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Kaikan Phrase

Kaikan Phrase

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Sensual Phrase
Japanese: 快感 フレーズ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 44
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 20, 1999 to Mar 25, 2000
Producers: Studio Hibari
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.601 (scored by 2106 users)
Ranked: #11622
Popularity: #2327
Members: 6,036
Favorites: 86
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

music romance

Synopsis

After the break up of their old band, guitarist Yuki & drummer Santa decide to form a new one. They recruit bass player Towa, young guitarist Atsuro, and after much persuasion, vocalist Sakuya. Together they form Lucifer and they struggle to make it in the music business, and also to stay together. As well, they have to deal with personal issues, such as parental objections, and watching their old bands succeed ahead of them. Sakuya is the most troubled band member, as he has to deal with his tragic past, and his relationship with teenaged lyricist Aine.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Kaikan Phrase

Characters & Voice Actors

Kiryuu, Atsuro
Kiryuu, Atsuro
Main
Suzumura, Kenichi
Japanese
Suzumura, Kenichi
Nagai, Yoshihiko
Nagai, Yoshihiko
Main
Sakurai, Takahiro
Japanese
Sakurai, Takahiro
Ookouchi, Sakuya
Ookouchi, Sakuya
Main
Matsukaze, Masaya
Japanese
Matsukaze, Masaya
Sakuma, Kazuto
Sakuma, Kazuto
Main
Chiba, Susumu
Japanese
Chiba, Susumu

Staff

Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Fujimoto, Yoshitaka
Episode Director, Storyboard
Suzuki, Iku
Episode Director, Storyboard
Yoshida, Reiko
Script, Series Composition



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Feb 23, 2009
Cerian
Since I had just finished watching Kaikan Phrase, I thought I'd do a little review on it.
I came across this anime while updating the Kaikan Phrase manga entry, I immeadiatly added it to my plan to watch list since I had liked the manga so much.
The story is very simple, the band Lucifer tries to make it to the top of the music charts while various people try to stop their journey to the top.
I was disappointed to say the least but enough about that, onto the good points:

The other members of the band (besides Sakuya), get a lot more screen time and character development, read more
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Jun 22, 2008
2gud2btru
I still have a "hang-over" over Nana so I was browsing for some animes thats relevantly similar to it. Came across Kaikan Phrase but had a dout coz its quite old. But I somehow ended up watching it and have no regrets at all.

The story started of typically. A little bit slow but as it progresses you'll find yourself hooked. There's a lot of character development that would make one kind of attached to each band member. It was focused more on the band, on have they struggled, how they developed they're relationship to each other and how they overcame the obstacles read more
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Recommendations

Music, struggle, losing a parent, wanting to protect something
It seems to me that if a person liked the story of Kaikan Phrase, they'd like Beck too. They're both stories about mostly strangers coming together and working towards their dreams of being a famous rock band. They were very similiar but Beck was done better, I think.

Opening Theme

#1: "サバイバル (Survival)" by GLAY (eps 1-11)
#2: "堕天使BLUE (Datenshi Blue)" by Λucifer (eps 12-22)
#3: "Cの微熱 (C no Binetsu)" by Λucifer (eps 23-36)
#4: "TOKYO幻想[イリュージョン] (Tokyo Illusion)" by Λucifer (eps 37-44)

Ending Theme

#1: "Everlasting" by FEEL (eps 1-10)
#2: "蜃気楼 (Shinkirou)" by FEEL (eps 11-22)
#3: "Overhead Run" by Transtic Nerve (eps 23-34)
#4: "love around" by e.mu (eps 35-43)
#5: "堕天使BLUE (Datenshi Blue)" by Lucifer (ep 44)
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nothing like the manga
mrzkitty
1 replies by SamuraiSx »»
10-04-13, 4:43 AM

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