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Mangetsu Monogatari  
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Description
From Storm in Heaven:
After a scandal got him kicked out of his position at court, Takaaki's been idling the days away at his manor, impulsive and bored. Then one day his friend Naruhito stops by and tells him an insane story about the most beautiful woman alive -- and drags him off in his attempt to win her heart. Tagging along, Takaaki soon realizes that the "Princess" isn't exactly who she (he!?) seems to be. Who exactly is Princess Kaguya, and what is the dark secret behind her (his!?) past?

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Associated Names
The Full Moon's Tale
満月物語

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.4(end) by Storm in Heaven over 15 years ago
v.1 c.3 by Storm in Heaven over 15 years ago
v.1 c.2 by Storm in Heaven over 15 years ago
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in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (180 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.69 / 10.0
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December 15th 2020, 12:14am PST


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Year
2001

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Serialized In (magazine)
Magazine Zero (Biblos)

Licensed (in English)
No

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funny oneshot manga  
by *Nori*
July 28th, 2020, 9:52am
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
When you read something with the author's name "Shungiku Nakamura" on it, you automatically expect some BL elements - this was not really the case for this oneshot. There were some hinted elements like a blush, but that's it.
Nonetheless, it was a short but funny read, the characters were written well (especially the MC Takaaki, damn I wish he'd have worn his hair open more often...), but it kinda felt like there was planned a lot more (and I'd have read all of it). Overall, it's a short story collection around Takaaki and his weird quirks, his sidekick Kaguya became pretty irrelevant after chapter 2.
I am kinda surprised about the drawing part since it's one of Nakamura's earlier stories and she tended to have heavy problems with proportions when she started (monster hands and snake necks) - this story is drawn flawless, characters and backgrounds are perfect and screen tones are professionally used. If it wasn't for her recognisable style, I'd say it was drawn by another person.

@OmNom
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
The story tells us Sakuya is alive. They went to the cave in which he was captured a little more than 3 months ago (we don't know exactly how long Kaguya kept up the farce, but we know that their (wrong) son went missing 3 months ago(=when Kaguya fell off the cliff and lost his memory)). They don't show how he looks or what he had to go through (probably found some water and has starved a lot (weak breathing noises)), only his shadow is shown to the reader (Takaaki: "If Sakuya's dead, then nothing will ever be sure...if he's dead...(...)...he's alive."). The cave part fades out here, but they speak about him afterwards (Kaguya: "Are they going to kill me?" Takaaki: "Don't worry about it. Sakuya said 'I fell and broke my leg, and I just couldn't move.'")
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It's fun  
by OmNom
August 5th, 2019, 7:00pm
Rating: N/A
This manga was quite entertaining overall; I love the humour and especially the cute and funny chibi drawings. Only one gripe about the second chapter: I don't know if I missed some pages somewhere but its conclusion feels like a total puzzle to me.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
What happened to the real Sakuya? What did Takaaki find moving in the cave at the end? Did they completely gloss over that issue just to wrap that arc up, nice and convenient?

It was really odd and I never got my confusion explained, which really put a dent on my enjoyment of the rest of the manga even though I can see that it's a lot of fun.
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Love it  
by LaLaLinzo
December 1st, 2013, 10:57pm
Rating: N/A
Whatconfused SO SHORT
I LOVE IT
BUT WHY IS IT SO INCREDIBLY SHORT.
It hardly counts as finished!
SO CONFUSED

But definitely recommended
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I freakin' LOVE this!  
by geekdiva
April 22nd, 2011, 2:06am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
I should be asleep! But I'm not! Because I thought that I'd just read a very little bit of this manga before going to sleep, and BAM! I read the WHOLE THING AND WANTED MORE!!!

...And, and then, and then I got so excited I accidentally posted this comment before finishing it! I'm not posting while exactly coherent, but I laughed, I cried, it was better than Neko-tachi! Sorry for the perhaps obscure reference, but it's true. I give it a 9 only because it was too short and a little little little bit awkward in a few places, but aren't we all? The awkward part, not the short part.

I'm going to sleep now with happy dreams about amnesia. Which I won't remember, of course.

... Last updated on April 22nd, 2011, 2:15am
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fabulous  
by pleochroic
March 31st, 2011, 5:10pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
coming from junjou romantica, which annoyed me a lot, this is a breath of fresh air. hilarious take on the original. and the art is beautiful (mmh-mmmh, heian period). i am happy now; this is the mangaka whom i fell in love with when reading hybrid child.

but shounen-ai, no, i don't think so. the bit that might seem that way is only played for its humour value, and sorry, that doesn't count. calling this shounen ai would be like calling hanakimi shounen-ai just because it has a guy who openly professes his love for his male senpai (who isn't the least bit interested, ever).

... Last updated on March 31st, 2011, 5:11pm
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Once upon a time  
by daniyagami
October 19th, 2009, 3:28pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Once upon a time there was a legend about a beautiful princess. Then, a crazy mangaka called Nakamura Shungiku decided to make her own whacky hilarious version. Enjoy.

... Last updated on October 19th, 2009, 3:28pm
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Her Best Work  
by naikan
February 12th, 2009, 11:44pm
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
I think this manga hands down beats all of the mangaka's other works, especially Junjou Romantica. The story is hilarious and innovative, more so if you know the tale it was based on (Taketori Monogatari). There are not many mangaka who are able to do a spin on classic Japanese literature without falling way short of the original, but Nakamura Shungiku did very well with this manga.
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Mangetsu Monogatari  
by dazk
September 17th, 2007, 4:08pm
Rating: N/A
Once upon a time, I can't read any of Nakamura-sensei's manga because her art style is just too chaotic for my taste. That is, until I read Mangetsu Monogatari. I should've known the humor will get to me. It's SO FREAKIN' FUNNY! This is not sensei's best, but it could be her funniest! biggrin
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GREAT manga!  
by astroasis
July 10th, 2007, 10:00am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
I'd recommend this manga to, oh, just about anyone! It's hilarious, for one thing. It's also heart-warming and very sweet. And there's even a light enough tinge of shounen-ai to keep the yaoi fangirls happy ;) What's NOT to love about this series?
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LOVE-able  
by jo.chan
May 13th, 2007, 10:51pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
what more can you ask for? hillarious ppl, drama, humour, and the slight hint of love (?)... I LOOVEEE IT!!!
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