Kaikan Phrase

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Synonyms: Sensual Phrase
Japanese: 快感 フレーズ


Type: TV
Episodes: 44
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 20, 1999 to Mar 25, 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: 7.361 (scored by 38763,876 users)
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Ranked: #22072
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Popularity: #5106
Members: 12,449
Favorites: 108

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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


Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Suzuki, Iku
Episode Director, Storyboard
Fujimoto, Yoshitaka
Episode Director, Storyboard
Suzuki, Takuo
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
2gud2btru (All reviews)
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
Nov 24, 2013
arielphf (All reviews)
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. read more
Sep 3, 2016
kay-love (All reviews)
I just finished this anime AND manga so everything is really fresh. I have to say I enjoyed both the anime and manga but the anime is much more different than the manga. They totally go off script and change a lot in the anime. Personally , i prefer the manga. I usually prefer anime to manga so that is huge for me to say.

Anime- focuses more on the journey of the band rather than the relationship of the main manga characters. I think hey did this to try and divert from the really adult themes the manga has. 1997, so that should tell you read more
Sep 29, 2009
Sapphire86 (All reviews)
Kaikan phrase is quite the squeaky clean anime, although it is adapted from Mayu Shinjou’s manga and those familiar with her works would expect an amount of smut and ecchi-ness but in contrast this anime has everything but those steamy elements.

The story starts off with making the band; each character is introduced with their set of problems as they try to become professionals. Whilst the band is discovering itself at the grass-roots level we’re frequently made to listen to their sounds, composed of catchy tunes Midnight Crow and Datenshi Blue (which are sang by the real-life Lucifer band – clever of the producers to read more

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Poll: Kaikan Phrase Episode 1 Discussion
emilyanna - Dec 19, 2020
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Dec 19, 2020 6:29 AM
nothing like the manga
mrzkitty - Jun 14, 2012
1 replies by SamuraiSx »»
Oct 4, 2013 4:43 AM