Yoake Mae yori Ruriiro na: Crescent Love

Brighter Than the Dawning Blue

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Synonyms: Yoake Mae yori Ruri Iro na: Crescent Love, Yoakena
Japanese: 夜明け前より瑠璃色な -Crescent Love-
English: Brighter Than the Dawning Blue
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2006 to Dec 21, 2006
Premiered: Fall 2006
Broadcast: Thursdays at 02:30 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Daume
Source: Visual novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.121 (scored by 1697516,975 users)
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Ranked: #41852
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Popularity: #3488
Members: 41,277
Favorites: 155

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The moon and the earth are linked by a single contact point, "Mitsuru ga Sakichau Ouren Rakuniushi" where Tatsuya lives under the supervision of the Sphere Kingdom (Moon Kingdom)'s Princess Feena Fam Earthlight who is coming to stay at his home.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ookawara, Takeshi
Assistant Producer
Uema, Yasuhiro
Assistant Producer


Opening Theme

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"Prelude -We are not alone- (前奏曲(プレリュード)-We are not alone-) " by Fumi Ootou

Ending Theme

"Crescent Love ~Tsuki no Namida~ (Crescent Love ~月のなみだ~)" by Hitomi Nabatame


Mar 14, 2008
Finally, a romantic comedy done right. Even though I'm a guy, I have seen many romantic animes and this is probably one of the best. This is one of those feel good stories that leaves you with a smile upon your face. There is nothing new here or out of the ordinary but the ending is highly satisfying. So many animes start out strong but in the end they fizzle out. Luckily, this isn't one of them. The comedy is light without going over the top and the music is rather gentle, no pop stuff here. Give it a try, you'll love it. (You can ...
Aug 9, 2017
Mixed Feelings

This anime falls under mediocre to me, but not for the reasons you might think. Where should I begin. Well, for starters I will pull out all the smaller thoughts I have about this anime right now, starting with the negatives. But before I do that even, I feel I have been having a bad habit of getting straight to my opinion without going over the synopsis of the anime from my perception, which is what a review should do.

Yoake Mae yori Ruriiro...too lazy to type the whole title, you got here already so you know what it's called. This anime ...
Oct 14, 2011
I was recommended this by a friend and because I'm a fan of old style (though it was made in 2006, it has a 90s anime feel), I thought I'd give it a go. Five episodes in, and I couldn't take any more. Completely predictable and uncreative, it's a simple generic shojou anime. The concept of the story sounded interesting, but there isn't enough drama to make it sustain anything. It's supposed to be dramatic, but as far as an innovative and fun anime, this is not.

If I was seven, I think I would be mindless enough to not be bothered with characters or ...

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