Tsuki ga Kirei

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With a new school year comes a new crowd of classmates, and for their final year of junior high, aspiring writer Kotarou Azumi and track team member Akane Mizuno end up in the same class. Though initially complete strangers, a few chance encounters stir an innocent desire within their hearts. A yearning gaze, a fluttering heart—the hallmarks of young love slip into their lives as fate brings their paths to a cross. However, though love is patient and love is kind, Kotarou and Akane discover it is not always straightforward. Despite the comfort they find in each other's company, heartache and anxiety come hand in hand with pursuing the feelings in their hearts. With the uncertainty of how the other truly feels as well as the competing affections of those around them, the road ahead is unclear. Even so, under the shining light of a beautiful full moon, Kotarou gathers his courage to ask Akane a single question, one that forever changes their quiet relationship.

User Rating: 4.5 ( 5 votes)


English: Tsukigakirei
Japanese: 月がきれい
Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2017 to Jun 30, 2017
Premiered: Spring 2017
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:00 (JST)
Producers: Sotsu, Mainichi Broadcasting System, flying DOG
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: feel.
Source: Original
Genres: Romance, School
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Seiji Kishi – Director
Satoki Iida – Sound Director
Yuuko Kakihara – Script, Series Composition
Noriaki Saito – Storyboard
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Imakoko (イマココ)” by Nao Touyama
ED1: “Tsuki ga Kirei (月がきれい)” by Nao Touyama

Episode List

01: Spring and Hard Times
02: A Handful of Sand
03: Howling at the Moon
04: Passing Shower
05: Kokoro
06: Run, Melos!
07: Hold Back Nothing When Taking Love
08: Vita Sexualis
09: The Wind Rises
10: The Setting Sun
11: An Encouragement of Learning
12: And Then



A show that succeeds by not trying to be anything special. A romance that wins favor by being honest and genuine.


Fantastic show. Captures the gut wrenchingly awkward first love/romance. It caused me some serious deja vu to my own middle school days.


Fantastic little romance series. The shows take on dialogue is quite unique. Really wins you over with how genuine it feels.


When middle schoolers have more of a life than you at 19.


Sweet & unexpectedly realistic when it comes to relationships. The realism creates a relationship with the characters that’s very special.


One of the most relatable and down to earth depictions of the struggles of love through youth and societal pressure.


Apparently, genuine awkward teenage romance is my jam. The show just does romance right, and has gotten me more hype than it really should.



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