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From Viz:
Drawn into the exciting world of kabuki theatre, young Akari spends her time after school assisting the famous actor, Shonosuke Ichimura. In the real world, however, this prince of kabuki is actually a high school cutie named Ryusei. The pair's relationship gets off on the wrong foot but eventually, with the help of a cat known as Mr. Ken, the two teenagers fall in love.


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Associated Names
極付 楽屋裏王子
Backstage Prince
Prince Behind the Backstage
Sau bức màn nhung

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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (572 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.73 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 14th 2013, 11:36pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Betsucomi (Shogakukan)
Shojo Beat (Viz)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (2 Volumes - Complete)

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Year Pos #3284 increased(+286)

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On 302 wish lists
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Loved it :)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dreamit.
December 1st, 2010, 10:42pm
Full of romance and i love how the guy isn't cocky about his looks or talent like other shoujo mangas. I also love how the girl doesn't fall in love with him just because he;s hot. The fact that it contains kabuki theatre makes the manga really unique and interesting.
Loved it and you will too smile
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Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by KittyTeea
August 3rd, 2008, 9:30am
The story was sweet and funny, but without many surprises. The problems always got quick and not very spectacular settlements, but somehow the storyline was really enjoyable. As a lightread it can be just the thing that will brighten up your day.
The artwork was cute, and I especially appreciated the expressivity of the characters.
All in all I recommend it to any fan of this genre or to anyone who has a bad day.

... Last updated on August 3rd, 2008, 9:31am
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by ren.v
December 22nd, 2007, 3:14pm
Overall, I think it's a really cute story. There's nothing too dramatic, so the two volumes are just enough to cover a nice story without feeling like it's too long. I think it's a bit interesting, since I haven't read a manga that deals with kabuki yet. However, the plot is a typical shoujo one and the characters do seem to fall in love quickly. If you're looking for a cute and sweet story then you should read it, but if you're looking for something with more substance then this isn't the story for you.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by lonny
October 6th, 2007, 12:21am
It is short and sweet. very cute!
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by whindel_21
July 6th, 2007, 12:38am
Have just grabbed my copy. Typical story I guess. The guy doesn't like to socialize, (he tends to glare at people so that they won't bug him) he mostly talks with his cat or his best friend. Until his encounter with the girl who doesn't leave him even when he glares at her. The only girl who he can tolerate to be with. lol

I like The King's Pawnshop better though
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a very good story   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by magnolia93
September 20th, 2008, 2:10pm
you might think its gonna be a typical,uneventful story but that impression could one only get at the first chapter.Just read further and then you'll see the story is really great.The characters are really original and so is the story.This manga is really worth reading smile

... Last updated on January 2nd, 2009, 5:49pm
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Great Story   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mangafan321
May 22nd, 2008, 9:18am
Very sweet story, i was only annoyed with one of the characters Naoki (Spolier) he is the guy that tries to steal Akari from Ryusie, he was annoyingly obsessed with Akari, i wanted to kick him a few times, and tell him to leave Akari and Ryusie alone. Ryusie was such a sweet guy, he loves Akari so much, and i love how he is himself when she is around.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by rita
August 6th, 2007, 5:53pm
Its cute, typical shojo manga but honestly don't expect anything mature like in other shojo's. Its very light and cute. Nothing major, just fluffy :3
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Pretty Cool   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Chibiheaven
February 28th, 2007, 2:27pm
its a pretty cool manga..the story lines a bit wierd... >.< i can like..guess what the whole stories about tho >.<

... Last updated on March 11th, 2007, 8:16pm
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Rating: 8.2 / 10.0
by jidfurikuri
January 21st, 2007, 12:00pm
This manga is really good...The artwork is great and the story line is interesting...that's all i have to say aobut it...
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