Tsuki no Ko
Moon Child
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Tsuki no Ko

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Japanese: 月の子
English: Moon Child
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 13
Chapters: 52
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 1989 to Apr 1993
Genres: Drama Drama, Supernatural Supernatural
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: LaLa
Authors: Shimizu, Reiko (Story & Art)


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Ranked: #52442
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Popularity: #10190
Members: 1,676
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Volumes: /13
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Will a half-mermaid, half-human girl bring an end to the feud between humanity and the mer-people—or bring about the destruction of all life on Earth? As a merman named Shona is returning to his birthplace to spawn, he meets a young human, Jimmy, who suffers from amnesia. Together, Jimmy and Shona set off to find the missing girl. Will they be able to avert a mysterious prophecy, or will finding the secret of Jimmy's identity delay them enough to set Earth on the path to destruction?

(Source: CMX)


Tsuki no Ko was published in English as Moon Child by CMX Manga from December 21, 2005 to December 16, 2008.




Apr 13, 2019
Tsuki no Ko or Moon Child it's my first Old Manga had my interest in old manga culture that's non familiar with my generation, at first only being interesting because I really love Gender Bender issue in story but who's guess? The story deeper? From the simple art style and complex all the problem and trouble, but still had the simple taste of a mind of a 7 year old? For the first time read it I don't really understand about the egoism that's can attached to someone but now I see we all like that? After realize that.. my 12 years old self had ...
May 30, 2016
Tsuki no Ko is a beautiful ~late 80's-early 90's shoujo manga that explores darker themes like reincarnation, the apocalyptic, alienation, loneliness, morality/moral obligation, and sacrifice rooted in profound love for another. While its mood is not necessarily dismal, the nature of the aforementioned themes lend it an implicit sense of melancholy that, in turn, runs throughout the bulk of every volume. That said, there are various breaks in this heaviness that approach a much lighter, almost slice-of-lifeish tone, as can be seen in some of the interactions between Art/Jimmy and often in Jimmy's behavior alone. These, I think, give the plot a nice balance ...
Dec 31, 2008
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This underhyped and underrated "gem" should get all the praise it deserves and be acknowledged by all manga lovers out there.

The story of Moon Child starts off peculiar and somewhat hard to get into. But once you finish the first volume you'll definitely want to read the next installment. As soon as you reach the last page of the first volume, the plot gains so much potential and things gain momentum (the mangaka has stated that volume 1 is like an introduction to the series). One by one you'll learn something about the tales of mermaids and be introduced to how their lifestyle is. If ...

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