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Sakuya, the lead singer for the hard-rocking band Lucifer, is the unattainable object of desire for millions of hopeful women. Aine is the demure high school student who suddenly finds herself in the middle of a raucous rock'n'roll circus. Together they're writing the book of love one hit song at a time!


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Associated Names
Điều nguyện ước
두근두근 프레이즈
Ecstasy Phrase
Sensual Phrase

Groups Scanlating
Dark Princess Scanlation
Raining Mangas
Shoujo Crusade

Latest Release(s)
c.Reincarnation by Tokyo Illusion (815d ago)
c.2002 Special Chapter by Tokyo Illusion (890d ago)
v.17 + Special c.Sidestory 2 (end) by Shoujo Crusade (1717d ago)
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18 Volumes (17 + Special Volume) (Complete)

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Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (530 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.56 / 10.0
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January 14th 2013, 11:15pm PST

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Sho-Comi (Shogakukan)

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Chuang Yi
Viz (18 Volumes - Complete)

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Skip the manga, watch the anime   
Rating: N/A
by sakirol
August 1st, 2013, 12:49am
Manga: like the rest of Shinjo Mayu's stuff ... lots ... and lots ... of smut ... and not much else.
Anime: completely different. Goes over the development of the band and has an interesting storyline. Actually pretty entertaining.
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Decent enough   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by FMACodeBleachMan
July 14th, 2013, 10:13pm
I didn't know what to think when I read the summary. I found it odd to think that a girl would write sensual songs and be good at it. But due to this ability, she was found out by a band and became their lyricist and fell in love with the lead singer. So, something good did come from this odd ability. Though I did notice that even though she is the lyricist, she only wrote about two or three songs for the band in the story. Anyway, I really enjoyed the story and found the love between Aine and Sakuya endearing. I especially liked how protective Sakuya was about Aine. I like it when the boy is protective because it shows he really loves the girl. It also helps that Sakuya is good looking!
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Miko Akeenah
February 25th, 2013, 6:29pm
@bunny pink, nice to see you are not ranting.......hmm?. Well, personally, i don't have anything against Shinjo Mayu but neither do I like rape manga. However, there's one thing that struck me, it was pretty ballsy of Aine to not let the fact that she was raped ruin the rest of her life. Some women aren't dat strong enuf to 4get such a painful event. I want to believe that is the msg the mangaka wanted us to have.
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neutral...gets boring   
Rating: N/A
by doroteya333
January 12th, 2013, 1:47pm
Some of the comments are too critical, people mainly comment on the lameness of her characters or forceful sex, but everyone knows what to expect from Mayu's works and it is exactly why her works are being read. Personally I couldn't get past a few chapters, it simply got boring, all the drama isn't very dramatic. As for the smut, the sex scenes are so repetitive and boring too, there are plenty of other mangas with much better smut content. what I do actually dislike is the ART. Seriously, what's up with the guy's hair and overall proportions? the female is only half size but surprise surprise has a pretty amazing d-cup bust! With such proportions their sex positions would be impossible to implement...

... Last updated on January 12th, 2013, 1:48pm
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Rating: N/A
by bunnypink
September 5th, 2012, 6:29am
Ok,let's get something straight.I respect Mayu Shinjo as a manga artist,and I don't hate her or anything.But,as a feminist and a person who knows when something is not wright,I have to say that Mayu Shinjo's works are: UNREALISTIC,UNMORAL,SADISTIC,MYSOGYNISTIC (hatred toward women),and not to mention the huge amount of SEXUAL VIOLENCE,or in other words,RAPE.:-(
I know that some people might think that it is ridiculous to discuss about a perverted manga,because the genre tells us what this kind of manga is all about.But,there is a huge difference between "erotic love" and "rape".I've read a couple of Shinjo's works (which I feel a bit ashamed),they include LOVE CELEB,KAIKAN PHRASE and HAOU AIREN.Most of the girls in Shino's mangas are so stupid it hurts,with a brain size of a walnut.They are so naive that a 3 year old couldn't compare,and so weak that it makes me wanna scream.:-@
The guys must always be soo handsome,popular,athletic,intelligent...actually,Mayu Shinjo makes them look so perfect in comparison to the girl characters that it makes me wanna puke.And I especially hate the same themes in her mangas:the guys always appear nice and charming in the beggining,then later show their true sadistic nature.I would say that the most disguisting male character to me was deffinatelly Hakuron from "Haou Airen".He was everything I hate:
cruel,manipulative,two-faced,and a real rapist.:-@ I felt misery,anger&hatred at the same time while reading it. I was so glad that Hakuron got killed in the end becouse he totally deserved it.
It makes me sad that Mayu Shinjo writes stuff like this,and I think that her works are offensive to both women and men.I think that every normal guy could never do such a thing to a woman he loves.
And there is also a question for these mangas: Would the main female character love the main guy if he wasn't soo handsome and popular? Would she let him rape her if he was an old,ugly and wrinkly man? Of course not,but it seems that Mayu Shinjo tries to prove in her mangas that "As long if the guy is handsome&perfect,he can do with me what ever he wants.Even if it means raping and hurting me." :-(
Please,don't make me laugh and throw up at the same time. :-@
This was my personal opinion about her mangas,but I didn't mean to offend the readers of her works.If you like Mayu Shinjo's works,feel free to read them.Everyone has the right to read what they want and have their own opinion.
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love or hate   
Rating: N/A
by Agradine
July 28th, 2012, 6:31pm
You either love this manga or you don't.

I will answer this comments about sex...well this IS about teens people! I know not all teens are like that, but this manga was not just about sex. There was lots of drama here and I cried. If you don't like it then don't read it, but don't take the enjoyment for those of us who like it.

Thank you Mayu for writing and drawing this work!
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Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by hyunwon88
May 18th, 2012, 12:25pm
I have to agree at the comment below. This manga is all about sex. Suprisingly this manga was popular with the young girls which is allarming. IMO I think this manga is created to fulfill girl's sexual fantasies or perversion. Anyway the plot is cliche and repetitive; girl gets bullied guy rescue girl, girl was hurt guy avenge girl. There is no progress with the character and as the story continues
it gets worst.

I recommend this manga to all shinjo mayu fan's who love weak female who gets rape by her partner and some villains.

All I can say to the next readers ; read this manga at your own risk.
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I think i'm gonna puke...   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by blueshadows
November 27th, 2011, 9:59pm
Ew. gross. disgusting. horrible. immature. unrealistic.
after reading this, i feel like giving it a 10. on the other (and sadly nonexistent) end of the chart.
You can't hate on me for saying this if you're a Shinjo-addict, because i've read most of her works, and more besides. I know my smut.
You know how there's music you feel like you have to dance to? i found manga i feel i have to puke to. both this one and haou airen, which is another
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piece of crap i can't stand. who honestly reads raperaperaperaperape and likes it? answer, sickos and phycopaths, that's who.

beyond that, i'm a feminist. screw males. who do you think let you live? who's smart enough to live longer in the first place? SM's girls are wimpy, fake, and rediculous. oh, speaking of SM, her female characters are almost always the perfect fit for the m in sm.
i think shinjo mayu is bad for my heart (and my stomach). a 1 from me.
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hmm... :/   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Kinky-Chan
October 31st, 2011, 7:01pm
Okay, so...I've just started to read this and I'm not sure what I should say. Maybe my opinion my change if I get to the end or something. The only character that I'm not satisified, right from the start, is Aine. I know all girls are weak and so on but that's not necessarily true either. At first, I thought that I can accept the fact that she's weak and not strong minded. But as I get into the middle of the story, I just realized that she's just running around in circles. She never change, even from the start. She's still having that "I must be a burden, so I need to give up!" and starts to run away. Although I think she braves up a little with the Ayako case. (I really feel like slapping Ayako, really!)

I hope she'll grow stronger, instead of just counting on Sakuya for protection or giving up Sakuya for the sake of protecting him in her own way or something. I mean, Sakuya will be hurt too!
Instead, I hope to see that she'll protect their love and not giving up!! *sighs* I better continue reading it. tsk tsk.
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Absolute horsesh**   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by alex3510
September 30th, 2011, 5:40pm
Wow, what drugs was I on to ever think this was good?
Someone please teach feminist studies in Japan, because the sexism in this was horrific.
Seriously, what was I thinking rating it well ??!

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