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31 December 2009 @ 12:10 pm
Fullmoon wo Sagashite  
It's actually kind of funny... I consider Full Moon wo Sagashite one of the best shoujo animes ever made (certainly in the top ten and my personal top five), and I completely worship the author, Arina Tanemura. She has GORGEOUS art these days, even if her stories are not all that, Fullmoon aside. (As anyone reading Sakura-hime Kaden will know) But even with all that, I have never read the manga. I guess because when the anime came out, there was no english version of the manga available (there is now) and I couldn't read japanese. So the other day, I found the entire series in a used bookstore for 800 yen.. and of course I had to pick it up!

I've only just barely started (read vol 1 this morning, but have to stop there because there is just too much to do), but I remember now why I loved the anime so much. The manga is stunning, and honestly one of the reasons that I want to work for Shueisha so badly, and be published in Ribon, is that I could therefore be her (friendly) rival. I just adore her artwork so much!! I don't know if it's a good or a bad thing, but Tanemura-sensei, here I come!!

Anybody who hasn't seen/read Fullmoon, I highly recommend it! I cried so hard at the end of the anime... seriously bawled! I hope I feel the same at the end of the manga, when I finish. ^^
Rose Thorne: hugrosethorne on December 31st, 2009 03:12 am (UTC)
I love Full Moon, too! I watched it several years ago, and it's still one of my favorites!
.:→♥Little Devil Type♥←:.: Hana Kimi; Sano/Mizukivoguebishoujo on December 31st, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
My sister loves this series~ I started the manga, but never got a chance to finish it...yet. But I've declared this winter break "catch up on all those manga that are piling up" week, so maybe that'll get in there :]
Linstarrbeam on December 31st, 2009 03:26 am (UTC)
I loved full moon. did you watch the anime?
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on January 1st, 2010 04:31 am (UTC)
LOL but of course! Loved it so much!!
filafila_desu on December 31st, 2009 03:28 am (UTC)
I read the mamga, and what also drew me in aside from the plot were the costumes/outfits of Mitsuki whenever she "grows up"! *_* Her art really is gorgeous. ♥

Now that you've mentioned it, maybe I'll try the anime series as well.
icysnowdrop: ♡【スポンジ・ボブ】 → durp durpicysnowdrop on December 31st, 2009 03:36 am (UTC)
Oh, wow, what a grab!! ♥

So glad you picked up this series. It's very wonderful and tons better than the anime. :) I hope someday you'll get to be published in Ribon!! That's like, a lot of people's dreams. :D
On the corner of 4th and Crazy: tamaki twirl4thandcrazy on December 31st, 2009 03:52 am (UTC)
Ahh I've seen and read all of it and I concur. Tanemura is absolutely amazing.

I also am in love with Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne (both the manga and anime), so I have to disagree and say that she does have more than one strong series. Kaitou Jeanne is pretty amazing too.
✖ KAKI ✖nativegirl on December 31st, 2009 04:20 am (UTC)
agreed about KKJ! I actually liked it better than Full Moon! But ah, of course they're both good~ :)
takenokotakenoko on December 31st, 2009 03:56 am (UTC)
I haven't read the manga either, but I really loved the anime :)
Megchan: Kobato - The fangirls are comingmegchan87 on December 31st, 2009 04:26 am (UTC)
Sakura-hime Kaden was getting too confusing for me, so I stopped reading it. Have you read Gentlemen's Alliance Cross? I thought it was pretty good.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on January 1st, 2010 04:32 am (UTC)
I read the first volume a long time ago. I also picked it up the other day though, so I'm planning on getting around to reading it all. ^^
cetriyacetriya on December 31st, 2009 04:32 am (UTC)
have you seen any of her art book with the tutorial dvd?
this http://www.yesasia.com/global/paint-ribon-art-of-tanemura-arina/1019782801-0-0-0-en/info.html
when I have 40 bucks laying around I'm going to get it!
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on January 1st, 2010 04:33 am (UTC)
Was it really $40?! I have it, but I bought it right when it came out, so I can't remember. It's really informative!!
Mimix_mimioreo on December 31st, 2009 04:34 am (UTC)
I love full moon, except I bought the whole set, in america, 10 dollars each, for 70 dollars >.<...
Good luck in your friendly rivalry (:
schmiddttersschmiddtters on December 31st, 2009 05:09 am (UTC)
I love Arina Tanemura's style as well! I have a bunch of wall scrolls and stuff in my room... I want to someday be able to draw like that. =P
Lady of Armageddon: Faerie talesangeliccelestia on December 31st, 2009 07:24 am (UTC)
You have good taste. Tanemura's art is beautiful, and a joy to behold.
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Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on January 1st, 2010 04:33 am (UTC)
I have almost all of them =D
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Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on January 1st, 2010 04:34 am (UTC)
Oh wow, they sure are taking their time on the anime! I thought that it would all have been released by now!
Chiakichiaki777 on December 31st, 2009 10:06 am (UTC)
Which did you like more? The anime or the manga? I thought the manga went a bit further in terms of internal angst, while the anime had a much more linear style that was, while predictable, was really good to watch. I think I cried too... it's that song, New Future or whatever that was playing at the end that did it.

Personally, I thought the manga had more closure though, which I tend to like. *pulls down books* and these 4koma are hilarious too. heee

And yeah, I love Tanemura too, I think I have most of series with me right now. Been meaning to pick up Shinshi Doumei.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on January 1st, 2010 04:34 am (UTC)
So far, I honestly like the anime better. But it's because I really get into music, and I think that music works best when you can hear it =D
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