Marlo has a problem. On the night of the full moon, this half-werewolf, half-vampire undergoes a mysterious and terrifying transformation:
He turns into a girl.
Desperate for a cure, his parents call on Doctor Vincent, a long time family friend. But Marlo wants to keep his condition secret from Vincent's son, the vampire playboy David.
Unfortunately, the secret gets out, and an old problem resurfaces: David has been interested in Marlo for years! If a remedy can't be found, their parents believe the next best solution is marriage—a marriage between Marlo and David!
Full Moon ni Sasayaite was published in English as Until the Full Moon by Broccoli Books on February 23 and June 15, 2005 respecitvely. Kodansha Comics USA picked up the license from the former publisher, now defunct, and republished the series. First volume on August 23 and second on October 26, 2011.
Hmmm. I'm not sure about the plot in this. It has some good concepts, the Yam tribe is particularly interesting. But, like a lot of the manga I've come across lately the plot seems overly stretched. Every chapter has different characters which we don't see again. But, unlike some other mangas that do this, there is good continuity.
The main characters do develop and I think there is a lot to learn about them. It's nice to see the change in Marlos attitudes.
This series contains some very nice artwork, especially the colour inserts at the start of each manga. The characters are well defined and they
can easily be distinguished from each other.
I admit that once or twice I had to flick back some pages to re-read, but overall its easy to follow.
I think this is a light series, good for a bit of fun. It could've had more yaoi, but I'd always say that! If you like any of the genres it covers I'd say to give it a read.
This manga is amazing in that the main couple are both men and yet the story is somehow homophobic anyway. It's basically saying it's okay to be gay, but you can't have a REAL relationship unless your partner is a woman and you can "properly" have sex. I applaud you, mangaka. It takes a creative mind to make a story about a gay couple homophobic.
I would have given it a 5 for it's overall mediocre plot line, especially considering it played out so predictably. Then there's that addition of "btw only a man and a woman can make love, k thx," which brings us down
to a generous 4.
It's really hard for me to believe that this manga was made by the same woman who wrote "Fake," which emphasized accepting your sexuality and that, man and man, woman and woman, man and woman, love is love and it's a beautiful thing.