( Sakuya Graphics )
Characters: Santa (drums), Yuki (guitar), Sakuya (vocals), Atsuro (guitar), Towa (guitar),
Aine (lyricist)-not pictured
So, my friend introduced me to a new manga, Kaikan Phrase (Sensual Phrase), it's very good. Okay so it could be considered complete and total smut, but there is a story there underneath it all, and it's interesting.
Mainly Aine and Sakuya. Sakuya accidentlly almost hits Aine with his car, she drops a poem she's written, he's in a rush gives her a pass to a concert Lucifer is doing, and she runs away. He picks up the poem she dropped, and at the concert sings it as Lucifer's new song. Sakuya convinces Aine, or asks her to be Lucifer's lyricist. And they go from there.
Starts off with Sakuya, playing the piano in a restaurant. Santa and Yuki has quit their band 'Climb', cause Santa find out his GF has been cheating on him with another bandmate,they start visiting live houses, to find replacement bandmates. Towa quits his band also b/c he doesn't think they're improveing. And Atsuro's bandmates are his classmates who are more into studying and passing exams, over continuing as a band. They all find each other, it takes some convincing but Sakuya finally decides to be their vocalist, very cocky, or over confident. He's always getting into squabbles with Santa, who is very high tempered. The reach fame, though they split at one point but get's back together. Finally they try for the international scene, by going to London. Sakuya flips his coin (the way he makes his decisions), and points in one direction. They walk that way and they do this highlight of all the bandmates. Anime OVER.
I've read the first 8 volumes, and it's gone pretty well. I haven't finished the manga yet, (since i'm broke and have no $$ to buy the rest atm), so I went surfing the net to see if an anime was made for it. Low and behold there was one. And being excited like a kid in a candy store, I sad down, and started watching the episodes. There's 44 in total.
It was interesting, okay it was good, the anime, definitely can hold it's own and if I'd never read the manga I would say that I'm totally inlove with it. But I had read the manga, and when I started watching the anime, I hoped to see in motion almost everything I'd read. Though that would not be. It seems where the manga started with Aine(main girl) and Sakuya(main guy) meeting, the anime gives you background on Sakuya, and how he and the band Lucifer(aucifer- for which the anime and manga is about), was formed. It then goes on to show they rise to fame, this take 20 episodes (30min/epi) before it starts up with the manga.
One thing I like in the anime is that there's more interaction with the bandmates. You find out more about them than you do in the manga, where as in the manga, so far I've only read one shortie on Atsuro (bass player-i believe), and Yuki (bass player??)---so i know nothing about bands, they both play guitars...lol....
I'd say that the manga, has a bit more drama in it. That and for some reason every 5 pages, it's Sakuya doing Aine...since basically the Manga seems to be about them.
Anyway, I hope the anime doesn't give me the dissapointing ending like the anime. I mean come on I wanna know more....:D
Some other graphics I did for my new pretty obsession: