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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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快感・フレーズ N.Y.編 終わりなき神話
Điều nguyện ước
두근두근 프레이즈
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Dark Princess Scanlation
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Shoujo Crusade

Latest Release(s)
c.Reincarnation by Tokyo Illusion (1589d ago)
c.2002 Special Chapter by Tokyo Illusion (1663d ago)
v.17 + Special c.Sidestory 2 (end) by Shoujo Crusade (2491d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (17 + Special Volume) (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.5 / 10.0 (550 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.46 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 11th 2015, 12:05am PST



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Sho-Comi (Shogakukan)

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English Publisher
Viz (18 Volumes - Complete)

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Weekly Pos #816 increased(+44)
Monthly Pos #1276 increased(+156)
3 Month Pos #1627 increased(+199)
6 Month Pos #1887 increased(+33)

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On 847 reading lists
On 509 wish lists
On 1603 completed lists
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Dull and forgettable, not to mention unbearably cliche   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
June 21st, 2014, 10:49pm
This manga just topped my list for the worst shoujo I've ever read.

No attempt whatsoever was made to deepen the plot of the shallow genre of showbiz (it's so overdone that hard work is needed for a masterpiece about showbiz) The author stuck in the randomest "romantic" situations in illogical parts. It makes you wonder what kind of people these characters are, and if they are mentally sane. I can't see why these two would fall for each other so quickly!!

It must be the sex organs telling them to find somebody. How lonely and shallow that is.

Also, the low level teenage angst infuriated me. What's with this continuous outside interference? Honestly are you all that stupid?! I can't even....

Even the smut scenes are cheap, I wasn't turned on at all ha ha ha. Totally not worth anyone's while.

EDIT: I came across the manga again, and it's just as bad this time. sad I don't recommend this.

... Last updated on April 25th, 2015, 10:57pm
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The word ROCK is the only thing I like about this manga   
Rating: 1.5 / 10.0
by tipz
June 20th, 2014, 9:11pm
I thought the rock star image was too flashy.. More pop band looking. There was no heart pounding love making scene.. Artistry not my favourite..
Starts off with her meeting the rock star pretty fast. Them falling for each other fast. And just the same annoying interference from others the whole time.. With them doing the same thing to each other as a solution. Just to end in such a predictable way.

... Last updated on June 22nd, 2014, 5:45am
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Decent enough   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by FMACodeBleachMan
July 14th, 2013, 10:13pm
I didn't know what to think when I read the summary. I found it odd to think that a girl would write sensual songs and be good at it. But due to this ability, she was found out by a band and became their lyricist and fell in love with the lead singer. So, something good did come from this odd ability. Though I did notice that even though she is the lyricist, she only wrote about two or three songs for the band in the story. Anyway, I really enjoyed the story and found the love between Aine and Sakuya endearing. I especially liked how protective Sakuya was about Aine. I like it when the boy is protective because it shows he really loves the girl. It also helps that Sakuya is good looking!
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Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by hyunwon88
May 18th, 2012, 12:25pm
I have to agree at the comment below. This manga is all about sex. Suprisingly this manga was popular with the young girls which is allarming. IMO I think this manga is created to fulfill girl's sexual fantasies or perversion. Anyway the plot is cliche and repetitive; girl gets bullied guy rescue girl, girl was hurt guy avenge girl. There is no progress with the character and as the story continues
it gets worst.

I recommend this manga to all shinjo mayu fan's who love weak female who gets rape by her partner and some villains.

All I can say to the next readers ; read this manga at your own risk.
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hmm... :/   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Kinky-Chan
October 31st, 2011, 7:01pm
Okay, so...I've just started to read this and I'm not sure what I should say. Maybe my opinion my change if I get to the end or something. The only character that I'm not satisified, right from the start, is Aine. I know all girls are weak and so on but that's not necessarily true either. At first, I thought that I can accept the fact that she's weak and not strong minded. But as I get into the middle of the story, I just realized that she's just running around in circles. She never change, even from the start. She's still having that "I must be a burden, so I need to give up!" and starts to run away. Although I think she braves up a little with the Ayako case. (I really feel like slapping Ayako, really!)

I hope she'll grow stronger, instead of just counting on Sakuya for protection or giving up Sakuya for the sake of protecting him in her own way or something. I mean, Sakuya will be hurt too!
Instead, I hope to see that she'll protect their love and not giving up!! *sighs* I better continue reading it. tsk tsk.
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Absolute horsesh**   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by alex3510
September 30th, 2011, 5:40pm
Wow, what drugs was I on to ever think this was good?
Someone please teach feminist studies in Japan, because the sexism in this was horrific.
Seriously, what was I thinking rating it well ??!

... Last updated on May 2nd, 2013, 2:33pm
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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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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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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Cerulean
January 16th, 2007, 12:35am
i dont really care about the manga, but the anime ROCKS!!!!....check it out on youtube and i'm sure you'll love it!....less focus on relationships, but then, you just have to get tired of all those shoujo stuff after a while eh....the anime is more focus on the band, but the songs, the story, and everything else (including the art) is much much much livelier and better!!!! i love the anime biggrin !!!

ps: the manga is fine too, but i think that the story would've been much better without the overdose sex....2 much sex would lessen the meaning of it >_<

... Last updated on January 18th, 2007, 1:44am
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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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