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Tsuki no Shippo  
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Usagi is the granddaughter of the leader of a prestigious ninja village, but she's such a klutz that she's never made it out of the lower class. Frustrated with Usagi's lack of progress, her grandfather sends her to marry Lord Hanzo with an order to breed many ninja children. But the lord has no interest in her or her childbearing potential!

Last volume includes Promise of the Moon.


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Associated Names
ذيل القمر
달의 꼬리
Promise of the Moon
Tail of the Moon

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Latest Release(s)
v.6 c.37-42 by Shoujo Crusade & Enchantment Scans (2749d ago)
v.6 c.36 by Shoujo Crusade & Enchantment Scans (3036d ago)
v.5 c.32-35 by Shoujo Crusade & Enchantment Scans (3036d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
15 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (665 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.13 / 10.0
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Margaret (Shueisha)

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English Publisher
Viz (15 Volumes - Complete)

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Hate it and like it at the same time.   
Rating: N/A
by heungmao
February 22nd, 2014, 12:44pm
This is my second time reading through this manga series, and it used to be my favorite one. But after rereading it, I've changed my opinion. I really liked Usagi at first, both before and after my reread- I thought her antics were cute (although her laziness did annoy me a bit) and didn't mind too much of the friendly teasing with Goemon... but then it got too much. Usa just uses the people around her... She basically just plays Goemon and gives him hope, then takes it away, and makes Hanzo jealous and whatever. Then she doesn't tell useful information when she needs to. She's cruel and just a bother to everyone. Plus, she cries all the time and has this passive-aggressive attitude- one moment she's cuddling Goemon and then the next hitting him for yelling at Hanzo. Please.
Also, it's pretty unrealistic how much everyone around her loves her. I think her and Hanzo make a cute couple, but I really do doubt "the most handsome man in Iga" would go with a girl whose frequently mistaken as a boy and acts like a child.
It also gets pretty overly dramatic towards the end. I can appreciate the story being similar to the history that it's based on and that it's not happy-doody throughout the entire series, but everyone just seriously drops all their grudges and listens to Usa ALL THE TIME-- in the power of love or whatever.
Also, Usa always has to be saved. Always. There are so many near-death moments but then just someone conveniently comes in to save them.
I've also read the entire series but, really... I can't take it anymore. I used to love it but now I see how annoying Usagi truly is. I love Mamezo and Uribou and the puppy though, as well as Goemon and Ranmaru (speaking of Ranmaru, did he really fall in love with her after meeting her once?), and I thought Hanzo was pretty cool too. Just... Usa can be really annoying and was made more "special" than she was, and I kinda hated Yuri too.

These are really just the main, gnawing flaws though... there are more flaws, but there are also more strengths too. I still really love the dynamic between Usa and Hanzo, and that it isn't as typical as other Shoujo romances. It has some really good times that had me crying and really connecting with Usa. I also appreciated Usa's knowledge in medicine. Just wish there was slightly more depth and realism to the story.

... Last updated on February 22nd, 2014, 12:50pm
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Not Really Great But Not Really Horrible   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Egg Tart
September 9th, 2011, 2:15am
After countless chapters of Usagi's less than admirable actions, she finally begins to show some character development. But to me it wasn't enough to make up for her past behavior.

Other than Usagi's personality and the way the other characters acted toward her the only other glaring problem I had was the ending. It was kinda jumbled up and I got lost in the twists and turns. I wouldn't say this manga was a waste of my time but I wouldn't necessarily recommend it to others.

... Last updated on October 8th, 2011, 9:44pm
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Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by slykid
August 10th, 2011, 10:10am
I'm gonna make this simple the girl is a stupid useless excuse for a humanbeing , all she does is eat sleep, cry and relie on her female dogs , the girl acted like a complete idiot. . . .I feel sorry for her childhood friend having to carry the retard on his back for 2 years and the outcome is her . . Im actuAlly apualed over the fact that people can't say how they really feel about this , I mean if you look at every comment you will see that there bad but are but in a nice way whyy do that ?? ... I really want to express my anger but I can't becuz of the no swearing policy !! But I just think this manga sucked I really didn't like the summery but read it cuz of the reviews but after the skipping and finally getting chapter 42 I quit and skipped to the end and ...I'm happy I didn't continue . Anyway I love this so if you haven't heard of this and your desperate read crimson hero its great unlike this . . . Do yourself a favor and don't waste your time

... Last updated on August 10th, 2011, 10:53am
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Better than expected   
Rating: N/A
by AliceinAmestris
May 18th, 2011, 1:39pm
I enjoyed this series. it was way better than expected and the artwork was beautiful. I thought i would hate the heroine because of her personality (crybabyish) but she got so much better when you find out she is actually useful. i would recommend this to people who like light but very romancey manga. the last story with momozu was super cheesy. i didnt like that one as much.
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One of my favorites.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ariasaven
March 20th, 2014, 8:57am
The characters were likable. They were well-drawn and developed along the way. The art, though not great, is still fine, too. But what really hit it for me was the plot. It is amazing. There wasn't a point where I got bored. It's refreshing since it's not your ordinary type of shoujo. The ending's very well done too. There were no loose ends and it was satisfying.

I just finished reading this and it is absolutely fantastic. You wouldn't regret reading this.
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good.... at the start   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by SAimNE
March 19th, 2012, 6:36pm
As with most shoujo leads the char is pretty annoying, but thats not my main problem with this story. it was great when it was just a simple romantic comedy with ninjas, but then the author wanted to make everything effing dramatic. DRAMADRAMADRAMADRAMA and not one bit of it was any good. To top it off the author seems to have no commitment to the crappy drama, and lets everything just go off to unrealistic good outcomes. people with 3 year vendettas, and grief over their suicided wife just up and forget their problems cuz she said so. All of the forced grief and sadness is almost totally ignored. overall from the middle up until the final 2 chapters this story is a flat out train wreck that deserves nothing short of being burned. Fortunately the final time skip was rather entertaining/romantic(great to see the little kids outcome, as well as the happy creepy glare family... those little girls haunt me...), and the beginning half was funny/sweet so it saved itself. Overall i would suggest just skimming through the last half.

... Last updated on March 19th, 2012, 6:38pm
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by supmaguire
August 9th, 2012, 10:38pm
People are being so harsh about the heroine! She isn't that bad at all! I actually love how she isn't the yamato nadeshiko-type. She isn't cute at all either lol, and that's one thing that usually annoys me about manga females sometimes--that they're supposed to be tear-inducingly "kawaii."
The fact that she is the most useless ninja ever is really endearing to me, and I think that the humor and the seriousness of the story line are really well balanced so far.

I just started reading Tsuki no Shippo today and was shocked to realize that I'm already nearing the end of volume 3 bc I was so wrapped up in it. Soooo still reading it (after all there are 15 volumes--yikes!) so I'll make sure to update my review as I go along smile

*Update (vol.6 chap.36) : I really do not like the way that Hanzou keeps saying "lose weight to be my bride." Buddy, eff you!! Rant complete.

... Last updated on August 10th, 2012, 12:48am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dreamit.
July 31st, 2009, 5:31pm
This manga was quite a breath of fresh air! I was skeptical at first because i'm not exactly a person who reads adventure/action/historical manga but i certainly dont regret reading this. I loved everything about it: characters, plot, drawing, development, how everything was resolved and the ending. Although it's 15 volumes, it felt so short and was really addicting! Usagi was kinda annoying and useless at times but that also develops later on. Don't hesitate to read this manga because of the many volumes and don't give up on it because in the end, i guarantee you'll have no regrets =).

P.S- when you finish Tsuki no Shippo, read Tsuki no Toiki after becsuse its part of it

... Last updated on July 31st, 2009, 6:02pm
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an okay manga   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by akimo
May 19th, 2009, 2:27am
when i started reading this, it was pretty good and funny. i can tolerate her stupidity... until the middle of the series.... she is just too stupid and cry way too much. i like it when she was strong and independent but she revert back =.=
besides my complaints about Usa, i like all the other characters and the story. i hate the ending though..
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Development. Takes time to reach the good parts.   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by jungyunho
October 6th, 2015, 2:32am
Finished the whole manga in 2 nights. I like the development and character growth but some parts can be pretty predictable. And.. Ranmaru! He's so multi-dimensional! I also like how the author wrapped it up.
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