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Full Moon wo Sagashite

Full Moon wo Sagashite

Alternative Titles

English: Searching for the Full Moon
Synonyms: Full Moon o Sagashite
Japanese: 満月をさがして


Type: TV
Episodes: 52
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2002 to Mar 29, 2003
Producers: Studio Deen, Viz MediaL, NAS
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Popularity: #769
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comedy drama music romance shoujo


Twelve-year-old Kouyama Mitsuki was devastated when she was diagnosed with a malignant tumor of the throat. She had made a promise to the boy she loves that she would one day become a singer, but her illness made singing impossible. To make matters even worse, two angels of death, Takuto and Meroko, appeared to Mitsuki and informed her that she only had one year left to live. This news provides an even greater motivation for Mitsuki to fulfill her dreams, and with a little bit of divine intervention, she begins her quest to become a professional singer so she can be reunited with Eichi before time runs out.

(Source: ANN)


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Aired  Apr 6, 2002 to Mar 29, 2003
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Adaptation: Full Moon wo Sagashite
Side story: Full Moon wo Sagashite: Kawaii Kawaii Daibouken

Characters & Voice Actors

Kira, Takuto
Kira, Takuto
Sakurazuka, Yakkun
Sakurazuka, Yakkun
Ootsuda, Hiromi
Ootsuda, Hiromi
Kouyama, Mitsuki
Kouyama, Mitsuki
Yui, Meroko
Yui, Meroko
Honda, Chieko
Honda, Chieko
Takeuchi, Junko
Takeuchi, Junko


Kato, Toshiyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Sound Director
Tokairin, Shinichi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Masunari, Koji
Episode Director

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Jul 17, 2007
Full Moon wo Sagashite was one of those animes I started on a whim. I had already read the manga, and decided to give the anime a try to see how much I liked it in comparison. To my surprise, I <i>loved</i> it, possibly even more than the manga version. The changes it makes from the manga were actually ones I (for the most part) preferred.


While Full Moon wo Sagashite may not see like much on the surface -- little girl has a life-threatening disease, wants to sing, and becomes sixteen years old with the help of two friendly shinigami -- it read more
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Aug 24, 2014
Full Moon wo Sagashite: Searching for a full moon

I guess most people who are anime fans just constantly look for those anime that really leave a deep impact on you, lift you up, and help you gain a further appreciation for anime. Sometimes we wonder if that special one will ever come, that one that is so special to us on a personal level that we will forever remember it as long as we continue to watch anime or even think about it. This time for me, I think I found one of those in full moon wo sagashite.

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Apr 4, 2007
Suitable for all audiences, young and new. Contains some bloodless violence.

Story - 10/10

At first, this looks like the typical shoujo series directed at young girls, thanks to all the bright colours and cute characters. From the synopsis, it looks like a sad and depressing anime about death. But it's so much more than that.

We meet the main character, Mitsuki, who is a young girl with throat cancer and whose biggest dream is to become a great singer and maybe one day meet the boy she loves, but who left for America two years ago. One day she is visited by two death gods (the Shinigami) read more
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Feb 17, 2014
To pursue one's dream with unrelenting dedication with little of even a sliver of hope is a not-so-easy pursuit for anyone, and even less so, when a fatal condition shackles that diminutive hope to the realms of the harshest realities. Twelve-year old Mitsuki, diagnosed with sarcoma (a rare cancer) in the throat, strives to fulfill her promise made with Eichi (to become a professional singer), despite the harsh restraints and limitations set by her illness, doctor and grandma. One fateful day, she is confronted by two shinigami, bearing an unembellished "truth", that death will befall her, in just one years time. Her ambitions now challenge read more
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Both have idol and singing themes, both are really cute. ^^ 
It's both about reaching out to your dreams/goals, though one is about singing and the other about ice dancing. Both involve death, but Full Moon Wo Sagashite develops a more serious tone in this aspect, which is quite logical considering that Ginban Kaleidoscope only covers 12 episodes, while full Moon Wo Sagashite has 52 episodes. Most important of all, both have great characters that won't give up!! 
In both anime the main character changes to older girl by magic and becomes singer/actress/photo model/..  
The story is alike, both shoujo and are sometimes funny and sometimes sad.. both drama's 
these series have a girl who changes magically for the sake of the boy she is in love with. but in contrast to other similar anime revolving around this theme Tutu & Fullmoon have really wonderful stories & unforgetable characters. at the beginning there is comedy and romance, later drama. plus the music is a focus point (Fullmoon=singing; Tutu=dancing to classic). in short: watch 'em both. 
The story nearly totally different but both of the series based on music and dreams. So Oosaki Nana and Mitsuki's goal is the same to be a singer, but they doing it in different way and style. Nana is for adults rather, in my opinion, especially for females.  

Opening Theme

#1: "I ♥ U" by THE*SCANTY (eps 1-26)
#2: "Rock'n Roll Princess" by THE*SCANTY (eps 27-52)

Ending Theme

#1: "New Future" by Changin' My Life (eps 01-06,52)
#2: "My self" by Changin' My Life (eps 07-26)
#3: "Eternal Snow" by Changin' My Life (eps 27-42)
#4: "Love Chronicle" by Changin' My Life (eps 43-51)

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