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The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross, Volume 1
by Arina Tanemura


Overview - From the creator of Full Moon o Sagashite.
In return for a business loan of 50 million yen, the prestigious Kamiya family gave their daughter Haine away to the Otomiya family. Haine, now an Otomiya, is appointed to the student council of the exclusive Imperial Academy, a private school for the aristocracy.
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More About The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross, Volume 1 by Arina Tanemura
 
 
 
Overview
From the creator of Full Moon o Sagashite.
In return for a business loan of 50 million yen, the prestigious Kamiya family gave their daughter Haine away to the Otomiya family. Haine, now an Otomiya, is appointed to the student council of the exclusive Imperial Academy, a private school for the aristocracy. Even though Haine is of proper lineage to be on the council, she finds herself struggling to find her place among the many secrets of its elite members, especially those of the president who holds her heart--Shizumasa Togu, aka "the Emperor."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781421511832
  • ISBN-10: 1421511835
  • Publisher: Viz Media
  • Publish Date: March 2007
  • Page Count: 160

Series: Gentlemen's Alliance Cross #1

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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 73.
  • Review Date: 2007-03-26
  • Reviewer: Staff

As collateral for her family's business debt, Haine has been taken in by the Otomiyas and sent to a fancy rich kids' school where she's at the bottom of the ladder. Still, she's outrageously cheery and somewhat simpleminded. She's also in love with the new student council president and school leader, but their differences in status mean she has to work hard to reach his class (in more than one sense). It's an old-fashioned premise—child swaps as business deals—that might fit in better in an old superhero title than in a modern shojo title. Haine's crush mostly ignores her, but why shouldn't he? She doesn't have much to recommend her, just unthinking determination. Tanemura's busy pages leave little white space, and the characters, drawn in stereotypical cute style, can be difficult to tell apart. All this overheated broad comedy—at one point, student outcasts let loose snakes on the council members—would be more palatable if the story didn't pretend to be set in a realistic present. Fans of Tanemura's previous hits, Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne and Full Moon, will doubtless find more to enjoy in this energetic but broadly comic story. (Mar.)

 
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