Hoshiuta

ほしうた

Hoshiuta
TitleHoshiuta
Original titleほしうた
LengthLong (30 - 50 hours)
DeveloperFrontwing
PublishersFrontwing
Relations
Shares characters
Grisaia no Kajitsu -Le Fruit de la Gr...
Fandisc
Hoshiuta ~Starlight Serenade~
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Sorauta
LinksWikipedia (en), Wikipedia (ja), Wikidata, VNStat

Description

In a rural hot spring town, a grandmother lives with two children, an older boy and a younger girl.
As the boy has no relatives, the grandmother tells him "I have a favour to ask, grow up so that you can make our lives comfortable".
But it was only an idea, while life continued.

After that, several years passed...

After passing an exam, he entered a new school.
Having achieved the highest grades of anyone, the grandmother was overjoyed, but she suddenly died.

He hadn't finished her favour.

About a year later, it's the start of the summer holidays. A "lying girl" appears, and his surroundings start to become noisy...

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Protagonist

Suou Kazuhiko周防 和彦
Birthday25 August
HairBlack, Eye Covering, Short, Spiky Bangs
EyesBlue, Hosome
BodyPale, Slim, Teen
ClothesNecktie, School Uniform, Trousers, T-shirt
RoleChildhood Friend, Classmate, Friend, Grandson, High School Student, Non-blood-related Brother, Older Brother, Orphan

Description

Kazuhiko is a second-year male student of Mihoshi Academy and is the protagonist of the story. He was left an orphan in his childhood, and was adopted by an old woman named Hina Suoh.

[From Wikipedia.]

Main characters

Amamiya Kurara雨宮 くららB
MeasurementsHeight: 157cm, Bust-Waist-Hips: 86-57-85cm, D cup
Birthday8 October
HairAnkle Length, Braid, Parted to Side, Pink, Sidehair, Waist Length+
EyesBlue, Tareme
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesBikini, Boots, Dress, Hair Tie, Miniskirt, Pantyhose, Ribbon Tie, School Uniform, Torn Pantyhose (damaged), Towel
ItemsBook, Notebook, Pen
PersonalityFriendly, Naive, Nature Lover, Refined
RoleClassmate, Girlfriend, High School Student, Master, Non-blood-related Daughter, Ojousama, Painter, Popular, Transfer Student
Engages inDrawing, Drinking, Painting, Reading
Voiced byYuzuki Kaname

Description

Kurara enters the story as a transfer student that has returned to Mihoshi-cho after many years. She has apparently met Kazuhiko at one point, but his memories involving her are very blurry as her route begins.

There is relatively little fanfare to Kurara's arrival, but she quickly befriends Yui and Nanano after she transfers to Kazuhiko's school. Her background is quickly glanced over, mentioning that she is the only daughter of Amamiya Masaki, a nationally known businessman that is also owner of the Amamiya Conglomerate (which owns banks and numerous companies).

[From Moroboshi Yuumei's review.]

Kinoshita Midori木ノ下 翠O
MeasurementsHeight: 162cm, Bust-Waist-Hips: 88-59-90cm, E cup
Birthday24 August
HairAnkle Length, Parted to Side, Spiky Bangs, Teal, Twin Tails, Waist Length+
EyesBlue, Tareme
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Teen
ClothesApron, Goggles, Knee-high Socks, Miniskirt, One Piece Swimsuit, Ribbon Hair Tie, Ribbon Tie, School Uniform, Shirt, Shorts, Sports Swimsuit, Sweater, Swim Cap, Tank Top
ItemsWheelchair
PersonalityCarefree, Loner, Low Self-esteem, Pretending
RoleGirlfriend, High School Student, Schoolmate, School Sports Club Member
Engages inCooking, Sports, Swimming
Subject ofAccident, Disability, Teasing
Voiced byAoyama Yukari

Description

Midori met Kazuhiko and the gang several years before the story began. She was a member of the swimming club and was usually by herself before she met our protagonist.

She was an incredibly good swimmer, but a car accident ended her prospects. The damage to her spine was permanent, and cost her the use of her left leg.

Still, Midori is weighed down by her inability to walk to the point that she feels no one would find her attractive. This has effectively destroyed any hope she had for a relationship. Midori also feels like she is a burden to others, and prefers to do things on her own. While she tries to use her cheerful disposition to hide these feelings, they have not gone unnoticed. Her father in particular has noticed it, and even mentions that Midori's "true" smile seems to come out only when she's around our protagonist.

[From Moroboshi Yuumei's review.]

Kuroda Yui黒田 結衣AB
MeasurementsHeight: 155cm, Bust-Waist-Hips: 84-58-83cm, C cup
Birthday15 February
HairRed, Short, Sidehair, Spiky Bangs, Twin Tails
EyesBrown, Tareme
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesBikini, Blindfold, Jacket, Kimono, Miniskirt, Pajamas, Ribbon Hair Tie, School Uniform, Sweater, Tank Top, Thigh-high Stockings, Towel, T-shirt, Yukata
ItemsBaseball Bat, Notebook, Wand
PersonalityAirhead, Carefree, Mischievous
RoleChildhood Friend, Classmate, Daughter, Girlfriend, High School Student
Engages inBaseball, Planning, Shopping, Teasing
Subject ofFainting
Voiced byKimura Ayaka

Description

Yui is introduced as Kazuhiko's childhood friend and the person that has known him the longest outside of Nanano.

A native of the town of Mihoshi, Yui's family owns a ryokan (a traditional-style Japanese hotel), which is where she spends her free time. While she is next in line to inherit the hotel, she has proven to be irresponsible and whimsical (much to her mother's chagrin). It is because of this that she has come to greatly depend on our protagonist to help her get things done.

Having known Kazuhiko since grade school, Yui knows quite a bit about him and has proven to not hold back when it comes to telling people about what he was like when they were little. As the osananajimi character, she has also had a crush on him since childhood. Being unable to express how she feels, she'll sometimes try to boss him around and is known to have constant arguments with him. Still, the good and bad times Yui has shared with Kazuhiko throughout the years are testimony to how strong her feelings are for him.

On a comic note, Yui has a tendency to jump to strange conclusions when talking with Kazuhiko. She also has an odd fascination with bananas, and is convinced they make a person intelligent.

[From Moroboshi Yuumei's review.]

Suou Nanano周防 ななのA
AliasesNonono, ののの
MeasurementsHeight: 147cm, Bust-Waist-Hips: 77-54-79cm, A cup
Birthday9 March
HairBrown, Parted in Middle, Short
EyesRed, Tareme
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesBikini, Dress, Kimono, Mini-dress, Miniskirt, Pantyhose, Ribbon Hair Accessory, Ribbon Tie, School Uniform, Sports Shoes, Tank Top, Towel, Yukata
PersonalityCheerful, Clumsy, Funny, Hardworker, Immature, Naive, Sweets Lover, Third Person
RoleDomestic Partner, Granddaughter, Kouhai, Non-blood-related Sister, Pet Owner, Younger Sister
Engages inCleaning, Cooking, Drawing, Gardening, Teasing
Subject ofGrief
Voiced byTamiyasu Tomoe

Description

Nanano is Kazuhiko's younger sister. In reality, she's a girl that his grandmother was already looking after when Kazuhiko was sent to live in the town of Mihoshi.

Being a year younger than he, Nanano has always looked up to him as an older brother, and does her part to help around the house by cooking meals and doing housework. As expected, Grandma Hina's death hit Nanano the hardest. In fact, the topic of her death is one of the few things that can bring down Nanano's normally high spirits, and usually leaves her in tears.

Nanano's motive is proven to be her desire to become a strong and dependable person. While her intentions are noble, her clumsiness has a tendency to show itself during her efforts, to the point where she'll sleep in without meaning to and occasionally screwing up while cooking. Her cooking is unquestionably good, though, and she manages to keep the house clean all the time.

Personality-wise, Nanano is usually cheerful and bright. She's not the smartest person in the world, but can hold her own up to a certain point. People sometimes treat her like a child, which grates on her nerves almost as much as being called "Nonono". That being said, she is very gullible and extremely innocent. She also has a tendency to sulk if something doesn't go her way. Nanano is almost always in the company of her trusty sidekick, the turtle known as Kamejirou.

[From Moroboshi Yuumei's review.]

Yamabuki Renge山吹 れんげAB
MeasurementsHeight: 149cm, Bust-Waist-Hips: 79-52-77cm, B cup
Birthday2 December
HairAnkle Length, Blue, Sidehair, Spiky Bangs, Waist Length+, Wavy
EyesBlue, Tareme
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesCravat, Hakama, Miko's Dress, Mini-dress, Necktie, Ribbon Hair Accessory, Sandals, School Uniform, Shirt, Skirt, Sundress, Towel
PersonalityArrogant, Food Lover, Mischievous, Serious, Sly
Engages inTeasing
Subject ofFainting
Voiced byAozora Karen

Description

Renge meets our protagonist during the prologue, after the truck she was riding on almost runs him over. Instead of offering an apology, all she does is smirk at him before the truck continues on its way.

In a few words, Renge is a girl with too much time on her hands. Shortly after settling down, she starts playing practical jokes on everyone that crosses her path out of sheer boredom. This does not spare even the store owners in the commercial district. Her quick wit and convincing air of innocence has managed to get her out of trouble, but her true nature quickly becomes apparent to several members of the main cast. Nanano is particularly aware of how cruel some of her pranks can be.

<hidden by spoiler settings> Kazuhiko's involvement in Renge's life begins to bring out urges to experience something beyond her usual routine. Her involvement with the other characters exponentially grows when she learns of the local legend of Hoshiuta, and becomes determined to discover the truth behind it when it is revealed that finding the Hoshiuta will grant that person one wish.

Personality-wise, Renge is usually serious and arrogant. Her trademark smirk is the clear giveaway that she's up to something. She loves being in an advantageous position, and won't hesitate to lie or trick people to get what she wants.

[From Moroboshi Yuumei's review.]

Side characters

Hirose Koume広瀬 小梅B
MeasurementsHeight: 164cm, Bust-Waist-Hips: 80-59-88cm, A cup
Birthday6 June
HairShoulder-length, Sidehair, Spiky Bangs, V Bangs, Violet
EyesBrown, Tareme
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesClothing with Ribbons, Court Shoes, Cuffs, Helmet, Maid's Dress, Maid's Headdress, Ribbon Tie
ItemsMotorcycle
RoleMaid
Engages inDriving
Voiced bySakura Hazuki

Description

Koume is a maid working under Amamiya family. She has looked after Kurara since about ten years ago.

[From Wikipedia]

Houjou Arisa北条 亜里砂O
MeasurementsHeight: 163cm, Bust-Waist-Hips: 85-57-88cm, D cup
Birthday5 December
HairBlond, Bun, Eye Covering, Long, Odango, Parted to Side, Sidehair, Twin Tails
EyesRed, Tareme
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesBikini, Coat, Dress, Knee-high Socks, Miniskirt, Necklace, Panties, Ribbon Tie, Rubber Band With Beads, School Uniform, Suit, Tank Top, Towel, Vest
PersonalityConfident, Smart
RoleClassmate, Daughter, Friend, High School Student, Honor Student, Wealthy
Engages inPlanning, Reading
Voiced byMisaki Rina

Description

Arisa is a second-year female student and a classmate of Kazuhiko. She moved from Tokyo to Mihoshi last year. Her father Tetsuo Houjou (北条 哲夫) manages a large company named Houjou Group, and she is proud of that. She is smart and good at studying.

[From Wikipedia]

Kasai Yousuke笠井 洋介O
MeasurementsHeight: 172cm
Birthday10 October
HairBlack, Parted to Side, Short, Spiky Bangs
EyesBlue, Tareme
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesHoodie, Necktie, School Uniform, Trousers, T-shirt
RoleBad Student, Classmate, Friend, High School Student
Engages inDrawing, Planning, Teasing
Voiced bySumeragi Mikado

Description

Yousuke is a second-year student at Mihoshi and a classmate of Kazuhiko. Kazuhiko and Yousuke became friends after they had entered Mihoshi Academy. He is not good at studying.

[From Wikipedia]

Kuroda Kayo黒田 香代A
MeasurementsHeight: 163cm, Bust-Waist-Hips: 86-59-89cm, D cup
Birthday27 February
HairBrown, Bun, No Bangs, Parted to Side
EyesBrown, Hosome
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Young-adult
ClothesTomesode
RoleInn Manager, Mother
Voiced byIida Kuu

Description

Kayo is Yui's mother and the landlady of Kuroda Ryokan.

[From Wikipedia]

Morishita Seiko森下 聖子O
MeasurementsHeight: 166cm, Bust-Waist-Hips: 86-56-84cm, C cup
Birthday18 June
HairAhoge, Black, Curtained, Parted to Side, Sidehair, Spiky Bangs, Waist Length+
EyesRed, Tsurime
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Young-adult
ClothesBlouse, Court Shoes, High Heels, Shirt, Skirt, Watch
PersonalityFriendly, Kind
RoleTeacher, Yamato Nadeshiko
Engages inTeasing
Voiced byKawase Ayumu

Description

Seiko is a young female teacher working at Mihoshi Academy. She is in charge of Japanese history lessons and is the homeroom teacher of Kazuhiko's class.

From Wikipedia

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Amamiya Tamaki雨宮 環O
MeasurementsHeight: 165cm, Bust-Waist-Hips: 82-56-84cm, B cup
Birthday1 November
HairBlond, Curtained, Parted to Side, Short
EyesBrown, Tsurime
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Young-adult
ClothesShirt, Skirt Suit, Suit
PersonalityArrogant, Cold-hearted
RoleNon-blood-related Mother, Secretary, Wife
Voiced byMaki Izumi

Description

Tamaki is Kurara's stepmother and Masaki Amamiya's present wife. She used to be an able secretary to Masaki. She married Masaki after Yurika had died. She is not kind to Kurara.

[From Wikipedia.]

Suou Hina周防 ヒナ
HairBun, No Bangs, White
EyesKitsuneme
BodyOld, Pale
ClothesTomesode
RoleGrandmother, Waitstaff
Subject ofDeath

Description

Hina is Nanano's grandmother and Kazuhiko's grandmother-in-law. She took charge of Kazuhiko and Nanano and brought them up, but she died at age seventy-two last year. She worked at Kuroda Ryokan as a waitress during her lifetime.

[From Wikipedia.]