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Astral Project - Tsuki no Hikari  
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From CMX:

A modern tale of the supernatural by the author of the Eisner Award-winning Old Boy. ("marginal" is one of several aliases by creator Garon Tsuchiya.) Masahiko is estranged from his family and lives a dead-end life in Tokyo, working as a chauffeur for high-class call girls. When his sister dies under mysterious circumstances, he inherits an unlabeled CD from her possessions. Listening to the jazz music it contains, he is propelled into an out-of-body experience. As he repeats the experience, he begins to wonder if this was how his sister died. Masahiko is determined to find the cause of her death, and the mystery behind the CD.


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Associated Names
Astral Project
Astral Project 月の光
Astral Project Moonlight

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.3 by Artificial Demons (23d ago)
v.1 c.2 by The Rabbit Reich (2674d ago)
v.1 c.1 by The Rabbit Reich (2678d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.7 / 10.0 (39 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.28 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 30th 2015, 11:00am PST



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Comic Beam (Enterbrain)

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English Publisher
CMX (4 Volumes - Complete)

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Weekly Pos #1153 increased(+128)
Monthly Pos #1681 increased(+226)
3 Month Pos #2684 increased(+1225)
6 Month Pos #5621 increased(+1321)

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On 224 wish lists
On 56 completed lists
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Really good   
Rating: N/A
by Yper
May 27th, 2011, 7:41am
Quite a good manga we've got here. The first volume is a bit introductory to the process of astral projecting. In the proceeding volumes, we've got various topics that are touched - otakus, nuclear warfare, terrorism, computer addiction. It is explained in a very intelligent and yet straightforward way the harm or the negative effects of those modern phenomena. In other words, this manga has a philosophical touch which was quite appealing to me. Also, the art is quite good - a bit like the art of modern comics but more realistic.

If you like supernatural and/or psychological, you'll love this. Of course, it goes without saying that if you're into astral projecting as well, you'll pretty much adore this. Also, it's worth mentioning that the United States are quite a frequent subject of this manga - their policy, their ideology and their goals are mentioned on numerous occasions. So, I think american readers should be able to enjoy this manga very much.

... Last updated on May 27th, 2011, 7:49am
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Otaku from psycho point of view?   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by edomikari
January 1st, 2009, 11:25pm
This is deep stuff. It's like reading one of those gothic graphic novels. It tries to explain the otaku phenomenon from psychological perspective, and also relates it to previous similar boom and pop culture.
I didn't manage to sort out what was happening between the sister and the protagonist, the dialogues doesn't seem to connect.
After some reading, you'll get used to the art, and find it very suitable to express this kind of story.
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