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Shadow Star Narutaru: vol. 1

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Studio: Central Park Media
Genre: Anime

Synopsis
First impressions can be misleading! 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. Is Shiina destined to become one of them? And is her new pet truly a friend, or a threat to all humanity? Contains episodes 1-4.

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Very, very, very intense and disturbing, but no ending! by autarch April 29, 2005 - 12:25 PM PDT
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7 out of 7 members found this review helpful
[Based on watching the fansub ...]

The first episode of this show will make you think it is cute. It is *so not* cute at all. This show has a lot of really, really disturbing violence.

The story explores what happens when children and teens suddenly acquire a lot of power (violent power) but without any moral guidance. It's viewpoint is very dark, but I think it's right on. Unlike in so many shows, most of these kids are not motivated to uphold justice or save the world.

About the only thing that makes this watchable is that the main character _does_ have a strong sense of morality.

The big downside is that this series has no ending. It was adapted from a manga that was still ongoing at the time (and maybe still is?), and only covered the first 40 chapters out of more than 100.

Rumor has it that a second series may be forthcoming. I certainly hope so.




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Central Park Media Anime List 5
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Check out CPM list #4 and CPM list #6 for more.
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