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Komatta Toki ni wa Hoshi ni Kike!  
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Fujishima Takara goes to high school and will start living in a dorm because he has lost all his family except for his father, who's always away for his work. Takara has to share a room with Hosaka Kiyomine. Living together isn't easy, and many rows ensue. Kiyomine is very introverted, while Takara is just the opposite. At first the two get on each other's nerves because of those differences. But things turn towards friendship and later on towards love.

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Associated Names
Ask the Stars for Help!
Bí Mật Học Đường
Komahoshi
Komatta
Komatta Toki niwa Hoshi ni Kike!
Komattatokiniwa Hoshini Kike!
No One Can Force to Stop Others
When You Are Troubled, Ask the Stars
困った時には星に聞け!
微忧青春日记
괴로울 땐 별님에게 물어봐!

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Biblo Eros
Bishounen Love
Bliss
Greed and Gluttony
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Latest Release(s)
v.26 c.1-3 (end) by Bishounen Love & The End over 6 years ago
v.25 c.2-3 by Bishounen Love & The End over 6 years ago
v.25 c.1 by Bishounen Love over 6 years ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
26 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (664 votes)
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June 8th 2021, 1:00pm PST


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Year
1997

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Ichisuki (Tousuisha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Worth it!  
by Starkick
September 19th, 2021, 10:18am
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
I will start off by saying, I really enjoy this manga! It's actually one of my all-time favorites, because it's got school life, slice-of-life, dorm mates, rivals to best friends to lovers(sort of?), and a fun supporting cast; if you like Hana Kimi (which is my absolute most-loved manga ever), this has a very similar feel in a lot of ways. It definitely has its problems, but for me personally it is overwhelmingly worth reading anyway, because it makes me happy and the good outweighs the bad.

All that being said, it's...old. The art style is dated, and there's a fair amount of sexist (and a few kind of racist-feeling) bits, i.e., every woman has incredible housework and cooking skills, unless she's a career woman with a more 'brash' personality. (Any time Ayako's job is brought up, they make a point to mention that it's weird that she's a detective and not just a traffic cop, and also that she's a woman and shouldn't have to work, and also also that she probably only has this job to keep Kiyomine out of trouble.) Also, this might be a cultural thing and not a dated thing, but bullying gets brought up a lot as well and most times the characters' response to the bullied kid is 'well, it's half your fault, did you even try to get along with them?'

As far as the plot goes, it is slice-of-life, so there isn't much of a plot; we're mostly just focusing on the characters and their lives. When we do have plot, there's a lot of threads that feel random (TWICE, we explore a side character with terrible family issues that Takara has involved himself in), or that are left dangling. Like, we compare Takara to his mom all the time and it's constantly brought up that she passed away when he was little...but no joke, we NEVER find out how she died. Presumably it wasn't sickness, since Takara's hospital trauma seems to stem solely from his grandmother's passing - and, despite all the terrible situations Takara finds himself or the people he loves in (fire, kidnapping, car accidents, etc.), he never brings up anything like 'ah, my mother died this way'. It's just weird because her being dead comes up over and over again, and yet this aspect of it is never addressed. Additionally, despite the story being character-driven (and while I love most of the characters), I don't know that any of them grow that much throughout the course of this story. Kiyomine and Takara's relationship gets better, Takara becomes more willing to be affectionate and depend on the people around him, and Kiyomine opens his world a bit more...but I don't know that anyone is in any way a new person by the end (except maybe Touya, but he had a rough start; and I guess some of the new first years introduced towards the end have some improvement when we leave them). If you're expecting someone to become a better/more improved version of themselves throughout, this probably isn't the manga for you. For example, does Kiyomine ever apologize for anything, ever? Spoiler: No. ...Okay once, but for something that was arguably not even his fault.

As herosusan123 said, this is borderline shounen-ai; I think that's partially because this manga is definitely a product of its older time, but we never see Takara and Kiyomine kiss (it's definitely heavily implied, but the panel always stops right before it happens and cuts away - and the kisses are also usually marketed as Kiyomine just messing around with Takara). They also, even up to the very very end of the manga, never define their relationship...AS a relationship, and even both think about getting girlfriends at one point or another. All that being said, I am a sucker for couples where they're each other's 'special exception', and this manga checks that box HARD. There's a line Takara has about how being with Kiyomine is 'easier than breathing', which hits me in the chest every time I read it, and another where Kiyomine calls Takara the other half of his soul (and that he makes him feel like he can be more emotional and open, like Takara). They are integral to each other, absolutely inseparable and better/happier together. Also, all the casual cuddles and general skinship brings me joy.

tl;dr: It's old, it's slice of life and mostly plotless, and the main relationship is arguably not romantic at all. But I love it, and I've read it in one sitting about three times through already. 🙂

... Last updated on September 20th, 2021, 7:45pm
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Really good.  
by herosusan123
November 25th, 2018, 2:24am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
If you're looking for a yaoi manga, this is not anything close to that. Its borderline shonen ai. That being said, the story is mainly about familial bonds and the development of a relationship between main characters who initially despise each other. Character development is pretty good, and it's spread out over so many chapters that it doesn't feel rushed. There were some parts in the story that I thought were ridiculous (Kiyomine's over the top sister complex, Fujishima cross dressing, and somehow Masaya was always there the save the day), but overall it was a pleasant read. The ending was.. very open haha so thats something to keep in mind before reading it. There's really no resolution in terms of romantic relationships. BUT it's still a really good manga, and probably one of my favorites because of the great character development.
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FAVE  
by sageo335
October 17th, 2018, 4:34pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
This is the best manga I have ever read in my life. I have been reading mang since i was a little tot, now this is my fave even though so many years passed since i read this
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Future  
by PhoenixFyre
May 9th, 2018, 11:25am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Wouldn't it be nice if the manaka eventually wrote a final epilogue for this series of what happened to the characters after their college graduation and if they have a HEA in the future?
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So close to perfection  
by FangirlRose28
November 21st, 2017, 8:39pm
Rating: N/A
I absolutely loved the main characters, as individuals but especially together. They have such a special dynamic and I love how they made each other better and happier. It was such an interesting plot, I hated ever having to put it down. My only complaint is that despite being a “BL” manga, the romance wasn’t as explicit as I would’ve liked. And I don’t mean that it needed to be sexual, but their relationship isn’t actual confirmed as something other than friendship. The “kisses”, which are very few, are marked as Kiyomine joking and it not being reciprocal. And their cuddles seem like just an affectionate friendship. So as much as I love this manga, I felt a bit cheated, like it was teasing me. Even if it was a relationship only acknowledged between the two of them, I wish it was confirmed. Because it is quite onvious, even early on in the series, that they are both in love with each other. So just let them date!! I will go to my grave believing that after moving in together during college years that there is a true get together, but sadly I’ll never see it officially. Still high recommend though, because their relationship is truly beautiful and I love these characters so much
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good art, good story  
by nanner
March 31st, 2017, 11:42am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
this is a long, character driven story that has both (melo)dramatic moments and slice-of-life. the romance is very very subtle, with things being implied more than shown or said, (in the translated version anyways). i was a little dissapointed at with the ending, but this is still one of my overall favorite SI, despite the lack of anything like closure or solid confirmation. they're certainly closer than friends, but whether or not its more than that is left almost completely up to the reader.
a good, long series but a little frustrating for the readers wanting to see something concrete.
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A light cute bromance  
by LoveMi
July 29th, 2016, 10:04pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
This was a long but good manga. I would recommend it if you have a lot of free time and are in the mood to read something light.

The relationships and the occurings during the manga are well written and you will find yourself liking all of the characters.
There are no hard tragedies (no dark ambience, although a few short sad things happen during the story) and the love acts/phisical interactions are not so harsh/ecchi (even though the hard connection and love between Takara and Kiyomine are clearly strong and beautiful).... But I mean, I just wished that maybe there would have been more kisses, jealousy scenes (or even sex hehehe) oh well, I'm a fujoushi >.<
I was only a bit disappointed that
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Takara accepted so easily when Kiyomine blamed Kou-san about the car accident with Ayako, even though Kou-san was the most injured. He was really an asshole and didn't even apologize do Takara about what he said! And even after Ayako went to Afrika to find Kou-san, the same thing happened and Kiyomine didn't even consider Takara's feelings!!!
Leaving this aside...
I simply love the art! It changes after some chapters, but I find both artstyles just amazing. Sometimes I just stopped reading and started to admire the beauty of the characters <3
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love/hate relationship  
by im_uni
July 12th, 2016, 8:49am
Rating: N/A
honestly, I don't even know what to say. I started to read this manga when I was still in uni, but it wasn't fully translated then. So now we have it, I'm 26 and I finally finished this. There are things that I absolutely adore - heroes, relationships, the slice of life elements. This manga really made me relive the feeling of moving on to another life - from school to uni, and from uni on to other things. This is so bittersweet that there really are no words for this - you either know the feeling or you don't. For this particular reason I'm glad that I finished it being 26. But by god, why couldn't we get a less opened ending? I really wanted some more resolution to their lives! I can see that mangaka dealt with all the couples similarly, so I can't say that we got robbed only on the account of the main heroes, but MAN, do I want more! This is so frustrating! And still I love it. I'd like to have a rant and say that there were so many subplots, heroes that were really unnecessary, heroes that went nowhere, cases of characters behaving strangely, and this hanging, dragging shounen-ai tail... But I just can't. I can't badmouth this one, because I still love it. And I think that, if only in part, this manga is about this precisely. Loving something/one even though you want to kill them on a daily basis )))))))))))))))
So yeah. There's that. In the end, am I glad that I read this? Definitely. Can I recommend it? Of course. Just... be prepared to not always get what you want.
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What happens when high school teenage bishounen are stuck with each other...  
by moonmystery
May 8th, 2016, 2:57pm
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
Bromance!! The characters are a mix of immature and thoughtful, which is pretty realistic. They are all 15 - 18 years old after all.

THEME: 9/10 Forgiveness is key. Hate only leads to more hate. You must take the first step to reach out and you must be brave enough to bare your vulnerabilities to others in order to turn someone from an enemy into a friend. I love how the story shows the importance of compromise. Remembering your friends' flaws and learning to forgive and cry for him/her is crucial to a lasting bond, because, in the end, no one is perfect. Both sides have to apologize, forgive, and learn to love.

ART starts out pretty horrible, but by chapter 10 I stopped noticing. And the artist's drawing skills got better in later chapters, yay!

ROMANCE (7/10) is slow and steady, and we see the characters slowly growing to be each others' friends, then a hint of something more. Although no one specifically states "i love you" followed by blushing and intense kisses, it is deeply implied. The characters become so attached to each other it is clearly love. I found the amount of casual touching/hugging/etc to be freaking adorable.

THE ENDING is open ended and light-hearted. I personally can easily imagine my favorite ships happening, with yaoi down the road. Teehee. wink

CHARACTERS: 10/10. I love the variety of personalities, and the main character is ABSOLUTELY LOVABLE. He is the embodiment of a manly, huggable chibi bishounen who likes to tackle friends (both male and female) with hugs!!! So cute~~! The 4 - 5 primary female characters are lovable too, but a lot of female side characters are immature, apathetic, violent, narrow minded, and b**chy. That's the only downside.

STORY (5/10) is melodramatic, but I can see many elements of it occurring in real life. There are some plot holes and unrealistic elements, but because this is a CHARACTER-DRIVEN STORY, I loved seeing the daily interactions and growth of the main characters. The school setting is well integrated, even though there are some overused cliches.

OVERALL I really liked this story. I quit it at chapter 3 a month ago, but today I read everything in one go. Weird, right?

... Last updated on June 23rd, 2016, 5:33am
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Classic shounen ai with all the usual tropes.  
by HCB
March 21st, 2016, 1:36pm
Rating: N/A
Art that gets prettier as the chapters go by with comedic moments sprinkled throughout the drama. I suppose this would be a good enough read for someone new to the shounen ai genre.

Like another reviewer earlier mentioned, Takara was very generous with his koala hugs. Even if he is meant to be a naive, innocent character, it doesn't make sense that he is absolutely unaware of social norms regarding personal space and gender. As a reader, I did suspend my disbelief while reading but in retrospect, it's still iffy.

I enjoyed the supporting cast; they were entertaining when they made their appearances.

Anyway, I shan't ramble on; there is only one thing foremost in leaving this review: I'm impressed with the fact that Abe actually traveled to Africa to do research for this manga.
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