Monday, 30 November 2015

Manga Review: Sensual Phrase by Mayu Shinjo



Title: Sensual Phrase
Original Title: Kaikan Phrase
Author: Mayu Shinjo
Artist: Mayu Shinjo

Year of Release: 1997
Genres: Drama, Mature, Romance, Shoujo, School Life, Smut

Status: Completed
Chapters (Translated in English): 84

Volumes & Chapters: 

Volume 1 Chapters 1-5                 Volume 7 Chapters 31-35                  Volume 13 Chapters 61-65
Volume 2 Chapters 6-9                 Volume 8 Chapters 36-40                  Volume 14 Chapters 66-70
Volume 3 Chapters 10-15             Volume 9 Chapters 41-45                  Volume 15 Chapters 71-75
Volume 4 Chapters 16-21             Volume 10 Chapters 46-49                Volume 16 Chapters 76-79
Volume 5 Chapters 22-27             Volume 11 Chapters 50-55                Volume 17 Chapters 80-82.5
Volume 6 Chapters 28-30             Volume 12 Chapters 56-60                Volume 18 Chapters 83-84.5


Summary


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!

My Thoughts


Review covers 84 chapters 

Hi, guys and welcome back to Katie’s Corner! I've recently been looking through my blog and I found that I had yet to review Mayu Shinjo's works. So I thought why not to start in a kind of chronological order; with her longest and most famous works - Sensual Phrase. 

I have read this particular work at least 3 times, and nevertheless, I am always intrigued and sucked in the story as if I was reading for the first time. In the beginning, I was thinking of doing several reviews for this one, but then somehow ended up only doing one. And truth be told, I even lost the raw of the review, so right now I am writing whatever I remember from it. I didn't really have time to reread it again and write another review. 

The story is fantastic and the characters are amazing. If you are up for a shobiz story, this is from where you should start. Get to know Sakuya and Aine, and get to know the most popular band in history - Lucifer. Are you ready to find out if the showbiz is just fame? or are you ready to dig deaper and find out what it mean to be famous? Lucifer will give you an insight to everything! 

So how does everything start? Imagine, being a high-schooler (I'm in university so...) and writing sensual lyrics. And now imagine this, you were nearly run over by a car, and the person who steps out of it is a vocalist of a super popular band. All ends well, but then try to imagine this: your song is sang by that popular band and especially without your concent! And now you are asked to be a song writer. Awesome? yup, but that's not all, you'll have to read the story to get a chance to meet Aine and Sakuya. you will be having fun, but at the same time you will see that the story has many life issues. You won't be able to stop reading once you start!

Enjoy it to your fullest and don't forget to share your thoughts below. Stay tuned for more reviews as well as promos. Don't miss your next favourite book or manga! Happy reading!

XOXO

Katie 


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