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Backstage Prince, Volume 2
     

Backstage Prince, Volume 2

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by Kanoko Sakurakoji
 

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There's trouble brewing behind the kabuki curtain. Ryusei's dad doesn't want anything--or anyone!--distracting his son from his chosen profession. It's no secret that he disapproves of Ryusei's romance with Akari. Now he's determined to sabotage their relationship anyway he can!

Overview

There's trouble brewing behind the kabuki curtain. Ryusei's dad doesn't want anything--or anyone!--distracting his son from his chosen profession. It's no secret that he disapproves of Ryusei's romance with Akari. Now he's determined to sabotage their relationship anyway he can!

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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:
9781421511771
Publisher:
VIZ Media LLC
Publication date:
06/05/2007
Series:
Backstage Prince Series , #2
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
230,922
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 5.10(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 2 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Huh, this was series was a little short. Guess I'm used to reading long series. Anyway this was cute, a little cliche with the usual scenarios with most shoujo mangas. But at the same time you don't really mind it. Well, it depends on the series I guess. Otherwise, it wouldn't be as fun to read. Good but okay volume.
AresGoddess More than 1 year ago
Very different from Black Bird, by the same author, but still an extremely good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Happy manga is a little short great characters.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is a really good book :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an extremely good book. They have so many problems to face but they pull through. I love the way they meet.