Brighter than the Dawning Blue

Alt title: Yoake Mae yori Ruriiro na: Crescent Love

TV (12 eps)
Fall 2006
3.623 out of 5 from 2,668 votes
Rank #3,505

It is a time of peace between the Earth and the Moon, in the aftermath of the great war between them. On Earth, young Asagiri Tatsuya is amazed to learn that his home is to have a Lunar exchange student, for a homestay guest. Even more amazingly, his guest is none other than the Princess of the Lunar Sphere Kingdom, Feena Fam Earthlight. As Tatsuya struggles to deal with the ramifications of this, and as tensions rise between Earth and Moon, he also learns that there is more to this homestay than meets the eye, and that he and Feena have a shared destiny...

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Brighter than the Dawning Blue is a fantasy based world were the human on earth were once at war with the humans on the moon. After the war the scars still run deep and a tenuous relationship remains between the lunar people and the earthlings. During this time of peace, the lunar princess, Feena, makes her way to earth on a diplomatic mission to strength ties between the two worlds. While she is on earth she stays at a homestead with the earth’s president’s sectary. While tensions between the two worlds begin to rise how will Feena navigate through these treacherous waters and bring about a peaceful resolution. With the back story out of the way, I have to admit this story is definitely more of a romance story than a fantasy or comedy. The main aspect of the story revolves around the relationship between Feena and Tatsuya. Tatsuya is the brother of the sectary where Feena is homestead. The development between them is done at a nice pace and it’s just a delight to watch. The story pretty standard for the first half of the series and there is plenty of slice of life moments. The comedy is a nice touch to all the tender moments but I wouldn’t really classify this as much of a comedy anime. All the twists, actions and motives are present nearer to the end and some of them actually surprised me. There were teary and joyful moments and I definitely liked enjoyed the end. The animations I have to admit weren’t anything outstanding, it was actually pretty standard. It did its job well enough, though if they were better than I think it could have displayed more emotion and bought this anime to the next level. The music was wonderful. The opening was great I enjoyed quite a lot and the images really showed the kind of emotion to come in the anime. The piano for the background music was wonderful. It without doubt added some real emotion to the anime and set up the scenes brilliantly. Overall, Brighter than the Dawning Blue was a great watch. The romance was compelling and the hardships that they when through seemed real and realistic based on the story. I would recommend this anime for anyone who is after a decent romance anime.


Crescent Heart is truly an amazing Anime Romance, I necessarily don't like futuristic anime but this has truly changed that opinion. Crescent Love's use of futuristic ideas and the ability to balance it out with modernized ideals within the story is truly fascinating. Lookinig at it the first time I thought it would be kinds corny, but then I took the time to watch the first episode and found myself lost into this fantasy world. I begin to think, what if..this happened in real life, and if it is possible. Although I am a 16 year old Highschool student, I found myself about to cry in certain situations within this story. This anime has received my love and will never cease to amaze me. The way in which they have created these scenes and emotion, is amazing. I envy the ones who created this. Funny how one man begins to raise his debt and in no time turns it into a massive amount near the end of this story. To be honest I wish that this was longer, a lot longer, because once I start an Anime that I like, I can't stop, I continue on, until I fall asleep. I feel sad that I just started this anime today, and it's over 10 hours later.. This anime told me, with a lot of hard work and dedication, while you're with one that you can rely on, ideals can be turned into more than just dreams, they can be turned into a reality. Never give up...this story reminds me of my motto amongst my group of friends. "Never Forget,No matter what happens and where you go, WE WILL ALWAYS BE FRIENDS" With that I have one thing left to say:   "The Best Anime are the Shortest Anime"

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