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Kaikan Phrase  
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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

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Dark Princess Scanlation
Raining Mangas
Shoujo Crusade

Latest Release(s)
c.Reincarnation by Tokyo Illusion (814d ago)
c.2002 Special Chapter by Tokyo Illusion (888d ago)
v.17 + Special c.Sidestory 2 (end) by Shoujo Crusade (1716d 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
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... and yet I always come back for more ...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Istaria
May 1st, 2009, 8:30am
This manga is one of those titles with a pretty wild premise, cliched to high heaven and so very sappy and the definition of 'shojou'. But I can't stop reading! Even though I laugh at the story (and it's not because there's anything intentionally funny) and scoff at the ridiculousness of the plot twists, it's one of those silly little stories that somehow keeps you wanting more. You know how this ends, there's no possible way it would deviate from the traditional happy ending, but it's still fascinating to read all the way through and follow Aine's impossibly 'colourful' life =P
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A bit repetitive, but not bad...   
Rating: N/A
by bl0nd3sn4k3
April 28th, 2009, 9:49am
If you like more to your stories... find something else... if you like a quick read, something that will get you out of real life for a few moments... read this. I like the guys in the story, specially the main guy Sakuya... and the chick, Aine isn't horrid... just very naive and at times ditzy.

Ok I admit Aine's emotions and struggles were a bit repetitive in the beginning, and she seemed to forget her vow to become a woman worthy of Sakuya quickly. Eventually however, we do see her faith and strengths deepen and that is when we get to see Sakuya toy with people... which was quite fun. However things can't go smoothly and of course cliched things happen, and you ask yourself didn't Aine learn anything. Yet, we must remember her type of character -naive- and expect such things.

Yes, there is smut, yes there is a lot of it, however not much in the act of sex is shown... so you just see a naked girl on a bed getting kissed... well quite frequently.

I have yet to finish this manga, but I am looking forward to the end. I liked how Aine has turned out, and how other people have been changed because of her outlook on life.

I have at this point seen most of the anime and have read most of the manga, and both have their strong points and their weak points, but I do not regret the time I have spent on either.

... Last updated on April 28th, 2009, 9:52am
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First smut manga   
Rating: N/A
by deblazes
April 21st, 2009, 5:31pm
Wow, this was the first smutty manga I ever read. The artwork is very beautiful. And even with the cliche storyline, its entertaining and a good read. I liked it.
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Anime is better!   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by DrenroseL
April 11th, 2009, 2:44pm
I don't really like Mayu Shinjo's works, but this is the best manga she's done. The artwork is OK and the storyline was also quite good. If i had to choose between the manga and the anime I would definitely choose the anime. The manga focus too much on the relationship between Aine and Sakyua... and because of that it gets a little tedious I think. I don't really get any emotions from Mayu's works, I find it very cold and not very interesting.
NO! I recommend people to see the anime instead.
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just ugh   
Rating: N/A
by winterbear
February 20th, 2009, 2:45pm
when i first read the first chapter, i thought it would be good. but no, the characters have rarely interacted with each other besides smut scenes and now they're deeply in love to the point where he gives up his father's company for her. that was very unnecessary since with the power he hold with that company, he can easily drive his brother out. >.>.

the girl really really annoys the hell out of me. she's weak weak weak weak weak weak to death just waiting for sakuya to come save her whenever she's in a pinch. and she's also very indecisive. another thing is that how come everyone is coming together to bully a poor heroine and always taking advantage of her. i gave up on like 13 chapters just couldnt take it anymore
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kuka65
February 16th, 2009, 7:55pm
If you consider that it was done almost a decade ago and still an up to date content, it is a great story. Probably would be great if you could see the anime first, because it is based on the band not the girl as the manga is. Shinjo Mayu makes a good job drawing and not giving the image of an decade old manga. The problem notice for all is around the heroine, who is too naive and yes, too many times plain dumb, making the story tiring in certain moments. She is too much medieval woman, always depending on her knight to tell her what to do or waiting to be saved, never learning with her bad experiences. Not considering these details, I love this manga, and have the complete series, some volumes first edition, and never get tired of re-reading the great ones. I only wish that Shinjo-san could have explored more the other characters' life stories as the anime did a little. Anyways it is worth reading and meeting a gorgeous rock-star-knight: Sakuya Ookoshi and his yummy band mates.
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Ugh... totally 'patterned' shoujo.   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Liria
January 12th, 2009, 5:27pm
I started this story, and things were fine for around the first 5 volumes, and then I just started getting tired of the heroine, who never seems to learn anything or gain any confidence. I'm tired of seeing: girl does something stupid, guy saves her, she has confidence issues, he reassures her, repeat ad nauseum. If they'd stopped around chapter 35, it probably would've been OK, but I don't think I can take another 10 volumes of this! I moved it to my unfinished list. Some day when I'm feeling masochistic, I'll pick it up again.
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Not that Bad!!   
Rating: N/A
by br4nd0nh347
December 5th, 2008, 12:52am
I must say that even though I do not like smut mangas (except for Red River) much, this is one of the better smut mangas. It's better than Haou Airen if that means anything to you.
Typical school girl.
Typical famous guy.
Shinjo however tells this tale in a way that isn't bitter sweet, nor is it disgusting,
but just right. But still smutty. I hope that provides enough information so you can decide whether or not to read it.
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It was smutty...and that's all there really was.   
Rating: N/A
by Scriptwriter Mika
November 5th, 2008, 9:12pm
Rating: 5/10

Well, I suppose in Kaikan Phrase's defense, it could have been worst. If you are a fan of smut, well, you'll get plenty. I actually like the artwork here, it's not horrible, not my favorite, but definitely on the good side of my preferences. I admire the eyes, which I think are the best parts. Smut scenes are done decently enough because I have seen worst.

The plot, however, was cliche, typical, and rather bland. Alright, musicians, with erotic music, wonderful...but why must the girl always be victimized? I like the concept of the band of Lucifer, it wasn't a horrible idea, but every chapter seems to revolve around the female protagonist in some way. I kind of stopped caring about must of the characters very early on the series. It's always boy meets girl, fall in love, and everyone is suddenly out for the female. Le typical of shoujo. >_>;

And as for the characters, if you dislike weak female leading characters, turn away now, or just enjoy the smut. Aine, well, she was better than the girl from Love Celeb, I'll give her that much, but other than that she was rather two-dimensional for my taste. I understand that she loves Sakuya but the fact that she often waits for him to save her, all those times she cried, I don't know, I just wish she would grow a backbone sometime soon. Some of the male characters were decent characters. Funny what a background can do for a character! Anyhow, it seemed to me that the characters I learned more about, their pasts, their families, not just their love interests, the more I liked them. However, the deeper glimpses into the other characters were very brief before going back to Aine and Sakuya.

All in all, if you crave smut, read it. If you crave a good storyline with smut, go read something else, like Midnight Secretary.
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Mayu's best   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by vampiremaddy
November 4th, 2008, 7:48am
Although this might not be to everyone's taste I think is Shinjo Mayu's best works so far. There is smut, but it fits in with the storyline and is not just constant meaningless assaults like some of Shinjo's other works *cough*

Aine is a weak character, so don't read if that annoys you too much, but she is famous in her own right for her song writing which gives her a crediable reason to be with Sakuya.
The ending is really sweet though and shows Aine growing as a stronger person which is great!

If you prefer to focus on the band members I'd watch the anime as it's more general and Aine is not even introduced till halfway through the series.

It does become a little repetetive like many shoujo's and I would stay away if you hate weak heroines with posessive men but I would recommend it if you like a light hearted smut series!!
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