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Shadow Star, known in Japan as Narutaru, which comes from the abbreviation of "Mukuro Naru Hoshi, Tama Taru Ko", is the name of a Japanese manga and of the anime series which was based on the manga. The series was created by Mohiro Kitoh and was originally serialized in the magazine Afternoon. When asked about the manga, Mohiro Kitoh stated that he had about 80% of the entire story planned out from the beginning. When he was asked about the anime series, he stated he was grateful it was made. In the United States, it was licensed by Dark Horse and serialized in Super Manga Blast!

The 13-episode anime adaptation was broadcast in 2003 on the Japanese television station Kids Station. The anime was licensed by Central Park Media and released as Shadow Star Narutaru, and has played on Comcast's Anime Selects multiple times. In 2007 it ran on the Illusion on Demand television network. Central Park Media released the title under their "U.S. Manga Corps" line, on 4 DVDs, and later re-released the DVDs in a box set. Central Park Media filed for bankruptcy in 2009, and the DVDs have since been out of print.

The protagonist of the series is a twelve-year-old girl named Shiina Tamai. She bonds with a starfish-shaped "dragonchild" whom she calls Hoshimaru. The series is mainly about the interaction between Shiina and other young people who have also bonded with dragons.

Series Cast

  1. Asami Sanada

    Asami Sanada

    Shiina Tamai

    13 Episodes

  2. Mamiko Noto

    Mamiko Noto

    Akira Sakura

    13 Episodes

  3. Sakura Nogawa

    Hiroko Kaizuka

    13 Episodes

  4. Akira Ishida

    Akira Ishida

    Akinori Komori

    13 Episodes

  5. Eiji Miyashita

    Eiji Miyashita

    Takeo Tsurumaru

    13 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

2003 | 13 Episodes

Season 1 of Shadow Star Narutaru premiered on July 7, 2003.

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Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 25m

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