Tsuki no Sango

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Tsuki no Sango (月の珊瑚, Moon's Coral?) is a story by Kinoko Nasu for Maaya Sakamoto's Full Moon Recital Hall, a project organized by the Japanese online magazine Saizensen, that consisted of Sakamoto reading short novels in a theater while an accompanying short animation was aired in the background. Tsuki no Sango was the first of the recitals on December 21, 2010, and it was aired live on Ustream. The short movie was animated by Ufotable, which also animated Kara no Kyoukai and Fate/Zero, and features drawings by Takashi Takeuchi and Chihiro Aikura. There is also a 42 page booklet version of the story with illustrations by Takeuchi and Aikura.[1] The concept is "Tsukihime 3000" and the "Princess Kaguya" folktale[2].



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The story takes place in approximately the year 3000, when humankind arrived at the peak of its civilization, but is losing its will to keep living. It follows a girl, called "princess" by those around her, living on a small island with a fifty person colony and a shining coral reef. She is descendent of Moon people, and it focuses upon how her ancestor supposedly came to Earth.



  • Storyteller Girl
  • Girl of the Moon
  • Man of the Earth
  • Small Person
  • Prince of Arishima
Storyteller Girl (語り部の少女, Goribu no Shōjo?)
A girl who lives on a small island with a population of about 50 people. She is called "princess" by the residents of the island. She spurns suitors by imposing impossible tasks on them. Although she does not hate humans, she cannot understand the concept of two people loving one another. She is a descendant of the Girl of the Moon. Though initially unable to read or write, she is taught by the Small Person so that she could write down the story of her ancestor.

Girl of the Moon (月の娘, Tsuki no Musume?)
She is a life form that manages the stability and environment of the Moon. She has the appearance of a girl with flaxen hair. Her arms resemble inorganic stone pillars which are fused into the ground. She is the embodiment of the Moon's "soul", her existence provides resources and phenomena as long as she is connected to the Moon. She continues to maintain the Moon long after its people have disappeared. After the arrival of the Man of the Earth, she begins to take on human characteristics by studying him and falls in love with him. However, by detaching herself from the Moon, the Moon begins to die and the Man is forced to send her to Earth. The coral island forms around her after she crashes into the ocean.
Man of the Earth (地球の男, Chikyū no Otoko?)
A man from Earth who came to the Moon in order to distance himself from other humans. He was born as a second-stage designer baby; a gifted child produced through genetic engineering and born with a heart that "couldn’t be stopped by human will." However, he was born unable to understand sound and only capable of one-way conversations. After discovering the Girl of the Moon, he begins going out of his way to speak to her and eventually falls in love with her, but sends her to Earth after realizing that the Moon is dying as she becomes more human.
Small Person (小人, Kobito?)
A tiny man about the size of a doll. He wears a tinplate spacesuit and rides upon a small spaceship. He came to the island where the girl resides to deliver the Man of the Earth's voice log to the girl, and gives it to her in exchange for a written account of the Girl of the Moon's story.
Monarch of Arishima (アリシマの君, Arishima no Kimi?)
A suitor of the Storyteller Girl.


  2. Haru to Tsuki to Sora to (2012) from Bamboo Broom, page 24, COMIC1

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