Shadow Star Narutaru (TV)

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© Mohiro Kitou / Kodansha. © Narutaru Production Committee / Kids Station


[ adapted from Shadow Star (manga) ]

Alternative title:
Narutaru
Narutaru ~Mukuro naru Hoshi·Tama taru Ko~ (Japanese)
Shadow Star
なるたる ~骸なる星・珠たる子~ (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: During her summer holiday at her grandparents house Tamai Shiina, a young and cheerful schoolgirl, meets a strange looking creature. They befriend each other and Shiina names it "Hoshimaru—The Round Star". When Shiina returns home efter the summer to go back to school she starts meeting other kids that also have befriended a strange creature like Hoshimaru. But she soon finds out that not all these creatures and their masters are as friendly as Hoshimaru.
User Ratings: 484 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 15 votes (sub:13, dub:2)
 Excellent: 47 votes (sub:42, dub:5)
 Very good: 96 votes (sub:83, dub:13)
 Good: 111 votes (sub:87, dub:19, raw:2, ?:1, edit.dub:1, others:1
1 French subtitled
)
 Decent: 80 votes (sub:71, dub:9)
 So-so: 47 votes (sub:39, dub:6, edit.dub:1, raw:1)
 Not really good: 26 votes (sub:19, dub:6, raw:1)
 Weak: 27 votes (sub:23, dub:3, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Bad: 19 votes (sub:17, dub:2)
 Awful: 7 votes (sub:6, dub:1)
 Worst ever: 9 votes (sub:5, dub:4)
Seen in part or in whole by 1018 users, rank: #1038 (of 6016)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.329 (Decent+), std. dev.: 2.1812, rank: #3833 (of 6009)
Weighted mean: 6.341 (Decent+), rank: #3769 (of 6009) (seen all: 6.46 / seen some: 5.94 / won't finish: 3.59)
Bayesian estimate: 6.370 (Decent+), rank: #3416 (of 4575)
Running time: 23 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 13
Episode titles: We have 13
Vintage: 2003-07-07 to 2003-09-29
Opening Theme:
"Nichiyōbi no Taiyō" ("The Sun of Sunday") by the-Neutral
Ending Theme:
"Kairo" ("Circuit") by biniou
Trivia: We have 1
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DVD (Region 0)
    Shadow Star Narutaru (DVD 3) 2005-09-13 (from $14.99)
DVD (Region 1)
    Shadow Star Narutaru - LE Box + T-Shirt (DVD 1) 2005-04-12 (from $23.99)
    Shadow Star Narutaru (DVD 1) 2005-04-12 (from $1.00)
    Shadow Star Narutaru (DVD 2) 2005-06-14 (from $19.98)
    Shadow Star Narutaru (DVD 4) 2005-11-08 (from $18.17)
    Shadow Star Narutaru - DVD Collection (DVD 1-4) 2006-07-25

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Toshiaki Iino
Series Composition: Chiaki J. Konaka
Music: Susumu Ueda
Original Manga: Mohiro Kitoh
Character Design:
Masahiko Ohta
Takashi Hashimoto (Ryuu Mukuro)
Art Director: Akira Ito

Theme Song Composition: Yōichirō Yasuoka (ED)
Theme Song Performance:
biniou (ED)
the-Neutral (OP)
Asami Sanada as Shiina Tamai
Mamiko Noto as Akira Sakura
Sakura Nogawa as Hiroko Kaizuka
Satsuki Yukino as Hoshimaru

Akira Ishida as Tomonori Komori
Chizuru Fuyuki as Misono Tamai(eps 4-5)
Eiji Miyashita as Takeo Tsurumaru
Hideki Tasaka as Naozumi Sudou
Hisayoshi Suganuma as Bungo Takano
Kaori Tanaka as Satomi Ozawa
Kouki Akaishi as Norio Koga
Nobuo Tobita as Shunji Tamai
Satsuki Yukino as Mamiko Kuri

Anri Katsu as
Boy A(ep 11)
Pilot C(eps 7-8)
Chafurin as Lieutenant Watanabe(eps 7-8)
Chifuyu Yonemura as Shouko's mother(ep 10)
Harumi Asai as Hiroko's mother(ep 11)
Haruo Satou as Hiroko's father(eps 11-12)
Hideki Ogihara as Kura(ep 1)
Hikaru Tokita as Takaya Mizushima(eps 12-13)
Hiroka Nishizawa as
Nurse A(ep 10)
Shimura(ep 11)
Hirotaka Nagamatsu as Male student(ep 2)
Kahoru Sasajima as Aki Honda(eps 11-12)
Kouki Akaishi as Satoru(ep 1)
Kousuke Takaguchi as Pilot B(ep 8)
Kunihiko Higashi as
Shopkeeper(ep 6)
Sumino-sensei(eps 5, 11-13)
Kunihiro Kawamoto as
Police officer(ep 7)
Voice of radio(ep 8)
Masaya Taki as Akira's Father(8 episodes
eps 2, 4, 6-9, 11-12
)
Masayuki Katou as Fishing man A(ep 9)
Megumi Kobayashi as
Chiomi Kawamura(ep 9)
Female student(ep 2)
Housewife(ep 6)
Kouka Takamura(eps 11-13)
Megumi Kojima as Mihaya Ozaki(eps 11-12)
Naoko Suzuki as Shouko Fukuyama(ep 10)
Ryuuzo Hasuike as Customer A(ep 9)
Satoru Tsugawa as Customer B(ep 9)
Satsuki Yukino as Jun Ezumi(ep 10)
Sho Saito as Shiina's grandmother(ep 1)
Shoko Tsuda as President(eps 5, 13)
Takamasa Oohashi as
Male student(ep 6)
Pilot D(ep 8)
Soldier B(ep 7)
Yasuhito Honda(ep 12)
Takayuki Suzuki as
Ono(ep 5)
Sports Chanbara instructor(ep 2)
Takurou Nakakuni as
Detective Ikoma(ep 10)
Reporter(ep 13)
Toru Sakura as Suzuki(eps 1, 5)
Toshifumi Maeda as Soldier C(ep 7)
Toshiyuki Kusuda as Soldier A(eps 7-8)
Yasuo Iwata as Shiina's grandfather(ep 1)
Yoshiharu Kurauchi as Fishing man B(ep 9)
Yuki Shouji as Akira's mother(5 episodes
eps 6-7, 9, 11, 13
)
Yukitoshi Tokumoto as Pilot A(ep 7)
Yuu Amano as Male student(ep 2)
Yuuki Tai as
Ishida(ep 11)
Pilot B(ep 7)
Yuuya Yoshikawa as
Female student(ep 2)
Kanoko Takada(ep 9)
Miyoko Shitou(eps 11-13)
Nurse(eps 5, 10)
Reporter(ep 6)
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Planet
Backgrounds: FAI
Broadcaster:
KIDS STATION
TBS (rerun)
Key Animation:
Angle (ep 12)
AniVillage (eps 6, 11)
Big Bang (ep 4)
Group Zen (ep 2)
Studio Gimlet (ep 8)
Studio Mark (ep 8)
Studio Mu (eps 6, 11)
Studio Wanpack (eps 8, 12)
Sung San (ep 1)
Tokyo Animation Center (ep 12)
Uni Animation (ep 4)
Photography: Asahi Production
Production: KIDS STATION
Production Cooperation:
Artland (eps 8, 13)
AZETA PICTURES (eps 5, 10)
Mouse (eps 3, 7)
Plum (ep 4)
Studio Gazelle (eps 2, 6, 11)
Studio Kuma
Studio OX (ep 12)
English staff
English cast
ADR Director:
Kip Kaplan
Ross Lefko
Translation: Keisuke Okamoto
Executive producer: John O'Donnell
Dubbing Coordination: Ross Lefko
DVD Coordination: Eric Thomann
DVD Menu Design: Michael Chin
DVD Premastering: Michael Palan
In-House Production:
Alex Shum
Marc Landers
Richard Lee
Mix Engineer: Kip Kaplan
Recording engineer: Kip Kaplan
Script Adaptation:
Kip Kaplan
Ross Lefko
Subtitling: Marc Landers
Video Production Manager: Tim Werenko
Flora Stanberg as Hiroko Kanzuki
Kelly Ray as Shiina Tamai
Renee Gloger as Akira Sakura

Frankie Rome as Takano
Jamie McGonnigal as Norio Koga
Josh Mosby as Shunji Tamai
Renee Goldstein as Satomi Ozawa

Bella Hudson as Misono Tamai
Bruce Aarons as Grandfather
Carolyn Castiglia as Grandmother
Dan Green as
Hiroko's Father
Ishida's Friend
Lisa Ortiz as Jun Ezumi
Marc Thompson as
Akira's Father
Satoru
Michael Mercer as Sudo
Ross Lefko as Kura
Wally Cole as
Instructor
Suzuki
Walter 'Barney' Barnes as Akinori Komori

English companies
Audio Post Production: Audioworks Producers Group
Broadcaster: Anime Selects
Distributor: U.S. Manga Corps
Licensed by: Central Park Media
Recording Studio: Audioworks Producers Group
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