Hoshi no Kirby

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Nippon Television Network Corporation (ended 2002)

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Hoshi no Kirby

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he story begins long before Kirby's arrival on Popstar- and long before even Popstar or Dreamland even existed. The story truly begins with the creation of the universe. With the first life, for life does not exist without suffering and death. As they say, there can be no light without darkness. This darkness and all of life's pain took form, a terrible being known as Nightmare, feeding off of people's worst fears and gaining power. Tens of thousands of years before the present, he created a company- the Holy Nightmare Corporation. It was merely a front to fool people - his only desire was and is complete domination over all that existed in the universe. He created demon beasts- some relatively harmless, others capable of leveling civilizations. He started a war, his forces killing and enslaving countless peoples. But a light appeared to combat the darkness when no one else would. They called themselves the Star Warriors. No one knows their true origins, but they have existed for millions of years- perhaps as long as Nightmare himself. They formed the Galaxy Soldier Army, and any who wanted to fight for peace and freedom joined to help battle against Nightmare. While they had great skill and bravery, they were horribly outnumbered by Nightmare's armies and began to fall. In short time, the Galaxy Soldier Army was defeated, and nearly all of the Star Warrior were killed, save a few lucky souls scattered across the universe. One of these was Sir Meta Knight; a well-known and powerful Star Warrior who had been fighting Nightmare for an unknown time. He had in his possession the sacred sword, Galaxia. Created tens of thousands of years ago by a race called the Photoron, Nightmare had stolen it for himself. But Meta Knight and a fellow Star Warrior Garlude had reclaimed it at the loss of Garlude's life. In addition to having a soul of it's own, the sword was one of the elements Nightmare required in his conquest of the universe. Only the strongest knights are able to wield Galaxia- others are harmed if they try to take it for themselves. So as to not have his life and the sacrifice of his comrades go to waste, Meta Knight set off to find the new generation of Star Warriors. During his travels, Sword Knight and Blade Knight, two bandits whose lives he had saved, joined him. Meanwhile, Popstar had yet to feel the effects of Nightmare's evil. Dreamland was still peaceful- save for the antics of its dictator, King Dedede. One day, the town found itself under attack from an octopus-like monster eating its sheep. They contacted the wise statue Kabu for guidance and he told them of Holy Nightmare Co., (NightMare Enterprises) and the legendary Star Warrior Kirby. Kirby wasn't quite what everyone expected. He was only a baby, crash landing in Dreamland and unable to even speak their language. Kirby's ship had detected the monster on Popstar and he had awoken too early- 200 years too early. Despite his lack of training and knowledge, Kirby showed amazing natural ability and was able to defeat the monster. Kirby was befriended by the daughter of the Cabinet Minister, Fumu (Tiff) and her little brother Bun (Tuff.) However, King Dedede was jealous saw Kirby as a threat from the beginning, trying to convince everyone that Kirby wasn't truly a hero and should be exiled. He has a 'Demon Beast Download System', that allows him to contact Holy Nightmare over the Internet and order demon beasts and other things from them. Dedede of course has no idea of what their true intentions are- he only wanted Kirby kicked out and HNM could help. Of course there is more to Kirby's past than most know. Only Sir Meta Knight seems to have any idea of Kirby's origins, some of which he told Kabu. Every once in a while, a demon beast Nightmare creates doesn't obey him. Kirby is one of those few- a failed creation of Nightmare who now is destined to be the only one who can defeat him. Meta Knight also has knowledge about Kirby's abilities and powers, and even less is known about the knight's own past. The story is of Kirby growing up in Dreamland, the experiences he has, the people he meets, and the trials he must face before his final confrontation with Nightmare. Openings: 1. "Kirby March" by Shanchii 2. "Kirby!" by Hiroko Asakawa Endings: 1. "Kihon wa Maru" by Shanchii 2. "Kirby Step!" by KONISHIKImoreless
Kenichi Ogata

Kenichi Ogata

King Dedede

Nobuo Tobita

Nobuo Tobita

Kawasaki, Kine, Kabu, Moso, various others

Minami Takayama

Minami Takayama

Knuckle Joe

Atsushi Kisaichi

Atsushi Kisaichi

Meta Knight, Chief Borun, others

Sayuri Yoshida

Sayuri Yoshida

Fumu

Banjou Ginga

Banjou Ginga

Customer Service, Nightmare

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • This show is about a Star Warrior named Kirby who is destined to save Popstar from Nightmare.

    9.5
    I started watching Hoshi no Kaabii with my friend. I warmed up to it a little and started watching more and more episodes on my own. Pretty soon I became obsessed. Most people would agree that this show is really cute (Well why not?! It's KIRBY for cryin' out loud. Kirby's adorable!), but it also has some really good humor. Dedede and Escargon are my favorite characters in the show. They are extremely funny and I love the love/hate relationship these guys have. I'll admit, it does get kind of preachy (especially Fumu), but once you get past that, it's a really awesome and funny show. I give this show an A.moreless
  • The better view of the Kirby series!

    10
    I absolutely love this show. However this show doesn't get as much love and attention because of the horrible dubbing by 4kids. If you watch it in Japanese and not the butchered series, it's FAR better. They have a lot of mature jokes and Japan shows that it is good to show a little maturity some time and also that they are not afraid to. The voices are far better too. Meta Knight's original voice is well done and attracts a lot of fangirls (Including me). Also I love Sword, Blade, and Knuckle Joes voices also because in the english dub it was repulsive for Blade I didn't know what he was saying.moreless
  • The better original Japanese version.

    8.1
    This anime is composed of the first and second Kirby games except in the games a lot of these other characters don't appear this is a great anime what puzzles me is that the rating is lower than the rating of the English version I saw one episode of this and this version is a lot better than the English dub the only thing they didn't change in the English dub is Kirby because he doesn't talk which is good I always wonder why main characters on video games don't talk yet the other characters understand what they say? so I give this an 8.1.moreless
  • This is how Kirby was always meant to be viewed!

    10
    The dub was okay, but this one is great! Dedede isn't a stupid ass villain, for one thing and Escargon is more cheerful. Also, the characters have better voices, the theme song doesn't rip off anything and the music is from the games! I've searched everywhere for a section with the original mentioned in it, and it's all good. This is how Kirby was always meant to be seen, not that horrible 4kids crap where you can't go 2 milliseconds without horrible music. This is a masterpiece. Kirby, Right back at Ya (Which has nothing to do with the title) sucks in comparison to this work of genious!moreless
  • Kirby done the right way.

    9.0
    This may come as a shock to you, but 4kids entertainment (the people who dubbed Kirby) are horrible editors *All the so called "anime fans" who really don't know squat gasp.*



    Kirby has always had a special place in my heart, and when I learned it was comming to the small screen, I freaked out. At first, I didn't like it, but I didn't know what I was missing. I soon learned, and here I am now.



    You see a lot of anime with crazy, complicated plots and stories that you can't let your younger sibling see, but Hoshi no Kirby (That's "Kirby of the Stars" or more precisely "Star of Kirby" is english, but japanese names are fun, arn't they?) is diffrent. Kirby is just fun. It's heartwarming, cute, funny, and has an interesting concept to boot. It's even more fun if you know the games, but you don't have to even touch a game system to enjoy this anime.



    Amination is fun too. The 3-D 2-D combo is well put together aside from a few blunders.



    So some of you may be wondering "Why not just include this stuff in the "Kirby: Right Back at Ya!" section like all the other animes do?" Simple; the original kicks the dub's butt so hard you can barely call them the same show. Kirby does talk a little, Tiff and Tuff are really Fumu and Bun, and Meta Knight does not have a spanish accent. So get over that and watch this.moreless
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