[manga] Back Stage!! ~ act 00

October 4, 2014 // back stage!!, love stage!!

Type: Manga
Series: Back Stage!!
Author/Circle: Eiki Eiki & Zaou Taishi
Rating: PG
Language: English
Download: Mirror 1, Mirror 2
Notes: As we mentioned, here’s the first chapter of the new Back Stage!! manga. This chapter is something of a prologue (hence “Act 0”) and takes place 9 months after the CURRENT Love Stage!! canon (the cliff-fall incident). None of LS!! is spoiled, of course, so read without worry :) The manga will cover everything in the novels, though the authors ensure readers that there’ll be some extra stuff too (so it’s not like they’re just doing a 100% rehash of the novels). Enjoy, and please let us know your thoughts on finally seeing Rei and Shougo’s story in living color, as it were! We will continue to translate the novels as well.

There was no Love Stage!! chapter this month, but it’ll be back in the next issue in 2 months. For the Love Stage!! canon, we’ll be keeping readers updated on what’s going on there through detailed summaries with lots of pics :) Please do not complain about this, and PLEASE DO NOT ASK US TO UPLOAD RAWS. This is an announcement, not a matter for discussion.


  1. Omg!!! Yay so awesome, thank you!!!!

  2. The cover alone already makes me melt~~
    Thank you sooooo much for sharing

    • Thank you for this series! I enjoyed Love stage and this is a great way to keep up until we can purchase the manga(which I will!!)

  3. You guys are amazing! Thank you so much! <3

  4. OMG YAY Thank you so much ^^

  5. Thanks for translating!

  6. *heavy breathing* Thank you so much!!! :D

  7. Kyaaaaa~ thank you for this!!!


  8. Thank you very much <3

  9. I’ve read about this, thar they were going to publish BS manga, but I didn’t know It would be out tjis soon…. Thanks a lot, I love It, thanks :***************

  10. thank you so much ^_^

  11. Sankyu for sharing <3

  12. Thanks a lot, it amazes me how quick you guys are at these releases, keep up the great work <3

  13. Thank you!

  14. waaah!! thank you so very much!

  15. yaaaaaaaaaaay, domo arigatou!!!!

  16. Thank you very much! ♥

  17. Thank you!!!! *hug*

  18. Awesome! Thank u so much, I love this *w*

  19. Thank you very much!!!

  20. Amazing!!
    Thank you guys ^^

  21. Thank you!!

  22. Thank thank you for picking up Back Stage and willing to provide us summaries of Love Stage. ❤️

  23. Thanks for sharing! ♥

  24. Woot! Thank you for this! Can’t wait for the next chapter! =)

  25. Thank you!

  26. OMG THANKS!! Finally is a manga oficial

  27. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  28. Thank you so much for sharing this <3.

    Mirror : https://mega.co.nz/#!mgJQlKZJ!Rdq6sJ2ve_d2nkFSsmYiVnXW0ATJHf4_l9m-VuM6o0w

  29. Thank yoooooouuu! I’m crying X’D

  30. this is so amazing!!!! :D

    thank you!!!

  31. Thank you so much for working on this series.

  32. I love the “let’s tell everything to Izumi” premise and all the little extras //////
    Thanks for your hard work!

  33. Thank you! Was waiting for it!

  34. Thank you so much for this!!!:):):) And thank you for doing detailed summaries of LS and SH. I don’t know of any other group who does that. :]

  35. Thank you very much.

    I have only read the full novel translations so far, so I “got spoiled” so to say, but I don’t really mind. And at the point where we are going on the full novel translation, I could already guess that Rei wasn’t as cold as he pretended to be.

  36. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!

  37. Thank you very much~!!

  38. Thank you so much I really like this pairing!

  39. Thank you very much for picking up this story.

  40. Back stage manga!! This is super exciting! Thank you so much :)

  41. thx a lot :) love the back stage novel so this will be awesome

  42. Thank you very much for working on this! So excited to read it.

  43. Thank you so much!!!

  44. Yay! Thanks a lot beau!

  45. wow so fast! thanks for doing the manga without dropping the novel!!

  46. Thank you so much.

  47. Just read it and the whole chapter was wonderful! Kitty Stage was especially adorable. Thanks so much for sharing!

  48. Thanks a lot!

  49. There’s a manga? Cool! Thanks for working on this!

  50. Love you guys so much!!!

  51. Thank you so much for your work on this, I’m so incredibly excited right now! XD

  52. Thank you soo much!!

  53. Thank you very much!!
    Here a sendspace link!


  54. Thank you soo much

  55. OMG YAAAAAAY THANK YOU!!! *flail flail flaily flail*

  56. ooooh, thank you so much! And I am so looking forward to reading the summaries of Love Stage! It’s so nice of you to do this for us. I’m buying the English-language volumes as soon as they’re published, but the summaries will tide me over until then. Thank you!

  57. Thank you, I’m VERY HAPPY <3

  58. thank you so much, great story so far, I love it!

  59. thanks for all your hard work!!

    i love how they’re using rei telling izumi their story as a framing device to start the manga. definitely the best choice, for new readers, and for readers of the novels. cant wait for the next installment!! man, i really wish it was monthly T_T

  60. Thank you!

  61. Thank you for all you do!!! Can anyone teach me how to get one of these links to open on my iPhone? Seriously gonna cry if I can’t figure it’s out!

  62. Yay thanks so much! I’m very excited to read about these two in mostly pictures instead of mostly words. haha

  63. Thank you very much! <3

  64. thank you for the release. your hard work is appreciated. until we meet again best wishes &regards.

  65. I love the novel and it was really sad but at the same time really good. I’m a big fan of the novel and finally we’re getting their actual story in the manga. I don’t mind if its the same as the novel but what ever this ‘Back Stage Manga’ bring us its sure to be awesome.

  66. Ohhh, missed the announcement about this :D Thank you again!

  67. Thanks so much for the new release!

  68. hitachiintwinlover October 5, 2014 at 11:41 am Reply

    My excitement can’t be contained! I absolutely LOVE these two

  69. kyaaa this made me so happy. Thank you so much for shating!

  70. Thank you so much for your hard work on this wonderful pairing!

  71. Thank you very much for both comics! They really cute! I wonder about this setup, though, it might have been better without this intro. I mean – ok, it’s a manga and LS-BS at that – , but still, would someone tell their little brother or whatever Rei sees Izumi, that “Oh, I was jerking off on your father’s bed then your brother came in and jumped me”?! Or the part when Seiya kissed him in vol. 3? Anyways, I’m looking forward to the series. It would be cool to have some stories from Shougo’s perspective, too. I love how crazy that guy is.
    I hope they still continue the novels, since it’s going to take years to catch up with the current evens.

    • That’s the ONLY thing I’m a little, “Uuuuhhhhh” over, for the same reasons you are lol. But it could be that the sex and stuff will just be what we readers see as Rei reminisces to himself, or, idk, who knows–it’s REI, he may actually outright tell Izumi, since he’s trying to treat him like an adult here XD;

      Guess we’ll have to wait and see!

      Ooh, also agreed about wanting to see stuff from Shougo’s perspective! We see stuff from both Izumi’s and Ryouma’s POV all the time; it’d be nice to get insight into Shougo’s POV.

  72. Yayyyy……Thank you sooo much for picking up this series guys!!^_^

  73. When “Love Stage” took a turn for the contrived, for me anyway, I was quickly losing hope for this series. But the “Bake Stage” novel really kept me hooked, and now you’re scanlating the manga! I can’t thank you enough, I love this!

  74. Thank you so much for your hard work!! :)

  75. This. Was. Awesome! I loved the omakes in the begining, especially the cats by Junko. And, wow, I was squeeing at the introduction: Rei and Shougo together: YAY! Great set up to the backstory.

    It’s understandable, your stance on translating LS!! What’s sad is the total lack of industry forethought to foreign fans of manga in general. It’s a market they have totally neglected in the sense that we have to wait so very long for official translated works, making us feel like the proverbial redheaded stepchild who gets the hand me downs and sub-par affection.

    I would love to support and pay for my manga legally, yet, being the poor individual that I am and the Eco-consciousness that I try to uphold, it’s just not feasible for me as a consumer to purchase individual copies of manga volumes. I really wish “they” would come out with a subscription site where I can pay a monthly fee to read the titles I’m interested in. The infrastructure, technically, is already there. Why not pay all these diehard scan groups fees to translate the series they already seem to love doing under a blanket licensing contract? Crunchyroll already does that for anime and Spotify for music. Hell, Threadless pays individual artists to make designs for t-shirts. I’m sure someone can come up with a way to make all of this translating legal.

    In this day and age, it’s really crazy how corporations are still holding on to hard copy printing (literature and CD/DVDs). It should really be fazed out in the next 10 years, if not sooner. It’s just a damned shame.

    Well, that’s my rant. Thank you all for your very hard work for all of us fans. You really go above and beyond.

    • While I agree with most of what you said and I’m in a similar situation as you, as far as the financial situation goes, there’s one thing that I completely disagree on. I love having the book in my hand! It’s a whole different experience than reading on a screen, not to mention that you can easily lose files on your PC, laptop or eBook reader. Same goes for music or movies. However, what should change are the prices, but I kind of doubt that will ever happen. As far as Love Stage goes, you needn’t worry. SuBLime will provide digital copies as well.

      P.S. Of course, huuuuge thanks to September Scanlations!

  76. Oh por Dios! Que buen inicio del manga =’)
    Simplemente escuchar a Rei decir que por fin le habia correspondido a Shougo fue una enorme alegría para mi fujoshi Corazon!
    Y después ver que Izumi los ve besandose! Simplemente tuve q parar de leer y pararme del sofa para respirar un poco antes de seguir leyendo xD
    Amo Back Stage! Estoy esperando con muchas ganas la salida del siguiente capitulo!
    Como siempre muchas gracias a SS por los scaneos de excelente calidad :)

  77. Thanks so much! This series just. Keeps growing lol

  78. Thank you for everything you do guys. I’m really looking forward to the next chapter of Back Stage. I can’t wait to find out how Rei came to be with Sena Pro.

  79. I actually like the ReiXShougo story more than IzumiXRyouma’s (not that I don’t adore them as well) so I’m crazy excited about this one. I thought it’d be weid to just start from the beginning but looks like they found an interesting perspective to tell the story. Love the idea. Can’t wait for more. I was kind of bummed out that the anime didn’t feature Rei and Shougo even for an episode but the manga so makes it up for it. Btw thank you!

  80. thank you so much~~ im so excited for this~~~~

  81. eheheheh!! Thank you!
    and thank you for doing the summaries of Love Stage…I’m going to buy the printed version but it’s good to know I will be able to keep up with the story! Thank you! and thank you for still doing the novels! I really like them!

  82. Thank you so much for sharing this! :)

  83. Thanks for sharing, you’re amazing as always :3

  84. Thank you!!

  85. wow wow Back Stage!! Back Stage!! Back Stage!!
    I am sooooooooooo happy
    thanks a lot ^0^

  86. How exciting!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!!!!

  87. Hello, I’m come from VietNam and I love this comic very much. So, I want to translated it to vietnamese. Can you guys give me the permission of translating? I promise to keep the credit of your group and link back to your page. Thank you.

  88. thanks so much for posting this! ive read your back stage!! summaries, but being able to read it in comic form is what ive been waiting for. cant wait for all the chapters to come out showing more of rei and shougo’s story, its really sweet and really interesting.
    thanks for all your hard work, you guys :)

  89. Awesome work ^^ ♥
    I was just wondering, that I found the 6:th chapter of the novel on facebook, and it said that it’s translated by you (and this was poster 2 years ago). So I was wondering have you translated any more of the novel than I can find from your site?

  90. I just finish watch love stage anime and I just realize how much I missed Shougo x Rei =w= thanks for sharing this XD

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