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Hirunaka no Ryuusei  
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15-year-old country girl, Suzume Yosano, has to move to Tokyo to live with her uncle due to her father's transfer. She bumps into a mysterious man who ends up taking her to her uncle's place after she gets lost. Turns out, Suzume will be seeing him a lot more often once she starts school because... he's her homeroom teacher!?

Included in the manga is a oneshot story called Tsuyu Kaoru (A Love Story in Moist Rainy Days) in volume six:
A romantic and melancholic love story behind a red umbrella.


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Associated Names
Дневной звездопад
ひるなかの流星 番外編
الشهاب الصباحي
한낮의 유성
A Love Story in Moist Rainy Days (one shot)
Cookie Girl, Cream Boy
Daytime Shooting Star
Gwiazda spadająca za dnia
Hirunaka no Ryūsei
Hirunaka no Ryusei
Hirunaka no Ryuusei - Bangai Hen
Tsuyu Kaoru

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Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes + Extra (Complete)

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Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (842 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.33 / 10.0
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January 10th 2018, 8:34am PST



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A Joke.   
Rating: N/A
by Aoi-Tenshi
November 4th, 2014, 5:28pm
Sorry. Not sorry. I don't feel like accepting it willingly so I won't. For me, it completely fails as a great shoujo manga.

Hirunaka no Ryuusei started out as something refreshing. A series that echoed similarities to Ao Haru Ride but also had its own charm and standing that differed from it. The problem was that it fell to the pits and never made it back up again. Understand that it has nothing to do with who was endgame (okay, no, it does, but only because the whole point of this comment is about about Mika-sensei's lack of writing skills which lead to the ending, which is the endgame). Character development is almost nonexistent (unless you kind of count Shishio). Heck, the main character, where character growth is THE most important, does not grow. No character reached the height of their possible growth and that's just how it ends.

I initially stopped my reading when it became angsty. Turns out, it never stopped being angsty. And not the well written kind either. I will not finish this. I refuse to until I can bring myself to comprehend what just happened in the end (which will be never as I can't come to terms with it). I and a bunch of other fans had high hopes. Too bad the execution was painfully poor all the way through because the premise was extremely promising. Such wasted potential. Even till the end, nothing but dust. It could have been amazing but it fell to be less than mediocre. Mika-sensei, if you planned it like that in the first place, you should have made it more believable. Rushed. Unbelievable. Unacceptable.

I'll quote miwacarroll from tumblr. (If you haven't read her post about the last chapter, you should.)

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"The Man Who Got Two Beers." -miwacarroll@tumblr
That is the ending of Shishio. That's it. Shishio deserved better. The one who was able to grow and realize himself is the one to get the shorter end of the stick. In fact, he didn't even get the stick. He was deprived of his rightful, deserved ending. And the thing about Mamura been the true daytime shooting star is complete crap. What nonsense. Mika-sensei, since you were so persistent on a love triangle, then make it believable. Don't throw a couple together because you want it that way. I didn't feel that they were in love. But it won't matter because Shizume till the end. In my mind, it did happen. Idon'tcarelalalala. Chunchun.

Make your plot twist, that's fine. However, don't go stringing your readers and your characters like beads around one direction (and it feels so natural too in that direction) and then right exactly before you top off the story, you go smacking everyone in the other direction and you force us to accept it or leave it. Well I, for one, am leaving it. The endgame was planned already so, you should have made it natural. How careless of you to make
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"The Man Who Got Two Beers" Shishio
to get all the crap simply because you were biased over another character. If so, you shouldn't have made him such a big part of HnR because you tossed him away like a used napkin. Honestly, you as a creator of them and their world, you should have been more mindful of how you developed the story, their story. Utterly disappointing.

For those who could bring themselves to last through the muck that was Vampire Knight, just to get to the end, you'll find yourself feeling a similar feeling that spawned as you read VK as you read the end of HnR. This feeling is the offspring of the feelings you felt reading VK. Be warned. Satisfaction not guaranteed.

@shoutoshiro. I'm guessing you liked my comment so much that you decided to rehash it in yours. I'll take that as an implied compliment. /wink

edit; I'll pose a question. For those of you who enjoyed it, good for you. to each his own.
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But, did you really like it or did you just like the fact that it ended with the second male lead, the so-called "underdog"?

edit;; Have you read the extra about Shishio? This is where the ultimate flaw in her writing is uncovered even more, where her fail at developing her characters is so blatantly obvious. How laughable.
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Six years pass and Shishio is still broken over it. Wow Mika-sensei, you don't even give him any backbone of healing or moving on. He's stuck in a pit and he's never gotten out of it. Six years. I wonder how much you care about his story as he seems to keep on getting all the terrible things in life. He's fallen and you push him down. Every time he tries to get back up, you push him again. And that girl...that girl, is that a potential love interest? Hahaha. It's so funny, she seems like another Suzume, those dead-ish eyes that show a Suzume-like indifference, her thoughts that echo Suzume-like interest, her expressions, just like a second Suzume. Since he couldn't win the O.G. You throw him a pity party and give him the second best. A person similar to Suzume. Even better!

... Last updated on February 15th, 2015, 11:47pm
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NOT recommended.   
Rating: N/A
by shoutoshiro
November 5th, 2014, 6:48am
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The ending, the ""Mamura has always been my daytime shooting star"", and the whole love triangle thing is a complete crap.

I honestly loved it at first. It was a very enjoyable read at first. It changed when the author just threw in the Mazume ending when she obviously hinted Shizume ending in the previous chapters. What? The ""Mamura has always been my daytime shooting star"" thing? Bullshit. Yamamori, if you wanted to make Mazume the endgame, at least don't throw in the (actually) pointless hints of Shizume. I sound like I'm not happy because Mazume is the endgame, but trust me, it's beyond that. I'm ??? 'ed by Yamamori's terrible story writing.

To be honest, I really dislike Mamura... I mean, he hated all girls just because a freaking divorce? Really? And Suzume is like, the only exception? Nonsense. That made me cringe. This, in ANY way, DOESN'T excuse his terrible behavior around girls aka misogyny. Ew. He didn't have any character development, just like any other character in the series (except Sensei, of course). The only character who went through character development is like, only Sensei. For heaven's sake, Sensei deserved better. In the end, he wasn't a protagonist, and after going through the hell, he only got two beers. That's it. Sensei's ending. Woah, thanks, Yamamori. You couldn't have done better! (claps) I thought Sensei's role was important to the story. He was Suzume's first love story, the first person Suzume met in Tokyo, and he was the one with the title ""daytime shooting star""? Eh, but, I must be wrong. In the end, Sensei was nothing but a man who got two beers when he obviously was miserable for, like, 25+ chapters? Or is it 30+? Right.

So, yeah. That's it. Mamura was the daytime shooting star all along. Shishio? Who's Shishio? Tsk.

This series had a great potential, but sadly, it went downhill. It went into a complete nonsensical, crappy manga. You will waste your time if you read this, except you read this manga only for its art. Sorry, but I'm not sorry.

... Last updated on December 14th, 2014, 12:55am
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Amazing <3   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Pinky Poison
May 12th, 2012, 11:45pm
The characters seem interesting and the artwork is pretty nice too, it comes to my fav (:
I'd love to see what will happen next. Please update more.<3
Give it a try, guys. It's amazing.

---- new update! ------


Like.. Why am I always falling for the second guy who will never end up with the female lead in shoujo manga? (Or.. maybe there are actually some rare cases..)
Sighs. Mamura is such a sweetheart. Aw.. I really don't want him to get hurt in the end. Honestly, our two main male characters are both nice guys. They have their own good and bad points. Sensei is okay but I'm still rooting for Mamura-kun. Yes. I'm weak towards those cold guys but I even gets WEAKER towards those types of guy who usually blush. Tsundere types are also cute, and Mamura is one of them. lol <333333333333

................... BUT.
I still have this horrible feeling that he's not gonna end up with Suzume. I've read a few comments here and it seems like you guys are also more into Mamura-kun, right? Therefore, Yamamori-sensei, please make a change in shoujo world and fullfil our wish!
(... or else I drop this series if I find out my dear Mamura is hurt. He's a nice guy and he doesn't deserve it.) lol.

As the story goes on........
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I have a VERY strong feeling that the main girl is going to end up with the teacher NOT Mamura-kun. What the...............
I used to be really really in love with this manga but now NOT ANYMORE. Seriously, please Yamamori-sensei, DO NOT MAKE MAMURA BECOME A MISERABLE GUY IN THE END. HE DOESN'T DESERVE IT! Love triangles are cool but I really hate it when the second guy's role is just to lend a shoulder to cry on, a person for the girl lead to TAKE ADVANTAGE OF when she is lonely or have some problems with her love! That is just really CRUEL!...............
I will keep reading this manga but... if Mamura gets rejected at the end, I will IMMEDIATELY change the rating from 9 to 4~5! I feel sorry for those guys who play the second role in shoujo manga. They don't deserve that.... Is there any manga series that there is a TWIST and the second guy takes over the main guy and become the lead!?..........

... Last updated on November 17th, 2013, 6:15am
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Like the pairing   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by SephiriaChronos
March 14th, 2015, 4:47am
I like the choice she made.

One kept making her cry due to his own indecisiveness.
One decided to make a move even though he know he doesn't stand much of a chance and is true to his feelings. Not to mention all he wanted was the girl that he love to be happy.

Isn't it obvious which love interest is the better choice? It's better to be with someone who loves you, more than someone that you love.

It makes me like the pairing even more because he is not the first love. I hate how most shoujo always make the lead end up with the first love even though the second guy is OBVIOUSLY better. (Yes I'm looking at you, Strobe Edge)

It's more realistic, but maybe for this manga it was TOO fast. Nonetheless, I like how she chose the better guy. (One reason why I always like Josei better)
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Hahahaha--you know what's sad?   
Rating: 4.5 / 10.0
by Baniita
December 2nd, 2014, 1:39am
The author was so upset about how people only read this online for free and how it was unfair, and then she goes and pulls this on us. Well, no freaking wonder why we only read this because it's free. I buy a decent amount of manga (used to be a lot, but ran out of space), I'm glad I didn't buy this. It doesn't deserve it.

The art was good in this manga. The writing and plot and romance was mediocre, and the characters were also mediocre. Except for Shishio-sensei, really. He was off-beat and charming. I don't care for kuudere types like Mamura; he can be cute, but tbh he's really boring, and he had minimal character development.

The ending was rushed and out of nowhere and unsatisfactory, and not believable at all. Utter bullcrap and a waste of time.
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There was no need to bait a Shizume ending.
It felt like she changed it last minute to go according to whom most fans were rooting for instead (wait, most people like
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better, right? according to what I've observed)
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Mamura and Suzume have poor chemistry.
Not that Suzume and Shishio had the best chemistry either, but theirs at least worked somewhat.


... Last updated on December 2nd, 2014, 1:47am
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really cute!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by kebi
May 17th, 2012, 5:58pm
The art is beautiful, exactly the type of art I adore for shoujo mangas. The story isn't really new and it's not exactly used either, but it's refreshing. The characters are interesting, although I don't care much for the sensei, he's cute alright but well... he's like every other quirky male lead in shoujo. Or I just really like the other guy more. I want to read more of this and more of the mangaka's works. She's (her stories lol) are exactly my type! Read it!
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It's got potential.   
Rating: N/A
by Jeshia
May 17th, 2012, 4:31pm
The girl is quite tolerable, if not actually enjoyable to read about. There's not a ton of annoying blushing, and she's not hopelessly shy or a crybaby. She's also got a sense of humor and a wit that anyone would admire. I'm not sure how I'm going to like the love triangle that seems to be approaching, but the characters thus far are likable and interesting.
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love it.   
Rating: N/A
by TheDreamHare
August 11th, 2013, 1:37am
I haven't read a shoujo manga that held my attention for more than a week
Well, except for Horimiya, which is also one of my favorites this year.
Seriously, I've been thinking about these two works for more than a few months now. I know they release once a month, but, I find myself checking for updates almost each week.....that's how hooked I am.

One thing I like to mention are the characters. The heroine in particular. Out of all the shojo heroines I have read, she's one of those that really seems to stand out without trying, considering how simple she is compared to the typical generic heroine. She's not shy, or pitiful, or annoyingly aggressive. She has a level of confidence, without being conceited, yet has her moments of self-consciousness and awkwardness. She's smart, yet her grades could probably say....otherwise. She's also in, smart, slightly snarky humor.

And one of the things I about her, is how she deals with negative people, or negative and anxious situations. Rather than let something....whether it be a person, or a feeling.....put her down, she makes a point to actually try and DO something about it. If someone is belittling her, she makes a point to speak her mind, or even use physical force. Some of you might be imagining chairs flying, but I can assure you, it's not that type of kung fu situation....the thing she did was very simple and the situation was kind of rooting for her to do it. Personally, I applauded her for doing what she did. The things this girl does is both slightly surprising, and quite refreshing. And when it comes to her feelings.... she actually tries. She doesn't beat around the bush about it, doesn't have that "I w-wonder if S-senseii will notice me" (no pun intended) kind of attitude going on. No. She doesn't wait for fate to push her. She pushes herself.

I could say more about the other characters, and the setting, and the storyline, and the simple yet beautiful art, but really, no amount of commentary can help make up for reading the story. If you want interesting, and actually likeable characters, and a storyline that was probably told time and again but this time with a more interesting style, I highly recommend it. Granted, my score could change any time.....I'm kind of nervous by how many chapters are in this series. It makes you wonder if the romance is going anywhere at all. But right now, I really am enjoying it. The guys....I honestly don't know who to root for. This is the first time that I actually like both rivals.

If they license this series in the US, I'm definitely going to be first in line to buy it.
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Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by rindtron
September 16th, 2012, 9:47am
The characters are quite loveable, and the art is no struggle to look at. And though the story isn't anything revolutionary by any standards, the execution is not too bad. Would recommend if you are looking for a school life shoujo to read, and am looking forward to seeing where this one will go. 8')

(Unrelated: I'm totally rooting for Mamura. Um, his happiness, I guess? I don't care who he ends up with as long as he is still the huge dork he is nowwww. <3333)

... Last updated on September 16th, 2012, 9:48am
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She's cute!!!   
Rating: N/A
by athinyuni89
September 3rd, 2012, 11:18pm
the basic plot of this manga is like other mangas with love triangle, popular male lead and a teacher but what makes it super exciting its character development. suprisingly the second male lead is shy towards women and only ok to her. the girl's also not a type of annoying, cry baby. she seems cool and cold. I love it! a very good development for this manga.
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