The BEST Episodes of As the Moon, So Beautiful

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 8, 2022

Network: Tokyo MX

Kotarou Azumi and Akane Mizuno became third year students at junior high 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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And Then

#1 - And Then

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 30, 2017

School is almost out. Both Akane and Kotaro's rivals make their intentions clear. Akane is moving to Yokohama, and Kotaro is staying Saitama. Kotaro has only his writing to go back to, but...

star 8.96
78 votes
Writers: Yuuko Kakihara
An Encouragement of Learning

#2 - An Encouragement of Learning

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 23, 2017

Kotaro is determined to get into Komei High School, where Akane is set to attend. But with his grades and his parents' opposition, he will be fighting an uphill battle.

star 8.52
69 votes
Writers: Yuuko Kakihara
Vita Sexualis

#3 - Vita Sexualis

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 2, 2017

Rumors begin swirling around school that Kotaro and Akane are dating.

star 8.36
70 votes
Writers: Yuuko Kakihara
Hold Back Nothing When Taking Love

#4 - Hold Back Nothing When Taking Love

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 26, 2017

Chinatsu invites Akane, Kotaro and Hira to Tokyo Dome City amusement park. She makes a last-ditch effort to confess her feelings to Kotaro. Can she do it?

star 8.32
69 votes
Writers: Yuuko Kakihara
Howling at the Moon

#5 - Howling at the Moon

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 21, 2017

With the school trip looming, the third-years are abuzz with dating gossip. Meanwhile, Kotaro is busy with his writing, and Akane is working on her running performance.

star 8.27
73 votes
Writers: Mitsuhiro Iwasaki, Yoshihiro Hiramine, Yoshimichi Hirai, Yuuko Kakihara

#6 - Kokoro

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 5, 2017

Akane has stated she would like to spend more time talking to Kotaro, but they continue to be shy at school and around each other. Akane struggles to improve her running time. Chinatsu decides to join Kotaro's cram school, which Akane gets jealous of.

star 8.03
72 votes
Writers: Noriaki Saito, Yuuko Kakihara
Passing Shower

#7 - Passing Shower

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 28, 2017

Things get awkward between Kotaro and Akane after he asks her out. He tries to find some time alone with her on the school trip, but sneaking his cell phone past the teachers proves to be a challenge.

star 8.01
71 votes
Writers: Yuuko Kakihara
Run, Melos!

#8 - Run, Melos!

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 12, 2017

Kotaru receives a call from a publisher about the work he submitted. Following Chinatsu's confession, Akane struggles to focus for her race.

star 7.65
69 votes
Writers: Yuuko Kakihara
The Setting Sun

#9 - The Setting Sun

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 16, 2017

With the news that Akane is moving to Yokohama, Kotaro has to make some difficult decisions. Where will he go after middle school?

star 7.63
72 votes
Writers: Yuuko Kakihara
The Wind Rises

#10 - The Wind Rises

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 9, 2017

Despite the stressful changes that come with the transition from middle school to high school, Kotaro and Akane have each other to lean on -- for now.

star 7.57
70 votes
Writers: Yuuko Kakihara
A Handful of Sand

#11 - A Handful of Sand

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 14, 2017

It's the last sports festival of middle school. Kotaro gets put in the relay race, though he does not do very well. He becomes friends with one of Akane's friends who bandages his scraped hand.

star 7.35
72 votes
Writers: Yoshimichi Hirai, Yuuko Kakihara
Spring and Hard Times

#12 - Spring and Hard Times

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 7, 2017

Kotaro and Akane bump into each other while at dinner with their families. Their parents make it as awkward as possible.

star 7.21
80 votes
Writers: Yoshimichi Hirai, Yuuko Kakihara