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Tsuki no Ko

Tsuki no Ko

Alternative Titles

English: Moon Child
Japanese: 月の子


Type: Manga
Volumes: 13
Chapters: 52
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 1989 to Apr 1993
Authors: Shimizu, Reiko (Story & Art)
Serialization: LaLa


Score: 7.531 (scored by 288 users)
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Ranked: #34162
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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.



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May 30, 2016
lili-tu (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 31, 2008
chichiriNoDa (All reviews)
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 read more


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