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Tsuki no Sango (月の珊瑚, Moon's Coral?) is a short story written by Kinoko Nasu.



Tsuki no Sango takes place in approximately the year 3000, when humankind arrived at the peak of its civilization, but is losing its will to keep living. Tsuki no Sango is a world where the event of Tsukihime did not occur. Tsuki no Sango is "a degenerated world where magecraft yet lingers". Tsuki no Sango has a Land of Steel type of world.[1]


The story 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.


Present day

Storyteller Girl
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.
Small Person
A tiny man about the size of a doll. He wears a tinplate spacesuit and rides upon a small spaceship.
Prince of Arishima
A suitor of the Storyteller Girl.
Ise and Sui
Attendants to the princess.


Girl of the Moon
She is a life form that manages the stability and environment of the Moon.
Man of the Earth
A man from Earth who came to the Moon in order to distance himself from other humans.
Chief Yuzukura
The supervisor of the Man of the Earth.
Engineer Inumaichihiyu
A colleague of the Man of the Earth who committed suicide.



Tsuki no Sango

Tsuki no Sango is a story by 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. The animation used Frédéric Chopin composed music.

There is also a 42-page booklet version of the story with illustrations by Takeuchi and Aikura.[2] The concept is "Tsukihime 3000" and the "Princess Kaguya" folktale.[3]



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

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