Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase

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Japanese: 月詠 −MOON PHASE−
English: Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase
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Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2004 to Mar 29, 2005
Premiered: Fall 2004
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:30 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Shaft
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Theme: VampireVampire
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.941 (scored by 3033730,337 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #45722
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2442
Members: 76,741
Favorites: 272


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Freelance photographer Kouhei Morioka is traveling to a castle in Germany to take photos of paranormal activity for his friend Hiromi Anzai, editor of an occult magazine. Upon entering the castle, he's confronted by a young girl in a white dress and cat ears who calls herself Hazuki. She takes a keen interest in Kouhei and offers him a kiss, but she instead reveals herself to be a vampire, sucks his blood, and turns him into her slave.

Much to Hazuki's dismay, however, Kouhei is unaffected by her bite. Hoping to escape the castle and her possessive butler Vigo, Hazuki instead forces Kouhei to help her. With the help of his powerful exorcist cousin Seiji Midou, the two make it out safely. Finally free, Hazuki flees to Japan in search of her mother. Not long after Kouhei returns home, he discovers Hazuki has nested in his home, where he reluctantly allows her to stay. Meanwhile, other vampires set out to find the missing Hazuki.

Equal parts gothic and adorable, Tsukuyomi: Moonphase is a charming and mystical story where two unlikely allies form a unique bond in an attempt to defy a society of immortals.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Saitou, Chiwa

Morioka, Kouhei

Kamiya, Hiroshi


Ishige, Sawa


Yamazaki, Vanilla


Kakazu, Yumi

Midou, Seiji

Sakurai, Takahiro

Midou, Hikaru

Kadowaki, Mai


Saizen, Tadahisa

Midou, Ryuuhei





Clinkenbeard, Colleen
Producer, Script, ADR Director
Cook, Justin
Kubota, Mitsutoshi
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Director, Storyboard, Animation Check


Opening Theme

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1: "Neko Mimi Mode" by Dimitri From Paris (eps 1-8,10-13,15-24)
2: "Tsuku Yomi Mode" by Dimitri from Paris (eps 9,14)

Ending Theme

1: "Pressentiment triste" by marianne Amplifier feat. yuka (eps 1-2,9,14,19)
2: "Kanashii Yokan (悲しい予感)" by marianne Amplifier feat. yuka (eps 3-6,8,10-13,15-16,18,20-24)
3: "Nami no Toriko ni Naru You ni (波のトリコになるように)" by Noriko Ogawa (eps 7)
4: "Just for my love" by Mai Kadowaki & Miyu Matsuki (DVD ep 19)
5: "Neko Mimi Mode" by Chiwa Saito played Hazuki (eps 25)


Aug 21, 2014
I really enjoyed this series. It is one of the few I have actually watched twice.

The thing about this series is that it is almost more interesting as a survey of the Japanese Occult than for the story itself.

The story is about Kohei Morioka who is a photographer for hire. He investigates a castle in Germany but while there, becomes ensnared with Hazuki, a young vampiress. She bites him and tries to make Kohei her slave, but something goes wrong with her magic and she cannot control him, a fact that enfuriates her. In fact, he takes pity on her and ...
Oct 9, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Moon Phase seemed like a series that wasn't sure what kind of story it wanted to tell, mixing rom-com and vampire drama in its focus on male lead Kouhei's interactions with 14-year old vampire gal Hozuki, though both elements are still lackluster. The comedy and drama to the series comes from Hozuki adjusting to living life outside her castle while Kouhei puts up with her antics and Kouhei's family trying to protect her from other vampires trying to drive her back to the castle. The comedy was mostly lackluster for me since it relied on many of the same gags such as Hozuki's obnoxious tsundere ...
Jul 29, 2019
Despite the bad score I gave this show, I don't think it's completely irredeemable. I actually really enjoyed some episodes individually, but as an overall experience though from start to finish I'm not sure I can recommend it.

The first thing we see in episode 1 is a gothic castle, shrouded in mist that really sets a creepy, atmospheric tone that I found pretty enchanting. By the 3rd episode the tone completely shifts and we're getting cutesy arguments between the tsundere main vampire girl, Hazuki, and Kouhei, her unlikely rescuer. It's actually hard to believe it's even the same show at that point, and the ...

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