Full Moon - I Want to Sing (DVD 1)

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Title: Full Moon - I Want to Sing
Volume: DVD 1
Running time: 100
Distributor: Viz Media

Release date: 2006-06-27
Pre date: 2006-05-16
Suggested retail price: $24.98
Age rating: 13+

UPC: 782009234999 782009234999
ISBN-10: 1421507099 1421507099
ISBN-13: 9781421507095 9781421507095

The FULL MOON anime series debuted in Japan in 2002 and ran 52 episodes. Based on the manga by Arina Tanemura, it depicts the trials and tribulations of 12-year old Mitsuki, who longs to become a pop singer to fulfill a promise she made long ago to her first love, Eichi. However, she has a malignant tumor in her throat, which might only be cured at the cost of her voice. Time to achieve her goal is also running out because Mitsuki has been told by doctors that she only has a year before she loses her voice entirely. But hope comes in the form of a pair of comedic harbingers of death who transform her into a 16-year-old girl so she can perform at a singing audition. After passing the audition brilliantly, she embarks on the road to fame as Fullmoon, the latest pop sensation. But the clock is still ticking and Mitsuki still only has a year before she will no longer be able to sing. Drama ensues as she seeks a cure while also pursuing the life of a pop star and the demands that it brings.

On the surface FULL MOON might first appear as a cute and typical shôjo story of a young girl overcoming obstacles and finding romance while pursuing a goal, but there is a serious and often heart wrenching drama that lies beneath.

(added on 2006-01-06)

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