Full Moon wo Sagashite Pt 2 (27 - 52)
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Mitsuki has finally arrived, quickly becoming one of Japan's hottest pop idols, all thanks to the Shinigami Takuto and Meroko. But the Shinigami are there to escort her soul to the afterlife, and the day she's destined to die is quickly approaching. But Mitsuki has to stay alive long enough to be reunited with Eichi, the boy she loves.
The cover of the gatefold set is a little blurry, but it has a really nice picture of the full cast against a blue-grey background. Just like the set, this box has a pink dots and stars theme with beautiful interior artwork. In fact, the full-panel illustrations on the inside and discs are brighter and better quality than the exterior cover. Overall, it's a little blurry and a little girly, but really nice-looking none the less.
The video quality was outstanding. There's a low amount of action and movement, and that means a low incidence of pixelation and video problems.
The audio is great on the set, too. This is good if you like Myco's singing, and while she's very talented, it would be nice if she sang more than 4 songs.
The subtitles were less than stellar. And by less than stellar I mean pretty bad. It's not a problem with the English or translation, but it is a problem with just about everything else. Typos, spelling errors, timing errors... it's full of stupid mistakes that make it hard to follow. It's not impossible, and I followed the action pretty well, but the timing errors really create a problem.
Still no chapter break at the midpoint eyecatch in each episode, which is really annoying. The chapter breaks are three per episode, and basically before and after the opening and closing themes. It's disappointing, but at least you can skip past the end credits, which is usually a very slow, sad song by Myco.
There's something you should know about this series. It's really sad. I mean, even for a show about a very young girl with a terminal illness it's sad. During the last half of the show, I think I cried during each and every episode. Hell, I cried when I went back and got screencaps, and I didn't watch anything. That being said, there's something cathartic about the whole thing, and after all the sad and crying, you almost feel happy, like you're all cried out.
Full Moon wo Sagashite is, for lack of a better term, extremely girly. And I mean it makes Maison Ikkoku and Kimagure Orange Road look like First Blood. So the Naruto and One Piece crowd may want to steer clear. On the other hand, the show is also exceptionally good. It's just kind of aimed at the Kodomo no Omocha and John Cusack movie crowd. And who doesn't love John Cusack?
Reviewed On: 06/26/2005
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Takuto is really upbeat for a grim reaper.
I only included this because I have a thing for Ooshige, Mitsuki's manager.
Meroko looks better with short hair, I think.