Full Moon wo Sagashite
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Full Moon wo Sagashite

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Synonyms: Searching for the Full Moon, Ginyuu Meika, Mangetsu wo Sagashite
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
Themes: Music Music, Showbiz Showbiz
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Ribon Magazine
Authors: Tanemura, Arina (Story & Art)


Score: 8.041 (scored by 1855318,553 users)
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Ranked: #6702
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Popularity: #447
Members: 37,142
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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 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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Jan 18, 2023
Arina Tanemura was one of my favourite mangaka even until now. I like most of her series but Full Moon wo Sagashite is special to me. I used to get emotional and cried reading it. Of course, now I hardly feel anything, except nostalgia, when I reread it. It was a beautiful story, even if I don't have any song to listen to. I planned to watch the anime some time later and I'm feeling hopeful about it.

I think Arina Tanemura's strength is in her characters. They're all so interesting and multi-dimensional. Her main characters have distinct personalities and great chemistry with each other. They ...
Jan 8, 2023
7.5/10 - this reflects my personal enjoyment of the series. Full Moon was objectively Arina Tanemura's best work (although I enjoyed SDC more). This was also when her art style was the prettiest. The story tackles themes of death, love, survival and grief. It's quite a hefty attempt for something aimed at young girls, which you have to respect. Unfortunately Arina does have a tendency to write stories in a rather...simplified, fairytale sort of way, so the tone felt a little mismatched when tackling such heavy subjects. She tends to be great at premises and slightly weaker on execution, but you can tell it was ...
Mar 1, 2021
Dramatic but somewhat shallow.


Full moon is the story of a 12 year old girl trying to become a singer because of a promise she made to someone she loves. However her grandma hates music. She also has throat cancer. She also never went to school. Her dad was also a top tier singer. Also 2 death reapers try to reap her soul since she is supposed to die in 1 year. But she convinces them to help her instead so she is now this model looking woman who is now an idol.

Its a very fast paced story which is for the better. ...

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