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Backstage Prince, Volume 1
     

Backstage Prince, Volume 1

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by Kanoko Sakurakoji
 

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Drawn into the exciting world of kabuki theatre, young Akari spends her time after school assisting the internationally famous actor, Shonosuke Ichimura. In the real world, however, this prince of kabuki is actually a high school cutie by the name of Ryusei.

Akari is totally clueless about kabuki--and boys--but she's eager to learn about both. Her first encounter

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Drawn into the exciting world of kabuki theatre, young Akari spends her time after school assisting the internationally famous actor, Shonosuke Ichimura. In the real world, however, this prince of kabuki is actually a high school cutie by the name of Ryusei.

Akari is totally clueless about kabuki--and boys--but she's eager to learn about both. Her first encounter with Ryusei doesn't go very well, but with the help of a cat named Mr. Ken, the two teenagers quickly become prince AND princesses of kabuki. Love was never so dramatic!

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Publishers Weekly

Ordinary girl Akari follows a belled cat into a kabuki theater in an opening scene reminiscent of Alice's trip to Wonderland. High school hottie Horiuchi, earlier hurt by Akari's accidental entry, turns out to have broken ribs and a great talent for the stage. Akari becomes his assistant, even though she knows nothing about kabuki, and he hates everyone. There's lots of internal monologue as Akari ponders Horiuchi's attitudes and her feelings about him. He tolerates her because she's the only one who keeps trying to spend time with him regardless of his bad attitude. She falls almost instantly in love but fears her feelings because she'll never fit in his world. Panels consist of the traditional shojo manga focus on heads and facial expressions. The story is similarly traditional, straight romance with the emotionally blocked male needing female redemption to express love. (If this sounds familiar, it's been the grounding for countless Harlequins.) This book provides the emotional drama of Sensual Phrasewithout the sex, making it suitable for a teen-and-up audience and anyone who loves the roller coaster of feelings as two people meant for each other find each other. (Mar.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421511726
Publisher:
VIZ Media LLC
Publication date:
03/06/2007
Series:
Backstage Prince Series , #1
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
313,876
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Birthday: August 1 (Lion)
Blood type: AB
Born in Tokyo.
Debut title: Live ga Hanetara (Serialized in Deluxe Betsucomi in 2000), which won the 45th New Manga Artist Award of Shogakukan. Sakurakoji is a prolific artist having completed 9 separate series' in her young career. The artist is also the owner of a cat that was featured in a recently published picture book (roughly translated as Shojo Artists and Their Cats). Kanoko Sakurakoji is a fan favorite in the pages of Betsucomi Flower Comics.

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Backstage Prince, Volume 1 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it read volume 2 also.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is a great book!!!!!!!!!!!
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Oh Shoujo manga, how I like some of your series and some not but at the same time, its fun reading this genre. Yes the story sounds familiar and yeah it has some cliches here and there. But still I found this to be okay but has its moments. The art was good. Same art style reminded me of Black Bird (same artist). Good volume.
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I bought this for my daughter, she loved it.
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I liked this book because of the plot!