Drawn into the exciting world of kabuki theatre, young Akari spends her time after school assisting the internationally famous actor, Shonosuke Ichimura. In the real world, however, this prince of kabuki is actually a high school cutie by the name of Ryusei.
Akari is totally clueless about kabuki–and boys–but she’s eager to learn about both. Her first encounter with Ryusei doesn’t go very well, but with the help of a cat named Mr. Ken, the two teenagers quickly become prince AND princesses of kabuki. Love was never so dramatic!
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This is an entire series review, but is free of spoilers.
I don’t really have any love for Kabuki theater, so maybe that is why I didn’t enjoy this as much as I would have. However, Backstage Prince is definitely worth a read at just two volumes. It’s probably an hour of your time.
It is your average shojo: average main character, extremely cute/popular guy, and jealous other love interest that you know has no chance. It just is very, very condensed since it only has two issues to tell you their story.
I felt like the romance moved at lightning speed, they were in love within pages and nothing ever really happened except her not being happy with him not giving her all his attention. So, even for two volumes it got repetitive.
Backstage Prince is a super quick romance that will satisfy your needs for a fluffy manga, but that is about it.