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Starry☆Sky

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As you’ve noticed, all of my header photos have been of Starry☆Sky and there’s an obvious reason for that…IT’S MY FAVOURITE ANIME EVER! This post will be insanely long so I apologise in advance…

Name: Starry☆Sky

Japanese Name: スターリースカイ

Air Date: December 23 2010 – June 16 2011

Studio: Frontier Works

Episodes: 26

PLOT

The heroine, Tsukiko Yahisa, enrolled at a school that was recently changed from all-boys school to co-ed. Since the area where the school is conveniently rural and the rather exclusive curriculums the school has, up until now Tsukiko is the only female who has enrolled to the school. In Starry☆Sky, the thirteen constellations of the Zodiac are personified into handsome young men.

Happy Birthday to me! In order to celebrate my 16th, I shall celebrate in style with…a bishie fest! What could be better than this?! Consider this a present from me to you (^_^;) although, shouldn’t it be the other way round? Where’s my present guys? I mean, I deserve something right? A token of appreciation maybe…

How many bishounens can there be in one anime series? This is going over the limit! And an all star cast too? Wow. This is going to be a long review filled with tons of fangirling! Most of my favourite seiyuus are in this series so I’m overloading with excitement. This may be the best present I ever got…total bliss!

First Impressions

Starry☆Sky is an otome game series developed by honeybee that was adapted into an anime. There are four seasons in the game series: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter as well as after seasons. They’re only released in Japan so I’m hoping that someone would translate them and bring them over to the English market. I would love to play these games! For some reason, I prefer Yoh in the anime than the game…is it because he’s animated differently?

See? He looks more attractive now, but he still doesn’t appeal to me.

I shall list the cast here if anyone wants to know:

Hikaru Midorikawa as Yoh Tomoe.
Tomokazu Sugita as Kanata Nanami.
Daisuke Ono as Suzuya Tohzuki.
Soichiro Hoshi as Homare Kanakubo.
Hiroshi Kamiya as Ryunosuke Miyaji.
Jun Fukuyama as Azusa Kinose.
Daisuke Kishio as Naoshi Haruki.
Akira Ishida as Kotarou Hoshizuki.
Kouji Yusa as Iku Mizushima.
Yuichi Nakamura as Kazuki Shiranui.
Daisuke Hirakawa as Hayato Aozora.
Kenichi Suzumura as Tsubasa Amaha.

The secret 13th character is *drumroll* Mamoru Miyano as Shiki Kagurazaka! *・゜゚・*:.。..。.:*・'(*゚▽゚*)’・*:.。. .。.:*・゜゚・*

I’m a Libra so my character is Kotarou (๑´ლ`๑) he’s a freaking hot nurse. Doctor, check my temperature…I think I’ve got a fever!

Kotarou…my body temperature has risen ヽ(*´ー`*)ノ

I realised that there are two episodes for each character – they’re around 11 minutes each – so it starts off with Yoh and finishes with Shiki. I couldn’t wait for Kotarou’s and Shiki’s; surprisingly I was excited about Kazuki’s and Kanata’s too. Their looks caught my attention the most \(^o^)/ but I love Suzuya and Ryunosuke as well, they kind of look identical ❤

I wonder how the romance will be done. Since there’s one girl and thirteen guys, I figured it was going to be rather difficult. Reverse harem! She’s so lucky! I wish I had that many hot guys around me, I would make all the girls jealous (^^)

No no no. Wait. IT SHOULD BE ME! I should be in Tsukiko’s place…she looks like an airhead (ノ`д´)ノ〃┻━┻ take me instead boys! I’ll make you happy!

Midway Impressions

Don’t forget that all characters have two episodes each. The order of episodes are:

  • Yoh – Capricorn
  • Tsubasa – Aquarius
  • Kanata – Pisces
  • Kazuki – Aries
  • Homare – Taurus
  • Iku – Gemini
  • Suzuya – Cancer
  • Naoshi – Leo
  • Hayato – Virgo
  • Kotarou – Libra
  • Ryunosuke – Scorpio
  • Azusa – Sagittarius
  • Shiki – Ophiuchus

Kazuki…the super hot school president ❤

Frontier Works, why did you do this to me? Why do I have to wait until episode 19 for Kotarou?! Halfway through and I’m still hyperventilating…WHERE IS MY GORGEOUS KOTAROU?! It’s been 13 episodes and I’m still waiting for him 。・°°・(>_<)・°°・。at least I’m still entertained by the other characters…Kanata’s reactions to Yoh’s attachment towards Tsukiko is really amusing and childish whilst Kazuki’s and Tsubasa’s constant bickering in the student council room leaves Hayato with no other choice…he resorts to whipping out a chalkboard and scraping his long nails across it プッ(※థэథ)∵.*.∵ Thank goodness he puts ear plugs into Tsukiko’s ears, otherwise she would have died from the sound! That’s one way to shut up annoying little children xD I’ll try it on my younger siblings LOL.

Well, I’m glad I’ve watched Kanata’s, Kazuki’s and Suzuya’s episodes. They all stirred emotions inside me. Kanata has a heart disease and he wants to spend his remaining time with his childhood friends, Kazuki knew Tsukiko when she was small but she doesn’t remember him anymore due to an incident and Suzuya loves Tsukiko but he can’t do anything about it because he knows that Kanata loves her as well. It’s all so sad 。・゜・(ノД`)・゜・。

Suzuya and Kanata: the protective childhood friends.

Kanata is one of Tsukiko’s childhood friends and has protected her since they were young. He’s brash and impulsive and does not get along very well with Yoh. Kanata suffers from a terminal illness that leaves him in a lethargic state, which is why he often skips classes and faints without reason. However, he refuses to seek medical help and often gets into school fights that worsen his health to protect Tsukiko. Kanata only cares for Tsukiko and Suzuya so that is why he fights. He doesn’t want to be seen as weak and hates it when people worry about his illness.

Kazuki is the outgoing president of Seigatsu Academy’s student council. He’s overly confident in his abilities and likes to pick on Tsukiko a lot but he deeply cares for her as this is shown when he forsees a window breaking and protects her from the damage. It is also known that Kazuki is gifted with the power of foresight although it doesn’t allow him to see everything. When he was young, Kazuki foresaw his parent’s death but he couldn’t do anything about it so he constantly blames himself leading him to hate his power. Because of this, Kazuki was often involved in fights to prove his own strength, but one day he met Tsukiko who told him that people who think they are weak try and show their strength through brute force. He then became friends with her, Kanata and Suzuya however an incident occurred where Tsukiko was locked in a dark room. Kazuki rushed to get her out but by the time he got there, Tsukiko was in tears. This incident was caused by none other than Kazuki himself. Suzuya never forgave Kazuki and their friendship became strained.

Suzuya is another one of Tsukiko’s childhood friends who protects her alongside Kanata He’s calm and friendly and often watches out for them like an older brother. He is very good at cooking and often uses the school’s kitchen to prepare food for his friends. Suzuya is also in love with Tsukiko, but because he knows that Kanata also loves her, he holds himself back. Beneath his warm exterior, Suzuya has a dark side and worries about Tsukiko constantly. When they were young, Suzuya often learnt things beforehand so that he can help Tsukiko and Kanata.

My least favourite character has to be Iku. He has a duel personality I guess? Since he’s a Gemini, one minute he can be really sweet and lovely then the next he could be turning into the devil and being horrible to Tsukiko…you make my blood boil Iku! Sorry to any Iku fans but I really don’t like him. And his hair gets on my nerves too, it looks bushy. This paragraph makes no sense so I might as well delete it. Nothing on this planet will make me change my mind. I just hate him with a passion.

I shall wait patiently for Kotarou, Ryunosuke and Shiki. All good things come to those who wait right?

Overall Opinion

There really isn’t a plot at all. Just 22 minutes about a character, flashbacks of their past and links to how they all seem to know each other. This, of course is foolhardy because the director/producers were trying to condense a few years worth of drama CDs and visual novels into 20 minutes for each character. As a result, not much is learnt about each character. Nothing really happens and nothing feels satisfactorily resolved. They’re never fully developed. It was basically staring at colourful pictures for 10-20 minutes. To make matters worse, Starry☆Sky is riddled with poorly executed clichés and plot devices ( ಠ_ಠ)

What caught my attention in this series was the fact that each character represents one of the astrological signs. Their personalities are all based on the theory behind those of the astrological signs and the episodes are in order of the months the astrological signs are assigned to starting with Capricorn and ending with Ophiuchus. As for Tsukiko, I think she has the least development out of all the characters and is a huge eyed mystery to me.

Artwork was alright. The characters and settings were eye-catching but weren’t remarkable as other anime series. Of course the bishounens still looked gorgeous enough for all us girls to drool over. There were indeed some pretty hot bishounens so I won’t complain. It was like looking at a rainbow because of the variety of hair colours. Eye candy. Rainbow! No reverse harem is complete without a range of multicoloured haired bishounens \(^o^)/

Sound is probably the best in this show. The cast are all well known seiyuu. They grace this anime with their voicing talent. The ending theme is an instrumental piece that grabs my attention so much that I must listen to it after each episode. It’s a catchy tune so I end up humming it around the house xD

Starry☆Sky was quite disappointing. Fair enough that this series was full of gorgeous guys, but the lack of story and character development failed to show through. The voice acting, sound and art is what pretty much saved this show from being credited as absolute rubbish. Credit goes to the seiyuus! If you want proper character development for this series, then play the games. Each character is explored more deeply through their respective routes.

Personally I still love Kotarou, Kanata, Suzuya, Kazuki, Ryunosuke and Shiki. They’re just so different and eurgh, I can’t describe how much I adore them. I’ll still love them no matter how bad this anime was! I’m just watching this for the boys…I’m just kidding. I’m not that shallow! I’m here to write reviews for you guys (^^)

I’ve been looking forward to seeing you (๑´ლ`๑)

I wouldn’t recommend this series to anyone, unless you’re that interested in those bishies then be my guest and watch. Nonetheless, it’s still one of my favourite series (^_^;) yeah, I really do have a bad obsession with bishies…I should get some help, but I don’t want to purely because I love my random fangirling! What is a fangirl without her fangirling ways? I’d be plain and boring if I weren’t an otaku so I have to thank anime for being such a huge part of my life. Oh, it’s just like thanksgiving!

My friend just told me that I didn’t necessarily have to watch every single episode because they’re not all relevant…WHAT?! You mean that I forced myself to watch Iku’s for NO APPARENT REASON? Iku is the devil himself! I could have just watched Kotarou’s, Kanata’s, Kazuki’s and Suzuya’s straight away but I’m writing a review so I really shouldn’t skip episodes. I could miss something out if I skip!

I’m currently watching La storia della Arcana Famiglia and Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: Awakening of the Trailblazer. It’ll be a while before reviews for those two will be out so I-I’m sorry! Any other series that you think I should watch? Read my backlog first before recommending anything…I may have it on my list! I’m always open for suggestions, but no horror please…I don’t cope well with that genre xD

Bye for now!

*Immerses myself into the world of Regalo…*

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