Thursday, September 17, 2015

#TBT: Full Moon O Sagashite

By Gaby

For today's throwback Thursday anime, we are going back to 2002-2003 with Arina Tanemura's Full Moon O Sagashite.
Meet the Shinigami
This is a beautifully animated story about a 12 year old girl named Mitsuki whose dream is to become a famous singer so that one day she can re-unite with her beloved Eichi whom she met at an orphanage when she was little. The problem is that she has a tumor in  her throat and the only way to cure her is to have an evasive surgery that can leave her unable to sing.

One day Mitsuki is visited by two Shinigami, Takuto and Meroko, and they tell her that she only has one year left to live. This basically leaves Mitsuki with one year to fulfill her dream to become a singer. With the help of the Shinigami she sets out to audition to
First Transformation
become a singer.  Takuto, gives Mitsuki the ability to transform into a healthy tumor-less 16 year old girl so that she will be able to qualify for the audition, and low and  behold she blows everyone away and the launch of the new idol Full Moon arises.

This anime was a very inspiring piece of work.  A little girl who realizes her time is limited has an agenda full of dreams, and its beautiful that these Shinigami become friends with her and end up helping her every step of the way.
There were funny moments and some really sad and heartbreaking moments throughout the series. I am telling you, I cried on more than one occasion. But after the end of the 52 episodes you just wish you could have more!

What I enjoyed the most about this Anime was probably the amazing music, and the beautiful inspiring story.  The songs on this anime are legit songs by a group called Changin' My Life whose lead singer, Myco, voiced Mitsuki's character.
At the audition

I recommend this anime to anime who likes a story about making your dreams come true, singing idols, romance, and drama. 

Opening Songs:
1st  Opening: "I Love You" by The Scanty
2nd Opening: "Rock N' Roll Princes" by The Scanty

Ending Songs:
1st Ending: "New Future" by Changin' My Life
2nd Ending "Myself" by Changin' My Life
3rd Ending "Eternal Snow" by Changin' My Life
4th Ending "Love Chronicle" by Changin' My Life

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