>>86717334>how can there even BE shipping wars with this series?
Ask this question about any shounen manga with a shipping fanbase.
I'm specifying shounen manga because those things are primarily aimed at kids so the author doesn't need to pretend he's writing a love story and adds more than one possible love interest for bait. This gets shippers in frenzies due to them maybe liking the other character and then somehow forgetting this is a manga for children and they don't really care about that shit, but the older fanbase does.
A prime example of this is Nisekoi. It's a standard harem fare, but despite the main girl being first on every piece of merchandise and coverage you can think of, even getting her own sprite in Super Mario Maker, there are people who thought other girls in the harem would win.
So then you go ahead and apply that to Star, or really many cartoons aimed at kids and there you go. The more obvious it is, the more likely someone will try to find a way around it.