Shadow Star

Shadow Star, known in Japan as Narutaru (なるたる), is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Mohiro Kitoh, originally serialized in Kodansha's seinen manga magazine Afternoon. The Japanese name is an abbreviation of Mukuro Naru Hoshi, Tama Taru Ko (骸なる星 珠たる子), which roughly translates to Corpse of a Star; A Precious Child. In North America, it was licensed by Dark Horse Comics and serialized in Super Manga Blast!.

Shadow Star
Manga volume 1 cover, featuring Shiina Tamai and Hoshimaru
Written byMohiro Kitoh
Published byKodansha
English publisher
MagazineMonthly Afternoon
English magazine
Original runMarch 25, 1998October 25, 2003
Volumes12 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byToshiaki Iino
Written byChiaki J. Konaka
Music bySusumu Ueda
Licensed by
Original networkKids Station, TBS
Original run July 7, 2003 September 29, 2003
Episodes13 (List of episodes)
 Anime and manga portal

A 13-episode anime adaptation by Planet was broadcast in 2003 on the Japanese television station Kids Station.[citation needed] The anime was licensed by Central Park Media and released as Shadow Star Narutaru, and has played on Comcast's Anime Selects multiple times.[citation needed] In 2007 it ran on the Illusion on Demand television network.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed] Central Park Media filed for bankruptcy in 2009, and the DVDs have since been out of print.[3]

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