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Gekka Bijin  
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Description
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!

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
月华美刃
月華美刃
Moon Flower Beauty
The Moon Sword (French)

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.10 by S2scans (778d ago)
v.2 c.9 by S2scans (801d ago)
v.2 c.8 by S2scans (829d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (71 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.93 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 14th 2013, 6:35am PST


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Year
2010

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Jump SQ (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1206 increased(+95)
Monthly Pos #2455 increased(+46)
3 Month Pos #3430 increased(+736)
6 Month Pos #4557 increased(+323)

List Stats
On 638 reading lists
On 496 wish lists
On 8 completed lists
On 26 unfinished lists
On 164 custom 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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