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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

Groups Scanlating
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 (1731 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 #165 decreased(-1)
Monthly Pos #166 decreased(-31)
3 Month Pos #107 decreased(-24)
6 Month Pos #85 (No change)
Year Pos #80 decreased(-20)

List Stats
On 2164 reading lists
On 1751 wish lists
On 4172 completed lists
On 157 unfinished lists
On 621 custom 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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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by TRMshadow
July 10th, 2011, 3:20am
Don't be turned off by that "tragedy" tag... unless you count the good guys winning and the bad guys losing as "tragedy."

This is hands-down an amazing manga. The mangaka took the seemingly overused Good vs. Evil megabattle and created a unique, beautiful, and exhilarating story for his readers. There are sad parts (as there should be) but they are balanced by equally exciting funny parts, surprising parts, and heartwarming parts. Mizukami-sensei knew what he was doing when he wrote this and it shows. DEFINITELY not a story to skip over.

... Last updated on July 10th, 2011, 3:22am
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Not your typical shonen manga. This one is GREAT!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by alampintar
July 4th, 2011, 1:52am
Awesome characters (especially the heroine). As you expect of a anti-hero manga, the main character protect the earth in order to savor it and destroy it herself.

I love how the main male character being completely disagree with the idea of protecting the earth, but completely fall in love with his princess as soon as he find out that the princess want to 'have' earth as her possession.

Pretty entertaining, without unnecessary filler. Just nice action, great character development, awesome concept, memorable characters, and cute art. Definitely one of my favorites.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Da Masta
February 20th, 2011, 4:46pm
If u are looking for nice art, good character development, funny & sad moments, you should definitely give it a try. The fights are more shounen then seinen, but it just fits perfectly with the setting of rescuing the world. In my opinion one of the best manga ever.
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Creativity Forthcoming   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by liquidsin
February 7th, 2011, 11:52pm
Other reviews are likely to note the superb plot, memorable characters, beautiful artwork, or even the unexpected twists, yet I'm going to point out the abilities. Each person in this story possesses a unique ability that is neither overbearingly strong or simplistic in nature. Each represents the nature of the wielder and even develops accordingly. These abilities are much more than simple powers; they carry emotions whether it be rage, destructiveness, longing, or resentment. To put simply, the abilities compliment the story and are just one of the countless reasons why I recommend this series to my friends.
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Rather superficial   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Rakushou
January 25th, 2011, 5:10pm
Began well: Something exceptional, unique characters, decent background creation. Especially heroine seemed interesting, and wondered how things would keep on / develop with her and Yuuhi.

...and after a while this became your typical shounen. I found Bokurano to be really simillar (and wayyyyy better btw), tho emphasizing more
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death and despair
than this one focusing more on romance, and... fighting spirit~
Hoshi no Samidare contained some really nice, usually 1-2 cell scenarios tho.

Warning: ending spoiler:
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I really really hoped that the Earth would've been destroyed instead of typical lovey dovey "it's a small world" everyone important but the "final boss" survives-ending.
You can pretty much see the whole ending coming from the "general atmosphere" of the manga.

Almost regret wasting time on this. If it was worse, I would've dropped it instead of finishing it.
--> It's a DECENT read imo.

... Last updated on January 25th, 2011, 5:26pm
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Only 65 chapters.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Harimau
January 20th, 2011, 2:32am
Only 65 chapters, and yet...
More depth. More character. More epic. More adventure. More intelligence. More emotion. More eloquence. More savagery. More comedy. More drama. More tragedy. More joy.
...than any series twelve times its size.

It began with a wondrous start, it took us on a journey of wonder, and it concluded with a wonderful end.
I feel that if I try to describe Hoshi no Samidare, it can only fall short of how I truly feel about this series, and of course the pure quality and excellence of this series.
I think that maybe the best words I could use to describe The Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer are just one word.


... Last updated on January 20th, 2011, 2:34am
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yes, my demon lord, i approve of this manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kevs926
January 20th, 2011, 1:24am
it doesnt really explore too much on the action and plot, but on the stories of each character. Yes there are many characters.

it is really great. Compared to other manga of the same theme, this one is very funny and awesome. Art is good. Samidare is cute to the very end.

In the end, you get to love each character.

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Master has one of the best stories. Plus, his words are already awesome.

... Last updated on January 20th, 2011, 1:34am
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Pure, solid entertainment   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Aetheus
January 6th, 2011, 12:28am
I'll be honest with ya, the only reason I even registered this account, despite lurking around this site as a guest for years, was to review this one manga (no pun intended). And I come just short of giving it a perfect 10/10 because I'd feel that such a rating would be too cheap. Hoshi no Samidare (or however you wanna call it) is no perfect series, after all:

The storyline itself, while certainly unique, is basically tripe. It takes a back seat. It exists purely for the sake of fleshing out the characters and giving the story a, well, story. It is with the characters that this series really shines.

Rarely have I read such a shonen-ish series with such well developed characters. Every character is given a backstory. Every character has a motive. And every character has their own heartwarming or badass moments. While Samidare and Amamiya may be the undeniable "heroes" of the story, almost every other supporting character could easily be elevated to the same level of importance. The mangaka makes use of the "passage of time" throughout the manga to show you how the characters deepen over time. How some characters redeem themselves, or deal with grief, or even just simply grow up a little on the inside. Its my own personal opinion that one of the themes of the manga is that "people change over time, for better or worse".

So, don't be fooled by the absurd premise of the manga. Give it a try, if only for the first few chapters. It truly is a diamond in the rough.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by mastaof
December 1st, 2010, 4:58pm
I'm a man. I had a hard time holding my tears back... And well, I just couldn't hold back my stupid grin.
This was one of the most, if not the most, satisfying endings ever. The whole manga is rad. Thank you for this amazing read!
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by XileDragon
October 16th, 2010, 11:58am
Truly an amazing piece of work. Hoshi no Samidare builds a touching story from a seemingly typical shounen setting. This is far from cliche though, with atypical characters/leads and some borderline ridiculous plot twists thrown in throughout. In 10 volumes the author is able to successfully incorporate fantasy, comedy, romance, tragedy and action/adventure into one epic masterpiece. In addition to a wonderful and satisfying ending, there really is not much left to ask.

However, the one true aspect that stands out are the unique characters in this manga. You really won't find a more atypical cast of main characters, and they truly grow on you. The depth and development of each character is outstanding; I believe the only comparable manga with such an unbelievably endearing cast would be One Piece.

Give this one a shot for a couple of volumes. Don't be put off by the seemingly ridiculous setting and average art: the amazing character development and tremendous storytelling will easily surpass your expectations.

... Last updated on October 16th, 2010, 12:10pm
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