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Full Moon wo Sagashite

Full Moon wo Sagashite

Alternative Titles

English: Full Moon wo Sagashite
Synonyms: Searching for the Full Moon, Ginyuu Meika
Japanese: 満月〈フルムーン〉をさがして

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 7
Chapters: 35
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 1, 2001 to Apr 30, 2004
Authors: Tanemura, Arina (Story & Art)
Serialization: Ribon Magazine

Statistics

Score: 8.171 (scored by 13888 users)
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Ranked: #5462
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Popularity: #204
Members: 24,060
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Synopsis

Twelve-year-old Mitsuki wants to be a singer because of a promise she made with her childhood love, however a form of throat cancer is holding her back. One day she find two strange characters in her room, Takuto and Meroko, who are gods of death. She finds out she only has a certain amount of time to live, and wants nothing more in that time then to become a singer. The two shinigami show sympathy for her, and decide to help her reach her goal by transforming her into a 16-year-old girl.

(Source: ANN)

Included one-shot:
Volume 2: Ginyuu Meika

Background

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
Mar 25, 2008
Makaiei (All reviews)
A story that will have you crying, laughing, smiling and hoping throughout. Full Moon wo Sagashite is a manga for, mostly girls, or anyone who enjoys a classic love story... with a twist. Mitsuki is a character everyone will love, and will have you deciding who is best for her and who isn't the right guy. But anyway, onto the review!

Story - Arina Tanemura's best yet. I have never seen such a detailed and sad story about a tail of a love triangle(s) gone wrong. You find yourself wondering what will happen next with each page.

Art - I'm a real fan of her artwork. The 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
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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