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''Crescent Moon'' (未完の月 Mikan no Tsuki) is a shōjo manga by Haruko Iida and Takamura Matsuda. The story is about a high school girl named Mahiru Shiraishi, who has the ability to grant others good fortune by touching them. She herself does not benefit from this good fortune, and occasionally laments that this is because she has given all of her luck away to others.

One day, Mahiru finds herself approached by four mysterious youths. The youths are not human, but are members of a supernatural race called "People of the Moon" or the "Lunar Race." The four are the vampire Nozomu, the {{werewolf}} Akira, the {{kitsune}} Misoka, and the tengu Mitsuru. Together, the four form a band of thieves called the Moonlight Bandits. The Moonlight Bandits steal gems known as Teardrops of the Moon, which the Lunar Race can use as a source of power. The Lunar Race is dying off, and hopes to use the Teardrops to preserve themselves.

Mahiru learns that she is the "Descendant of the Princess", and that her ancestors were responsible for stealing the Teardrops of the Moon from the Lunar Race. She has special powers that allow her to locate the Teardrops of the Moon, as well as the ability to draw out and enhance the abilities and powers of the Lunar Race. Though at first she is hesitant to assist the Moonlight Bandits, a desire to learn more about her powers convinces her to assist them. She moves in with them at the night club where they worked, named Moonshine.

The Moonlight Bandit's thefts put them into conflict with the police with police inspector Kimiteru Kusakabe, who has dedicated himself to catching them. They also come into conflict with an ancient order of magic-using humans called Dawn's Venus, which is dedicated to the destruction of the Lunar Race.
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!!This series provides examples of:
* AChildShallLeadThem: The Lunar Race is currently ruled by a child emperor.
* AchillesHeel: While the Lunar Race has many strengths and immunities, they also have vulnerabilities that humans do not have.
* AuthorAvatar: Takamura Matsuda appears as a CuteKitten in the BonusMaterial at the end of the volume, and directly addresses the reader to comment on various things. Her husband appears as a giraffe.
* BigFriendlyDog: Akira's personality fits this trope, as he is very friendly, sometimes to the point of being over enthusiatic and affectionate.
* {{Bishonen}}: Nearly all the males, but especially vampire Nozomu Moegi.
* BlowYouAway and ShockAndAwe: Mitsuru Suou has wind and electricity powers.
* BonusMaterial: The volumes have bonus material, including things like information about the development of the manga and the names of the characters.
* BornLucky: Played with. Mahiru has the ability to give others good luck, but regards herself as unlucky.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Because of this DarkAndTroubledPast, Mitsuru is rather angry and angsty, while Mahiru is gentle and patient. Mitsuru initially distrusts Mahiru, but through Mahiru's patience and kindness begins to break down the barriers between them.
* TheCaper: Much of the plot revolves around the Moon Bandits planning and executing robberies.
* CaperRationalization: The Moon Bandits are thieves, but they are stealing things that was stolen from their race centuries ago, and they need them to cure a disease that threatens their race with extinction.
* TheCharmer: Nozomu Moegi is a smooth talker and a hit with the ladies.
* CharmPerson: Misoka Asagi has the power to hypnotize people.
* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: Childhood marriage promises are referenced in a [[ShowWithinAShow Story Within A Story]] about the a girl that makes such a promise to a demon.
* ClassTrip: Mahiru's class goes on a trip to Kyoto.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Mahiru lost her parents in a car accident when she was young.
* ChangelingFantasy: From ordinary student to descendant of a fantasy princess.
* CliffHanger: The second volume ends with [[spoiler: Akira disappearing into some sort of magical spell.]]
* DancePartyEnding: At the end of the final volume.
* {{Kitsune}}: Misoka Asagi, the leader of the Moonlight Bandits.
* {{Familiar}}: Nozomu's bat is linked to him, and he can use it to communicate to people over a distance.
* FauxDeath: The police use a knock-out gas that creates this effect on the Lunar Race.
* FlashbackCut: A brief flashback to Mahiru's parents death.
* GoodGuyBar: The Moonlight Bandits live and work in a nightclub.
* HairTriggerTemper: Mitsuru gets angry very easily, and sometimes even goes into a crazy berserk mode. One of the other characters describes him as having anger management issues.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Misoka is half-human.
* HealingHands: Mitsuru has the ability to heal members of the Lunar Race.
* TheHunter: Dawn's Venus is a group of humans dedicated to hunting down and destroying the Lunar Race. They view themselves as an order of {{Demon Slayer}}s fighting monsters, however in fact they are exhibiting FantasticRacism.
* ImplausibleHairColor: Somewhat invoked in the story. Mahiru at first thinks that Nazomu is foriegn, because of his blonde hair and blue eyes. However, he speaks with a thick KansaiRegionalAccent and was born and bred in Japan. It is latter revealed that he is a case of ButNotTooForeign, being half-British.
* ImmuneToBullets: Regular guns are described as being about as effective as water guns against members of the Lunar Race.
* {{Lunacy}}: The Lunar Race is strongly influenced by the phases of the moon. They are strongest during the full moon and weak during the new moon.
* MineralMacGuffin, DismantledMacGuffin and GottaCatchThemAll: The Teardrop of the Moon is an ancient gem stolen from the Lunar Race by humans. It was shattered and pieces are scattered throughout the world of men. The Moonlight Bandits track down pieces of the Teardrop of the Moon.
* MusicSoothesTheSavageBeast: Mahiru and the Moonlight Bandits use singing to help Mitsuru Suou recover his control when he goes into berserk demon mode.
* NeverBeHurtAgain plus IJustWantToBeBadass: Mitsuru was raised by humans but was betrayed by them. As a result, he distrusts everyone and wants to be more powerful so no one can ever hurt him again.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Mahiru Shiraishi, who uses this exact phrase to describe herself. As so often happens with the trope, she turns out to be not so ordinary.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Nozomu Moegi. His major power is using his bats to spy and talk to his comrades through. Being a vampire, he cannot eat solid foods, and sustains himself on soup and juice. He is not bothered by the sun.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Akira Yamabuki. His major abilities are super-speed, super strength, and an amazing sense of smelling and hearing. He can take on human, PettingZooPeople and LittleBitBeastly forms.
* TheProtagonist: Mahiru Shiraishi
* RomanceArc
* SacredFirstKiss: [[spoiler: Mahiru and Misturu]]
* SchoolSwimsuit: The main character loves swimming, and appears in a school swimsuit in the opening scenes.
* {{Seers}}: Keiko is a seer for Dawn's Venus.
* ShapeShifting: All the members of the Lunar Race can take on alternate forms.
* SproutingEars: Mitsuru is sometimes drawn with Panda ears, to symbolize when she is angry.
* SuperDrowningSkills: Mitsuru Suou can't swim and flounders around even in shallow water.
* SuperSenses: All of the Lunar Race
* SympatheticInspectorAntagonist: Kimiteru Kusakabe is a police inspector attempting to capture the Moonlight Bandits.
* TastesLikeFriendship: As a token of affection, Akira gives a piece of candy to [[spoiler: Keiko, a member of Dawn's Venus and therefore an enemy of the Lunar Race. This exchange is part of Akira's attempt to befriend her, because he has a crush on her.]]
* TeamChef: Akira is an excellent chef.
* ThemeNaming: [[ThemeNaming/CrescentMoon Has its own page.]]
* VampiresAreSexGods: Nozomu is charming and popular with girls.
* [[VampiresOwnNightClubs Youkai Own Nightclubs]]: The Lunar Race owns a nightclub because dancing and music is associated with moon worship.
* ViewerGenderConfusion: [[invoked]] The English translation mistakenly refers to Misoka Asagi as female in the first volume. This is corrected in latter volumes. It doesn't help that the character has a rather feminine looking hair style.
* WeirdMoon: Some of the art work presents the moon in a rather stylized and unrealistic manner.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Several of the characters have green hair.
* {{Youkai}}: Called the Lunar Race. Several types appear, including {{kitsune}} and the tengu Mitsuru Suou.
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