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Venus Kisoukyoku  
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Description
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Takami and Akira are childhood friends who attend the same piano classes. Compared to the rough and boyish Takami, Akira is more feminine and cute and is also more skilled in piano. Takami thinks of Akira as a younger sister, but one day, Akira suddenly kisses Takami and says he likes herÖ?!

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Manga

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Associated Names
ヴィーナス綺想曲
維納斯綺想曲
วีนัส คาปริชโช จับหัวใจใส่ทํานอง
Khúc ngẫu hứng Venus
Venus Capriccio
Venus Kisoukyoku (Capriccio)

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.6-7 by Esthétique (1614d ago)
v.1 c.1-5 by Esthétique (1614d ago)
v.5 c.24-29 by Midnight Scans (1935d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (778 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.15 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 28th 2013, 7:44am PST

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Year
2005

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Serialized In (magazine)
Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
CMX (4 Volumes - Defunct)

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Weekly Pos #660 increased(+166)
Monthly Pos #993 increased(+73)
3 Month Pos #1132 decreased(-9)
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On 1865 completed lists
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Why is this popular ?   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by plaiin
July 14th, 2014, 2:24am
How did this get hundreds of votes saying that this was good? I went into this with high expectations, and I was thoroughly disappointed. The only parts I did like we're the few pages where their personalities were switched. I have a feeling that this may have been the first manga of many girls, since there are so much better than this.

The characters are extremely cliché and predictable. You could easily tell what they were going to say or do next. There weren't any interesting or new romantic events. It was mainly catching her from falling down the stairs. I believe that happened three or more times. Yea that's how the romance develops.
Sure, the art's alright. It's nothing special, and I don't remember any great backgrounds. Akira's cute but Takami was really annoying. I guess if you want to read a romance between a blonde pretty boy with a loud tomboy, you can read this, but there are better ones out there.
Also, the climax of the manga was awful and the reasoning was really really bad. It was poorly paced and rather unrealistic.
Every page I turned was me with a furrowed brow trying to understand why this is so well liked. Basically, this was just your average generic shoujo so read this if you want.
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Nice!   
Rating: 8.4 / 10.0
by milkgreentea
January 30th, 2014, 5:00pm
Wonderful read, but it can get a bit dull since it's a bit realistic - real life doesn't bring you amazing plot lines like One Piece, after all. But I didn't like the male lead having some kind of a European background - way too typical. I somehow still like this, though...not sure quite why. Perhaps it's the way the story was told, the atmosphere and mood that the story created that drew my attention...
And as usual, the girl's as dense as ever, but at least she's not a crazy over-achiever with inhumane abilities like in so many shojo mangas.

... Last updated on January 30th, 2014, 5:05pm
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a light read   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by miraclewisher113
December 16th, 2013, 1:15pm
The story is sweet, but I wouldn't expect much from it. The story was cliche and the characters were very unoriginal. It's just a typical shoujo read. There have been better and worse manga's.
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Childhood-friends-turned-lovers done right!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Msag
August 2nd, 2013, 4:02pm
^ as said in the title, I think what really sets this series apart from the rest of the stories in this genre is that it actually feels realistic. How both of them are close as childhood friends is evident by how comfortable they are in each other's presence and also brutally honest with each other when they have to be. But breaking out of that comfort zone into becoming lovers, the awkward yet sweet journey it is because underlying the new relationship is their former more deep relationship as childhood friends... yup, I think this one's done it right.

Don't get me wrong, there are a bunch of stock characters and cliched setups here and there, but there are certain moments too which really made the characters resonate with me. I think my favourite character out of everyone is Akira. Poor boy is so sweet and innocent, yet wants so badly to break out of the (i wouldn't say "friend" cuz its worse than that) brother-zone, that I find him really different from all the other shoujo male heroes out there.

Plus, the piano thing isn't a gimmick. Lots of chapters deal with the characters' insecurities regarding advancement in their piano skills, and it very effectively develops the characters, especially Akira's, throughout.

So yeah, I'd say that there are certain chapters that lag and make you go "oh whatever, I'll finish this some other time", but suddenly it hits you with these sweet moments that it makes you want to keep reading, cuz their friendship/love is that believable. smile

... Last updated on August 2nd, 2013, 4:06pm
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Theme of piano was awesome   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Nirachu
December 27th, 2012, 5:59pm
It's true that there wasn't much plot, but I still couldn't drop this series. Both main characters were immensely likeable. The main girl protagonist was strong-willed and determined, and complemented the almost fragile and elegant personality of the main male protagonist perfectly. Being a piano player myself, I enjoyed the way the theme of the piano was presented throughout the series, and how the characters used piano music to express themselves and communicate with each other. The assortment of characters throughout is also quite nice, although the main protagonists are the most strongly developed characters, so don't expect much character development other than that. It should be noted that the two main characters grow on you throughout the series. I liked how they weren't just transparent characters who didn't change and improve along the way.

Overall, it's a refreshing, uplifting manga. If you enjoy shoujo manga or play the piano (or any musical instrument for that matter), I'd recommend reading this manga. Give it a try! biggrin

... Last updated on December 27th, 2012, 6:01pm
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Meh   
Rating: 5.8 / 10.0
by Saons
March 16th, 2012, 11:09pm
I guess my review's going to be one big spoiler.
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After the romantic relationship is established, it really goes downhill from there, and the romance was barely entertaining before that point. It throws in the cliche "artist living in the shadow of his famous daddy has issues" near the end, leaving for a poor excuse of a climax/ending.


It really isn't much of a read, unfortunately, and it's a shame to see such nice artwork go to waste.
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Try it   
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by Silver Fantasy
September 30th, 2011, 12:19am
Admittedly, there wasnít a plot. But for some reason, I liked this manga. Itís not a classic by any means and is a quick read so I read it. The girl is a tomboy (a real one, not the supposed ones in many series) and her personality fit my taste, while the guy is feminine but elegant/composed (and more in love with her than she is with him) and I unexpectedly liked him too. Really weird. Anyways, they were enough to keep me entertained and the focus on their music also helped a bit. Iíd recommend this but donít expect too much. Itís a decent, speedy read that you might find cute.
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Truley one of the Best   
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by AyameAkira
September 16th, 2011, 4:06pm
I read so many mangas that i can hardly remeber them i find myself rereading manga thinking i ve never read them but realize i have with in a few chapters. Venus capriccio is one of the ones i always remeber and reread a lot. its absoulutly one of my favorite a great manga that ill always remeber!
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Loved this manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Namida
March 2nd, 2011, 1:12am
Maybe it's just me but I really loved this manga.

The art is actually really nice and I didn't expect it because Nishikata Mai's art in Hana no Kishi wasn't that appealing to me... there's something weird with the way I view things. I don't know. It just seems to me like Venus Capriccio's art is better than her most recent work.

As for the story, I find it quite cute that the progress is slow and that throughout the whole manga, there was only 1 kissing scene. Being a pianist myself, I loved how they used the piano as a form of communication. The character personalities are indeed cliche, but I still found it quite entertaining. The comedy came out naturally and not forced, for me, and that's a good thing.

Hated the ending, honestly, but I usually hate the endings of most manga. This story's ending was a bit annoying for me because I would rather they ended the manga with a scene where Takami is already a successful concert tuner and Akira is the one playing in the concert, not with Takami and Akira only achieving half-way.

Typing this serious is seriously killing my brain and fingers.

AKIRAAAAAA~~~ <3

... Last updated on July 25th, 2011, 9:29am
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i enjoyed it!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by dreamit.
February 19th, 2011, 6:42pm
It does indeed seem a little cliche and all but i really like the feelings that this manga presents. It's a light read full of growth, character development, love and dreams and possibilities.
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Not really a fan of the ending though. But i did see it coming, it was kinda obvious from the start that he would study abroad. The last chapter where he comes back to visit her was also predictable but i do wish there was another chapter showing their lives 10 years later when they both become successful.


Nevertheless, i enjoyed this manga! It's simple, light and heartwarming
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