Mitsuki loves singing, but a malignant tumor in her throat has prevented her from pursuing her passion However, Mitsuki s life turns around when two shinigami appear to grant her a temporary reprieve from her illness and give her singing career a magical jump start


10 thoughts on “Full Moon o Sagashite, Vol. 1

  1. Nickyjen Nickyjen says:

    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.


  2. Bena Bena says:

    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 i 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


  3. Eden Eden says:

    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 th 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


  4. Ryn C Ryn C says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 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 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 muchin 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 farinteresting 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


  5. Karaoke OK Karaoke OK says:

    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 orlikely, 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 he 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 orlikely, 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, faroutstanding 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


  6. Sesana Sesana says:

    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 ignor 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 ignoresthan 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


  7. Maggie Maggie says:

    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.


  8. Christine Kloss Christine Kloss says:

    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 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


  9. Leann Leann says:

    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 go 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


  10. Nohely Nohely says:

    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.