Shinshi Doumei Cross
The Gentleman's Alliance Cross
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Shinshi Doumei Cross

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Synonyms: The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross, Shinshi Doumei +, Umi no Chikyuugi Nocturne, The Globe of the Sea - Nocturne, Shoujo Eve Ringo Jikake no 24 Ji, Shojo Eve: Eve's Applework 24 Hours, Kusame and Komaki and the Key of Love, Umi no C
Japanese: 紳士同盟†
English: The Gentleman's Alliance Cross
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 11
Chapters: 59
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 3, 2004 to Jun 3, 2008
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Ribon Magazine
Authors: Tanemura, Arina (Story & Art)


Score: 7.881 (scored by 1208912,089 users)
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Ranked: #9282
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Popularity: #534
Members: 24,378
Favorites: 1,052

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Imperial Academy is an elite private school whose student body is divided into the ranks of Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Depending on your family's wealth and your individual merit, you can be classified as a Silver or Bronze student. However, there is only one Gold student, and this year that person is Shizumasa Touguu—nicknamed "the Emperor" because he is the Student Council President.

When she was very young, Haine Otomiya fell in love with Shizumasa, after reading the children's picture book that he authored. She had met him twice before attending Imperial Academy, but as a Bronze student, her rank is far below his, so she has been unable to approach him at school.

Haine jumps at an opportunity to get close to Shizumasa, and she unexpectedly becomes his bodyguard as well as a member of the Student Council. It seems like a dream come true for her, but soon she will learn that everyone in the Student Council is hiding secrets, and her own shameful history cannot be forgotten either.

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Shinshi Doumei Cross was published in English as The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint from March 6, 2007 to April 6, 2010.


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Jun 15, 2008
FreedomWingz (All reviews)
I loved this series~!

I thought the story was fairly original. It captured my attention because it was realistic. I could actually see how most of things would work in real life. The plot-line was intruiging and it wasn't really predictable. Some parts of it we're kind of cliché and predictable but most of it wasn't.

I love all of Arina Tanemura's art. Her art 's really detailed. You could see how all the folds in the clothes are realistic and I love the way she draws her eyes. The clothes are very pretty too!

The characters were interesting. Although it was kind of wierd with Maora and read more
Jan 4, 2009
th_poodle (All reviews)
The story focuses on Haine Otomiya and Shizumasa Togu's relationship, but Tanemura also takes time to explain the other characters' stories as well. As in Full Moon, there were some pretty surprising twists and turns which make the story very interesting. The ending... was cliché Arina Tanemura, and was the only part I didn't like about the story. But when I think about it, there really isn't any other way it could have ended. All of the characters have interesting pasts, and the overall story is pretty enjoyable.

Art--As usual, Arina Tanemura's art is superb. I love the way she draws hair and clothes. Her drawings read more
Nov 6, 2011
Moon_Light (All reviews)
I didn’t think this manga would be as dramatically dark. It was still light, sweet, and funny, but underneath all that, the characters had pain. Enough pain to move you...and make you laugh seconds later. Making you feel a tad bipolar.

When Haine Kamiya was in the 4th grade she was sold to the Otomiya family for 50 million yen to the. Thinking that her father must have hated her, she then turns into a delinquent because honestly if she needed to blow some steam off- how else is a confused and misunderstood kid suppose to do it? In the brink of her sadness she meets read more
Apr 8, 2012
Animewolfguy (All reviews)
Shinishi doumei cross is a shojo manga that no one would ever look at but I'm here to say its a decent piece of work.

The plot I wasn't expected to have a bit of a dark turn as Haine is sold off just because she couldn't meet expectation. Her father is a F#Ck head. She got adopted by the Otomiya's and is enrolled into a school for aristocats where her one love is. I think the plot is simple but after reading the first volume of it, I was excited of what is going to happen. But then I got lost when reading it read more


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