Sensual Phrase (manga)

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Alternative title:
A Way with Words 
Kaikan Phrase (Japanese) 
Strofe D’amore (Italian) 
快感フレーズ (Japanese) 
超快感指令 (Chinese (Taiwan)) 
Genres: drama , romance 
Themes: music , smut 
Objectionable content: Significant 
Plot Summary: Sakuya Ookochi is the young, handsome lead singer for the up and coming group Lucifer. He seems to have everything: looks, talent, a fancy car, yet he also has a deeply troubled past and a too strong personality. His life is changed when he nearly runs down Aine Yukimura. She is a teenager with a talent for words, and Sakuya falls in love with her and her lyrics immediately. Aine also falls in love with Sakuya, but their relationship faces many obstacles. Obsessive fan girls, Sakuya's half brother, and members of rival bands are just some of the things that stand in the way of Aine & Sakuya's love. 
User Ratings: 138 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 23 votes (Eng:15, sub:5, dub:2, edit.dub:1)
 Excellent: 30 votes (Eng:11, dub:11, sub:6, edit.dub:2)
 Very good: 27 votes (Eng:18, dub:6, sub:3)
 Good: 15 votes (Eng:7, sub:5, dub:3)
 Decent: 22 votes (Eng:16, sub:4, dub:1, ?:1)
 So-so: 8 votes (Eng:6, sub:1, others:1
1 German dubbed
 Not really good: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Weak: 6 votes (Eng:3, dub:2, sub:1)
 Bad: 1 vote (Eng:1)
 Awful: 3 votes (Eng:3)
 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 409 users, rank: #194 (of 4771)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.391 (Good+), std. dev.: 2.2887, rank: #2148 (of 4880)
Weighted mean: 7.131 (Good), rank: #2454 (of 4880) (seen all: 7.91 / seen some: 6.89 / won't finish: 4.38)
Bayesian estimate: 7.149 (Good), rank: #1904 (of 2905)
Number of tankoubon: 18 
Number of pages: 195 
Vintage: 1997 to 2000 (serialization) 
Release dates: We have 90
Official website:
Trivia: We have 3
News: Show:
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Graphic novel
    Sensual Phrase (GN 1) 2004-03-24
    Sensual Phrase (GN 2) 2004-06-09 (from $7.99)
    Sensual Phrase (GN 3) 2004-08-11 (from $7.99)
    Sensual Phrase (GN 4) 2004-09-22
    Sensual Phrase (GN 5) 2004-11-01
    Sensual Phrase (GN 6) 2005-02-01
    Sensual Phrase (GN 7) 2005-04-15
    Sensual Phrase (GN 8) 2005-06-15
    Sensual Phrase (GN 9) 2005-08-09
    Sensual Phrase (GN 10) 2005-10-11 (from $7.69)
    Sensual Phrase (GN 11) 2005-12-06 (from $42.08)
    Sensual Phrase (GN 12) 2006-02-14 (from $61.40)
    Sensual Phrase (GN 13) 2006-04-11 (from $40.47)
    Sensual Phrase (GN 14) 2006-06-13 (from $9.08)
    Sensual Phrase (GN 15) 2006-08-08 (from $39.64)
    Sensual Phrase (GN 16) 2006-10-10 (from $36.28)
    Sensual Phrase (GN 17) 2006-12-12 (from $53.83)
    Sensual Phrase (GN 18) 2007-02-13 (from $7.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story & Art: Mayu Shinjo 
Japanese companies
Publisher: Shogakukan 
English staff
English cast
Translation: Joe Yamazaki 

Adaptation: Kelly Sue DeConnick 
Cover Design: Izumi Evers 
Eric Searleman (Vol. 1-13) 
Kit Fox (Vol. 14-18) 
Alvin Lu (Vol. 2-4, 16-18) 
William Flanagan (Vol. 1) 
Editorial Director:
Alvin Lu (Vol. 5-7) 
Elizabeth Kawasaki (Vol. 16-18) 
Executive VP: Hyoe Narita (Vol. 3-7) 
Executive VP Of Marketing: John Easum (Vol. 16-18) 
Executive VP Of Sales: John Easum (Vol. 16-18) 
Graphic Design: Izumi Evers 
Lettering: Rina Mapa 
Managing Editor:
Annette Roman (Vol. 1-15) 
Megan Bates (Vol. 16-18) 
Production Director: Noboru Watanabe (Vol. 6-15) 
Production manager: Noboru Watanabe (Vol. 1-5) 
Hyoe Narita (Vol. 8-18) 
Seiji Horibuchi (Vol. 1-7) 
Senior VP of Editorial: Hyoe Narita (Vol. 1-2) 
Sr. Director of Acquisitions: Rika Inouye 
Sr. Director of Licensing: Rika Inouye (Vol. 1-6) 
Sr. VP of Marketing: Liza Coppola (Vol. 16-18) 
Touch-up Art: Rina Mapa 
VP of Marketing: Liza Coppola (Vol. 1-15) 
VP of Publishing: Alvin Lu (Vol. 8-15) 
VP of Sales:
Joe Morici (Vol. 4) 
Liza Coppola (Vol. 5-15) 
English companies
Licensed by: Viz Media 
French staff
French companies
Publisher: Pika Édition 
French cast
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
Publisher: Editorial Ivréa (España) 
Spanish cast
Italian staff
Italian companies
Publisher: Editions Star Comics 
Serialized In: Amici 
Italian cast
German staff
German companies
Publisher: Egmont Manga & Anime 
Serialized In: Manga Twister 
German cast
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Licensed by: Sharp Point Press 
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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