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Kagen no Tsuki  
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Description
From Storm in Heaven:

Mizuki is a girl who wants to run away from her life. As she smiles at everything sad that happens to her, her soul becomes heavier day by day. Her escape door is Adam, an English singer. But is he really real, or is everything they've been through just a dream? Adam sees his dead Japanese girlfriend in Mizuki, but strangely, nobody, apart from a girl who met her at the gates of heaven, can see Mizuki. This is a story that takes place somewhere between dream and reality.

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Manga

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Associated Names
下弦の月
下弦の月 ―Last Quarter―
下弦之月
ใต้เงาจันทรา
Im letzten Viertel des Mondes (German)
Last Quarter
Last Quarter (of the Moon)
Ultimi raggi di Luna (Italian)

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.16 by Storm in Heaven (3533d ago)
v.3 c.15 by Storm in Heaven (3535d ago)
v.3 c.14 by Storm in Heaven (3561d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (458 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.38 / 10.0
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December 18th 2014, 6:45pm PST

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Year
1998

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Serialized In (magazine)
Ribon (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #862 increased(+186)
Monthly Pos #1724 increased(+138)
3 Month Pos #2453 increased(+172)
6 Month Pos #2899 increased(+98)

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On 187 reading lists
On 516 wish lists
On 1247 completed lists
On 38 unfinished lists
On 203 custom lists

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Probably my fav among Yazawa's works   
Rating: 9.7 / 10.0
by elianthos
June 23rd, 2007, 8:15am
Art is good, story it's as enjoyable as in Gokinjo, it's deeper than ParaKiss (especially if you watched the ParaiKss anime only. They cut the events of the final two volumes there, right when and where Ai Yazawa packed the full punch, meaning-wise and emotion-wise), and the dramatic and rock music bits can be considered as an appetizer to Nana - just in a more concise form, but they're still effective -.

Considering its (relative) shortness, it gives you a good cast of characters, each one with a different personality and with some unexpected facets being revealed ; it has a good plot and a nice, moving ending, with a meaningful message, just slightly bittersweet. It has dark and sad moments, and the aforementioned rock music elements the artist developed later in Nana. In this case, though, I find the characters to be more likeable than in Nana (the classmates-turned-detectives kids are especially adorable): because, yes, there are the adults , namely Eve/Mizuki, but the kids are equally important for the development to the story and for leading the story to its solution. The interweaving of their POV is very interesting and enjoyable too.
Moreover, you have temporal plane shifts, love stor(ies), a bit of a detective story, and supernatural twists. A lot of elements, but handled very well in every aspect IMO.

A great work indeed
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good   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Dagorkitty
July 21st, 2008, 5:40pm
I really liked this manga, it has a really good plot, it has the type of thing that I like. I loved the way in which the reader is able to connect all the parts of the puzzle that is the plot. It's main focus is on the main character, Mizuki, but it has other side stories that go along and that let you have a breath from the pretty deep story.

What I found most amusing about it was how it was written, because the author changes the narrators through out the work making it so that the audience can see the story from almost every point of view. I found it really easy to recognize which of the characters was talking in each moment, I think that it's really amazing, because in many other mangas i have read I really don't get what's going on. Though, i'm not sure if it's just me, because I read some other comments in which they said that they didn't get what was going on, but I understood it completely and even was able to guess what was going to happen (that didn't took my excitement to wonder what was going to happen).

Talking about something else, I have to say that the art is pretty good, well, I guess that depends on each taste, but I have always loved Ai Yazawa's drawings, I think they go with the atmosphere of her mangas in general.

I cried a lot while reading this manga, not a surprise because I almost always cry with shoujo and josei, but it is remarkable that this manga got to me really early in the story. Most of the time i feel touched when i have been reading a long time, but in this case Yazawa manages to connect you to the main character, Mizuki, much earlier.

To end this I would like to say the ending is good and goes with the plot, but a would have liked to see a bit further in the future to know what happened to the characters after everything was over, though that gives the reader the possibility to imagine what the most probable ending is.

P.S: sorry if i wrote "I" too many times. bigrazz
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Awesome   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Makro
July 23rd, 2007, 7:36am
This manga was really awesome. As other Yazawa's works, KnT also made me cry and laugh. I hate Yazawa as much as I love her, since she can make me depressed and happy at the same time.
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mm   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by traziemykel
January 4th, 2007, 1:21am
its alright..
it really confusing..
but just try reading it
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tragic, realistic and beautiful   
Rating: N/A
by cherrykookie
June 21st, 2011, 6:06pm
I thought the way the story was told was really nice, the way yazawa weaved all the characters together and interlocked their connections.
The overall atmosphere is dark and depressing, and the themes are realistic. The only downside is that its a bit confusing, as it is supernatural, and you're dying to find out the ends to the mystery. After reading more of Ai Yazawa's works, all i can say is that i love ai yazawa and really hopes that she gets better!
BTW for those who don't like tragic endings, don't worry because its not exactly tragic.. its happy but the theme is tragic.

... Last updated on June 21st, 2011, 6:07pm
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A masterpeace definately   
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by sandsoftime
February 9th, 2008, 8:41pm
To say I like it is to say nothing it's 6 am and I just ended the story. It's just brilliant and not the trivial subject SPOILER

I think the mangaka did a great job with the end. The better ending would definately ruin the story and such bitter sweet story doesn't need it. I wish the has more sach mangas it;s the best
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WOW.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by bebelala-chan
April 13th, 2012, 3:40am
Wow, just wow. embarrassed

I'm captivated by this. It was surreal. I had chills while reading this. It was so magnificent that it made me tremble.

Art: 10. I have been a fan of Yazawa-sensei for so long. There's something in her art that it makes the manga so realistic, so beautiful like it was a picture and by reading it makes the picture move. It's just amazing.

Characters: 10. Realistic. I've known people like that. Crazies about love. This manga welcomes the readers into the real world. Where people are serious, mature not like those other manga which will just make you think "Are they freaking aliens?"

Story: 10+. Wow. just wow. Refreshing, not your typical tragedy/psychological manga. The amount of chapters is just enough and the ending was genius. I always want to know how Adam feels through the entire manga.

YAZAWA Ai-sensei. Thanks for bringing us such masterpiece.
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T___T;   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by Autumn_Niight
March 21st, 2011, 6:41pm
Horrible. HORRRIBLE. i mean it was a good story & all dont get me wrong.. But this just gives you the most depressing kind of feelings after your done reading it. It tugs at your heart ;-;
This should be marked tragedy.. Don't read this unless your ready for a mysterious/tragic type of story.

... Last updated on March 21st, 2011, 6:42pm
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Astonishing!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Karichan10
December 25th, 2012, 9:38am
I was amazed at how detailed and well-thought out this whole shoujo manga was! I was a little confused at first with why the girl was running away to be with this guy she barely knew and who he was, but the pieces of the puzzle quickly fell into place. The story was beautifully written and as always, Yazawa-sensei completely blew me away with this piece!

There is a movie that was adapted from this manga and has the famous Hyde in it. I hope to watch it soon and see how it is compared to this wonderful story!

This is a must read! It is tragic, but it is heart-warming and romantic; a story filled with friendship and true love.
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great   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by MySwirl
July 9th, 2012, 4:14pm
I like Yazawa's works in general because she can draw persons and she can create characters which feel so realistic to me. Her way of telling stories is just great and the flow of this work was perfect. The length of the manga itself and of each chapter was exactly like I wanted it to be. I think Yazawa is a really amazing author and I hope she will start to draw, again.
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