Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora
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Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora

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Synonyms: Looking up at the Half-Moon, HanTsuki
Japanese: 半分の月がのぼる空


Volumes: 8
Chapters: 41
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 10, 2003 to Aug 10, 2006
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Serialization: None
Authors: Hashimoto, Tsumugu (Story), Yamamoto, Keiji (Art)


Score: 7.811 (scored by 456456 users)
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Ranked: #12482
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Popularity: #7592
Members: 2,538
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Volumes: /8
Chapters: /41


The story of Hantsuki focuses on the budding relationship between the seventeen years old Yuuichi Ezaki and Rika Akiba. Both are hospitalized in Yuuichi's home town for their respective conditions. Yuuichi has hepatitis A, while Rika has problems with a weak heart valve. These teens would then fall in love while they spend time with one another.

The story is based in Ise, Mie prefecture as implied by the "Welcome to Ise" sign shown after the opening sequence in the first episode of the anime series.



Sep 7, 2014
“We must tightly grab on to what we truly desire. That is the reason why your pair of hands exists.”

The following review contains a small amount of spoilers. Be warned.

Looking up at the Half-Moon starts off with a boy meets girl scenario, where our hospitalized protagonist Yuuichi encounters Rika, a girl with a weak heart condition. The story mostly focuses on their daily activities, interactions in the hospital and how they gradually develop feelings towards each other.

What I found memorable is the main theme “limited time”, which is well established by the author throughout the series. Because of Rika’s serious heart problem, this ordinary ...

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