Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora
Let's go back to 2000's.
Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2006 - #10
Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2007 - #4
Publisher: Dengeki Bunko
Status: Completed (8 Volumes - main story at 6)
Anime Adaption: Yes
At first: Dengeki Bunko (MediaWorks)
then re-released by ASCII Media Works in 2 books
The latest version was by Bunshun Bunko (Bungeishunjū) as 4 volumes.
After contracting hepatitis A, Ezaki Yuuichi has been confined to a hospital, away from his friends and family, much to his displeasure. To relieve his boredom, he has taken to sneaking out of the hospital, usually putting himself on the receiving end of a beating from his nurse.
Upon meeting a girl his age also staying in the hospital, he is immediately captivated by her beauty. Akiba Rika's personality is not quite as captivating as her beauty however.
In fact, she is rather selfish, moody, and bossy.
But as the two spend more time with each other, they become closer, sharing the ordinary joys and trials of a budding teenage romance, even when darkened with impending tragedy—for Rika's condition does not leave her much longer to live.
An endearing and heartbreaking story about two people falling in love—but have only so much time together.
While the series focuses on regular and everyday interactions, there is always this clock ticking in the background, soon to stop signalling the end of their time together.
Spotlight time! A friendly bump to an older post that hasn't had any recent conversation in order to draw attention to it.
This is an old one but extremely underrated series. The LN would be an even better experience than the anime so bumping this with a vote!