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Gekka Bijin  
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Based on the early Japanese folktale Taketori Monogatari, this is a story about a Princess exiled from the moon and her story on Earth.

On the dark side of the moon exists a highly advanced civilization divided into two clans, the Takenouchi family and the Umenouchi family. Takenouchi Kaguya is the daughter of Takenouchi Fumiya, the acting queen of the clan. Kaguya is the next in line for the position for queen but she refuses to be obedient and wants to enjoy life. The bratty Kaguya despises her mother and the people around her for being so strict and often wishes she was never born as a princess.

Queen Fumiya has been severely ill for many years now, but has kept it from her daughter in order to protect her but her condition has worsened. The Umenouchi family takes this opportunity to start a coup and takes over the government. Knowing that she is not able to ensure her daughterís safety on the moon, Fumiya sends Kaguya to Earth with the powerful katana that symbolizes her ownership of the moon. Without the sword, the Umenouchi family cannot usurp control of the moon. Kaguya is forced to mature and become stronger in order to take back what was once her motherís!


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Associated Names
Moon Flower Beauty
The Moon Sword (French)

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Latest Release(s)
c.12 by Imperial Scans (779d ago)
v.3 c.11 by Imperial Scans (906d ago)
v.2 c.10 by S2scans (2105d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (74 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.71 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 21st 2015, 5:24pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Jump SQ (Shueisha)

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Weekly Pos #874 increased(+49)
Monthly Pos #1720 increased(+134)
3 Month Pos #2917 increased(+515)
6 Month Pos #4592 increased(+62)

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On 551 wish lists
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Tugs your heartstrings...   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by imercenary
February 13th, 2012, 10:48pm
...but gives you heartburn.

This story is a twist of The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter with action, sci-fi and conspiracy elements. Sounds great right? And an already epic tale with modern manga badassery, what could go wrong?

A lot. The story takes a very cliche shounen approach to everything. The main character is a talentless spoiled princess who isn't allowed to kill. The princess is given the symbol and weapon of absolute power but (naturally) can't use it properly. And the older the character, the more badass and mentor-like they are to the princess, while the younger the character, the less badass and more "moral support" they are to the princess.
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Highly anticipated!   
Rating: N/A
by stuopidget
May 18th, 2010, 10:48am
This is a new work from the author of Tista, which although many do not know but is quite short but has a deep and wonderful storytelling.

I have only read chapter 1 so far (an awesome 66 page intro), but the emotion run deep already on the get go. I even tear'ed up a little toward the end. I don't have a rating for the story yet but initial impression is quite captivating.
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