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Forbidden Dance (manga)

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Alternative title:
Angel's Kiss
Tenshi no Kiss (Japanese)
天使のキス (Japanese)
天使舞伶 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Genres: drama, romance
Themes: ballet
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Aya is a young ballerina, who is suffering from bad stage fright and contemplating on quitting ballet, when she sees a performance by all-male ballet troupe COOL and its enigmatic leader Akira. Captivated by him and COOL's performance she tries to apply for it, but Akira will let her in on just one condition - win the National Ballet Competition.
User Ratings: 67 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1 vote (dub:1)
 Excellent: 7 votes (Eng:3, sub:2, ?:1, dub:1)
 Very good: 15 votes (Eng:7, sub:4, dub:4)
 Good: 14 votes (Eng:5, sub:5, dub:3, edit.dub:1)
 Decent: 20 votes (Eng:12, sub:7, dub:1)
 So-so: 4 votes (sub:2, Eng:2)
 Not really good: 2 votes (Eng:2)
 Weak: 3 votes (Eng:2, dub:1)
 Bad: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 211 users, rank: #417 (of 6564)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.716 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.6097, rank: #3917 (of 7209)
Weighted mean: 6.680 (Good−), rank: #4308 (of 7209) (seen all: 6.97 / seen some: 6.04 / won't finish: 4.47)
Bayesian estimate: 6.737 (Good−), rank: #2884 (of 3431)
Number of tankoubon: 4
Number of pages: 196
Vintage: 1997-12
Release dates: We have 12
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Graphic novel
    Forbidden Dance (GN 1) 2003-08-01 (from $1.99)
    Forbidden Dance (GN 2) 2003-10-01 (from $14.64)
    Forbidden Dance (GN 3) 2004-01-01 (from $28.88)
    Forbidden Dance (GN 4) 2004-02-01 (from $22.12)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story & Art: Hinako Ashihara
Japanese companies
Publisher: Shogakukan
English staff
English cast
Translation: Takae Brewer

Adaptation: Tisha Ford
Cover Layout:
Aaron Suhr (vols 1-2)
Matt Alford (vols 3-4)
Editing: Jodi Bryson
Graphic Design:
Anna Kernbaum (vol 1)
James Lee (vol 2)
Retouch & Lettering:
Jen Nunn (vols 1-2)
Rubina Chabra (vols 3-4)
English companies
Licensed by: Tokyopop
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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