Manga Monday #5 Sensual Phrase, Vol. 1 (Sensual Phrase #1) by Mayu Shinjo

Sensual Phrase, Vol. 1 (Sensual Phrase #1) by Mayu Shinjo


Volume 1-18

Review: I love Mayu Shinjo’s work! She is such a great artist and she really knows how to write a plot to suck you in! This is one of the first manga’s I read many, many years ago, it is also one of my favorites that I can very clearly remember. This manga is also very different from what people are reading now a days, because back when this was written it was common for a manga to not have a happy ending. But, this one does have one, it just has to take some very bad roads before getting there. When I was reading it, I kept freaking out, thinking that Aine and Sakuya would be torn apart and not be together in the end. Thank the manga gods, that they were able to end where they did. Another great thing about Shinjo’s work is that you and always tell who the main guy character is in all of her series by the ‘Tell’ they all have that Sakuya always did in this manga. And Sakuya has a habit of showing up in her other series as himself! This manga is one heck of an emotional rollercoaster, love, happiness, sadness, despair, and oh so much more!

4 out of 5 stars.

1-18 volumes.

Mature Content and themes.

Published by VIZ.

Summary: As a budding poet and lyricist, Aine is on her way to an audition one fateful afternoon. Absentmindedly stepping into the street, she barely avoids getting struck by an oncoming vehicle. Not only is the cute teenager lucky to be alive, but her brush with death turns out to be a date with destiny. The driver of the car just happens to be Sakuya, the charismatic and fabulously handsome lead singer for a band called Lucifer. In short order, Sakuya and his crew compose a song using AineÅfs lyrics. The tune proves popular with the bandÅfs fans and Sakuya decides he wants a relationship, both professional and personal, with Aine. ThereÅfs only one small requirement: The lyrics Aine writes must be erotically charged. And guess what? Sakuya fully intends to introduce the young and inexperienced girl into the world of sensual delights. Does Sakuya actually care for Aine, or is she just another sexual conquest for him? Will Aine fulfill her dreams and become a professional lyricist, or has she simply sold her soul to Lucifer?



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