. I do enjoy this manga very much and may as well be one of my favorites, but one can't help finding the similarities from Fruits Basket. Even one of the characters here remind me so much of another in FB.

I cried one too many times (maybe it's because i'm a sap) while reading this. Takaya-sensei seems to have a talent for tapping into deep and sometimes tragic emotions everyone can relate to. It's kind of scary if you think about..

Great manga and I would recommend it over and over again smile
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Rating: N/A
by lalamesilly
August 13th, 2009, 8:09am
Like the person before, yea it is really slow. I mean I think the characters are great and all, but the storyline its just dragging, and frankly it really doesn't interest me.
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Don't really like it   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by fish_and_kat
August 12th, 2009, 4:38am
It's too slow, and I REALLY don't understand how Saku falls head over heels for Chihiro after just met him once. I mean, I understand if she's curious about who Chihiro is, why did he say that he's her bf, why does he hate her, etc. But she seems so obsessed about him, WHY?? And also if I were Saku, I'd just slap Chihiro, shake his head, and make him spit it out why he hates me so much (LOL..just kidding).'s frustrating. I'm sorry but it's my opinion..(and I usually a sucker for slow drama and romance manga).
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Hoshi wa utau<-->Furuba   
Rating: N/A
by MySwirl
June 11th, 2009, 12:16pm
It's amazing, I think. I like the plot, the dialogues...the mimics etc etc. The only thing I have to critisize is: the heroine Sakuya is the same as Toru from Furuba, just with short black hair... That was a little disappointment but it's okay, because of that good plot. I also liked Furuba, but this one is a good work too.
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Tragic for the sake of being tragic   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Calcifer
May 18th, 2009, 5:57pm
The author is trying to mimic Fruits Basket whose characters had tragic stories but tried their best to put on a happy face. Their angst was more subtle as they tried hard to hide it from each other and sometimes, themselves. In the mean time they truly loved each other and Fruits Basket overall had a happy tone despite the dark subtleties.

The problem is, all this story mimics is the tragedy. After a while I just feel like, okay, I get it, you've got issues. I feel like there's zero character development except in the least likable character. Maybe it's an unfair comparison since Fruits Basket is wildly popular and quite long so had more time to flesh out its characters, but it seems like she's not even trying to do so here. It's nothing but angst and forced comedy scenes.

That said, it's still readable since this author's grasp of psychology and a person's reaction to traumatic events is touching and pretty close to reality. Sadly, there's nothing more to find in this story.
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don't be fooled.   
Rating: N/A
by Charis
February 27th, 2009, 10:49am
This story is worth reading, lol. I found myself crying and emotional after reading some of the chapters. I was surprised because at the beginning the story was really dull but if you persist, the story gets more interesting and hopefully by chapter 10 or 15+ you'll be hooked.
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Takaya's done it again   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by justlooking
January 4th, 2009, 5:43pm
The manga's got a nice tone, not too suspenseful but not boring either. It's got a complex plot, which I love in manga. There's another stupid heroine, but she's got her good points too. Also, everyone's not in love with her and/or singing her praises like Tohru in Fruits Basket. I love the art, characters, and story- what else is there in a good manga? Yes, the pace is a very slow, but I'll forgive it since everything else is so well done. A bonus: it's not too predictable. So many questions, so many very possible hooks the reader right away! I can't wait to see how it turns out!
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by yukiie
December 7th, 2008, 10:56am
This seems a fairly controversial series, with people either loving it or hating it. As for me, I've been delaying Hoshi wa Utau for a long time. I was therefore surprised when I started to really enjoy this manga! My love for it grew with every chapter. With the series description, I first thought it would be a depressing series, but it is actually a rather heartwarming series underneath, as every character struggles with their inner conflicts, which is perhaps its only resemblance with Fruits Basket.

The character development is great, and the characters are very attachable. I also love the hints of mystery, subtlety and sensitivity that the mangaka does so well. Surprising developments catch you when you least expect it. Definitely looking forward to the future chapters!
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