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Hoshi no Samidare  
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The world is in mortal peril. Sir Noi Crezant, the Lizard Knight, has been sent to gain the aid of the great warrior Amamiya Yuuhi in hopes of finding the Princess Samidare and protecting the planet from the incredible 'Biscuit Hammer' poised to crack the Earth in two. Unfortunately Yuuhi wants no part of it, and the Princess doesn't prove to be the shining 'hero of justice' role model that Noi had hoped for.


Related Series
Spirit Circle (Alternate Story)

Associated Names
Люцифер и Бисквитный Молот
Lúcifer e o Martelo (Brazilian Portuguese)
Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer
May's Rain of the Planets (lit trans)
The Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer
Wakusei no Samidare

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Milky Translation

Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.64.5 by otakami over 6 years ago
v.10 c.61-65 (v2) (end) by otakami over 6 years ago
v.10 c.60 by otakami over 6 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews
Hoshi No Samidare by DoorKnob22

6 topics, 40 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (1721 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.76 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 19th 2017, 12:42am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Young King Ours (Shonen Gahosha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Crunchyroll (10 Volumes Digital - Complete)
Seven Seas (5 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #128 increased(+25)
Monthly Pos #127 decreased(-7)
3 Month Pos #99 decreased(-16)
6 Month Pos #85 decreased(-4)
Year Pos #80 decreased(-20)

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On 2159 reading lists
On 1742 wish lists
On 4159 completed lists
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Forum Posts
do you want to see this as a anime? over 4 years ago
Wakusei? over 5 years ago
Need a little help over 6 years ago
Hoshi no Samidare romance over 7 years ago
Who is you favorite Knight? over 7 years ago

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Poorly thought out characters   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Fundefined
October 22nd, 2013, 12:38am
The first thing I noticed about this series is that the art is unpleasant to look at. There's no depth in the mangaka's drawing and everything seems to be drawn with a ruler. The monsters, powers and world concept have uninteresting designs and poorly thought out backgrounds. But the writing in this series is what kills it. The characters, predictably have angsty dark backstories. That's fine, except their backstories make little sense and doesn't define the character's motivations well.

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For example, we learn that the MC has been tortured physically and mentally by his grandfather for 10 years, brainwashing him to be misanthropic because both his parents died/went missing because of a drug raid gone wrong. Its an outlandish backstory with non sequitur reasoning for why his Grandfather would torture his grandson. My son died in a drug raid? Better torture his kid! Fine, lets just accept this shitty backstory. But having the protagonist resolve this issue in essentially a chapter is bullshit. That's lazy emotional manipulation since this magnitude of a character origin story should define the rest of the story instead of being cast aside haphazardly.

This manga loves reiterating that the protagonist wants to be the female lead's knight and follow her dream. The problem is, I'm never given a reason for understanding why the protagonist wants to do so. She's meant to be this force of nature with a personality that overwhelms others but she's so poorly established in this regard. She doesn't demonstrate the necessary charisma to warrant the manga's fawning over her.

Lastly, the manga's tone alternates between bleak personal introspection and wacky gag humor rapidly in a way that doesn't work. I'm not saying it can't work, but the writer doesn't have the finesse to make it work. Given how poorly handled the serious parts of the manga are, I would have liked this manga a lot more if it was straight humor romance with some modern fantasy instead of a ticking clock doomsday story that is incredibly vague as to what the threat is, and how the rules in the world work.

Skip this one, I dropped it at the end of volume 2 and I wish I had done it earlier.

... Last updated on March 5th, 2014, 10:56am
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ALLEGORICAL premise/description... slice of life about a suicide pact between a girl who cannot accept her mortality and a sullen boy who loves her   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Aadieu
April 20th, 2013, 8:22pm
"Hey, Yuu-kun, DIE WITH ME?"

...don't let the crazy-ish nonsense and the ridiculous categories people voted for convince you to drop this manga early on, bear with it until Chapter 12 at least before making careless judgements.

What is revealed is an NHK-ish slice of life romance, with the silliness of the topmost visible "plot" layer acting as nothing more than an allegorical setup for some fourth-wall-breaking glances and running commentary on the real thing.

REAL PLOT: budding romance between a schoolgirl that desperately loves life and cannot accept her mortality, and a sullen, battered, lonely college first year whose life is horribly empty... she cannot forgive the world for her understanding that it will live on unaffected when she is gone, he sees no point in a world without her. bitterly, the pair hatch a harebrained plot to destroy this indifferent world (fantasy plotline) - which, in reality, amounts to a suicide pact, and a hopeless youthful dream that life couldn't simply just go on with their passing.
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Catering to the fans   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by ggqt
August 29th, 2012, 8:48pm
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This is by far one of the most overrated series out there.

Okay lol, let's brake this down. I'll start with the "romance", which is the part I found the most funny.

The romance as well as the rest of story is forced by a ridiculous amount. Yuuhi get's a harem for the sole reason that he is the main character.

Here are the girls' reasons for liking him.

Samidare: She met him as a little kid, and he tried to save her from.... nothing. She was never in danger, so all he did was look dumb.

Hakudou: He saved her from a golem, so by that logic shouldn't she be in love with like half of the cast?

Anima: He barely won a fist fight and then started yelling. She's an omnipotent god like being who's lived for an extremely long time and she falls for him because of something generic like that? Please.

Fourth random chicks who's name I forget: He picked up a cat. That's a logical reason to love someone right?

As for the rest of the "romance" in the story; it's pretty lack luster. The author just paired everyone up in the last chapter for no reason at all. Even the dialog in the story says that no one knows why certain people ended up together. Some people ended up together even though they never said two words to each other through out the entire series.

Now don't get me wrong, The beginning of the series was disgustingly good, so much so that's it's actually surprising how bad it ended.

A few chapters after Shinonome dies the story starts plummeting at a 90° angle. Let me get this straight; as he dies he uses his wish to give all his martial arts skills to Yuuhi; who he just met and knows is planning to do something bad. So why would he use his dying wish to help him?

It only gets worse after that, but I'll skip to the end of the story.

What's the point of having Anti hero main characters if you know from basically the beginning that they where going to change? The second Yuuhi forgave his grandfather the story's outcome was set in stone.

Samidare does not use her wish to curse her terminal illness because she stubborn? She blames her family braking up on her illness so she choose not to get rid of it? 10/10 logic there lol.

This one I found hysterical. Okay so apparently Anima's giant robot can only activated by Yuuhi because she loves him. Even though she built it she can't start it?

The third to last battle in the story is ENTIRELY pointless. Samidare tries to destroy the earth and the other knight besides Yuuhi try to stop her. (because Yuuhi is still pretending to be on her side). Yuuhi starts to fight the two mythical beasts knights and overpowers them like it's nothing, then is like "JK lol nvm; I want to be the one to stop Samidare.". Why did he have to beat them up first, pretty sure he could have just told them and they would have been fine with it. The reason why he didn't do that? Because the author was still trying to pretend that we as the reads did not know Yuuhi was a "good" guy. Forced dramatic build up and an extra fight.

Oh and Samidare's powers are stronger than Anima's even though Anima gave the powers to her? huh?

There are a lot of other examples of stupid pointless things I could point out, but I'd just be ranting at that point.

tl;dr version: This story gives no logical reasons for anything that is relevant to the plot.

... Last updated on August 31st, 2012, 6:25am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by KiraRequim
April 22nd, 2012, 4:33pm
I was completely blown away by the manga. It was simply amazing. The pacing of the story and the story its self, the characters, the ending. A great manga that I would really recommend.
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Rating: N/A
by Muraka6
April 4th, 2012, 10:24pm
Read this Manga you will love it. I assure you, if you love shounen and seinen stuff, you will love this. You will read this because in the end you will love it. You have to read this manga. The ending is an ending. The Plot is "the" plot. The twists - more than 3. God damn. The ending man, that ending it made me happy, I was satisfied. That Ending yea it was beastlier than the 12 beast knights. Man THis manga was amazing - my all time favorite, well maybe because I just finished reading this. If Berserk was completed by now, that would be my favorite all time manga, but hell - this manga is the all time favorite manga. Read this you will love it. And those people rating this less than a 10 - you chode give it a ten.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by penguin71
January 27th, 2012, 6:48pm
If I were to name my ONE favorite manga. It would have to be this one. And for someone who has consumed over 300 series, it is quite the statement. Why is it so good? Let me tell you.

Story: At first the premise is nothing groundbreaking. Save the world from being destroyed. Literally. But as it turns out, the REAL story is actually saving the destroy it. Now that's a story I want to read. Other than the basic premise, however, the pacing and events are quite good by themselves. Let me warn you now. This is a not a "every human a survivor of impossible odds", this is a "every human a human." That is, your favorite characters CAN die, and more likely, they WILL. Mizukami is not afraid of killing off our heroes for the sake of a better story.

Art: Unique is it's own style. Honestly, there is nothing to complain about it. It's not as detailed as dark and murky seinens and not as empty as typical shounens. There is a balance between the two. There are no annoying or unnecessary fanservice shots, which is a huge relief.

Characters: Oh what even to say. Our hero is a dangerously loyal servant of our heroine. He is smart, quirky, (relatively) confident in himself, and even cynical at times. Not your typical shounen protagonist. Heroine is outrageously powerful, outrageously aggressive, and outrageously childish (at times). She wants to destroy the world and she is fully capable of it too. Every other character has it's own charm. The "side" cast is extremely well developed, even ones that only appear for several chapters.

Overall: A unique and highly satisfying read. This story runs from start to finish with little lull time. Mizukami cuts out all the fat and lard and shows only what matters. I don't reread mangas, but I reread this one three times. If you like action and adventure, read it. If you like comedy and drama, read it. If you like ecchi, look elsewhere. But if you are looking for a less-serious but not overwhelming seinen experience, definitely pick it up.

... Last updated on March 16th, 2012, 4:17pm
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Love it!   
Rating: N/A
by zeidrich
January 26th, 2012, 4:55pm
I really liked this series. The story is a shounen setup with seinen characters. Every character has a sympathetic quality. The only gripe I have is the short length of the series, since 65 chapters isn't that long. However, I think it adds to the sweetness of the story. Short, sweet and doesn't drag on forever.

The main character is wonderfully portrayed with many elements of awesomeness. The female lead is outrageously powerful, but circumstances limit her fighting ability, so she doesn't save the day every day.

This is a story if you like action, comedy, fantasy, psychics, and romance, which is right up my alley.
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by panos
October 4th, 2011, 3:40pm
This manga would be a solid 9 if it didnít get on my nerves on a lot of issues.What I am about to write is more of a personal opinion rather than a recommendation.

The good:Very good character development.Although the manga had a lot of characters it managed to depict them well.
The plot was interesting overall,nothing too original but itís one of those stories that the characters make the story and not the opposite which usually happens.Then why give it just a 6?Firstly I rate normally and not how this database does where a bad manga has an average of 7 and secondly due to the following.

The bad:The reason is the main baka duet. All the other side characters had a far more interesting personality than those two.So,if you donít like your protagonists in a character driven story, itís a given that the manga drops on your standards especially since the side characters made a late appearance.In the first volume it was amazingly fast and without a clear good reason(itís explained at the end but it was still fast) how Yuu,from a dark personality became a pillar of support for the princess.That sudden change of heart and his ambiguous stance towards other beast warriors (especially the snake warrior) donít make him much likeable in the first place. The two first volumes seem to move pretty fast.Also the princess would destroy the biscuit hammer which would destroy the earth so as to destroy the earth herself! Illogical?Yes indeed.Seriously, at the beginning i thought it was a metaphor or sth.
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Also add the fact that one of the best characters sacrificed himself to save Yuu,and instead of healing himself he chose to pass his powers to Yuu.Probably because he saw a vision,and he gave them away so as Yuu deals with the princess at the end.Also the reaction of that characterís brother towards his death was nonexistent.

So a bad first impression on the first 2 volumes.Then the manga became a lot better,mainly because the baka duet had less screen time, until the last chapters (excluding the last) where I was disappointed.The classic shounen fighting elements also made their appearance:sudden overpower in this occasion.I think the story would have gone much better if the princess didnít want to save the earth so as to destroy it herself.But unfortunately the main theme resolves in that the princess is still an egoistic child.Whatever bad happened to the characters eventually, besides Animus comes down to her.
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Although the author fabricated that she was actually ill and that is why she wanted to destroy it.A consequence to her egoistical behavior was mentioned in the previous spoiler.Also her egoism is obvious when she tells Yuu to go see his grandfather and she instead avoids her mother.

So,to sum up I feel sad about what happened with the other beast warriors,and unfortunately the princessí drama with the consequences that it brought upon was not to my cup of teaÖSo,overall good in the middle but borderline it the beginning and ending chapters(excluding the last one).

... Last updated on October 4th, 2011, 3:46pm
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A marvel disguised   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Wufu
September 20th, 2011, 12:24pm
This is not a goofy story for only little kids, it's not your typical gang-saves-world shounen, not a manga that banks on the genre's cliches as a shortcut to success, and its females will not bring down the wrath of the feminist movement by being helpless eyecandy.

The premise is a bit silly but that is eclipsed by the marvelous cast of characters. In short, this manga spins a tale that has a balanced blend of lighthearted humor, action, and human depth so that it remains refreshing until the end (i hope. I'm only ch 30).

... Last updated on September 20th, 2011, 12:26pm
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It's secretly really good!   
Rating: N/A
by redappletaffy
July 16th, 2011, 5:53pm
I always bypassed this manga when I was reading because I thought, "The cover looks like a stupid cliche manga". It looks just like a predictable shounen manga--- and then I read it.
I'm so glad I read it; it's sweet, random, funny, and action packed at the same time! The art's not bad, and it even has a few hints of deep meanings in there. At the least, it will never be predictable!
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