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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
غناء النجوم
별은 노래한다
As Estrelas Cantam (Brazilian Portuguese)
La melodía de las estrellas (Spanish)
Những vì sao lấp lánh
The Stars Sing
Twinkle Stars

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 (890d ago)
v.11 c.61-62 by Twinklelie & Shoujo Crusade (899d ago)
v.11 c.60 by Twinklelie (1242d 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 (363 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.07 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 19th 2016, 11:59pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Yen Press (2016 TBA)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #691 increased(+304)
Monthly Pos #1920 increased(+176)
3 Month Pos #2710 increased(+245)
6 Month Pos #3223 decreased(-13)

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HwU last chapter 1226 days, 19 hours, 55 minutes ago
who's your favourite character so far? 1794 days, 15 hours, 17 minutes ago
is hoshi wa utau better than furuba? 2248 days, 9 hours, 21 minutes ago
How is this tragedy? 2503 days, 8 hours, 16 minutes ago

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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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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by tuhuyen264
November 27th, 2007, 5:49am
I've read 8 chapters of this manga,uhm...well,it's pretty good.I think Hoshi wa utau is a little bit wierd,a little slow,little bit complex mix sad.And the male main character-Chihiro is very mysterious (do you guys think he looks like Hatori kun in FB?),the female main character,she very strong,very sweet with everyone...just like Tohru.( Takaya Natsuki's female character all very strong ^^ i like them).I hope on the next chapter,the story will better and better ^^
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Not bad at all..   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by TkNo0dLeSXD
November 25th, 2007, 6:03pm
I've read a couple of chapters and its pretty interesting. Sakuya is cute and her friends are a little weird but still lovable. And I'm not gonna judge Chihiro yet because he is still very mysterious (I guess that is considered judging >.<). This story has great potential. I think it will be good too. ^_^

... Last updated on December 6th, 2007, 7:29pm
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Pretty interesting   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by strawberryheaven
November 24th, 2007, 1:09pm
I read two chapters of this manga and found it pretty interesting enough to keep reading. I like all the characters so far and that brings me to like a series as one of my top favorites sooner or later. Can't help thinking of Fruits Basket with the art (some characters) and dialogue. I'm very curious to find out more of Chihiro.

I enjoy Fruits Basket and I think I'll enjoy this series even more. ^^

... Last updated on November 24th, 2007, 1:10pm
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