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Stars on the Ground
Air date December 04, 2008
Kanji 地に星
Romanji Chi ni Hoshi
Episode 10
Season 1
Episode guide
Set Your Heart Aflutter
One Night

Stars on the Ground (Chi ni Hoshi 地に星) is the tenth episode of season one of the Shikabane Hime anime adaptation. It premiered on December 4, 2008.


Keisei learns that Minai was destroyed by a member of the Kōgon Sect, which is strange to him since Ouri had last hidden her in a supposedly safe place. He rushes out of the hospital to his superior, Tokihana Shiou, to confront him. Afterward, Ouri is called out by Kazuka to look at a magazine featuring a cult with followers that regenerate after being burned alive. Under the belief that it is related to the Shikabane, Ouri visits this cult only to discover it to be a hoax instead. Upon Ouri's departure, the cult leader is confronted by seven powerful Shikabanes calling themselves the Shichisei who then killed him. Akasha allies himself with the Shichisei to plot the total destruction of his former comrades at the Kōgon Sect. Meanwhile, Keisei identifies the contracted monk who destroyed Minai as Ouri's boss at the bar. Their cover blown, Sadahiro and Akira abandon the bar, leaving Ouri unemployed. Makina has flashbacks of the Shichisei, suggesting she was killed by them.