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Tenshi no Kiss (ASHIHARA Hinako)  
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From Tokyopop:

When a young girl loses her confidence to dance, she fears she'll never set foot on the stage again. But then she falls in love with an all-guy avant-garde dance troupe and their leader...and everything changes. Soon, her primary goal in life is to join the troupe and snag the guy. So what if she's missing a Y-chromosome? She's got spunk, skill, and passion--and, in the end, she hopes that love will conquer all.


Related Series

Associated Names
Angel's Kiss
Forbidden Dance
Tenshi no Kisu

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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Rating
Average: 7.7 / 10.0 (176 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.53 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 30th 2017, 12:56pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Betsucomi (Shougakukan)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
TokyoPop (4 Volumes - Complete)

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Monthly Pos #1441 increased(+258)
3 Month Pos #3198 increased(+400)
6 Month Pos #3621 increased(+1249)
Year Pos #5693 increased(+1071)

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On 198 wish lists
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I liked this!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Agradine
January 14th, 2014, 11:24pm
I could never be a ballet dancer...nope, but this was really neat to read. I liked Aya's character. She's a simple character...not complex. She knows what she wants. She gets jealous, but she also understands that sometimes we have to allow those we love to do what they want. *sigh* I want it to be longer wink haha
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Yeah, me too.   
Rating: N/A
by yumemiru
March 16th, 2009, 4:22pm
I liked this story. Ashihara Hinako-san always tells good story. And while some people may complain about the character development, I quite liked it. It's simple---just like Aya. Aya's not a complicated character. She knows what she wants, and she tries her best to get it.
I thought the interaction between Aya and Akira was fabulous. It's not always a kiss kiss grope scene all the time, and you can't run around blabbing your feelings either. So, as 'love' scenes go, this was pretty alright.
And I can't really complain about the art too much. I thought it looked pretty nice, though I can see that a few people thought differently. It's okay. Her art got way better, but as 'old' art goes, I can't complain.

Anyone up for a short little romance(that's not totally cliched and hyperactive) should go for this. It's cute, and it's somewhat original.
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not bad   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by windshadow
January 9th, 2009, 9:04am
Plot was alright, the characters lack depth due to the short story, but i suppose you must give her credit for her pacing.

Art was prettttyyy bad.... It's not just the "old school' factor as some has mentioned, in fact i think most manga with nicely done "old school" art is in fact better. It's just that, well, the basic angles and proportions were quite off - ignoring the eyes because that's always off.

But thankfully, she improves and well, the storyline is enough to keep your attention as a light read.
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Forbidden Dance   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by luzzz
November 12th, 2008, 9:44pm
I'm always a sucker for shoujo manga which focuses on dance, and ballet no less. It's always great to see characters in manga overcoming obstacles and hardship and striving towards their goal. The art and storyline are ok, but what really makes this manga stand out from all the other manga out there about ballet are its dance illustrations. The author really knows how to evoke a sense of frenziness and excitement in her drawings of the dance perfomances - especially those of the avante-garde dance troupe.

This is a nice shoujo/romance manga with a nice pace. It doesn't take long to read, so I'd recommend this to anyone who is looking for a simple shoujo manga with a sprinkling of drama.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Chlorophyll
July 23rd, 2008, 8:16pm
I really liked the ballet aspect of this manga. It's a pleasant shoujo and the romance was nice, somewhat bittersweet as it's not a romance without it's complications and shortcomings (which makes it more like a normal, common romance that more people can relate to - a plus in it's own) and non-irritating (unlike some shoujo I've experienced that had "romance" that was mostly perverted and seemed as if the mangakas had no real experience with romance whatsoever). The art was decent - the ballerinas looked very graceful and the pages looked nice and clean. The heroine had a great goal and an admirable ambition towards ballet. The theme of striving for your dreams was great. I enjoyed reading this manga and it's definitely a bonus if you are interested in ballet.

... Last updated on July 23rd, 2008, 11:48pm
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Rating: N/A
by taiminhx
June 28th, 2008, 3:43pm
Once you get past the kinda oldschool art, you'll really enjoy this manga. The passion for dance is so incredible, it's like you can feel it yourself. It was very good, a nice read on any given day.
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Rating: N/A
by pandora
February 8th, 2008, 2:43pm
well the art was not that bad and after a while you dont pay any attention to it doesn't bother you at all you just get into the story that I personally enjoyed and I think all of you will enjoy it too (^_^).

thanks for the attention,

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by blueseeker
February 2nd, 2008, 8:13am
At the beginning i did not think too much of the art but i warmed up to it rather fast. I could not stop laughing at times which made it quite entertaining so this one is a good read, the story is also touching at times. Thank God there was not too much drama like in most shoujos.
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Pretty Good...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by astroasis
July 22nd, 2007, 8:18pm
I can't say the art was my favorite, but it was pretty good. I liked the ballet spin on it, but as someone else said... It was kind of typical.
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Very typical shoujo about ballet   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by candyloop
March 20th, 2007, 9:01am
The only non-typical thing about it is that itís short and fits the whole plot in 4 volumes, which make the story a bit fragmentary with not much character development. The art is rather unskillful too (thankfully in the more recent authorsí works that has been changed for the better) All in all pretty average.
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