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In this bittersweet tale of puppy love, tragedy, and aspirations of pop-star fame, 12-year-old Mitsuki's life finds hope when a comical pair of magical beings appears. Rated for teens....

Title : Full Moon o Sagashite, Vol. 1
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ISBN : 9781591169284
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 208 Pages
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Full Moon o Sagashite, Vol. 1 Reviews

  • Skye Williams
    2019-06-12 11:04

    This is one of those mangas that when you read them they are great and you can't wait to read the next one, and you finish all the volumes and love it all the way through. Then you go back a read it again, the art is mediocre, the story is full of cliches, and everything is just very sparkly and covered in glitter. Recommended for girls under 14.

  • Nickyjen
    2019-06-10 13:04

    This book will always have a special place in my heart because it was my very first aaaand favorit manga ever. (Right after Sailor Moon of course)I really like all of Arina Tanemuras Artwork.She's so talented. !!

  • Bena
    2019-06-18 13:13

    Mitsuki has been diagnosed with throat cancer. Despite her heath conditions, Mitsuki enters a competition to receive a recording album. However, fate has different plans for her; the god of death sends shinigamis, Takuto and Mereko, (Death Angels) to retrieve Mitsuki’s soul. To the shock, Mitsuki can some how manage to see these two death angels. Along the way, these two angels decide to help Mitsuki’s journey to become a pop sensation, but not everyone is willing to aid Mitsuki.The theme that is relevant in this manga, is that every individual should treasure their life, any minute the gift that is given can be taken away. So live everyday, like it’s your last. Try new things, every once in and follow the actual definition. . As a reader, I could connect to the protagonist and her struggles. Also, it is evident in everyday life, as people who are diagnosed with cancers and other maligned diseases, their lives are disturbed from their everyday life.This is my favorite book of all times. It was very inspirational and I had tears in my eyes. Arina Tanemura’s art is amazing and portrays the mood and tone set for the characters. This manga deserves a five plus. Simple, enough?

  • Eden
    2019-06-13 05:58

    Mitsuki is a 12 year old who dreams of becoming a singer in hopes of finding her friend.Mitsuki is sick and only has a year to live, but with the help of two harbingers of death, she is able to go after her dream of being a singer.I found this manga in my library and thought it sounded it good. It was good! Very good. It has a nice story and likeable characters. I admit, it is a bit sad, but I won't explain why. You'll just have to read for yourself. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the volumes of this manga series.

  • Christine Kloss
    2019-06-07 09:00

    Graphic Novel: MangaI don't like Manga, I really don't understand the point of it. This book is about a 12 year old girl who really wants to be a singer, but her grandmother is against it. However, Mitsuki decides that she is going to enter anyway. But, unfortunately, she has to be 16 years old to enter and she decides to take a pill to make her grow. Well, she is an instant sensation and is selling a ton of albums and merchandise. She is the BIGGEST thing to happen to the singing business. She finally tells her grandmother and she is upset at first but then accepts her granddaughters wishes. I don't believe that I would have to do anything to promote this book because manga is so popular that it sells on its own. I would only recommend this for casual reading purposes because I don't see how a deep life lesson could be learned from this book.This rating is totally based on opinion, I don't know what makes good Manga and what makes bad.1Q5PG

  • Sesana
    2019-06-19 05:20

    The surface story here is pretty simple and standard: Mitsuki uses magic to help her become a pop idol. It isn't exactly cheating: the magic makes her older (16) and healthy, but doesn't affect her actual singing ability. Healthy because, in her normal, 12 year old body, Mitsuki is dying of throat cancer. This could be boringly worn, or cloyingly manipulative, and probably some readers will see it as that. But for me, it was written so honestly and beautifully that it works. Arina Tanemura ignores more than a few opportunities to go for cheap tear-jerkers, and I appreciate that. And the art is really very pretty, just like the cover. I think I'll really enjoy this series, even though I'm sure that the last book will leave me in floods of tears no matter what happens.

  • Maggie
    2019-05-27 07:15

    This manga series is by far one of my absolute favorite. It shows that even though bad things happen in life, you still have friends that are there for you, and that good things are still there even though you think they are not. It is a wonderful, bittersweet story of a young girl's adventures just before she dies. Every book is filled with fun, romance, and a little bit of sadness.

  • Lauryn C
    2019-06-08 13:17

    A very cute addition to the mahou shoujo (magical girl) genre, this is a quintessential magical idol subtype. However, I personally do not consider this manga among my favorites and probably never will. There are some glaring flaws and things that irk me. However, in the middle to the last third of the manga there is some very interesting plot points made and characterization done.CHARACTERS:To begin with, ugh Mizuki's selfless attitude was so irritating. She basically has no flaws and was only semi-active--a lot of things were done for her. On top of that, the selflessly and perfect terminally ill patient is such a trope that it's enough to make me roll my eyes even in a genre that requires quite a suspension of disbelief. The ill and disabled are people too with flaws and feelings. However, the characterization of the other characters--especially the shinigamis--are much more in depth and interesting. To become a shinigami you must commit suicide and this theme was handled fairly well. PLOT:The plot starts out generic, but once you find that Eichi is dead it becomes far more interesting. This finally is the only time in the manga that the heroine shows any sort of spunk or feelings other than "I want to sing" and "I love everybody"The one thing that really creeped me out about this manga was that the main love interest, Tokuto, is like an adult and Mizuki is twelve. It was far too creepy for words. Then when you find out he was her father's friend and contemporary it becomes creepy on a whole new level.ART:Ariana Tanemura is one of the great shoujo artists out there. Sometimes her characters seem a bit stylistically odd to me, but she really is excellent. Her colored pieces are also fantastic.

  • Karaoke OK
    2019-06-17 06:20

    [Series Length: 7 volumes / Read: volume 1]One of Arina Tanemura's most popular series, but it's definitely not for me. I couldn't even finish the first volume (or more likely, I probably did and promptly forgot most of it).What killed this story for me is the way that we're immediately punched in the face with the reason why we should automatically be sympathetic towards the main character, Mitsuki Koyama: she has throat cancer. However, that fact shouldn't give her a free pass to trample on her friends and family, abuse the goodwill of Takuto and Meroko (the underworld reapers who magically grant her wish to become a teenage idol singer, even though she's only 12) and basically have most of her dreams come true without really struggling very much for them or somehow earning that privilege due to a good deed earlier on in her life. And that's just what I gleamed from the first volume.I figure that there are other, far more outstanding sick children in the world with better hearts and personalities who deserve to their dying wishes granted. Plus, what about the other girls actually working to become idols who lose out because of Mitsuki's magical advantage? I don't know, but the bottom line is that I couldn't find much to like about Mitsuki and hated being blatantly manipulated by the noisy elephant in the room which is her terminal illness.Liked the costume designs for Takuto and Meroko, I suppose.

  • Nohely
    2019-05-25 09:58

    Well, I just finished the first volume of this wonderful series! Tanemura- sensei hasn't let me down not once in her work. I suggest that if didn't enjoy this volume that much, continue reading at least until volume three. Trust me, you won't regret it.

  • Random
    2019-06-21 04:59

    I've read this manga countless times in the past, but since it's been a while since I reread it I decided to marathon all 7 volumes today. I absolutely love this manga, but it has such a special place in my heart that I don't think I can give an unbiased review of it.

  • Nanna
    2019-05-29 11:12

    Menceritakan tentang anak perempuan yang sangat ingin menjadi penyanyi, sayangnya ada dua hal yang membuatnya tidak bisa mewujudkan mimpinya; neneknya dan tumor ditenggorokkannya. Suatu hari ketika anak perempuan ini berusaha kabur untuk mengikuti audisi, dia bertemu dengan dua shinigami yang akan mencabut nyawanya. Lalu entah bagaimana, salah satu shinigami memutuskan untuk membantu anak perempuan ini.Gambarnya bagus, tapi terlalu rame dan terlalu bling-bling sampai jadi pusing ngeliatnya. Awal cerita cukup menjanjikan. Tapi lupa di buku nomor berapa kualitas cerita, alur, penokohan, semuanya... jadi buruk. Err, bagiku terlalu maksa,, err, lebih tepatnya banyak keajaiban-keajaiban yang ga bisa diterima sama akal sehatku:1. Si anak perempuan ini kan ceritanya akan mati, tapi begitu mendekati akhir cerita nama anak perempuan ini terhapus dari daftar catatan kematian karena dia dilindungi oleh jiwa dari lelaki yang dulu dicintainya. Belum lagi diakhir cerita diungkap kalo tumor yang ada ditenggorokkannya mengecil dan hilang gara-gara dia sering 'berubah' ke wujudnya yang berusia 16 tahun! WHAT THE HELL?! SANGAT GA MASUK AKAL! (`皿´#)2. Pasangan si cewek. Komik shojo itu endingnya pasti bahagia, dan bagaimanapun caranya si cewek harus dapet pasangan. Jadi,,, pasangan si cewek adalah shinigami yang dulu mau nyabut nyawanya! (Nb: shinigami dalam cerita ini dulunya manusia yang bunuh diri)Dari awal udah ketebak sih siapa yang jadi pasangan si cewek, tapi,,, caranya itu lho-->shinigami cowok itu hidup lagi karena dulunya dia ga bener-bener mati, hanya dalam keadaan koma. Pertanyaannya: Apa gunanya selama ini dia jadi shinigami??! THIS IS SO F**KING IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME!!! ROAARR!! (╯°益°)╯彡┻━┻3. Konflik batin dari masing-masing tokoh yang menurutku masih banyak lubangnya disana sini.Dan sebenernya masih banyak lagi.Aku heran kenapa komik ini bisa begitu terkenal,,, semuanya terlalu 'ajaib' buatku (¬_¬)

  • Stacey
    2019-06-04 05:03

    Full Moon O Sagashite, is a great book cuz its about this 12 year old girl named Mitsuki who wants to sing. But tragically, she has throat cancer, her parents died, and she is now living with her grandmother. Mitsuki heard that there was a singing audition and if you won, you become famous. And the reason she wanted to become famous is because she wanted to meet someone she knew for a long time that somehow currently resides in America. But her grandmother wouldnt let her cuz she didnt want to lose anyone ever again. So, Mitsuki was in in her room until suddenly two Shinigamis appeared(Shinigamis are spirits of the dead, they became that way cuz they committed suicide)(Also their names are Takuuto and Meoroko). Mitsuki asked them if they can help her get into the audition. Unfortunatley, thats not why they came. So Mitsuki runs away from them and gets ready for the audition at the same time. Until finally the Shinigamis caught her and Takuto decided to grant Mitsuki her wish. So he made her look 16(cuz you had to be 16 or older to audition) and his partner Meoroko wasn't so happy. Finally Mitsuki made it to her audition, but when she had to, one of the judges told her to speak up a lil louder, she did, and she o-mazingly awesome. She sang so beautifully. And just to let you know one of the judges was Takuto in disguise. So he made sure that she won and became famous.

  • Leann
    2019-05-26 13:13

    Idealistic and innocent, signature of its author and art style, Full Moon o Sagashite is lovable and beautiful. One of the most memorable manga I have read. This series' cup runeth over with love from Arina Tanemura, which isn't surprising for any of her works. This is my favorite series from her, one that I read again and again. You fall in love with many of the characters, even the bad guys, who end up being people who are just trying to do their job/ protect the main character/ ect, like a good bad guy. Mitsuki is absolutely adorable and admirable at the same time. This was my first "real" manga (having an actual plotline and not being a rip off of Sailor Moon,) so it also has great potential for an introduction manga. Artwork is gorgeous and sets the tone for the series; I even bought the art book for this. A definite must-read for shoujo fans.

  • Kelcey
    2019-06-13 09:28

    So I re-read this or maybe finished it (all 7) for the first time. I don't think I read all the way to the end before and OMG the cuteness. I mean, yes it was a little angsty and a little overall depressing with the constantly looming death, etc. However I just adored all of the Shinigami and learning their back stories and seeing them change was the best part for me! I pretty much love everything Tanemura, the art and story is always wonderful but she has a way with characters and humor even when working with potentially difficult subjects. Ending reminded me a little of ending of Sakura Hime and the thing with Eichi punched me in the feelings a little but whatever. Easy to recommend for a tween population

  • Michelle
    2019-06-13 13:12

    I tried. I really tried to give Arina Tanemura a chance. I mean, her artwork is so beautiful! But this series! I just really disliked it! And that surprised me, I thought I'd like it! I think I'm too jaded from reading Godchild, I expect someone to get killed every two pages or something. I don't know. I can't pin down exactly why I hated this book. Certainly the artwork was gorgeous, I guess I really felt the story was lacking something. And I didn't really like the characters either.

  • Laura (ローラ)
    2019-06-21 09:18

    Only 7 volumes long. It's not a super long -- or super involved series. It's cute and fun, and actually deals with the serious topic of suicide and retribution. It doesn't seriously deal with it, but it's a serious topic. It has a sad/cute feeling like Fruits Basket. Tanemura has a really distinct drawing & story style. Always very sweet. Maybe the story is a bit young for me, but I recommended to read at least once.About a 12 year old girl (Mitsuki) with a benign tumor on her vocal chords. Her only wish is to sing. But, if she has surgery -- she will have to have her vocal chords removed and won't be able to sing again.She is visited by a pair of shinigami (death-god/grim-reaper) whose mission is to claim her soul. The shinigami are all human souls who'd commit suicide when they were humans, and now cursed to work sending souls to the afterlife.Mitsuki's charm appeal to the shinigami who not only protect her but transform her into a 16 year old girl (sans disease). As a 16 year old she runs away from home, and auditions as a singer debuting as "Full Moon". As the shinigami help heal her heart (and body) she helps them discover what they've lost, and find peace.I read this because I was writing a blog post for work about the symbolism of rabbits in Japanese mythology. This series is about the moon (you can see my confusion) -- but it is NOT about rabbits. Onto the next...

  • Gemma
    2019-06-25 09:09

    This is such a fun manga! Mitsuki Koyama is a 12 year old girl with only one year left to live due to a malignant throat tumour. There is some hope of survival if she agrees to an operation that will almost certainly remove a substantial amount of her vocal chords, leaving her unable to sing. Since Mitsuki wants to be a singer more than anything, she refuses to seek treatment, and resigns herself to her final year, which she intends to fill with song.By pure luck, she meets two Shinigami, one of which promises to help her achieve her dream if she agrees to come quietly when her time to die arrives. She does, and the Shinigami-in-training, Takuto, gives her the power to change into a healthy 16 year old so that she can enter a singing competition. She wins, and her career is launched!What I love most about this manga is how it maintains a great balance of sweetness, humour, and darker themes (death, loss of love and innocence, etc). Takuto is clearly falling for Mitsuki, who seems totally oblivious and more interested in maintaining their friendship.I'm really looking forward to following this series!

  • qiqing
    2019-06-24 07:03

    A 12 years old girl call mitsuki Kouyama who dreams to be come a singer but she have sarcoma that she have to take the surgery, but after the surgery will ruin her vocal cords. Also her grandmother hates music. So her dreams can't be achieve. One day two Shinigami (gods of death) comes and told that she onle left one year of live. So the 2 shinigami help her transform into 16 years old girl to go to the audition with a healthy body to sing.After reading this book the author is trying to tell that in this world nothing can be perfect just like Mitsuki she have singing Talent but she doesn't have a healthy body to help her achieve her dreams. This manga change my view of the God of Death, because in my mind I throught that God of Death should be evil, but this manga make it become very nice to help kinds.

  • Mazohyst
    2019-06-15 10:12

    I've been hearing a lot of great stuff from this series but after reading the first volume, I don't really see what all the hype is about. Arina Tanemura's art is beautiful as always but somehow I just feel like I've read this before. Maybe I'm just bored of Tanemura's art style. But I swear I've seen this plot before. Typical shojo plot. I think I'm just looking for something different.But this book is great for casual reading. If you're a typical teen girl looking for some cute romantic fantasy manga, this is the one for you. Just don't expect some deep meaning or dark elements or even realistic things here.I change my rating to two. XP Worth reading but not reading again. It's forgettable.

  • Rachel
    2019-06-25 10:03

    This book was the first manga book I'd ever read in my life, and it was fantastic! The characters (Mitsuki, Meroko and Takuto) are some of the most lovable characters I've ever gotten to know to this day. The story was sweet but still kept the reader wanting more! I would seriously recommend this book, this SERIES, this AUTHOR EVEN, to anyone (into manga or not) who likes dramadies (comedies and dramas) or just to anyone who wants to get into manga. Apart from the character traits and the story lines, one of my favourite part of the series HAS to be the character DESIGNS! Arina Tanemura-sempai has some of the most beautiful art in all of her stuff. For those of you who aren't familiar with her works, GET FAMILIAR! SHE'S AMAZING!

  • Lynn
    2019-06-21 06:17

    This had to be he first manga book I ever purchased or read. I was drawn in by the beautiful cover. It's about a girl who wants to become a singer because she loves to sing, and because she promised her friend/love Eichi she would get closer to her dreams. She meets two Shinigami and the rest goes on from there... I don't want to spoil anything!! Arina Tanemura's drawing style is so detailed and pretty. (For those of you who are trying to draw manga for the first time I would really suggest you base your style of someone else. [If there is such a thing] I tried doing that when I first ed drawing manga and became flustered when I didn't get it right.) That was random, sorry. The story may seem too dramatic or childish for some, but I enjoyed it.

  • Michelle
    2019-06-20 12:03

    Not my favorite manga. The drawings were fine, but the plot was, well, just weird. The story takes place in the world of unrequited 12 year-old-girl love. Add to her life a sarcoma, a mean grandma, a pair of harbinger of death shinigami friends, a desire to reconnect with a boyfriend she has not heard from in two years (maybe because he was 10 when he moved away to America) and we have the foundation of a seven volume series. Let me know how it ends.....The worst part was the boring inclusion of sidebars of superfluous little facts related to the creation of the book that, in fact, added nothing positive to the read and took away from the flow of the story.

  • Deb
    2019-05-25 10:02

    Cute and nearly selfless 12-year-old Mitsuki Koyama dreams of being the singer she promised her true love before he moved to America. But she also has a type of throat cancer that is correctable via surgery...if she doesn't mind never being able to speak or sing again. Without it, Mitsuki only has a year to live.When Mitsuki refuses the surgery, she is visited by two shingami (death spirits) who are "persuaded" to help her audition and pursue her dream of being a famous singer.I keep hoping for another Fruits Basket, but they all pale in comparison. This is a "read only if you don't have anything lying around, like cereal boxes" series. Eh, it happens.

  • Kyaputen Abby
    2019-06-22 05:20

    This book was brilliant and I'm so chuffed about reading the next one! Arina Tanemura really did an awesome job on this manga! When I read the blurb (the enticer usually on the back cover) I wasnt so sure because I'm not into stories about love, I USUALLY prefer books full ofg action and excitment, swords and people getting impaled! BUT in the case of Full Moon o sagashite I was pulled right into the story and thoroughly enjoyed! So much in fact that I've read it 6 times! (Though I still enjoy a good sword fight on a vampirate ship!) The story and fabulous art have won themselves a 5/5 from me!

  • Melissa Massey
    2019-06-13 10:04

    This series has everything! Don't be fooled by the cutesy looking covers or characters--this keeps dark FAST, but not in a hopelessly depressing way. And it's a surprisingly deep story. Not only is Arina Tanemura's art GORGEOUS but her story telling skills are unparalleled in the shojou genre. There's lots of back stories that all intertwine beautifully into the main story. It moves at a good pace, and will keep you on the edge of your seat waiting for the next volume. I first read this when it came out, and I've read the whole series several times since. Each time I discover something new. This could be Arina-sensei's best work.

  • Holly Letson
    2019-06-15 10:01

    Absolutely loved this one. The love Mitsuki feels for Eichi is sad, even heartbreaking, at times. Also, Takuto's understanding of the situation makes one feel almost as though he is the Eichi that Mitsuki is pining over (though I doubt it will turn out that he is!). I may write a longer review later. I only own V1 and V2 of this series, so I may need to find scanslations online somewhere, in order to complete my reading of the series.

  • Grace Elayne Garber
    2019-06-13 12:26

    I've read the whole series, and cosplayed from it. Pretty good if you're into the arts and manga. There's also an anime, but don't waste your time with it. Also, the series as a whole wasn't ridiculously long, which is great because I prefer short manga to long.Borrowed from CGauthier.

  • Rebecca
    2019-06-23 07:14

    The genre is manga/fantasy,It was about a girl called Mitsuki who wanted to become a singer but she couldnt sing anymore because she had a tumour in her throat, but these 2 people help her out and make her into this other girl so she can become a famous singer,overall i would give it 9/10

  • Usagi Tsukino
    2019-06-21 05:05

    This review is for the Italian edition.I loved this story, I really loved it. I loved Mitsuki and Takuto (together), I felt sorry for Eichi but- I still prefer Takuto than him.Anyway, this manga was full of angst! O_O But cute and funny nonetheless.