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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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 52
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2002 to Mar 29, 2003
Premiered: Spring 2002
Broadcast: Saturdays at 07:30 (JST)
Producers: Nihon Ad Systems
Licensors: Viz Media
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.081 (scored by 26,211 users)
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Ranked: #4252
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Popularity: #924
Members: 56,360
Favorites: 1,310
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Episodes: /52

Synopsis

12-year-old Mitsuki Kouyama's dream to become a professional singer is shattered when she's diagnosed with throat cancer. If a tumor isn't horrific enough, how about being met by two angels of death shortly after?

Meroko Yui and Takuto Kira, of the shinigami duo "Negi Ramen," inform Mitsuki that she has just one year left to live. Instead of getting discouraged, however, Mitsuki decides to make the most of her last year, and pursues her singing dream with a passion.

Aided by Meroko and Takuto, Mitsuki finds success and failure, love and loss, and deals with her fate and other difficult subjects the best she can. Full Moon wo Sagashite is the story of a little girl who refuses to let something as insignificant as fate slow her down.

Background

Full Moon wo Sagashite only follows its manga source for about one episode before going down a different route.

VIZ Media had licensed the series, but released only the first 28 episodes on DVD before dropping the title. It was later streamed in its entirety in subbed-only form on Hulu before expiring from the service in August 2013.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kira, Takuto
Kira, Takuto
Main
Sakurazuka, Yakkun
Japanese
Sakurazuka, Yakkun
Ootsuda, Hiromi
Japanese
Ootsuda, Hiromi
...
Kouyama, Mitsuki
Kouyama, Mitsuki
Main
Myco
Japanese
Myco
Yui, Meroko
Yui, Meroko
Main
Honda, Chieko
Japanese
Honda, Chieko
Rio, Izumi
Rio, Izumi
Supporting
Ogata, Megumi
Japanese
Ogata, Megumi

Staff

Kato, Toshiyuki
Kato, Toshiyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Sound Director
Masunari, Koji
Masunari, Koji
Episode Director
Itou, Naoyuki
Itou, Naoyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit 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)



More reviewsReviews

Ria
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.

---Story---

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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algelic
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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DreamingLily
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.

On the surface full moon wo sagashite read more
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Robin6128
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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