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Brighter than the Dawning Blue (TV)

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Alternative title:
Brighter than dawning blue -Crescent Love-
Crescent Love
Yoake Mae Yori Ruri Iro Na -Crescent Love- (Japanese)
夜明け前より瑠璃色な -Crescent Love- (Japanese)
夜明前的琉璃色 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Plot Summary:
The Earth and the Moon's Sphere Kingdom have long had a poor relationship due to a devastating war years earlier, but Sphere Kingdom Princess Feena Fam Earthlight seeks to make steps towards changing that by doing a homestay on Earth at the home of the Earth President's secretary, in order to learn more about life on Earth. This is not the first time that Feena and the secretary's teenage "brother" Tatsuya have met, though, and the connection of the past contributes toward love in the present. Their love could paint a new future for Earth-Moon relations, but the resulting complications also threaten to tear everything - even the fragile international peace - apart.
The moon and the earth are linked by a single contact point, "Mitsuru ga Sakichau Ouren Rakuniushi" where Tatsuya lives under the supervision of the Sphere Kingdom (Moon Kingdom)'s Princess Feena Fam Earthlight who is coming to stay at his home.
User Ratings: 612 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 46 votes (sub:41, dub:3, raw:1, others:1
1 Tagalog dubbed
 Excellent: 86 votes (sub:76, dub:7, raw:1, others:2
2 Spanish subtitled
 Very good: 115 votes (sub:107, dub:4, raw:1, others:3
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
 Good: 143 votes (sub:136, dub:3, raw:2, others:2
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
 Decent: 104 votes (sub:100, dub:3, others:1
1 Italian subtitled
 So-so: 35 votes (sub:34, raw:1)
 Not really good: 32 votes (sub:29, dub:1, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Weak: 20 votes (sub:19, dub:1)
 Bad: 22 votes (sub:21, raw:1)
 Awful: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Worst ever: 6 votes (sub:6)
Seen in part or in whole by 1155 users, rank: #1062 (of 9531)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.845 (Good), std. dev.: 2.0857, rank: #4458 (of 9642)
Weighted mean: 6.679 (Good−), rank: #4938 (of 9642) (seen all: 6.92 / seen some: 5.65 / won't finish: 3.33)
Bayesian estimate: 6.697 (Good−), rank: #4519 (of 7239)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 12
Episode titles: We have 12
Vintage: 2006-10-04 to 2006-12-20
Opening Theme:
"Prelude -We are not alone-" by Fumi Ootou
Ending Theme:
"Crescent Love ~The Moon's Tears~" by Hitomi Nabatame
"Crescent Love ~Tsuki no Namida~" by Hitomi Nabatame
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Trivia: We have 3
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DVD (Region 1)
    Brighter than the Dawning Blue - Complete Collection (Sub.DVD) 2010-06-01 (from $39.95)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Masahiko Ohta
Series Composition: Takashi Aoshima
Hideaki Koyasu (eps 3, 6, 9)
Takashi Aoshima (9 episodes
eps 1-2, 4-5, 7-8, 10-12

Original Character Design: Bekkankou
Character Design: Yoshihiro Watanabe
Art Director: Hisaharu Iijima
Animation Director:
Hironori Tanaka (eps 3, 7)
Makoto Sawazaki (eps 2, 4)
Masumi Hattori (ep 5)
Natsuki Egami (ep 5)
Ryōtarō Akao (ep 5)
Tomohiro Koyama (ep 2)
Yasunori Matsumura (ep 5)
Yoshihiro Watanabe (ep 1)
Yuichiro Miyake (ep 5)
Mechanical design: Yoshihiro Watanabe
Sound Director: Toshiki Kameyama
Director of Photography: Tomonori Mori (eps 2, 5, 11)
Chiaki Terada (Memory Tech)
Kouichi Ueyama (Bandai Visual)
Kozue Kananiwa (MOVIC)
Shigeru Nakagawa (Alchemist)
Takashi Takano (TBS)
Takayuki Matsunaga (Frontier Works)

Background Art: Yong Sang Lee (HANWOONG; eps 9-12)
Color design: Yuka Maniwa
Composite Director: Masanori Sasaki
Editing: Kazuhiko Seki
In-Between Animation:
Asuka Yamaguchi (Studio Gash)
Eri Furuhata (Studio Gash)
Katsuyuki Takahashi (Buyu)
Koji Asawa
Takumi Nishiwaki (Buyu)
Yoshihiro Ono
Key Animation:
Akihisa Akuzawa (ep 2)
Chika Kubo (E-guardian; eps 2-3)
Daisuke Tsumagari (E-guardian; eps 2-3)
Hideo Nakamura (Nakamura Production; ep 4)
Hironari Watanabe (E-guardian; ep 2)
Hironori Tanaka (ep 7)
Hiroyuki Saitō (Tanto; ep 4)
Junichi Hashimoto (ep 2)
Katsuya Shigehara (Kibana; ep 5)
Katsuyuki Takahashi (ep 5)
Kazuki Toi (eps 1-2)
Kazuyuki Toshida (Tanto; ep 4)
Keiichirō Kimura (Eagle's Nest; ep 3)
Keita Hagio (ep 1)
Koji Asawa (eps 1, 4-5)
Koji Yasuda (E-guardian; ep 3)
Makoto Iino (Nakamura Production; ep 4)
Makoto Sawazaki (ep 2)
Masahiro Suwa (Tanto; ep 4)
Masahiro Takayama (ep 1)
Masakazu Saitō (ep 1)
Natsuki Egami (ep 5)
Noriaki Kobayashi (Kibana; ep 5)
Riki Sakamoto (ep 1)
Ryoko Arai (ep 4)
Ryōtarō Akao (Kibana; ep 5)
Tadashi Matsuzaki (ep 4)
Takayuki Chiba (ep 5)
Takeshi Ooishi (eps 1-2, 4)
Tomoyuki Ōshita (ep 2)
Toshiharu Kumaoka (eps 1-2)
Toshiyuki Nanto (eps 1, 4-5)
Tsutomu Kikuchi (ep 4)
Yasunori Matsumura (ep 2)
Yasushi Tanaka (E-guardian; ep 3)
Yoshiyuki Takayanagi (OP; eps 2-4, 6, 11)
Yūichi Maeda (ep 2)
Yuichiro Miyake (ep 5)
Yūko Fujii (ep 2)
Music Performance: Hiroyuki Koike (Violin)
Sound Effects: Minoru Yamada
Theme Song Composition: Hiroyuki Sawano (OP)
Theme Song Lyrics: Yuriko Mori (OP/ED)
Theme Song Performance:
Fumi Ootou (OP)
Hitomi Nabatame (ED)
Hitomi Nabatame as Feena Fam Earthlight
Susumu Chiba as Tatsuya Asagiri

Akira Negishi as Samon Takamizawa
Daisuke Kishio as Jin Takamizawa
Hyousei as Natsuki Takamizawa
Mai Goto as Mai Asagiri
Masafumi Kimura as Lyones Theo Earthlight
Mio Nonose as Mia Clementis
Nami Kurokawa as Sayaka Hozumi
Naoko Takano as Midori Tooyama
Shinpachi Tsuji as Takeshi Takano
Shizuka Itō as Wreathlit Noel/Fiacca
Takashi Kondō as Jurgen von Kruger
Yuu Asakawa as Karen Clavius

Ayumi Tsuji as Girl (ep 4)
Haruhi Terada as Haruhi Takamizawa
Hikari Yono as Bridget Amber
Nao Hanai as Tatsuya (young)
Naoko Suzuki as Luna (ep 4)
Takayuki Kondō as Assistant
Yasushi Miyabayashi as
Chiharu Asagiri
Japanese companies
English staff
English companies
Executive producer:
Eiichi Takahashi
John Ledford

Media Coordinator: Janice Williams
Packaging Design: Larry Koteff
Distributor: Section23 Films
DVD Production: Seraphim Digital
Licensed by: Sentai Filmworks
English cast
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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