Kaikan Phrase

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Sensual Phrase
Japanese: 快感 フレーズ


Type: TV
Episodes: 44
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 20, 1999 to Mar 26, 2000
Premiered: Spring 1999
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Hibari
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Themes: MusicMusic, ShowbizShowbiz
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.331 (scored by 40984,098 users)
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Ranked: #25862
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Popularity: #5610
Members: 13,808
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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.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Tokita, Hiroko
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Fujimoto, Yoshitaka
Episode Director, Storyboard
Suzuki, Iku
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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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 (eps 44)


Jun 22, 2008
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 ...
Dec 6, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Ah, just skimming through the screenshots of this anime gives you the nostalgia surrounding that age-old dream and idea: if you believe in yourself and work hard enough, you can achieve anything you set your mind to. If you’re not too old to root along for a small band raising to the roof, “Kaikan Phrase” might be up your alley.

I can’t quite remember why I put this on my list. I think it was recommended to me by someone when I mentioned I hadn’t watched much music anime. Truth be told, if you notice the aesthetics, it’s not much to look at. The anime was ...
Nov 24, 2013
I enjoyed the manga for this very much, though it did have some significant weak points, the adult themes and boldness of the storyline made up for a lot of shortcomings. Unfortunately, the anime production removed the one redeeming feature of the story completely!

The artwork is very dated, for something produced in the 90's, it looks like something from the 70's, and while they give us a lot of background on the other members of the bands, they water all of it down! This manga is really ONLY interesting because it's racy and because of the very titillating relationship between the characters. ...

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i couldn't find the episodes anywhere :(
ivY_OoO - Apr 17
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Apr 18, 9:01 AM
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emilyanna - Dec 19, 2020
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Dec 19, 2020 6:29 AM
nothing like the manga
mrzkitty - Jun 14, 2012
1 repliesby SamuraiSx »»
Oct 4, 2013 4:43 AM