In You Shine in the Moonlight, Sho Tsukikawa’s adaptation of Tetsuya Sano’s light novel, a high-school girl with a rare terminal illness tasks her classmate with completing a bucket list of her unfulfilled wishes, and in the process they fall in love. Unlike most stories of doomed adolescent romance, Takuya (Takumi Kitamura, reuniting with the director of Let Me Eat Your Pancreas ) is aware of Mamizu’s (Mei Nagano) condition from the outset. She suffers from a rare condition called “luminescence disease”, for which there is no cure. She is confined to a private clinic, where she is kept under constant observation, and as her condition worsens, she begins to glow in the dark.
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