Saiki serialized the unique manga underneath the title Kageki Shoujo!! (with one exclamation mark) in Shueisha‘s Jump Kai journal from 2012 to 2014, and ended the unique serialization after the journal ceased publication in October 2014.
Saiki then launched the continuing sequel manga underneath the title Kageki Shoujo!! (with two exclamation marks) in Melody in 2015. The manga was nominated for Finest Shōjo Manga in Kodansha‘s forty fourth annual Manga Awards final yr.
Shueisha revealed the unique manga in two volumes, however re-released the collection in a single compiled quantity in March 2019 with the title Kageki Shoujo!! Season Zero. That is the amount that Seven Seas Entertainmentreleased in English underneath the title Kageki Shoujo!! The Curtain Rises. The writer describes the story:
Just like the Takarazuka Revue, the younger ladies who go to the humanities academy Kouka Kageki Excessive College play all of the components of musical theater, be they feminine or male. Narada Ai is a jaded former idol performing feminine roles—her roommate, taking part in male roles, is bright-eyed nation lady Watanabe Sarasa. From the college to the stage to the remainder of their lives, there isn’t a problem these younger ladies cannot face with their ardour for efficiency.