Gakuyaura Ouji
Backstage Prince
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Gakuyaura Ouji

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Synonyms: Kiwametsuke Gakuya Ura Ouji
Japanese: 楽屋裏王子
English: Backstage Prince
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 6
Status: Finished
Published: 2004 to 2005
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Themes: Performing Arts Performing Arts, School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Betsucomi
Authors: Sakurakouji, Kanoko (Story & Art)


Score: 7.441 (scored by 50115,011 users)
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Ranked: #29852
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Popularity: #1748
Members: 9,004
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News of the handsome and famous Kabuki actor, Ryuusei Horiuchi reaches the ears of Akari but she has no interest in checking him out when all she wants is to meet the one who truly loves her. Just when she declares this statement she accidentally injures Horiuchi, who silently glares at her before leaving. Later on in the day, she finds a black cat, which she follows right into Horiuchi's Kabuki theater. Guilty for causing a bruise on the actor himself, Akari volunteers to become his assistant until it heals. While Akari initially dislikes Horiuchi's silent and cold personality, her feelings begin to change as she remains by his side.


Gakuya Ura Ouji was published in English as Backstage Prince by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint from March 6, 2007 to June 6, 2007.


Horuichi, Ryusei
Mr. Ken
Ichimura, Toshiya
Ogawa, Miyuki
Ichimura, Shozaemon

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Jul 12, 2007
YoshikoHatake (All reviews)
I really enjoyed reading this manga series. Even though it was short at two volumes, it was still very enjoyable.

The characters weren\'t as throughly developed, since she didn\'t have much time to throw in more information about the characters. Kanoko Sakurakoji\'s art style is somewhat unique, but follows the basic standards of all shoujo manga. Cute girls, adorable animals, and very good looking men. Right?

Her art style can seem similar to others, but I still like how it is. Comedic in the good parts, but can pull at one\'s heart strings in the next.

It\'s basically a story about a girl and a boy. They fall read more
Aug 1, 2008
natsuocosplay (All reviews)
I actually read this only because I liked the cover picture and it was short... but I ended up enjoying it more than I suspected.

STORY: Well... I have to admit it wasn't the best. At least at the beginning, it was just like every other love story I've ever read in a manga. The one thing I hated was that it seemed like the same thing happened over and over... and being that there were only 6 chapters, you'd think something more exciting would have happened. It had potential to be a great story, but it was just lacking that something special. I wouldn't use read more
Jan 3, 2009
Toadbuster (All reviews)
The only ok thing about this manga was its art. Even that didn't surpass the art of other mangas out there. Simply put, it was nothing exceptional. The art that is.

And my opinion of it only goes further downhill as I think about the story, the character and the enjoyment.

The story+Characters: Typical. The development of Ryusei and Akari's relationship was too soon. It happened too quickly. She acts as his assistant one minute and he's kssing her the next. Pathetic is my opinion. There was no plot in the story, now that I think about it. And even if there was meant to be one, read more
Mar 7, 2014
2SugoiToActSugoi (All reviews)
Reading this manga was a pleasant experience. I went into it without high expectations and was surprised by the genuinely sweet aspect of this short story. KiwaGaku (Kiwametsuke Gakuya Ura Ouji) isn't very dramatic, nor is it groundbreaking. You probably won't feel your heart pounding as you read. You'll probably be able to accurately predict what will happen. Although the manga is not extremely original, that isn't necessarily the aim, and there are a few refreshing things nonetheless.

KiwaGaku's story is just another rendition of a typical shoujo manga. Boy and girl meet, girl falls in love with boy, and then, suddenly, there's love. The fairy-tale read more

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