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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

Groups Scanlating
Dark Princess Scanlation
Raining Mangas
Shoujo Crusade

Latest Release(s)
c.Reincarnation by Tokyo Illusion (822d ago)
c.2002 Special Chapter by Tokyo Illusion (896d ago)
v.17 + Special c.Sidestory 2 (end) by Shoujo Crusade (1724d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (17 + Special Volume) (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (530 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.56 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 14th 2013, 11:15pm PST

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Serialized In (magazine)
Sho-Comi (Shogakukan)

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English Publisher
Chuang Yi
Viz (18 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #651 increased(+219)
Monthly Pos #1400 decreased(-3)
3 Month Pos #1429 increased(+23)
6 Month Pos #1492 decreased(-126)

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On 493 wish lists
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Stay Away!!!   
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by flowerzan
October 10th, 2008, 8:40pm
I would have to agree with some negative comments regarding this specific manga and other works by Shinjo Mayu. Her works were one of the first mangas I've read and I thought greatly of them but after having read so many mangas of the same genre, I finally realized the difference between a manga that contains actual entertaining stories and mangas that just exists for the sake of entertaining perverted thoughts.

Most of Shinju Mayu's works, including this manga, are just all about dim witted, weak, female protagonists who are easily seduced, molested, raped by male characters who are handsome and powerful. Most of the time, the story just evolves around the female protagonist being bullied or victimized by "fans" of the handsome, perverted male character or she's being raped or doing some perverted acts with the male character.

My personal advice, stay away from this manga, it's not worth it. It lacks substance, unless of course you just want to see smutty scenes and female characters being victimized, then go ahead, feel free to read it, it has alot of that.


Recently I saw an update on this manga. I don't know what I was thinking or hoping for but the story has just turned much much worst. I don't know why the mangaka is so fascinated by female characters being raped, seriously. Is it really that fun writing about stories where women are made into objects and forcefully used over and over. Chapter 74 where the lead female character was totally violated has scarred me for life. I shall never ever read this manga again or even hope that it will ever improve.

... Last updated on April 17th, 2009, 6:29pm
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the best D:?   
Rating: N/A
by willnira
October 9th, 2008, 1:11pm
Uh, not the best in the manga world! ;O hahaha I don't like the art, and yeah...The girls are all fools in her stories! so...I PASS THIS ONE! (:

good luck if you wanna read it! ;D
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a typical Shoujo... no, better said one of the worst typical Shoujo ever!   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Ameonna
September 17th, 2008, 2:52am
I think if I want to sum up all my thoughts and emotions during reading this manga in one word, the result word could be this: CHEAP.

yes, you heard me. this manga is a cheap product coming from a cheap artist who still doesn't know how to tell a story without making a complete fool out of her protagonist. and god, how she is using of cliches over and over again until all the charm and beauty of her original plot line is getting ruined like this.

if you are looking for a beautiful story which has been written seriously and professionally, then this manga is not for you. otherwise, you may enjoy the stupid and illogical romance between Sakuya and Anie, especially when they are fighting over her VIRGINTY!! ....I have to admit it, mangaka really made me laugh there.

And before I finish this: her drawing style sucks! I have seen worse works around but Mayu's style is really some thing! >_< like her obsession with drawing long fingers which is kind of creepy, lol.
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Best of Best!   
Rating: N/A
by -InuMiko-7
April 6th, 2008, 3:03pm
Hello people? Do you not get that this is one of the best work of Mayu Shinjo EVER? Kaikan Phrase is awesome! And come on! With out smut, this is nothing, well, without it, it still would be awesome, but adding the smut to it makes it even better, smut is always good. Mayu Shinjo's work without smut would be not as appealing. Anyways, Kaikan Phrase is awesome, the songs are perfect and alluring, the anime is awesome except for the end, they need to extend it and not end it. The Manga is amazing! It's romantic, it's sexy, it's out right amazing! Sakuya and Aine romance, number one. It does not matter if the theme is kind of like other mangas, it's still unique and that is what counts. Different characters, storyline and all of that. This is a worthy manga to read, it will blow your mind! Really, do you not see or notice a good manga when you read one? Or maybe people are too picky of a critique, open your eyes and see the true depth of meaning to these works of Mayu Shinjo! Sigh...people these days don't appreciate good work!
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good for an old manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mangotango
March 29th, 2008, 7:23pm
I usually don't read any mangas pre 2000 since the style of the 90s are to old fashion for me thus I dont like anything drawn before 2000, but this was an exception since it was by shinjo mayu. Her work is awsome down from storyline to drawing. Although I can not vouch for anything she drew before this one this is the only manga I like because of plot and not because of the drawing. Otherwise I'm in love with her other current works with better drawings. This one has a great plot very cute.
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It's Shinjo Mayu- What did you expect?   
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by Aevis
March 19th, 2008, 11:46pm
I think if you have a lot of time to kill, you should give this manga a try. When I read it, I went through six volumes in one sitting but of course, like any mangas beyond volume 5 it got repetitive. This was my first real "shoujo/smut" manga so I have fond memories of this series and the anime! I
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...It could be worse, right?   
Rating: 5.5 / 10.0
by Obloquy
February 21st, 2008, 1:57am
I got through the first three volumes before I wanted to off Aine. Stupid, Stupid girl. Great for smut lovers though. Not one of the best the mangaka's works though.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Dubby
February 2nd, 2008, 7:10pm
Probably the best Shinjo Mayu series around ^^
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kaikan phrase   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by EtceteraSpeed
January 14th, 2008, 6:01pm
a LOT of shinju mayu's work is smutt.... urgh. I wish she'd cut down on the smut a bit. I really liked the storyline for this one. And I don't mind smutt. In this one, it worked fine. ^-^ The art's not the best, but she got a lot better after every chapter. And she did start the series in 1997. I actually quite like Shinjo Mayu's works. For this one, I say go for it! But when you stop liking it... don't read on. Because for this one, I think it's just you like it or you don't. I think it's one of the ones where if you like it, you really, really like it. If you don't, then you just can't stand it D<
I for one, really, really liked it. >-<
I bought the entire series. It was sooo good. (but I don't have volumes 2 and 9 TT-TT)
The ending was satisfying... but not the best// Good though. Not rushed.

Oh yeah. I forgot to mention that if you liked the storyline but didn't like how shoujo it was, then try the anime. It has a different feel. And it's not so shoujo. XD
I happen to like both the anime and manga. lol.

... Last updated on February 9th, 2008, 2:02am
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pretty good manga with quite a bit of smut   
Rating: N/A
by luvxallxmangas
December 10th, 2007, 3:31pm
this was a good shoujo manga, with all of the entertainment business stuff and the relationship between sakuya and aine. . . i actually kinda felt bad for ralph grazer. oh, and their son is so adorable. xD
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