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Full Moon o Sagashite, Volume 1
     

Full Moon o Sagashite, Volume 1

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by Arina Tanemura
 

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Young Mitsuki loves singing and dreams of becoming a pop star. Unfortunately, a malignant tumor in her throat prevents her from pursuing her passion. However, her life turns around when two surprisingly fun-loving harbingers of death appear to grant Mitsuki a temporary reprieve from her illness and give her singing career a magical push start.

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Young Mitsuki loves singing and dreams of becoming a pop star. Unfortunately, a malignant tumor in her throat prevents her from pursuing her passion. However, her life turns around when two surprisingly fun-loving harbingers of death appear to grant Mitsuki a temporary reprieve from her illness and give her singing career a magical push start.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Imagine a whimsical combination of American Idol, Cinderella and Showtime's Dead Like Me transposed to Japan and aimed at children, and you may have a sense of what this manga is like. It begins ominously: 12-year-old Mitsuki Koyama, an orphan living with her repressive grandmother, must have an operation to remove her vocal cords, due to a malignant growth. Yet Mitsuki refuses, because her dream is to become a professional singer. Mitsuki is even visited by two death spirits, Takuto and Meroko, who inform her she has only a year to live. But the two spirits, once human themselves, are hardly frightening (Meroko even wears bunny ears to amuse children) and Takuto decides to help Mitsuki realize her goal. He transforms her into a healthy 16-year-old, who takes the name "Full Moon" and begins her rapid rise to pop music stardom. A romantic tangle between the three and Eichi, Mitsuki's long-lost boyfriend, also ensues. Tanemura draws cute kids in conventional big-eyed manga style, though occasionally she creates romantic images of striking beauty, and her manic layouts drive the story forward. There is little to interest adults here, but girl tweens should identify with Mitsuki's ambitions and romantic dilemmas. (July) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421550978
Publisher:
VIZ Media
Publication date:
04/16/2012
Series:
Full Moon o Sagashite Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
385,144
File size:
91 MB
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Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Arina Tanemura began her manga career in 1996 when her short stories debuted in Ribon Original magazine. She gained fame with the 1997 publication of I•O•N, and ever since her debut Tanemura has been a major force in shojo manga with popular series Phantom Thief Jeanne, Time Stranger Kyoko, Full Moon, The Gentlemen’s Alliance † and Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura. Both Phantom Thief Jeanne and Full Moon have been adapted into animated TV series.

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Full Moon O Sagashite, Volume 1 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
Mirror_Kagami More than 1 year ago
I have read many, many mangas over the years. So many, that I tend to write off manga at a glance, not caring enough to actually look through the whole thing to decide if I should read it or not. I'm glad I gave this one that extra shot. This is not your average shoujo manga. For one thing, the very nature of the story and the motivations behind the character's choices were enough to tug at my heartstrings. It had enough twists and turns to keep me interested, while simultaneously having enough thrills and suspense to get me hooked. I reccomend any and every shoujo fan to try it at least once. I'm sure you won't regret it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read the whole series and it is sooo good! The ending of the seventh volume will make you tear up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i love this book, i read it in a half an hour, i love it. it is a really good book to read when you want to get away from reality. I recomend this book completely!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read this series at school, it's pretty good. It has humor, sadness, romance, and a bunch of other things that make it a good story. It was worth my time, I hope it's worth others'. ^~^
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw the anime and loved it! I'll probably be buying the next manga! For ages 11-15
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Love the book she isa good book wirther
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Ishtar34 More than 1 year ago
Its the best Shojo Beat ever created its funny ,romantic, thrilling, and so jelous that you could die of laughter, no serious I'm not joking stop being on the computer and go to barnes and nobles and get this book.You'll love it so much that you won't let your friends borrow it. If you can't wait to get the next book go go go now now now now now no seriously you can just go to http://my.barnesandnoble.com/communityportal/WriteReview.aspx?EAN=9781591169284 or you can go to Shojo Beat .com better wrote as http://www.shojobeat.com/manga/fm/vols.php read all of them if you don't belive me go and read the sries and you laugh so lud that your ears will pop no but that happened to me. The funniest part was when thay said "Meroko,Takuto, NegiRamen". I could've died that it was so funny no really its true I also could've pissed in my pants but lucky me I was so lucky that didn't happen. But who knew could have such luagh i mean seriouly.
snokoroxs More than 1 year ago
i actually took the lazy way out and saw the anime even though people said the manga was better.If what they say is true you need to read the manga AND the anime. I can easily say that was the best anime i have ever seen and it had my attention through out the 52 episodes. It actually had me crying (i wont say more because it'll ruin it) I think EVERYBODY should at LEAST see the anime.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
So I was at B&N for the Harry Potter Deathly Hollows midnight party and I was bord so i went over to the manga section.. Full Moon O Sagashite poped out because of the 7 books... so I picked it up and started to read... I couldn't put it down! I ended up buying all 7 that night along with Harry Potter!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Everyone should read Full Moon o Sagashite! It's the sweetest thing ever! And plus, it's funny. It's great to read, and i encourage everyone to read it! If I loved it, I bet others will too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I recommend it completely.