The BEST Episodes of Full Moon wo Sagashite
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 25, 2021
Network: TV Tokyo
Twelve-year-old Mitsuki Koyama was devastated when she was diagnosed with a malignant tumor of the throat. She had made a promise to the boy she loves that she would one day become a singer, but her illness made singing impossible. To make matters even worse, two Shinigami, Takuto and Meroko, appeared to Mitsuki and informed her that she only had one year left to live. This news provides an even greater motivation for Mitsuki to fulfill her dreams, and with a little bit of divine intervention, she begins her quest to become a professional singer so she can be reunited with Eichi before time runs out.
#1 - Her First Assignment
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 4, 2002
Mitsuki's first job starts out rough because she worries about whether or not she's acting her age. But, after talking to three high school girls, she manages to get through the day, now reassured of herself.
#2 - A Long Day in the Studio
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 11, 2002
Mitsuki and Takuto (pretending to be a doll) go to the studio to do a recording while Meroko stays at home, posing as Mitsuki. While Mitsuki learns what to do in a recording booth, a little girl named Nanami sneaks in and takes Takuto away. When Mitsuki finds them, Nanami refuses to give Takuto back.
#3 - Full Moon Debuts!
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 18, 2002
It's time for Full Moon's first live performance! But when a girl from the past questions Mitsuki's abilities as a singer, she begins to doubt herself.
#4 - I Want You to Hear It!
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 1, 2002
You'd think that since "Myself" is such a big hit, everyone must have listened to it. But, Mitsuki soon learns that Dr. Wakaoji has not listened to "Myself," and she really wants him to hear it.
#5 - The Dangerous Lens
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 15, 2002
There is a photographer named Saegusa who has a reputation of destroying celebrities' images with his pictures. His next target: Full Moon.
#6 - Green Onion Ramen and the Saint's Stone
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 22, 2002
Takuto gets mad at Mitsuki for drawing a terrible picture of him. He fies off and Meroko follows. Meanwhile, an old man collapses in frotn of the house, and Ms. Tanaka takes him in. As a show of gratitude, the old man gives Tanaka the Saint's Stone, a big rock that has the power to expel Shinigami. So, naturally, the stone prevents Takuto and Meroko from getting into contact with Mitsuki, which is bad because she has a job to do later.
#7 - A Mini Concert
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 29, 2002
Mitsuki holds a Full Moon mini-concert at the Hiiragi Preschool. All the kids love her except for this one mean little boy, Taiki, who looks very similar to Eichi. As the day goes on, Taiki does a lot of bad things to Mitsuki from lifting up her skirt to stealing her stage costume to wrecking the entire concert. Despite all that has happened, Mitsuki still feels that Taiki did all this for a good reason.
#8 - Her First Kiss!?
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jul 13, 2002
It's summertime, and Mitsuki gets a job by the beach. When Mitsuki gets harassed by three boys, an attractive young man named Murakami saves and befriends her. However, Takuto doesn't trust the guy one bit. He wants Mitsuki to not see him again, but she doesn't want to do that. As a result, Takuto flies off on his own (again). Mitsuki is on break from work the next day. Murakami invites her to tour the place on his yacht. Out of spite of Takuto, she humbly accepts. Unbeknownst to her, Murakami plans to kiss Mitsuki and capture it all on videotape.
#9 - The Rival Appears!
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jul 20, 2002
Mitsuki gets an audition for a shampoo commercial. It's Meroko's turn to go out with Mitsuki while Takuto stays home. Unfortunately, Meroko gets her lost when finding the site for the audition. What's worse is that the girl from the singing audition back in the first episode has returned! Her name is Madoka Wakamatsu, and she's willing to do anything to keep Mitsuki from winning the audition.
#10 - Takuto and Mitsuki's Disagreement
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jul 27, 2002
The judges have come to this conclusion: a camera test for Full Moon and Madoka will be held the day after tomorrow. From there, either Full Moon or Madoka will be chosen for the job. When Mitsuki asks about Takuto's past, Takuto gets mad at her and flies off, and Meroko soon follows. Meanwhile, Madoka gets opportunities to help her image and get the job. Mitsuki goes outside and blows her whistle so that Takuto will come back. Her illness causes her to collapse and be taken to the hospital. The next day, she gets out of her hospital bed to go to the camera shoot, losing her whistle.
#11 - A New Inspiration
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Aug 24, 2002
Full Moon is back, and she's going to appear on a TV music program. Despite all the gossip, she's not going to be held back. That is, until Madoka decides to do something about it.
#12 - A Solo Performance - Live!
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Aug 31, 2002
Full Moon's first solo live concert is going to be held soon! The theme is Moon and Stars. Everyone has worked their hardest for this event, but unfortunately, the site of the concert has been canceled at the last mintue!
#13 - Moving Panic
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Sep 7, 2002
Ms. Oshige decides to live in an apartment that's close to Mitsuki's home. She calls Mitsuki, Takuto, Meroko, and Dr. Wakaoji over to help her move in. But, when Ms. Tanaka sees Wakaoji and Oshige together, she takes it the wrong way and thinks that Oshige is Wakaoji's fiancee! So, Tanaka challenges Oshige to see who is more suited to being Dr. Wakaoji's wife!
#14 - The New Shinigami: Izumi & Jonathan
Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired Oct 19, 2002
Mitsuki/Full Moon and Takuto go to the release of Full Moon's second single. Once again, Meroko stays at home. But, she gets some unexpected visitors: the sadist Shinigami, Izumi, and his partner, Jonathan. By order of the chief, they came to investigate if the rumor was true - Meroko and Takuto were using their powers to help a human child. When Izumi and Jonathan decide to check out Full Moon's release of her second single, Takuto and Meroko have to keep them from knowing that they are helping Mitsuki.
#15 - Someone Who Knows About Eichi
Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired Oct 26, 2002
Mistuki gets a visitor; it's her teacher from her old orphanage, Kazumi-sensei. She's visiting from her home in America. Knowing of Mitsuki and Eichi's love for each other, Kazumi-sensei will gladly look for Eichi in America for Mitsuki. All Mitsuki has to do is make some kind of letter, saying what she really feels about Eichi.
#16 - The Autumn School Festival
Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired Nov 2, 2002
It's not all fun and games at this year's college festival. Takuto transforms into a human to protect Mitsuki from some muscle-bound fanboys.
#17 - An Honest Madoka
Season 1 - Episode 32 - Aired Nov 9, 2002
Things haven't been going well for Madoka after she lost to Full Moon; she got a new manager, she has bad jobs like cheap commercials, and people are talking bad about her behind her back. Mitsuki later finds herself in Madoka's home, where she discovers a little more about her.
#18 - Advancing Illness
Season 1 - Episode 33 - Aired Nov 16, 2002
Mitsuki's illness grows worse, and Dr. Wakaoji isn't around in her time of need, especially when Mitsuki's grandmother wants Mitsuki to receive the surgery.
#19 - The Old Man on the Swing
Season 1 - Episode 34 - Aired Nov 23, 2002
Mitsuki meets a man named Sanada. He is able to see Shinigami like Takuto and Meroko. It is due to the fact that Sanada will soon die.
#20 - Mail from Eichi-kun!?
Season 1 - Episode 35 - Aired Nov 30, 2002
Mitsuki is haunted by images from a dream she had about Izumi. But, she soon cheers up after getting an e-mail from... Eichi-kun!?
#21 - Fated New Artist of the Year Award
Season 1 - Episode 36 - Aired Dec 7, 2002
Full Moon has been nominated for the Fantasia Music Festival's New Artist of the Year award! Takuto and Meroko contemplate on whether or not they should tell the truth to Mitsuki about the e-mail from Eichi.
#22 - A Present from Full Moon
Season 1 - Episode 37 - Aired Dec 14, 2002
Christmas time is near, and Mitsuki is inviting her friends to a party at Oshige's apartment. She is also giving out presents. Meroko decides to knit a muffler for Takuto as a present. Madoka's debut CD is finally released on Christmas Eve.
#23 - Grandma's Past
Season 1 - Episode 38 - Aired Dec 21, 2002
Although Mitsuki and the rest are ready to go to America, there is still the matter of asking Mitsuki's grandmother for permission. Dr. Wakaoji tries to explain to Mitsuki's grandma that there is a doctor in America that can perform surgery on Mitsuki and not lose her voice in the process. However, she does not like the idea. Mitsuki decides to go to America anyway. However, she ends up meeting with grandma's childhood friend, who tells her about her grandma's past.
#24 - Crossing the Pacific
Season 1 - Episode 39 - Aired Dec 28, 2002
Mitsuki and the gang are now in America, and they are currently staying at Kazumi-sensei's home. Mitsuki and Eichi's past is further revelaed. Also, Takuto is feeling rather melancholy.
#25 - The Stolen Pendant
Season 1 - Episode 40 - Aired Jan 4, 2003
The gang decides to do a little sight-seeing, but there is a group of pickpockets around. They steal Mitsuki's pendant in the process.