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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 (1733 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 #147 increased(+4)
Monthly Pos #144 decreased(-9)
3 Month Pos #106 decreased(-23)
6 Month Pos #84 increased(+1)
Year Pos #80 decreased(-20)

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On 2164 reading lists
On 1751 wish 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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worth the read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by TheRipper
September 3rd, 2010, 7:01pm
This manga has a bit of romance, a bit of action, a bit of comedy, a bit of everything, but it doesnt go all the way to the extremes and forgets its main feature: the beautiful story. It's not a twisted or complex story but it's still one of the best storys I've read so far. You wouldnt draw mona lisa abstract with twisted drawings, would you? wink
Edit: Oh! Almost forgot to mention the characters. While in the beginning the plot develops slowly, the characters feel like "real" human beings, unlike your typical shounen hero, with their own character traits and interesting past. Even non-plot chapters are getting interesting this way

I can recommend this manga to everyone, most notably because of its epic main parts and satisfying conclusion. Missing this masterpiece should be a crime wink
I'm excited what awaits us in the future from this author.

... Last updated on September 3rd, 2010, 7:09pm
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coming to a end   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dremondtanic
August 1st, 2010, 5:36pm
Nooooo, the manga is coming to a end. 1 or two more chapter for the conclusion, the battle has come to an end. <Ohwell, it was a veryy good manga you dont usually see these days, always kept interested. Beautiful plot, and sadly looks like it comign to an end.
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Seriously... this is a good read   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
July 26th, 2010, 9:22am
Hoshi no samidare's setting is not your normal one, earth is about to be smashed to bits by a giant hammer by the power of a godlike being! Another godlike being will try to stop him (which happens to be his sister) and for that needs the help of some people that are not so good in the head...... why is this for me not ridiculousconfused Because i have already have read "one hundred years of solitude" you get to accept it with time. but at first, that plot is not what makes this series so good, it is the characters... they are complicated, funny, courageous... almost like real people, not your usual shounen like hero (i'll save the earth because is the right thing to do!!!!) heck, they could be classified as antiheroes or even villains sometimes!
So, why you HAVE to read this series? Well… cause you will laugh, you will shed tears (probably not, but it is a possibility XD) you’ll fall in love with the characters and the way the story tell us their struggles and ambitions and the way love develops. You’ll get hit by the epic side of the story rather frequently and enjoy some short but well drawn battles. Seriously… this is a good read.
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Read it.   
Rating: N/A
by Kaosu
July 18th, 2010, 10:10am
Not so much of a review, but more of a comment on how well done this manga is. The Scenario is setup sort of like X (just take Clamp out of the equation). Theres a fair amount of comedy that actually makes you lol, but its paired off with enough seriousness to buy yourself into flowing into the ridiculousness of the story. There is romance and while it has a strong presence in the story line, it isn't reflected in the scenes itself; it a certain points its mainly implied.

This is a good manga for those who just wants to the take the ball and roll with it. The characters are easy enough to understand and while a few of them seem unnecessary, no one really detracts from the experience.

Just read it.
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epic manga with a wierd name   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by secsuey
March 31st, 2010, 10:10pm
I loled at first charpert by own wierd it was
but couldn't stop reading it I wish more people would know about it
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A refreshing departure...   
Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by VampireBanana
March 26th, 2010, 4:17am
A refreshing departure from most similarly themed manga, I've read before. There are just too many shounen and seinen which attempt to tackle such storylines like "saving the world" but in the most annoying fashion possible. As in: endless fighting, horrendous characterization, "textbook psychology", over-drama, endless conspiracies that rely on one too many rather obvious coincidences, etc.

Well, in Biscuit Hammer, less is more. And although much of the plot is rather cliched and often too ridiculous to be taken seriously, there is a lot of depth: strong characterisation, implied thoughts and relations, layers upon layers of emotions and motivations that are subtle and not "in your face". In short, there is nothing pretensive that tries to take on too much than it can chew and thus the plot does not appear contradictory or overtly contrived.

And as mentioned, the cast is quite huge but like many other titles that work by establishing immense layers of plot and writing like 7 seeds, Music of Marie, Koori no Mamono no Monogatari, Bokurano, Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou and so on, you just cannot build a massive world without having enough characters to fill it with. Otherwise, such an ambitious story would feel empty and incomplete.

The plot itself is fun and because it doesn't always take itself too seriously, there's a very strong flavour of subtle humour. Instead of terrible gags, you get to chuckle and laugh when the various characters behave unexpectedly and light-heartedly. As a result, even though there is tragedy, those tragic moments truly do not over-burden the plot but instead, are touching. And thus, we're spared from over-sappy moments that might have turned the story into some soap opera, in the hands of a lesser writer.

Also, there is a very strong slice-of-life feel that to me, seems more common in yaoi manga, than in any other genres, that have such storylines and in Hoshi no Samidare, both the action and slife-of-life are well balanced-out. When the pacing changes, the writing does not drop in terms of standard and quality. And also, the "slice of life" ties the characters better into the plot because reading about their daily life means that the characters have even better reasons for their actions, thoughts and motivations. In a lot of action stories, you don't always get to really understand why the cast is doing this and that, only flashbacks and bits and pieces of their daily lives. Even more important, everyone seems more human with concrete reasons for "wanting to live and protect others and themselves" instead of being portrayed as "fighting machines" whose goals are to commit as much destruction and bloodshed as possible.

The art, btw, is quite good and it is very fitting for the story and its content. It's very expressive and excellent at depicting the characters' thoughts, emotions and their actions. Truly, this is an artist whose lines gently and subtly invoke emotions.

Now, what it could have done without: all those "panty flashing" moments, though few, were a bit bothersome though I am now used to it. Now, I'm no prude but fanservice is often bland and sterile, since it's not even stylish sexuality or anything interesting.

... Last updated on April 11th, 2010, 7:19am
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Shounen Manga, Seinen-fied. Awesomely.   
Rating: N/A
by Trifoilum
March 24th, 2010, 9:35am
the previous commenters have told most of this; using cliches and turned it into an interesting, different thing altogether, being very creative with tropes and cliches, etc. And I have to completely agreed. I've been running away from Shounen manga since Naruto and if all mangas are like this underrated manga, I'll run back towards them. Now.

Now, commenting on other stuffs.

Just as every other shounen manga recently, this manga plays with loads and loads of characters. Suddenly there's one, two, five new characters around. But within 6 volumes (the scanlated ones), they're given a defining traits, distinction. This is a wonderful feat, compared to other mangas who'd compensate with long volumes (mostly inbetween empty fights and brilliant effects).

But that's pretty ordinary. What's extraordinary is the way it's unfolded. This has a very slice of life feeling, and it shines brightly here. Every interaction are treated ordinarily, but with huge impacts. And every single one of them; even the dead ones, has longlasting impact. People in refrigerators they aren't. They aren't usually remembered, but they aren't forgotten.

And when the heartstrings are pulled, they're pulled. Mercilessly. The premise and the universe basically sets the motion that no, nobody is exactly safe, but add that with the slice of life feel and you feel like you know those characters since the very beginning, even the newest ones.

About the angst and self-importance part, I have to disagree tho; there are angst moments here and there, and lots of selfish intentions, but they're told very matter-of-fact, and they grew.
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An amazing gem for the seinen crowd.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lomegil
March 20th, 2010, 9:17am
I'm 27 when I write this, and I'm a seinen kind of guy — I've read a bunch of classic shounen titles, but they didn't really deliver, and claims of their depth issued by adolescent aficionados only make me smile. That said, I've found Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer to be an immensely enjoyable read camouflaged as shounen, but screwing up the genre conventions to great results. The series has all the required clichés — a magical treat to the world, a bunch of chosen ones, a Bildungsroman-type pair of leads, even a magical princess — but it treats those clichés in such a delightfully oddball way I'm still amazed (and delighted) they serialized it at all. It's a bit like Ciguatera's take on 'everyday school life' or Dangu's approach to the old and beaten revenge theme - i.e. the author picking a stale, formalized genre and showing how it would _really_ have worked.
Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer is not actually realistic, but it's got delightful imagery (starting with the Biscuit Hammer thing), a lot of psychological depth, willingness to take on serious issues without all this beating around the bush that's so irritating in teen manga (people actually die in this series), and, most importantly, a great deal of irony — a lot of popular titles are well-known for their self-centered angst and bloated self-importance, but this one provides a wonderfully fresh respite from all of that. I'm not sure whether Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer would be enjoyable for shounen fans, as it messes with the genre rules rather than simply packing the chapters with magical battles (the pacing and mood are pretty relaxed, almost slice-of-life here), but if you're into seinen, you probably don't want miss out this one, cause it's basically a shounen series tailored for seinen taste.

... Last updated on March 20th, 2010, 11:24pm
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It's really good...   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by fieryeagle1
March 9th, 2010, 9:12am
You wouldn't believe that at first as I surely did not after several chapters. Yet when I kept at it 1-2 volumes, things flowed really naturally and just got better and better.
It's fun yet deep enough to attract seinen readers...enough said.

... Last updated on March 9th, 2010, 6:53pm
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frickin' hilarious   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by turnip head
October 24th, 2009, 6:19pm
and i mean, from the get-go. i don't usually find myself laughing in the first couple panels of a story, and now i wonder if all seinen are so good. this is my first. but if the rest are so witty, it certainly won't be my last.

hurrah for action with lively, intelligent dialogue, intriguing characters and rapidly improving art! it should be an anime!

... Last updated on October 24th, 2009, 6:20pm
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