Full Moon wo Sagashite
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Full Moon wo Sagashite

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Synonyms: Searching for the Full Moon, Ginyuu Meika
Japanese: 満月〈フルムーン〉をさがして
English: Full Moon wo Sagashite
German: Fullmoon wo Sagashite
Spanish: FullMoon
French: Full Moon: À la Recherche de la Pleine Lune
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 7
Chapters: 35
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 1, 2001 to Apr 30, 2004
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy, Romance Romance, Supernatural Supernatural
Theme: Music Music
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Ribon Magazine
Authors: Tanemura, Arina (Story & Art)


Score: 8.051 (scored by 1754617,546 users)
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Ranked: #6042
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Popularity: #400
Members: 33,476
Favorites: 1,815

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At the tender age of twelve, Mitsuki Kouyama has a sarcoma in her throat. Though this rare cancer can be cured by removing her vocal cords, Mitsuki refuses because of her desire to become a pop singer and keep her childhood promise to Eichi Sakurai, her first love who left for America. Unable to both heal and keep her voice, she allows her health to deteriorate as she accepts her tragic fate.

One day, while escaping the home of her music-hating grandmother to attend an audition, Mitsuki meets two shinigami Takuto Kira and Meroko Yui. Realizing that Mitsuki can see them, Takuto and Meroko reveal to her that she will die in a year. Moved by her plight, Takuto allows Mitsuki the chance to pursue her dream by giving her the ability to transform into a healthy sixteen-year-old girl. After being chosen for a contract with Seed Records, Mitsuki makes her debut under the stage name Full Moon and chooses to pursue her dream music career before her life's end.

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Included one-shot:
Volume 2: Ginyuu Meika


Full Moon wo Sagashite was published in English as Full Moon by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint from July 5, 2005 to October 3, 2006; and in Spanish by Glénat from October 2006 to April 2007.

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Jul 27, 2008
TrenchKamen (All reviews)
Admittedly at first I expected this story to just be cute. Something light, something fluffy to "baw" at for a while. It is as sure as hell cute, but there is a hell of a lot more to this manga that initially meets the eye.

For one, it's PAINFUL. For all that the ending feels a little deus ex machina, there is a lot that is not idealized. Suicide, death, and loss permeate the characters' lives. There is a focus on letting go of loss, on being held back by past tragedies, and having the courage to keep living when you have to reconcile that your read more
Jan 4, 2009
th_poodle (All reviews)
This is one of the best shojo manga ever. At first I thought it would be just another girl-loves-boy, happily-ever-after story, and I wasn't exactly psyched when I saw the girl was a singer (I don't like celebrity manga too much). After I started reading, though, I realized it was so much more than you typical shojo flick. This story deals with pain and loss, and at times (especially when I'm reading the lyrics that Mitsuki sings) I just want to cry. Mitsuki's love is so sad and moving, it hurts to see her put on a happy face.

The art is--what can I say? Arina read more
May 25, 2008
RICEA42991 (All reviews)
This Manga is a must read! The innocent-looking cover should not trick you into thinking this is a happy story for kids. It does have plenty of sweet, romantic and happy chapters and I still wouldn't call it a dark series, but it also deals with death, Shinigami, and even suicide. If you've watched the anime; the manga still has plenty of differences and details revealed that were not mentioned in the anime.

More information is given about the Shinigami's past lives and their connection to Mitsuki. Izumi, for example, is a completely different character. In the manga Izumi was my favorite character, in the anime read more
Mar 16, 2015
Steersky (All reviews)
*Disclaimer: The TLDR is at the bottom.*

Not your typical magical girl transformation shojo, to say the least: 'Full Moon o Sagashite' is much more than that. It's a story about second chances and the pursuit of self-love, forgiveness and redemption.

The characters are layered so wonderfully, and grow naturally as the story progresses. Arina Tanemura does a fantastic job interweaving the relationships and back-stories within Full Moon's universe; you'll find yourself falling in love with all of her characters over and over again. She masterfully and delicately handles the topic of childhood illness and young love. Somehow, she is able to keep the atmosphere of read more


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