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New Sensual Phrase Manga Ends, Sequel Project Planned

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
'With that voice, that song.' short series launched on February 5

This year's 11th issue of Shogakukan's Sho-Comi (Shōjo Comic) magazine published the final chapter on Thursday of Sono Koe de, Sono Uta o. (With that voice, that song.), Mayu Shinjo's new manga series for her Sensual Phrase manga. The magazine also revealed that a sequel project is in the works.

The manga launched in the magazine's fifth issue on February 5, and was planned as a short series. The manga's first volume will ship on June 26.

The original manga's romance story centers on female high school student and aspiring lyricist Aine Yukimura and Lucifer rock band vocalist Sakuya Ōkouchi. One day, Sakuya runs into Aine with his car. Sakuya gives her a pass to a performance that night, and she hears him perform her lyrics that she left behind after the accident. The two fall for each other but encounter many obstacles as their relationship develops.

Shinjo serialized the original manga in Sho-Comi from 1997 to 2000, and its compiled book volumes have over 10 million copies in print. Viz Media published the manga in North America. A television anime adaptation ran from 1999 to 2000, and the Lucifer visual-kei band was formed in real life specifically to perform theme songs for the anime. The band broke up in 2003 but reunited several times after the disbanding.

The original manga is also inspiring a Sensual Phrase Climax ‐Next Generation- smartphone game app later this year.

Source: Sho-Comi issue 11

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