Kageki Shojo Vol. 10
Ever since she was a little girl, Sarasa has wanted to play the role of Oscar as part of the Kouka Acting Troupe, an all-female acting troupe similar to Takarazuka Revue. But before she can do that, she has to attend two years at the Kouka School of Musical and Theatrical Arts. As Sarasa practices singing, dancing, and acting, she grows closer to the other girls in her year, including her roommate, the stoic former J-idol, Ai. Though Sarasa is great at making friends, her outspoken nature and grand ambitions earn her lots of enemies as well. Can Sarasa keep her upbeat attitude and achieve her dream of stardom?
It’s time for acting class, now with actual acting and not just theory! The second-years are assigned scenes from the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice to practice their skills. As everyone gets amped up to put what they’ve learned to use, Ai tells Sarasa that she’s considering going after male roles instead of female ones. Will the two besties become rivals?!
Kumiko Saiki is a veteran Japanese manga creator known for her shojo and josei work, including Hanayoi Douchuu and Kageki Shojo!!
ANIME SERIES: in July 2021.
LGBT+ APPEAL: The gender play inherent in women performing all roles–including by the real-life Japanese theater troupe that clearly inspired this, the Takarazuka Revue–should appeal to readers of our other LGBT+ titles.
FOR FANS OF: Skip Beat, The Rose of Versailles, Fruits Basket
SERIES INFORMATION: Series is ongoing (10 volumes out so far), with a Seven Seas release every 2-3 months or whenever a new volume is released in Japan.
AGE RANGE: This Adult title has crossover appeal with YA audiences (rated 13+).
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