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The Resource The Gentlemen's alliance cross, Vol. 1, story & art by Arina Tanemura ; [English translation & adaptation, Tetsuichiro Miyaki]

The Gentlemen's alliance cross, Vol. 1, story & art by Arina Tanemura ; [English translation & adaptation, Tetsuichiro Miyaki]

Label
The Gentlemen's alliance cross, Vol. 1
Title
The Gentlemen's alliance cross
Title number
Vol. 1
Statement of responsibility
story & art by Arina Tanemura ; [English translation & adaptation, Tetsuichiro Miyaki]
Title variation
Gentlemen's alliance,
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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." Haine has been in love with Shizumasa Togu since she read the fairy tale he wrote as a child. However, the Emperor is so well sequestered by the student council that she hasn't been able to speak to him in the three months she's been at the academy. And as rumor has it, he already has a lover..
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Review
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.) --Staff (Reviewed March 26, 2007) (Publishers Weekly, vol 254, issue 13, p73)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
167492
Cataloging source
DPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tanemura, Arina
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Rated: T+ for Older Teen [16 years and up]
Language note
Translated from Japanese into English
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 10
  • 12
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Miyaki, Tetsuichiro
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True
Series statement
Gentlemen's alliance+
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • High school students
  • Drama
  • Romance comic books, strips, etc
  • Graphic novels
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
Label
The Gentlemen's alliance cross, Vol. 1, story & art by Arina Tanemura ; [English translation & adaptation, Tetsuichiro Miyaki]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "First published in Japan in 2004 by Shueisha, Inc" -- Colophon
  • This book reads from right to left
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
Shojo beat manga ed.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9781421511832
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)86072907
Label
The Gentlemen's alliance cross, Vol. 1, story & art by Arina Tanemura ; [English translation & adaptation, Tetsuichiro Miyaki]
Publication
Note
  • "First published in Japan in 2004 by Shueisha, Inc" -- Colophon
  • This book reads from right to left
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
Shojo beat manga ed.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9781421511832
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)86072907

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