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As the Moon, So Beautiful 

Tsuki ga kirei (original title)
A romance forms between two shy high school students.
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Series cast summary:
Shoya Chiba Shoya Chiba ...  Kotaro Azumi 12 episodes, 2017
Konomi Kohara Konomi Kohara ...  Akane Mizuno 12 episodes, 2017
Rie Murakawa ...  Chinatsu Nishio 12 episodes, 2017
Amber Lee Connors 12 episodes, 2017
Eishin Fudemura Eishin Fudemura ...  Roman Yamashina 11 episodes, 2017
Manaka Iwami Manaka Iwami ...  Aira Miyamoto 11 episodes, 2017
Misono Suzuki Misono Suzuki ...  Setsuko Satou 11 episodes, 2017
Haruka Chisuga Haruka Chisuga ...  Miu Imazu 11 episodes, 2017
Makoto Kaneko Makoto Kaneko ...  Daichi Ogasawara 10 episodes, 2017
Nao Tôyama ...  Ryouko Sonoda 10 episodes, 2017
Mutsuki Iwanaka Mutsuki Iwanaka ...  Daisuke Tachibana 10 episodes, 2017
Jamie Marchi ...  Ryouko Sonoda 10 episodes, 2017
Atsushi Tamaru Atsushi Tamaru ...  Takumi Hira 9 episodes, 2017
Haruka Shiraishi Haruka Shiraishi ...  Aoi Takizawa 9 episodes, 2017
Kikuko Inoue ...  Junko Azumi 8 episodes, 2017
Kentarô Kumagai Kentarô Kumagai ...  Tsubasa Kaneko 7 episodes, 2017
Chiwa Saitô Chiwa Saitô ...  Saori Mizuno 7 episodes, 2017
Ryôko Maekawa Ryôko Maekawa ...  Ayane Mizuno 7 episodes, 2017
Mark Ishii Mark Ishii ...  Yasuhito Inaba 6 episodes, 2017
Kazuo Oka Kazuo Oka ...  Ryuunosuke Azumi 6 episodes, 2017
Mitsuo Iwata ...  Hiroshi Mizuno 6 episodes, 2017
Yuya Hirose Yuya Hirose ...  Shou Nagahara 5 episodes, 2017
Kristen McGuire Kristen McGuire ...  Aira Miyamoto 5 episodes, 2017
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Storyline

Kotarou Azumi and Akane Mizuno became third year students at middle school and are classmates for the first time. These two, along with fellow classmates, Chinatsu Nishio and Takumi Hira, relate to their peers through mutual understandings and feelings. As their final year at junior high school progresses, the group overcome their challenges to mature and become aware of changes in themselves.

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Official Sites:

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Japan

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Japanese

Release Date:

6 April 2017 (Japan) See more »

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Trivia

The series title "Tsuki ga Kirei" comes from the Japanese phrase "Tsuki ga Kirei, desu ne?" ("The Moon is Beautiful, Isn't it?"), a poetic phrase to say "I love you". See more »

Crazy Credits

The episodes are named after famous Japanese books, which is in keeping with Kotaro's dream of being a writer. See more »

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Ima Koko
Lyrics by Ai Kawashima
Composed and Arranged by West Ground
Performed by Nao Tôyama
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The only anime that has made me
11 March 2019 | by TheArtistWithoutANameSee all my reviews

Non-spoiler review:

Visuals: 9, The art style was great and the animation was great as well. The only things I didn't like were a personal flaw in the art style and the abundance of CGI crowds.

Music: 9, The only bad things I have to say is that a few songs were forgettable. The rest was amazing.

Story: 10, My favorite part. Sometimes the characters acted a little weird or out-of-character. But it very realistic, not too cliche, and VERY emotional

Character: 9, I loved the characters that they had. The main characters were convincing introverts and the friends felt realistic as well. My only problem was some forgettable characters.

Enjoyment: 10, Many good emotional moments and relatable characters







Spoiler review:

Story: I loved how they wrote Kotaro and Akane, they really felt like real introverts. How they got silent for a few seconds when something awkward happened or how they actually had friends and weren't anti-social human beings. Those aspects of they're personality also helped a lot to make their relationship feel real, and it really felt like it. It felt like they were made to be with each other, but not in an unrealistic way. And then we have the ending, wow. It was probably the most emotional ending I have seen ever. At first, it was a sad feeling. We didn't know what was going to happen after Akane's move. And then they show what happens next and the tears continued, but this time because we get to see their relationship evolve until they get married and get a baby. That was easily my favorite part of the story. But there were things I didn't like. Some characters acted weird sometimes (only like one or two times). Like when Chinatsu asks Akane if she can tell Kotaro she likes him. That felt like a pretty scummy thing to ask. Then Kotaro and Akane had like one or two scenes where they acted out-of-character. But other than these flaws, it was amazing.

Art: Wow, the art style was really. The only thing I didn't like about the art style was the white around the characters, which bothered me sometimes when it looked weird. Other than that, the art style was great. But if I want to talk about the animation in the show, you kind of have to talk about the CGI crowds. Sometimes they were just in the background not bothering me, but then there as shots between scenes with the only CGI crowds. It looked really weird when they were in the center of the shots. That was probably the worst thing in the show, the overabundance of CGI crowds.

Music: Again, wow. Yeah, a few songs were pretty forgettable. But the rest, OMG, they were fantastic. Right after finishing the show I listened to many of the songs. They really helped put emotion in the scenes. And when there wasn't any music, that helped too

Characters: Like I said, I loved the main ones. How their introverted side is presented and their personality in general. But what about the other characters. They were all pretty good. Kotaro's friends felt like real friends. And so did Akane's friends, all but Chinatsu. She and Hira were pretty scummy at some points. But they weren't really presented as bad characters either.

Conclusion: So there you have it. It was probably my favorite romance anime of all time. It was realistic, sweet and terribly emotional. Would highly recommend. 8/10


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