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Makoto, along with a dwarf, an ancient dragon and a giant spider, stuck in a world where beauty is considered normal.

"Things don't quite work out, in the way I'd like them to, over in this world (Haiku)."
—Makoto
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Moon Led Journey Across Another World is a Japanese web/light novel written by Azumi Kei. The novel was adapted into a Manga drawn by Kino Kotora and published by Alphapolis. The Light Novel is illustrated by Matsumoto Mitsuaki and published by Alphapolis.

Ordinary High-School Student and archery hobbyist Misumi Makoto is called into a fantasy world by the god Tsukuyomi, in order to be a hero due to a promise his parents made in the past. However, the Goddess of this world isn't as thrilled to have him there due to his looks, and kicks him to the edge of the world to fend for himself. Now, with his ridiculous amount of Mana and ability to understand every language except the one used by the other worlds humans, it's up to Makoto to find his own way!

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Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu contains examples of:

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Makoto's short sword, can become a lot sharper with his Realm/Sakai, and Tomoe's katanas.
  • Action Girl: Tomoe and Mio as well as many other female adventurers and demi-humans, are extremely powerful combatants.
  • All Myths Are True: Pretty much all mythological gods appear to exist, including Tsukuyomi and others such as Susanoo, Shiva/Daikokuten, Yatagarasu, Athena, the Fates (Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos), Poseidon, and so on..
  • Almighty Janitor: Makoto is (at first) considered a level 1 adventurer and doesn't look that strong yet he is the single most powerful being in the entire novel, just below a god.
  • Archer Archetype: Makoto practices traditional Japanese archery as a hobby and can use it to fight as well.
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  • Artifact of Death: If anyone else besides Makoto were to wear one of his mana suppression rings or robe, the item would immediately suck their mana dry, and thus killing them.
  • Artifact of Doom: Makoto's rings also double as a very powerful bomb when storing his mana.
  • Badass Adorable: Komoe, Tomoe's kid sized clone that's still just as superhumanly strong and dangerous as the original.
  • Badass Crew: Makoto, Tomoe, Mio, and Shiki: a teenager who went through the magical equivalent of Training from Hell by living on Earth, a world without any magic; an ancient giant dragon with Mind Manipulation powers and a Everything's Better with Samurai hobby; a giant spider with a near infinite Healing Factor that used to be considered a living natural disaster; and a centuries old Lich and magic expert.
  • Badass Teacher: Makoto and Shiki become temporary teachers in Academy Town.
  • Battle Couple: In the backstory, Makoto's parents.
  • Berserk Button: Those who hurt Makoto will face Tomoe's, Mio's, and Shiki's wrath, as well as the other way around for Makoto too.
  • The Beautiful Elite: Humans of this world are all extremely attractive much in the same way elves are considered in other fantasy settings, due to the goddess who summoned Makoto's ridiculously high standard of beauty. Mio even admits that by this human standards of this world Makoto is quite ugly, though that's not the reason they run from him.
  • Big Eater / Extreme Omnivore / Food Chain of Evil : Mio and the Arkes were insatiable Big Eater Extreme Omnivore monsters with little sanity. Thanks to Makoto's mana they regained their sanity and self-control. In return they swore an Undying Loyalty to him.
  • Call to Adventure: The gods summoned many individuals from Earth to be heroes in other worlds. Subverted with Makoto as he is chosen by Tskuyomi but rejected by the local Goddess. Played straight with two others who have been chosen by the Goddess.
    • Kidnapped by the Call: Makoto was scooped up and dropped into this adventure with little time to pack up and think it over. His choices were: He goes, or, one of his sisters must take his place. He's then promptly abandoned by a Jerkass God who promptly kidnaps two other people instead.
  • Calling Your Attack: Justified since it's the nature of magic through magical incantation and somewhat subverted where magic can be used without an incantation but makes it weaker.
  • Celibate Hero: Tomoe and Mio have tried being intimate with Makoto, but he repeatedly pushes aside their attempts. While he finds them attractive in their current forms, he is quite aware of (and not attracted to) their true appearance; he also rejects them due to seeing them as family.
  • Chekhov's Gunman:
    • The Goddess mentioned she already chose a hero from her own world. They did not appear until chapter 23.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Tomoe and Mio become rather violent when anyone threatens Makoto and will regularly fight with each other over who gets to spend time with him.
  • Closest Thing We Got: The quest from Rembrandt Company. Mr. Rembrandt actually needs some Ambrosia flowers for the potions but because going after those are dangerous, he must settle for eyes of the strayed insects which mostly consume Ambrosia, which is considered the less dangerous option. It is fit to compare the former by many swarms of middle level monsters and their respective Mooks in an area and latter as just one swarm of a middle level monster Mook Lieutenant and its mooks.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: This when we first see Rembrandt's name uttered by his enemy (in that case, the shaman) and we get to whom or why it happen later.
  • Combat Hand Fan: Mio uses a fan as her weapon.
  • Common Tongue: Justified. The language all hyumans use is not learnt but given by the goddess at some sort of baptism, so all hyumans speak one "hyuman language". Non-hyumans can learn it with time. Makoto, who's only been there a few months at most, only learns the grammar, spelling, and words but his pronunciation is off.
  • Crapsack World: A world overseen by a flawed Goddess who values looks over ability or character, racial discrimination, Hyumans (humans) and humanoids are preferred by the Goddess and she neglects everyone else, many communities are fighting for "better land" (read: not an arid desert or frozen wasteland) especially the Demon race who even consider a frozen wasteland filled with monsters as better than their previous home, and a war between the Hyuman and Demon race with many people trapped as bystanders.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Those who go up against Makoto, Tomoe, Mio, and Shiki meet a quick and sudden defeat, with some exceptions.
  • Curse: An enemy of Rembrandt placed a curse on his wife and daughter which makes them turn into berserking monsters.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Tomoe / Komoe, Mio, and Shiki start out as an ancient dragon, a giant spider and decrepit lich, only to become highly attractive humans after becoming Makoto's Subordinates. To some extent, Ema and the other female Orcs, who tend to look more like cute pig Funny Animals in dresses and so forth than the more standard monstrous portrayals, also fit the description.
  • Deal with the Devil: More like Deal with Jerkass God, but still applies as basically sending their kid to a Crapsack World. Makoto's parents, when cornered by danger 20 years before, made a deal with the goddess presiding over their homeworld to grant their wish; she moved them to Earth's Japan. In return, she wants one of their kids to be sent to the parents' homeworld. Tsukuyomi (another god) chose Makoto.
  • Death Glare: Makoto, Tomoe, and Mio have all displayed one a few times throughout the story.
  • Do Not Call Me Sir: Makoto has this reaction when called by honorifics initially. He wants to object the residents of Asora calling him Waka (Young Master) but decided not to after seeing everyone's enthusiasm.
  • The Dragon Slayer: Sofia Brago's title, as she killed 4 Supreme Dragons.
  • The Dreaded:
    • Tomoe is one of the 7 superior dragons known as the "Invincible" and the second highest level adventurer.
    • Mio is known as "Black Calamity Spider" and is the highest level adventurer.
    • Makoto earned the title "Devil" by accidentally destroying both an entire hyuman and demon army, the aftermath of which creating a lake, though almost no one knows that it was him that did it; most only know it was someone who was summoned by the Goddess. After effortlessly dealing with Io, the Demon Lord Zef, his children and the 4 Demon Generals are terrified of him especially and Kuzunoha in general.
    • Well, his unconsciously overflowing magic aura is able to terrify a bunch of adventurers when not suppressed. Tomoe compares it to a bunch of Demon Lords appearing out of the blue.
  • Elemental Powers: How most magic is categorized.
  • Everything's Better with Samurai: Tomoe being a self-proclaimed samurai.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: Mills Ace for Zetsuya. The public knows him as the highest level adventurer in there and someone heroic, but in reality, he is the leader of a local crime organization and faked his level.
  • Fantastic Nuke: Some of the attacks shown qualify as this.
    • Makoto's magic attack which wiped out 2 armies and created a lake.
    • Tomoki has one too, actually called "Nuke".
  • Fantastic Racism: The Gooddess and Hyumans towards demi-humans.
  • Field Power Effect: Makoto's Realm/Sekai can apply all sorts of effects, from increasing his power, hiding his magic power, healing, negating magic, and can expand to let him see and hear anyone within it.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: Tomoe, Mio, and Shiki assume hyuman form when they made a servant contract with Makoto.
    • Arkes learnt to disguise themselves as hyumans.
    • In general, when two individuals make a contract, the weaker contractor will always assume the image of the stronger contractor's race.
  • From Bad to Worse: The Goddess transporting Makoto in the middle of a battle where the hyuman army is retreating from the demons had the effect of causing the destruction of both.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Makoto in spades. He starts off as an Ordinary High-School Student with very plain looks and some talent at Archery. By the time he lands in the new world, he's such an overwhelming magical force of nature that he has to wear special clothing and jewelry to suppress his aura, lest adventurers instinctively recognize him as a threat and attack. He just gets more powerful from there, to the point that a major plot point is that he can't interfere with world events or he'll accidentally cause The End of the World as We Know It.
    • We get to see exactly what Rembrandt had to do to become successful at what he does. It wasn't pretty, although he seems to regret it.
  • Giant Spider: Mio, before gaining a human form and the Arkeys, was a large arachnid.
  • God Is Flawed: The Goddess hands down. Other gods are also seen as beings with their own individual flaws.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Tomoe and Mio fit this trope when someone gets too close to Makoto.
  • Happiness in Slavery: Tomoe, Mio, Shiki, and Tamaki made a servant contract with Makoto and are content with it.
  • Hollywood Homely: In universe example as most humanoids fall under this. Justified because the goddess is a Jerkass who dislikes ugly things. So she definitely put some influences to "brush off" humanoids who don't meet her beauty standard.
  • Identical Stranger: Hasegawa in Japan and Toa the adventurer looks very similar despite living worlds apart.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Mio uses a fan in battle.
  • Irony: Shiki is a Lich who specializes in healing magic.
  • Jerkass God: The Goddess whom Makoto saw before "landing" to the new world is one. Insulting him, threw him at the wasteland, gave him the ability to speak with non-humans but not the ability to speak Common Tongue which she gives to any other hyuman.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Not really a katana but a curved one-edged blade is what Tomoe prefers to use to complement with her samurai identity. It was made by the best craftsmen around obviously.
  • Language Barrier: Makoto is able to understand and speak to any non-hyuman beings but is unable speak and understand the common (hyuman) language though he manages to get through understanding only. He later bargains the Hyuman language from the Goddess.
  • Language of Magic: Magic is worked through a system known as Ancient Language.
  • Loads and Loads of Races: It's fantasy so this bounds to happen.
  • Our Demons Are Different: The number one adversary for The Goddess and Hyumans in their war against each other.
  • Our Dwarves Are All the Same: The manga currently has one group of Elder Dwarves who join "Asora" and a named dwarven adventurer.
  • Our Elves Are Better: The manga currently has one named elven adventurer.
  • Humans Are Average: Most common race encountered there, though they're referred to as "Hyumans".
  • Lizard Folk: Mistio Lizardmen.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: The Supreme Dragons are closer to incredibly powerful spirits or low-level gods, with the capability to shift forms, control entire elements, never age, and reincarnate even after their physical bodies are destroyed.
    • Tomoe is a large Eastern Dragon who has the ability to read peoples mind, create mists of illusions, can create an empty pocket dimension, and is into Japanese period dramas.
    • Root is considered by most to be an equal to the Goddess, can make massive magical networks like the Adventurer system, and can shift between a giant golden dragon, a woman, and a man at will.
  • Our Liches Are Different: Shiki is a Lich who specializes in Earth magic and healing magic.
  • Magical Incantation: Known as arias and they come in different varieties.
  • Meaningful Rename: Makoto renames Shen Long as Tomoe and Calamity Spider as Mio after they became his subordinates.
  • Meditation Powerup: A more permanent variant than normal for this trope. By using the meditation technique he was taught for archery, Makato is able to increase his already ridiculous amount of power past 'multiple demon lords' to 'just shy of a god'. Each time he does it he also causes the world around him to warp to become more like Japan. Allowing the growth of Japanese foods. He didn't even realise he was doing it until his companions watched him doing it.
  • Miko: Included with the Shrines and Temples that were gifted by the 3 gods; one of them was Touda who later on becomes Makoto's subordinate and is renamed as Tamaki.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: So far in the manga and novel, the goddess's name hasn't been revealed yet. So the characters and readers call her "The Goddess".
  • Otaku: Makoto and Tomoe. The former for having books, games, things on his hard drive, and watching so many period dramas. The latter for actually becoming Makoto's subordinate so she can watch his memories of above and record the projection.
    • Later, Mio became one after Tomoe lent a copy of Makoto's memory recording period dramas. She and Tomoe then fight over watching the recording.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Makoto. When he is that strong, he can destroy an army or a nation facing him with ease.
    • Mio and Tomoe as well. They leveled Zetsuya to the ground in an evening in a strength contest.
  • Physical God: Makoto unknowingly created the mist town Asora, which is close to the actions of a creation deity, the amount of mana he has at the start of the series is almost to that of god level (and only gets stronger the more he trains), and he can increase the maximum amount of mana by double to the point he could surpass the Goddess.
  • Pocket Dimension: The mist town Asora, which is it's own little universe contained outside the worlds of the Goddess or our Earth, though it's only the size of a town and later a small countryside.
  • Power Incontinence: Makoto has so much mana that he is unconsciously leaking it out at all times, to the point that people witnessing this instinctively recognize him as a lethal threat - a monster in human form. (Described as "like seeing a group of demon lords appearing all at the same time.")
  • Power Limiter: Makoto wears mana suppressing clothing and rings in order to hide the ridiculous amount of mana he has. These items constantly filter his mana into powerful enchantments so they are useful beyond just draining his mana. The craftsman who created them was openly stunned that the mana drain didn't kill him outright when he put them on without properly setting up the Power Limiter for the Power Limiter.
  • Reconstruction: Of the typical Story-Breaker Power protagonist that isekai light novels use. Everyone who fully understands how strong Makoto is treats him as a living Doomsday Device, one that absolutely must be kept as far away from politics and taking sides in conflicts as possible, lest he start wiping entire civilizations out.
    • We even get to see some Alternate Timelines where Makoto does start taking sides, all of which have led to The End of the World as We Know It. Thus, a running theme through the story instead becomes about the consequences of giving teenagers ultimate power itself, rather than how they derail existing plot lines.
  • Retired Badass: Makoto's parents were former adventurers, and are currently a couple of children story book writer and illustrator.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: The princess of the kingdom of Gritonia became an adventurer to help the kingdom's Hero.
  • Self-Made Man: Rembrandt started as a small merchant and clawed his way up to where he is now.
  • Shrines and Temples: A Shinto shrine, a Buddhist temple, and a Pantheon were gifted to Makoto by the 3 gods that visited Asora.
  • Small, Secluded World: The mist town Asora isn't that much secluded as per se since Makoto, Tomoe, and eventually Mio and Shiki can create a mist gate that leads to the outside world which lets them enter and exit the mist town whenever they want.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Makoto and his party. Makoto especially could single-handedly end the hyuman-demon war if he wanted to, but ultimately decides not to get involved with it at all and just wants to live as how he sees fit. Daikokuten actually temporarily gives Makoto the ability to see Alternate Timelines where he did stop the wars by taking various sides. It ends poorly in every single instance.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Komoe, a child-sized clone of Tomoe that helps manage Asora. All the other main characters are least teenagers in appearance.
  • Tranquil Fury: Makoto finally snaps after a group of hyuman-supremacist adventurers he teleported to Asora to save from their own racist stupidity decide to pillage the place, causing an explosion that kills all but the adventurer's leader, harms several hundred Asora residents, kills several side characters, and puts Tomoe into a coma. He calmly follows her through the gate, entraps the woman in his own version of Tomoe's mist, and calmly and methodically defends against her attack, cuts both her arms off at just past the elbow with a small dagger, kicks her violently to the ground, and slits her throat. He only has an emotional reaction after the fact.
  • Trapped in Another World: Played straight and inverted. Makoto is the former, his parents is latter as they were ones trapped in Earth. See Deal with the Devil entry.
  • Undying Loyalty: Tomoe, Mio, Shiki, Tamaki, and those of Asora are extremely loyal to Makoto to the point that they would kill anyone who would disrespect and/or hurt him.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: While in the Goddess's world, combat is still new to Makoto but he compensates it with his super human body and ridiculous amount of mana he has.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Many adventurers of Tsige become tools of a conspiracy after Rembrandt made a group who takes every single low-ranked quest. Low ranked adventurers have no choice but to take quests which are above their ability. Most tragic are the adventurers from orphanages, as they have no proper upbringing.
  • Wizarding School: Academy Town teaches magic.
  • What If?: Daikokuten gives Makoto dreams of what he could have done and its effects on the world if some things had happened differently.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Differently colored hair is common in the Goddess' world.
    • Tomoe is depicted with blue hair on the Light Novel cover.

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