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Synonyms: Magical Mystery Tour, Tokei Jikake no Orange Bakudan, The Orange Time Bomb, Tokyo Top
Japanese: 戒音
English: Kaine
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 4
Status: Finished
Published: 1996
Genres: Drama Drama, Mystery Mystery
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Bessatsu Hana to Yume
Authors: Yuki, Kaori (Story & Art)


Score: 7.241 (scored by 14181,418 users)
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Ranked: #55092
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Popularity: #6136
Members: 3,124
Favorites: 21
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Chapters: /4


1) Kaine
Shinogu awakens from a coma in a hospital only to find out that his black hair has turned red and long. he looked exactly as his famous rock group vocalist twin brother - Kaine. Kaine was part of a group called Endorphines. Apparently someone tried to kill the two brothers off. However in a car accident Kaine died on the spot while Shinogu was in comatose state. in order to let Endorphines continue, their manager forced Shinogu to take over his brother's place, hoping no one will know the difference. Or will they? Kaine's best friend Die already started to suspect the fake-Kaine. meanwhile, one by one the fans of Endorphins began to commit suicide after listening to their latest CD. Die and 'Kaine' decide to investigate and are determined to find the truth.

2) Magical Mystery Tour

3) Tokei Jikake no Orenji Bakudan (The Orange Time Bomb)
Takumi and Kai are members of the popular band, Orange. When rumors of Kai going solo start to spread, tension rises - Will they be able to stop what’s happening? What’s the mystery behind Takumi’s sunglasses? Who’s this strange girl that shows up claiming she wants to marry Takumi? What are Kai’s true feelings?

4) Tokyo Top

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Apr 15, 2018
Mixed Feelings
This is a collection of unrelated one-shots, most involving some element of stardom (bands or actors).

Story, 6: All of the stories included had fairly interesting premises and generally ended with a twist of sorts, but I sometimes felt that the twists were a bit far-fetched. That being said, this was probably the best of Yuki Kaori's works I've read thus far.

Art, 7: A lot of long-haired men and cutesy girls. The backgrounds were typically nice as well, though some of the paneling made the story difficult to follow at points.

Characters, 5: This rating varied for each one-shot: while I liked the characters in "Kaine" ...
Jan 2, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Kaine is book of 4 short stories written and illustrated by Kaori Yuki. The concept of the book was realized in one day. It contains many of the themes seen in Kaori Yuki’s works like love and relationships that can be taboo. Suicide and self destructive behavior is briefly explored which is somewhat appropriate considering the rocker nature of the story.

Many of these stories came from a period when Kaori Yuki was working on romance stories but she was really not happy creating them. It wasn’t until she decided to tackle more horror driven stories that gothic fiction was the best genre for her. ...

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