Daytime Shooting Star

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Daytime Shooting Star
Hirunaka no ryuusei.jpg
Cover of volume 12
ひるなかの流星
(Hirunaka no Ryūsei)
GenreRomance
Manga
Written byMika Yamamori
Published byShueisha
English publisher
DemographicShōjo
ImprintMargaret Comics
MagazineMargaret
Original runMay 20, 2011November 5, 2014
Volumes13
Live-action film
Wikipe-tan face.svg Anime and manga portal

Daytime Shooting Star (ひるなかの流星, Hirunaka no Ryūsei) is a Japanese shōjo manga written and illustrated by Mika Yamamori. It ran in Margaret from 2011 to 2014. A live-action film adaptation of the same name was released in 2017, as well as a collaboration clothing line with Earth Music & Ecology in 2014.[1]

Plot[edit]

Suzume Yosano's parents move to Bangladesh when her father's job gets transferred there, while Suzume herself moves to Tokyo to live with her uncle, Yukichi. On her way to her uncle's house, a strange man helps her when she gets lost, and on her first day of school, she learns that he is her homeroom teacher, Satsuki Shishio.[2]

Characters[edit]

Suzume Yosano (与謝野 すずめ, Yosano Suzume)
Played by: Mei Nagano
Suzume moves from the countryside to Tokyo to live with her uncle while she goes to high school. When she was in middle school, she saw a shooting star during the daytime and is convinced that she can see one again. She skips classes and hangs out on the rooftop frequently at school, often leaving poor grades. When she arrives to her new school, she is assigned to sit next to Mamura in class. She meets Shishio, who she discovers to be her homeroom teacher, when she is en route to her uncle's house. She eventually falls in love with him. Since he knows her uncle, the two see each other fairly often. She confesses her feelings, but is rejected. Unable to get over him, she confesses once more. This time Shishio accepts and they date in secret. This only lasts a short time, since Shishio thinks their love for one another was not really love. Feeling upset and rejected, Suzume becomes depressed, to the point where she runs away back to the countryside. Mamura tries to make her feel better by taking her to an aquarium she went to with Shishio. At first she rejects going, but begins to realize why Mamura is taking her. She begins to see how much Mamura cares for her, and realizes she is in love with him. She runs to his house and confesses to him, which he accepts. They begin to date afterwards.
Satsuki Shishio (獅子尾 五月, Shishio Satsuki)
Played by: Shohei Miura
Suzume's homeroom teacher. He somewhat reluctantly falls in love with Suzume. After she confesses to him for a second time, he agrees to date her in secret. Eventually Shishio asks Suzume what she would do if he stopped teaching. Suzume replies with “I’m going with you,” to his surprise, so he says he was just kidding. Shishio and Suzume's relationship is inadvertently discovered by Suzume's uncle Yukichi to which he disapproved. Shishio realises the gravity of his situation then says they should just quit “it”—their relationship—and just go back to having a normal student-teacher relationship. He says that her love for him was just “admiration,” and she does not really love him at all. However, he realizes he still loves her, but cannot be with her. This angers Mamura that Shishio hurt Suzume, leaving their relationship often constricted. By the time he tries to get back together with her, she is already dating Mamura.
Daiki Mamura (馬村 大輝, Mamura Daiki)
Played by: Alan Shirahama
Suzume's classmate who sits in front of her. He is a gynophobe. Upon discovering this, Suzume uses it to blackmail him into being her friend. Once he becomes friends with her, he begins to get more used to being around girls and starts to develop feelings for Suzume. He is fairly jealous of Shishio and Suzume's relationship (romantic or not) and becomes protective and supportive in the times Suzume is hurt emotionally. Despite his feelings, Mamura decides to keep them hidden only revealing them when he discovers Shishio's decision to cease his relationship with Suzume. When they move up to second year of high school, Mamura becomes popular with the underclassmen much to the chagrin of Suzume. Suzume's friends come up with the idea to have Mamura and Suzume pretend to date in order to make the underclass girls leave him alone. When he takes her to an aquarium he confesses his feelings for her, to which she is unsure how to react. Upon going home, Suzume realizes she is in love with him and accepts his confession and the two begin to date.
Mamura's appearance was based on model Kentaro Sakaguchi.[3]
Yuyuka Nekota (猫田 ゆゆか, Nekota Yuyuka)
Played by: Maika Yamamoto
Yuyuka is very blunt, which she believes makes it hard to get along with others. She hides behind a cute exterior that is friendly and outgoing in order to make friends. Initially, Yuyuka was only pretending to be nice in order to get closer to Mamura, but the two later become honest friends. She eventually confesses to Mamura, who rejects her, saying that he has feelings for Suzume. She is comforted by Togyuu Minagawa, whom she slowly develops feelings for. As friends with Suzume, she often gives relationship advice.
Nana Kameyoshi (亀由 奈々, Kameyoshi Nana)
A classmate and friend of Suzume's.
Monika Tsurutani (鶴谷 モニカ, Tsurutani Monika)
A classmate and friend of Suzume's. She is of mixed ethnicities (but is part Japanese). She later dates Manabu Inukai.
Manabu Inukai (犬飼 学, Inukai Manabu)
A classmate of Suzume's who is also the class president. He later dates Tsurutani.
Togyuu Minagawa (皆川 土牛, Minagawa Togyuu)
An upperclassmen of Suzume. He is a bit of a playboy and is interested in Yuyuka.
Yukichi Kumamoto (熊本 諭吉, Kumamoto Yukichi)
Played by: Ryuta Sato
Suzume's uncle. He is unmarried and owns a cafe. He is friends with Shishio.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

Daytime Shooting Star is written and illustrated by Mika Yamamori. The series first was announced on May 3, 2011.[4] The manga was serialized in the bi-weekly magazine Margaret from May 20, 2011 to November 2014. The chapters were later released in bound volumes by Shueisha under the Margaret Comics imprint.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Margaret, Yamamori collaborated with Momoko Koda, the author of Heroine Shikkaku, to release the crossover comic Heroine Shooting Star. Heroine Shooting Star was released in Mini Margaret, a booklet that was distributed as a magazine gift in the May 20, 2013 issue of Margaret.[5] In 2014, Yamamori collaborated with Suu Morishita, the author of Hibi Chōchō, to produce two crossover comics, Hibi Shooting Star and Daytime Chōchō.[6]

To promote the live-action movie, Yamamori released Daytime Shooting Star: Side Story Blue in the February 3, 2017 issue of Margaret.[7] It was followed up by Daytime Shooting Star: Side Story Red in the March 28, 2017 issue of Margaret.[8]

In 2018, Viz Media announced at the New York Comic-Con that they were licensing the series for English distribution, with all comics published under the Shojo Beat imprint.[9]

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBNEnglish release dateEnglish ISBN
1 October 25, 2011[10]ISBN 978-4-08-846708-5July 2, 2019[11]ISBN 978-1-9747-0667-9
2 February 24, 2012[12]ISBN 978-4-08-846744-3September 3, 2019[13]ISBN 978-1-9747-0668-6
3 June 25, 2012[14]ISBN 978-4-08-846786-3
4 October 25, 2012[15]ISBN 978-4-08-846843-3
5 February 25, 2013[16]ISBN 978-4-08-846888-4
6 May 24, 2013[17]ISBN 978-4-08-845042-1
7 September 25, 2013[18]ISBN 978-4-08-845095-7
8 December 25, 2013[19]ISBN 978-4-08-845139-8
9 March 25, 2014[20]ISBN 978-4-08-845177-0
10 June 25, 2014[21]ISBN 978-4-08-845224-1
11 October 24, 2014[22]ISBN 978-4-08-845281-4
12 February 24, 2015[23]ISBN 978-4-08-845344-6
Side Stories August 25, 2015[24]ISBN 978-4-08-845430-6

Live-action film[edit]

In mid-September 2016, the live-action film adaptation was announced. [25] The film stars Mei Nagano as Suzume, Shohei Miura as Shishio, and Alan Shirahama as Mamura. The film was released in Japan on March 24, 2017 in 272 theaters and opened at #5 on opening weekend.[26] The film's theme song is "Hayaku Aitai" by Dream Ami.[27]

Yamamori released Daytime Shooting Star: Side Story Blue in the February 3, 2017 issue of Margaret[28] and Daytime Shooting Star: Side Story Red in the March 28, 2017 issue of Margaret[29] to promote the film. Nagano and Shirahama were also featured in a collaboration commercial as their characters to cross-promote handbags from Samantha Vega, a sister brand of Samantha Thavasa.[30]

Reception[edit]

The series has 1.93 million copies in print and 500,000 in paid digital copies.[25]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Viz Media Announces New Publishing Acquisitions at New York Comic Con 2018". Anime News Network. 2018-10-11. Retrieved 2019-07-09.
  3. ^ "メンノンモデル・坂口健太郎くんからのコメントつき「ひるなか」PV". Men's Non-no (in Japanese). Facebook. 2014-03-24. Retrieved 2019-07-09.
  4. ^ Loo, Egan (2011-05-03). "Full Moon's Tanemura, 4 Others Start Manga in Margaret". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-07-09.
  5. ^ "ひるなかの流星×ヒロイン失格、コラボ作がマーガレットに". Natalie (in Japanese). 2013-05-20. Retrieved 2019-07-09.
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  22. ^ "ひるなかの流星 11". Shueisha (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-07-09.
  23. ^ "ひるなかの流星 12". Shueisha (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-07-09.
  24. ^ "ひるなかの流星 番外編". Shueisha (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-07-09.
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  26. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (2017-04-04). "37th Doraemon Film Stays at #3 for 3rd Weekend, Hirunaka no Ryūsei at #5". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-07-09.
  27. ^ Ressler, Karen (2017-01-30). "Live-Action Hirunaka no Ryūsei Film's Full Trailer Introduces Theme Song by Dream Ami". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-07-09.
  28. ^ "「ひるなかの流星」本編から6年後の獅子尾描く新作読切がマーガレットに". Natalie (in Japanese). 2017-02-03. Retrieved 2019-07-09.
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  30. ^ "永野芽郁 初恋明かす「小2の時に学年一モテる男の子を好きに」". Sports Nippon (in Japanese). 2017-03-07. Retrieved 2019-07-10.

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