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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.

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Manga

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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 (3509d ago)
v.3 c.15 by Storm in Heaven (3511d ago)
v.3 c.14 by Storm in Heaven (3537d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Reviews
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Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (457 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.39 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 15th 2014, 2:18am PST

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Year
1998

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Serialized In (magazine)
Ribon (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #887 increased(+175)
Monthly Pos #1923 increased(+18)
3 Month Pos #2255 increased(+370)
6 Month Pos #2861 increased(+136)

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On 187 reading lists
On 516 wish lists
On 1244 completed lists
On 38 unfinished lists
On 200 custom lists

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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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Awesome   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Makro
July 23rd, 2007, 7:36am
This manga was really awesome. As other Yazawa's works, KnT also made me cry and laugh. I hate Yazawa as much as I love her, since she can make me depressed and happy at the same time.
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Probably my fav among Yazawa's works   
Rating: 9.7 / 10.0
by elianthos
June 23rd, 2007, 8:15am
Art is good, story it's as enjoyable as in Gokinjo, it's deeper than ParaKiss (especially if you watched the ParaiKss anime only. They cut the events of the final two volumes there, right when and where Ai Yazawa packed the full punch, meaning-wise and emotion-wise), and the dramatic and rock music bits can be considered as an appetizer to Nana - just in a more concise form, but they're still effective -.

Considering its (relative) shortness, it gives you a good cast of characters, each one with a different personality and with some unexpected facets being revealed ; it has a good plot and a nice, moving ending, with a meaningful message, just slightly bittersweet. It has dark and sad moments, and the aforementioned rock music elements the artist developed later in Nana. In this case, though, I find the characters to be more likeable than in Nana (the classmates-turned-detectives kids are especially adorable): because, yes, there are the adults , namely Eve/Mizuki, but the kids are equally important for the development to the story and for leading the story to its solution. The interweaving of their POV is very interesting and enjoyable too.
Moreover, you have temporal plane shifts, love stor(ies), a bit of a detective story, and supernatural twists. A lot of elements, but handled very well in every aspect IMO.

A great work indeed
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