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From Viz:
Drawn into the exciting world of kabuki theatre, young Akari spends her time after school assisting the famous actor, Shonosuke Ichimura. In the real world, however, this prince of kabuki is actually a high school cutie named Ryusei. The pair's relationship gets off on the wrong foot but eventually, with the help of a cat known as Mr. Ken, the two teenagers fall in love.


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Associated Names
極付 楽屋裏王子
Backstage Prince
Prince Behind the Backstage
Sau bức màn nhung

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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (572 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.74 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 14th 2013, 11:36pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Betsucomi (Shogakukan)
Shojo Beat (Viz)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (2 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #754 increased(+109)
Monthly Pos #1489 increased(+84)
3 Month Pos #2354 increased(+392)
6 Month Pos #3343 increased(+2)

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On 299 wish lists
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Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by KittyTeea
August 3rd, 2008, 9:30am
The story was sweet and funny, but without many surprises. The problems always got quick and not very spectacular settlements, but somehow the storyline was really enjoyable. As a lightread it can be just the thing that will brighten up your day.
The artwork was cute, and I especially appreciated the expressivity of the characters.
All in all I recommend it to any fan of this genre or to anyone who has a bad day.

... Last updated on August 3rd, 2008, 9:31am
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Great Story   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mangafan321
May 22nd, 2008, 9:18am
Very sweet story, i was only annoyed with one of the characters Naoki (Spolier) he is the guy that tries to steal Akari from Ryusie, he was annoyingly obsessed with Akari, i wanted to kick him a few times, and tell him to leave Akari and Ryusie alone. Ryusie was such a sweet guy, he loves Akari so much, and i love how he is himself when she is around.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by ren.v
December 22nd, 2007, 3:14pm
Overall, I think it's a really cute story. There's nothing too dramatic, so the two volumes are just enough to cover a nice story without feeling like it's too long. I think it's a bit interesting, since I haven't read a manga that deals with kabuki yet. However, the plot is a typical shoujo one and the characters do seem to fall in love quickly. If you're looking for a cute and sweet story then you should read it, but if you're looking for something with more substance then this isn't the story for you.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by lonny
October 6th, 2007, 12:21am
It is short and sweet. very cute!
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first impressions lie sometimes.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Dragoness57
September 8th, 2007, 9:26pm
when first skimmed it (in borders and i was pressed for time XD), i thought it was pretty cliche and boring.. but then i decided to really read it.. and found that it was pretty good =]
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Rating: N/A
by joymahal17
August 31st, 2007, 9:33am
I like it.. it's just a light story.. no major problems i guess... and not full of drama
it's a nice thing to read.. the artwork is great and the characters are good...
i recommend it for a light read =)
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by rita
August 6th, 2007, 5:53pm
Its cute, typical shojo manga but honestly don't expect anything mature like in other shojo's. Its very light and cute. Nothing major, just fluffy :3
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Just finished this...   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by astroasis
July 22nd, 2007, 7:40pm
And I can't say it really moved me at all. I found it a bit repetetive and dull. The hero and heroine fell in love too early in the series. There was very little drama in everything. I don't know... It just seemed lackluster. But then, I read the serialized version. Maybe when it's all read in one sitting, it comes off as more of an enjoyable light read.
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Rating: N/A
by whindel_21
July 6th, 2007, 12:38am
Have just grabbed my copy. Typical story I guess. The guy doesn't like to socialize, (he tends to glare at people so that they won't bug him) he mostly talks with his cat or his best friend. Until his encounter with the girl who doesn't leave him even when he glares at her. The only girl who he can tolerate to be with. lol

I like The King's Pawnshop better though
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Pretty Cool   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Chibiheaven
February 28th, 2007, 2:27pm
its a pretty cool manga..the story lines a bit wierd... >.< i can like..guess what the whole stories about tho >.<

... Last updated on March 11th, 2007, 8:16pm
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