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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 her…?!

Type
Manga

Related Series
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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 (1757d ago)
v.1 c.1-5 by Esthétique (1757d ago)
v.5 c.24-29 by Midnight Scans (2078d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (788 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.14 / 10.0
10
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9+
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8+
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7+
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4+
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3+
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1+
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Last Updated
December 28th 2013, 7:44am PST

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Year
2005

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
CMX (4 Volumes - Defunct)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #571 increased(+197)
Monthly Pos #1044 increased(+77)
3 Month Pos #1179 increased(+12)
6 Month Pos #1161 decreased(-55)

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On 1244 reading lists
On 845 wish lists
On 1893 completed lists
On 136 unfinished lists
On 336 custom lists

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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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Not great, but not bad   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by mystichead
April 3rd, 2010, 2:22am
As a critic, I suppose this is a good read if you just want a hint of romance which is unique in the perspective that both sides were a;ready perfect and complimenting each other. There is some character and plot development but, since the characters were close to perfect in their roles anyway, not much was done, but that's fine. It's not simple comedy, nor the deep stuff. What saves it is the lack of cheesy romantic roles one can fine in a cliche shoujo, the ones in shounen, and heck even a number of those found in seinen or josei, roles that show quite impractical and unrealistic thought pattern (but those are fun sometime...only sometimes).

A good read if u want to do all 5 vols at one shot

... Last updated on April 3rd, 2010, 2:26am
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Gorgeous   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by teaspoon
July 8th, 2009, 3:58pm
While I found it to be a tad slow and drab sometimes, the art is absolutely stunning, makes up for everything. Nishikata Mai is one talented artist.
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Nice   
Rating: N/A
by djbreezy
June 26th, 2009, 7:43pm
Venus Capriccio has beautiful artwork and a beautiful story. The artwork is sooooo pretty to look at. The length and plot is also very nice as well and had a nice closure. However, the beginning should have introduced the themes, rather than acting like a filler. Still, characterization is very strong, especially in Akira. He wasn't like the perfect bishie type(though he looks very hot ^^), and instead has flaws. His reactions to certain things are especially cute and original. Once again, it's a very nice story. I recommend everyone to read it!

... Last updated on June 26th, 2009, 7:46pm
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=/   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by spupapi
April 19th, 2009, 6:19am
Well i agree with what Meepyish said...it was kinda boring i had too high expaction for it since it has high rank and good comments for it. There's not so much of romance in start. It's just some boring piano scenes. The start ruined my view for this manga =/
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...   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by donli1
April 22nd, 2009, 5:33am
first of all, before i read the series, i realized the there were a lot of positive comments about venus capriccio... but then, i also noticed the negative comments about it... and guess what, i think their right...

it has a slow progress, and the characters, even though they say that they like each other still doesn't confirm that they are going out until the end of the series... i mean what is with that?

but you know, it's not all negative... even though while i was reading i was also impatient on when it is going to end, you just can't seem to stop reading because you want to know what will happen next..

if you try to finish the series, it is actually good... actually, i don't agree to people that it is like special a... the girl here is a bit of a tomboy and seem strong but 'strong' as a definition for this girl is not about being the best physically but strong as in normally?(i can't think of words to explain it...)

if you will read until the end, it is a good manga... not the best, but it is cute...
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One of the favs :]   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Yenoh
March 7th, 2009, 4:37pm
Well,I was intrigued by the title "venus capriccio" so i went and read it.This is a great manga,light-hearted but has a depth to it biggrin The characters are amazing! Especially the way they care for each other.I like it when Akira tries his best for Takami to stop seeing him a friggin "little sister".The art was great.This series actually remind me of La corda d' oro and special A together,which is awesome.So all this manga needs is for takami to stop being dense and yay! The manga will become more and more fantastic.
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recommended!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by shinorei
May 21st, 2008, 2:10am
The artwork is amazing, and the plot is simple. It's great for light reading, or simply for a normal manga-read. The fact that it's something about music is also a bonus! Did I mention the artwork was perfect? smile
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:)   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by waftingwish
May 14th, 2009, 6:58pm
I was skeptical after the first volume because it was a bit exaggerated and relied too heavily on cliches (you know - potential love rivals, jealous fangirls, crazy school play, amusement park date, etc). After things were set into place it got much better.

I liked the way the music theme was applied to the story and how it was used to connect Takami and Akira and also the way the characters communicated through music. The pacing was just right and so was the development of the characters, especially Akira. I liked that it didn't sugarcoat the issues concerning him. The side characters were likeable as well. Also the art is lovely although I do agree the characters look more mature than they are.

I do agree this series is like Special A but not because the leads have the same personalities but rather their interaction with each other is the same. Takami treats Akira as a friend while Akira is protective of her and wants Takami to notice him. This is very much like Kei and Hikari's relationship. The story also has the same lighthearted feeling and is not focused solely on romance. Like atomdreamer stated its like a toned downed streamlined version (not to say that it's a copy).

It was a fun and enjoyable series to read, and I recommend it.

... Last updated on May 14th, 2009, 7:00pm
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A shojo drama (not high on the romance)   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by fovika
November 11th, 2014, 8:41am
I liked it, for the most part. Would not recommend it though (unless you like only one plot-line that actually worked throughout a story which is surrounded by filling/mini stories that move the plot forwards only slightly).

I don't think this was originally meant to be more than the first volume (which is jumpy). Because things happen in it that are oddly forgotten (like the first kiss and confession). So after we "continue" the manga there are moments that shouldn't be there. Plus more plot/character depth is added to the story. We go through all the relationship steps with them (again), but his time slowly (a more realistic pacing)... with the added background stories (which are not all bad). The full plot has a lot of good points, which make for an ok read.

I like the main characters and most of the side ones. The main characters change depending on what the plot needs, which most of the time is still something their characters would do, but not always. So when you read those off times they stick out like a sore thumb. And their growth is off, if you ask me. They change (I'll give you that), but growth? Not too sure that's what I'd call it. It feels like the "growth" they do is purely for plot reasons and not for personal ones. Only reason I stuck through it was because I wanted to know more about Akira. He (his back-story) is complex and the main plot centers around him (even if it's told through Takami).

I don't mind the clichés, although there are many. The drama is a drag. So much mini dramas (almost every chapter has some sort of an issue that needs to be worked through, that is resolved within that chapter). Plot has holes, but as a whole it's an ok read. There are a lot of chapters (or rather characters) that are not truly needed to move the plot forward. They feel like fillers. The story has at times that "after school special" feel to it, which is not to my liking.

I think this story would benefit from taking out the romance and making it a story about 2 friends instead. That would have helped a great deal on how people view this manga.

Akira's story is truly interesting (and it's the reason people have chosen 8-9-10 as a rating for this manga). Because the romance is not there for those rating, the whole plot (and plot flow) is not there for those ratings, the character development is not there for those ratings. Akira's plot-line is the reason you read you this manga, and the reason I liked it.
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