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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)
Những vì sao lấp lánh
The Stars Sing
Twinkle Stars
Twinkle Stars Like Singing a Song

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

Latest Release(s)
v.11 c.60 by Twinklelie (324d ago)
v.10 c.59 by Twinklelie (451d ago)
v.10 c.58 by Twinklelie (542d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
11 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (318 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.08 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 28th 2013, 7:31am PST

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Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

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Weekly Pos #950 increased(+153)
Monthly Pos #1790 increased(+56)
3 Month Pos #2264 increased(+254)
6 Month Pos #2628 increased(+202)

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HwU last chapter 309 days, 3 hours, 10 minutes ago
who's your favourite character so far? 876 days, 22 hours, 32 minutes ago
is hoshi wa utau better than furuba? 1330 days, 16 hours, 37 minutes ago
How is this tragedy? 1585 days, 15 hours, 32 minutes ago

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I like it even though I was confused   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by shaffy23
February 25th, 2008, 3:31pm
I've read up to chapter 14 but it took me up 'till now to realize why Chihiro "hates" Sakuya! Before it was really bothering me that she was obviously head over heels for him but he was oddly cold to her while the only thing she did to him was worry on his behalf. Still, I really like it and chapter 14 cleared up a lot of confusion with Chihiro.
I still miss Fruits Basket and was kind of expecting Hoshi wa Utau to replace that void in my life and it's almost working. Everything is really interesting and Natsuki Takaya draws really well smile
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Fruits Basket 2???   
Rating: N/A
by liked00dness
February 14th, 2008, 8:57pm
Basically, it feels like the later volumes of Fruits Basket. Drama and angst galore, little comedy. Even the characters seem the same, with little tweaks to their personalities here and there to make them "original". The main characters are very similar, and even Sakuya's two friends remind me of Tohru's two friends.

Despite being a huge FB fan and a Takaya fan, I'm having a problem reading this series. I don't care for the protagonist and I absolutely hate her love interest. Her funny and cute friend likes her but she's oblivious and follows Chihiro like a lost puppy, despite the fact that he's unnecessarily cruel to her. Why do shoujo girls always go for the total jerkconfused

... Last updated on February 14th, 2008, 9:03pm
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Lots of potential   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by imallsmiles
February 9th, 2008, 9:20pm
I've only read the first volume, but it has been rather good so far. Nice art, nice plot, and it definitely has the potential to develop into something very captivating. Worth a read!
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Twinkle Stars   
Rating: N/A
by catandmouse
January 20th, 2008, 6:07pm
there R definately some similarities to Furuba, and yes Chihiro reminded me of Kyo in the begining, not so much now, and Kanade kinda reminds me of Shigure, but anyway, in every chapter there's a cliff hanger so it keeps u interested(well @ least it keeps me interested) but if it was about unrequited love, it seems Chihiro is warming up to Sakuya dont u think? and what's up w/ Sei(Hijiri)? What's her game? She says she's nice to Saku but it sees she has a hidden agenda that might not be a good thing 4 Saku....
well Im still bothered by the fact that Chihiro seems to be warming up to Saku, I think Saku and Yuuri look a lot cuter together, besides Yuuri does so much 4 Saku, and well Chihiro hasn't really done all that much 4 Saku, but I trust Takaya that she will do an awesome story and have Saku realize just how great Yuuri really is...

And I was greatly disappointed in that regards...Saku did realize how awesome Yuuri is and cried...
I kinda stopped enjoying the story after about volume 7-8, I just didn't feel the chemistry between the main couple, to me it was non-existent.

... Last updated on January 16th, 2012, 12:53am
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by NightSwan
January 13th, 2008, 1:33am
Very cute.
The story is not the best but it's good, the art is realy pretty(shme that the scans are poor..)
a little wierd at times but it has potenial.

I'm on chapter 17, and I can say I really enjoy it so far.
There is even character development with both of the leads.
Some drama, with Sakuya's sweetness^^

... Last updated on April 28th, 2008, 9:00am
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by mycat8u
December 30th, 2007, 4:51pm
for some reasong i keep imagining some characters as some from fruits basket. like chihiro can sometimes be like kyo...ot hatsuharu (epsecially in ch 11 with the random hug xD)

it's a very slow but interesting story. it keeps me in the edge becuase it's so unpredictable. the characters each have a different personality that keeps the whole flow of the story balanced. (sorry if i don't make any sense)

so far, i give it a 10/10
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sad story yet im reading it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by freko_frika
December 17th, 2007, 9:54pm
Natsuki Takaya-san is really good in flashback parts..just like in hoshi wa utau,we are now introduced with Chihiro's past and his true love..
which somehow the unrequited love will finally surface its lonely head.i just hope it's a happy ending in the end.

... Last updated on May 20th, 2009, 11:03pm
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So far....   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by jen
December 7th, 2007, 10:42pm
Interesting. Very bittersweet. Kyo anyone? Definitely Chihiro. (I'm not complaining there!) It's not just some characters, a lot of the characters resemble Furuba. But she doesn't mind drawing characters that look alike, I think one time she said she liked it? I'm not sure, it was in one of the Furuba novels. She got really sad when someone said she drew her characters like someone else had. But anyway...A story about "unrequited love"? That's a bit discouraging.....after reading Chapter 10, I don't really know what to think. Chihiro is very peculiar. The dialogue is very thick. The drawings are amazing. <3
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A LOT of potential!   
Rating: N/A
by kiraDementia
November 29th, 2007, 6:11pm
Even though it's just a few chapters in, Hoshi no Utau is a moving story. Chihiro and Kanade are probably the most interesting and original character in the series while unfortunately, the main girl, Sakuya ressembles Tohru far too much and her best friend, Hijiri ressembles a combination of Hanajima and Uotani so that's the only down-side. But the art and story-telling redeems these faults by a lot~ It is by far on a great start.
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i love it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by japeika
November 28th, 2007, 3:36pm
OMG! this is so good @_@! and very sad (;^;)and very sweet. it's very bitter-sweet bigrazz i like the main character she's very strong and nice x] okay the drawing is getting better xDi mena the guys are cuute (*-*)
OMG i want read more!! it's so mysterious and addicting!!!!plse give this a try! it's slow but's worth it@_@!!!! xDDDD

... Last updated on December 2nd, 2007, 8:22am
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