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Will a half-mermaid, half-human girl bring an end to the feud between humanity and the mer-people — or bring about the destruction of all life on Earth? As a merman named Shona is returning to his birthplace to spawn, he meets a young human, Jimmy, who suffers from amnesia. Together, Jimmy and Shona set off to find the missing girl. Will they be able to avert a mysterious prophecy, or will finding the secret of Jimmy's identity delay them enough to set Earth on the path to destruction?
月の子 月の子 MOON CHILD 月之子 月光迷情 달의 아이 Moon Child Moonchild
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confusing but addictive
This manga features a romance that borders on pedophilia --- in my mind --- and lust. Benjamin in her girl form is too beautiful---so beautiful that men overlooks whatever personality she may have. They all just want to get her in bed, basically. Nonetheless, the plot sucked me in. It's definitely worth a try. READ THIS
... Last updated on July 24th, 2014, 6:41pm
After finally finishing it I'm actually a bit relieved more so than sad that it's over. However, I still did really like it (especially the plot overall). I do think the ending was a bit of a disappointment, but definitely not to the point where I regret reading it. And I didn't think the main female lead was as bad as others were making her out to be. Sure she had her share of flaws, but so did a lot of the other characters. Her strange and child-like personality developed her identity, it made her who she was. But apart from that, all the characters played a big role in the story - they were all important, so for that I think the mangaka did a good job of being inclusive. As for the plot itself, it was really complicated but I guess in a good way. It kept me guessing for a while, however by the end I couldn't help thinking "is that really it?" The whole story was so convoluted and depressing (near the end) so you'd expect so much more, or at least something more dramatic.. Perhaps by the end so much crap had gone on that the element of surprise and romance between the characters had escaped me.
But anyways, I liked the idea of it. It was pretty intricate as a whole. I enjoyed it, even if it had a lot of melodrama. I think what made this story good was that it touched on a lot of abstract ideas - such as the misinterpretation of appearances and personality, and also the plot was just really interesting in itself, though it could get confusing. And the ending wasn't that bad, just not what I was anticipating. It could've been better.
P.S. I may have liked this series more also because I've only read about 1 of Shimizu Reiko's stories. So maybe I had nothing to compare it to that I really liked.
... Last updated on December 26th, 2012, 3:01pm
I got mixed feelings as I was reading this story. I read Wild Cats and Magic that both are written by Shimizu-sensei and I expected to have the same emotional impact like the other two.
First of all, it kinda did, but in a bad way. One of my favorite couple that I was rooting for....just made me depressed of how their ending turned out. It wasn't as bittersweet (in a good way) like I felt in Magic, but made me so depressed that I felt a bit regret wasting 4 hours of my life reading this series.
Second of all, the main character, Benjamin (or Jimmy), does NOTHING. Well, he tried, but does't seem it really add up compare to what other characters are doing. Art is pursuing his dreams, Benjamin's brothers are going toward their desire, etc. We can probably blame the fact that Benjamin is too little as a kid to do anything. Even if he is physically incapable of doing many things, at least the author should had done was to let his personality be more mature and become the binding point of the storyplot. So yes, I blame 50% of the story's downfall toward Benjamin.
Considering this is one of Shimizu-sensei's old work, I can forgive her a bit. So I have to give her kudos for the major improvement of storytelling and art.
Recommend to read? If you want to read it to waste time and/or read Shimizu-sensei stories because you like the other 2 mangas that I mentioned above, go ahead. But if you want a really good storyplot that makes you satisfied, don't pick this one up.
... Last updated on January 8th, 2012, 11:41pm
what's wrong: the female protagonist
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Such a crybaby and useless. Only care about herself and her love. Do nothing but make people worry and busy. The only good thing about Benjamin is her looks. That's all. For real, until the end of story, she does nothing for the story progress. NOOOTHING. This story progress because all chara EXCEPT Benjamin make movements. For me, such a fail epic character for female protagonist for such an amazing story. Amazing idea as you expected from Reiko Shimizu. Heufff side-story about Shonach and Seth is more interesting for me.
... Last updated on January 6th, 2012, 4:57pm
Beginning was amazing, and then the plot just became more and more fuddled.
I'm very disappointed. I expected so much of this manga, and the ending completely disappointed me.
There were so many plot holes, and I feel as though the character development is minimal.
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And the plot holes!
For example, what happened to all the amazing monsters that first appeared?
And what significance did "You are my moon child, come back" in the very first pages have at all? The mangaka just dropped the premise.
Didn't Seth and Tert tell Jimmy that him being with Art would kill Art?
How did Jimmy go from a junior high boy to a ten-year old? The triplets were the same age in the beginning of the manga.
What the hell happened to the dropped characters? Holly and Sonach's curly-haired girl just disappeared conveniently when the mangaka lost sight of the plot, just like the first lines of "my moon boy". And the grandma as well.
The entire Seth and Sonach thing ruined it for me. The minute they had sex, I guessed Seth would give birth to his dead child. And yet another plot hole; perverted, but important nonetheless. If two males have sex, that would mean Seth and Sonach conceived Teruto through Seth's anus...
And how disturbing would that thought be?
Amazing premise, muddled, ill-thought-out [is that a word?] ending.
Dropped rating from 10 to 7.
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