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Synonyms: Cross Oneself, Juuji Kurosu
Japanese: 十字-クロス-
English: Cross
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 18
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 1997 to Jan 2001
Genres: Horror Horror, Romance Romance, Supernatural Supernatural
Themes: Mythology Mythology, Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Asuka
Authors: Amakawa, Sumiko (Story & Art)


Score: 6.491 (scored by 230230 users)
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Ranked: #157642
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Popularity: #20142
Members: 623
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A young Catholic priest named Amakusa Takara, uses his gift of holy powers to exorcise demons ... and on occasion the Devil himself. He's blessed and cursed with the ability to produce the 'sign of the cross' on his forehead to banish demons back to Hell. Only thing is ... the process brings him close to the brink of insanity and physical pain.

A woman called Shizuha is capable of producing the ancient writings of the 'Scripture' on her body, and therefore she is targeted by demons and cults alike. She asks Takara for assistance when her parents become part of a cult out to nab her.

Shizuha becomes attracted to the young priest and wishes to protect him in return ... (Source: Tokyopop)


Cross was published in English by Tokyopop from November 9, 2004 to January 10, 2006.



Aug 18, 2008
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (8/18 eps)
To begin with each manga has 2 or 3 short seemingly independent stories. The characters etc are the same but each story doesn't seem to affect the following one. They are interesting and each develops fairly well but they are stand alone. This changes in volume 3 however. And whilst the plot development in this manga series is fairly scarce in volumes 1 and 2 it picks up in volume 3 and 4. The short stand alone stories are extended into one story and a main theme seems to develop. The underlying storyline about the relationship between Cross and Matsuri is only minimally built upon, ...

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