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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.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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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 (3752d ago)
v.3 c.15 by Storm in Heaven (3754d ago)
v.3 c.14 by Storm in Heaven (3779d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (468 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.38 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 17th 2015, 10:07am PST


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Year
1998

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Ribon (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #880 increased(+214)
Monthly Pos #1800 increased(+373)
3 Month Pos #2556 increased(+412)
6 Month Pos #3076 increased(+251)

List Stats
On 191 reading lists
On 528 wish lists
On 1269 completed lists
On 39 unfinished lists
On 209 custom lists

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Good Enough   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by rebeccasuzanne
July 16th, 2009, 7:57pm
Not my favorite and not the worst, I enjoyed the story, it was short and sweet. I figured it out waay before the characters did but it was entertaining enough. I might just be partial to Yazawa Ai.
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Truly Beautiful Story   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by imp4ever
July 3rd, 2009, 7:40am
One of the most absolutely touching manga I've ever read. I guess you could call it bittersweet, but to be honest, I'd say it was a little bitter and a little sweet, as in separate things. Though I'm sure that doesn't explain much XP

At first, it might be a bit tough to follow, although it didn't feel confusing to me, just foggy and unclear. Then as the pieces come together, it becomes something of a mystery, psychological, drama.

But seriously, I loved the expression of human emotion and mostly relations. The love story was beatiful, the family story a little sad, and the story of the kids just plain cute. And the art was good on top of that! No flaws in my eyes.
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so sad and... just different in a good way   
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by elalendi
March 12th, 2009, 4:22pm
It has a hauntingly sad feel to it. The story was so realistic and moving, I didn't cry but my heart was aching for the characters. In the beginning I didn't care to read this because the art looked bad, but the art actually turned out to be really nice and the plot was definitely good enough. It's not too long, so I highly recommend it for anyone hungry for a bittersweet, deep love story (it's got mystery, cute fluffy moments, and humor too).
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One of few mangas that I will always remember..   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by pandora
November 23rd, 2008, 2:24pm
This manga truly touched something in my heart.. it wasnt typical in the slightest.. and still kept the romance in it. I didnt lose my interest even for a second till the end, and when it ended it left me thinking about it endlessly.. I think that every person could relate a bit of this manga to himself and that this manga is a little masterpiece.. a little miracle that any of us should experience.

... Last updated on November 23rd, 2008, 2:26pm
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This should be considered as 'physcological' too   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by MissRaw
August 29th, 2008, 1:07am
It's not as confusing as other people say it may be if you read it thoroughly. It's good... very good, and I love Ai Yazawa's work. She is an incredible mangaka and she really inspires me.

This has a unique way of viewing the after life, heaven, hell, and apparitions. I liked how the ending isn't as sugarcoated, but rather a bitter-sweet closing to the whole manga. Adam gets to speak and it definitely answered some of the questions I had.

Sometimes I wonder how Ms. Yazawa got all these ideas because they're just so unique. All of her works are amazing, and she definitely is my favorite manga artist and author. I love her.
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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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A Supernatural Masterpiece   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Twilight_Moon
May 13th, 2008, 6:21pm
Yazawa has crafted another beautiful story. The fantasy plot joins many issues of life into the story in a graceful manor. It's a story that may rival ParaKiss, and others of Yazawa's works. Yazawa has this beautiful gift to craft words into a intricate soliloquy and carry it to a poetic level in which everyone will interpert it differently.

Highly recommended ~
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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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Awesome   
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by Zaseka
February 4th, 2008, 4:20pm
Yet again a masterpiece from Ai-sensei.
I fully enjoyed reading this to the bits and it was not confusing at all, well at least if you read the whole thing. The biggest shock is right in the first chapter, then you'll just gradually adapt to all possible developments. You you have to admire the mangakas's story telling in this.
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Good read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by PrincessVera
January 4th, 2008, 8:14pm
Although it can be confusing for the casual reader, you gradually get used to the shifts in time and point of view. All aspects of the story are well-done, from the romance, to the mystery and the supernatural. The story is interesting and the characters, although not deeply developed due to the short length, are well-portrayed
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