Shadow Star Narutaru

(Shadow Star)

Distributor: Central Park Media
[Shadow Star Narutaru]
Shiina nearly died when the current swept her out to sea. Instead, she was rescued by a mysterious star-shaped creature and plunged into a strange adventure! Her new friend Hoshimaru leads her into a maelstrom of alien attacks and to a secret society of psychic children.
TV Series: 13 episodes

Average Rating

Average Ratings: 48
Number of Review Sites: 9

Review Links

Vol. 2 - Read the review
Anime News Network (Carlo Santos) - B+

Vol. 1 - "...has some real flashes of greatness here and there." (Chris Beveridge) - B
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - C
Vol. 4 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B-
Anime on DVD

Vol. 2 - "t's hard to go wrong with aliens, an apocalyptic threat, an atypical heroine, and more teenage angst than you can drive to the mall in a school bus,"
Animefringe (Patrick King) - 3.5 (out of 5)

Vol. 2 - "...this show didn’t do much for me." (John Sinnott) - 1 1/2 stars (out of 5)
Vol. 3 - Read the review (John Sinnott) - 1 1/2 stars (out of 5)
Vol. 4 - Read the review (John Sinnott) - 1 star (out of 5)
DVD Talk

Vol. 1 - "Like Miyazaki's work and The Neverending Story, Shadow Star Narutaru lets us vicariously revisit that youthfulness." (Joel Pearce) - 87 (out of 100)
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Joel Pearce) - 77 (out of 100)
DVD Verdict

Vol. 1 - "...a promising start to the adaptation of a series well deserving of more attention and curiosity."
Science Fiction Weekly (Tasha Robinson) - B

Vol. 2 - " makes me want to put it away and read the manga."
Sequential Tart (Joamette Gil) - 5 (out of 10)

"An often disturbing, but still compelling series that raises a lot of uncomfortable questions about young people and their developmental psychology in the face of life's difficulties. "
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Jeremy A Beard) - 4 stars (out of 5)

Vol. 1 - "I can't say that it looks great or has all its parts together, but the core of the show has me engrossed." (Jason Huff) - B+
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Jason Huff) - B
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Jason Huff) - B-
Vol. 4 - Read the review (Jason Huff) - B+
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