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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 (818d ago)
c.2002 Special Chapter by Tokyo Illusion (892d ago)
v.17 + Special c.Sidestory 2 (end) by Shoujo Crusade (1720d 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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Sho-Comi (Shogakukan)

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Chuang Yi
Viz (18 Volumes - Complete)

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3 Month Pos #1431 increased(+21)
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everyones bagging on a great manga   
Rating: N/A
by goodgirl94
June 19th, 2011, 5:28pm
sure aine is a little weak however it seems that every single person wants a super strong woman. not every woman is strong even in real life.... especially in real life. and there are parts were aine despite being a weak lead actually shows her strength
sakuya is a typical hot possessive main.

its a little cliche but it is a great overall. i love it and have reread it a couple times.

the best part of the series is how much sakuya and aine love eachother.

its a wonderful series dont let these other reviews stop you from reading
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Sensual Phrase is my favorite of Mayu's works!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by xXHimexChanXx
October 10th, 2010, 3:47pm
Here we go~!!
I comment on mangas like these, because they are near and dear to my heart. And if you ever read this, I beg of you, read the whole thing! It is not a spoiler, but in my own opinion I shed some light on two viewpoints good and bad.
If you are a female, there is no resisting it! Unless you are of another orientation, Sakuya’s captivating power-playing, his absolute way with words, and last but not least, his practical sensibility shines through in this witty tale of an unrealistic chance of fair meeting and the string tugging continuing of it all. When I read this, sometime ago, and trust me I’ve re-read it, I couldn’t stop. It was just so alluring to me. Not the love or the band, but that man!! And not in an infatuated sort of way… It is probably because he kept me guessing; I didn’t know if he was going to bash in somebody’s skull, verbally humiliate them, be a brat about it and use influence to crush them… I had no idea, but what I DID know was that he would take care of them. Just like Steven Segal, the bad guy was going to go down!

Now, you crazy kids keep ragging on Aine, but I have some much earned respect for her. For once in my reading, I found a heroine, in love, that wasn’t always second guessing herself!! Jeez! Because if you love them and you trust them, why are you over here bugging out about how you don’t know how faithful they are! Now, I was filled with excitement when I saw that this dynamic duo wouldn’t have that petty problem…. It pisses me OFF when I see it… I personally don’t like Aine…. That bug eyed little creep… But it gave me relief that she had SOME good attribute. Other than her hokey pokey lyrics a five year old who knew about sex could write.

The only thing I dislike about this book in general is something that all artist go through over time. We see Mayu Shinjou’s work evolve into a more modern concise style of drawing much different than that of her old style. It has a precedent, yet light, sort of feeling on the paper. That is why I deeply admire her drawing style. And it is just because of the fan service… The bug eyed little creep can go to the bad place for all I care. But I always take into consideration that in many ways Sakuya is more of the main character… In the anime he sure was… Even when it came to Aine’s world, the bands world, EVERYTHING revolved around him. Which I thought was wonderful!!

Mayu’s work is not for the female sexist, nor female activist out there… To put it simply, it’ll; just pis you off… But it’s a cute quirky love story that makes you think. Because even though it is very, very unrealistic… There are some key elements that are quite real in regards to this day and age.

Relatively modern and long lasting, a repetitive manga that has turns and twist like you could believe, it is on my favorite list and is also on my hearts love list. I’ll never forget its title.
Sensual Phrase is a must read for flighty girls in, or curious about love.
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A little to weak female   
Rating: N/A
by Chanal
September 22nd, 2010, 11:31am
I really like this manga and all Mayu Shinjo's work is awesome! biggrin But what I don't really like is that the girl is SO god damn weak! She can never stand up for herself, and sure I like that her boyfriend protects her. But still, in almost every situation, he must defend her. It's a little annoying.
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Rating: N/A
by angeltheya_12
August 22nd, 2010, 11:32pm
I like this manga and it's ok for me... No too good not too bad... I like mayu-sensei's works and i like this the most... But i must say all her work focus about band and 'trying to separate' themes and it takes my attetion in a way. I havent read the whole manga YET but i would reccomend this for those readers who like to see more of a manly guy who always protect the female heroine... To make it simple , the story always revolves around the damsel in distress..(^_^) but i might edit this comment after reading the whole thing..(^_^)
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Couldn't finish this one...   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Nox Vulpes
July 26th, 2010, 12:08am
This manga has a really big problem--the plot is basically the same for most of the series. I can sum it up like so: People are constantly throwing themselves at Sakuya/Aine and trying to break them up/take them for themselves. *insert sex scene every so often*

I only made it to volume 15. I couldn't take it anymore and just said screw it.

... Last updated on July 26th, 2010, 12:09am
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Difficult to Empathize   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by shojojunkie
December 13th, 2009, 4:49pm
I like my smut just as much as the next person, but this is the first smut manga that made me wish I didn't have to wade through the muck of a storyline and the heroine's pathetic running scenes to get to the "good" parts. The characters shift personalities so much, but they don't grow at all. If you like a string of shojo-smut one-shots compiled in one continuous story, this is the manga for you. Disappointed.

... Last updated on December 14th, 2009, 2:44pm
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I liked it.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by prettykitty20034
November 24th, 2009, 1:11pm
The words I'd use to sum up this series: Over the top. Was it great literature? No, not by any stretch of the imagination. But it was very entertaining. This soap opera like drama was like a trainwreck, I just couldn't look away. I did like the characters somewhat as well, pushy Sakuya and the airheaded Aine. I thought they went well together and it's refreshing to read a shoujo where the characters aren't afraid to get physical. Maybe because I'm older, but I tend to roll my eyes at the stories where even holding hands is a major event and worthy of embarassment.
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by AlmightygingerOne
July 29th, 2009, 5:00pm
When I first read the description to this manga I was looking forward to reading it, however I was sadly disappointed. I usually don't mind these kind of stories but I'm more of a romantic comedy fan so perhaps I'm not the best judge.
It seemed to me that the heroines love for the main guy was pretty much based on how good looking he was, she was a pushover and never seemed happy unless she was worrying about something, needless to say I found her annoying. If that where my only complaint I'd of probably ploughed on, it was the overdose of clichés that did it, seriously the clichés where like the end product of feeding an elephant phall... eyewateringly painful and all over the place. And if that wasn't bad enough it was unbelievably cringe worthy, oh the pages where dripping with cringe, I found myself not being able to read lines without inwardly groaning so much so that I just started skipping through pages.
Now I've only read the first volume so perhaps it picks up, though I very much doubt it, but that's something I'm not going to find out as I won't be continuing this series. I can see why people may like the manga but its not for me, so each to there own I suppose.
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Rating: N/A
by dustdog
July 22nd, 2009, 12:48am
It's shoujo-tastic. It's also probably the first of it's kind to infuriate me; I can deal with helpless girls and knight in shining armour moments, but there's just way to many of the cliché moments that it goes beyond the scope of shoujo-reality that usually exists within similar titles.

Some will say it's not real, it's a manga, it doesn't have to be realistic, and that's fine, but to me, this is too far removed from both the real and shoujo world for me to finish reading at this point, it really is a Mills & Boon novel for teenagers.

No rating submitted, I can't really give one. It's not something I really care for reading, but for who it tries to appeal to (horny virgin girls who want whatever current teen hearthrob to do them), it's probably a 12/10 or something. That kind of comment might be a bit harsh, but if you read the first couple of volumes you'll understand how apt it is.

... Last updated on July 27th, 2009, 8:35am
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Awwwwww. Loved it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sara_was_here24
June 21st, 2009, 3:51am
Oh my, what is there to say that hasn't already been said...IT WAS TOTALLY AWESOME AND REINS SUPREME OVER ALL ROMANTIC MANGA!!!!!!!!1 *clears throat* I'm really at a loss for words here. Truly.

But seriously, I read this mostly because I wasn't allowed to. My older sister said along time ago that it was to "Graphic" so to speak. So I just thought recently "She'll never know" So I read it and fell in love! Unlike most people I enjoyed Aine's behavior. She was always soo cute, and I loved the way Sakuya acted. And I adored the ending. I cried. Then I wondered why my sister didn't want me reading such a sweet story. The world may never know. I certainly won't.

I recommend this to someone with alot of free time and patients. Every little bit counts!

... Last updated on September 27th, 2009, 3:14pm
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