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Gentlemen's Alliance #01

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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."

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." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

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."

Synopsis:

A girl who attends an expensive academy high school develops a relationship with the school's richest and most handsome boy. There are a lot of complicated family details involved in their relationship (It turns out that they're connected by an incident that took place when they were both children), but it includes all of Tanemura's trademark plot devices: angst and uncertainty about relationships, the difference between being friends as children and being in a more adult relationship, insecurities about ones position in life and how they affect relationships.

About the Author

Arina Tanemura began her manga career in 1996 at the early age of 18, when her short stories debuted in Ribon magazine. Tanemura gained notoriety with the 1997 publication of I-O-N, a high school romance with a supernatural twist. From 1998 to 2000, she worked on the popular series Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne, about a young girl who is the reincarnation of Joan of Arc, followed by Time Stranger Kyoko in 2000-2001 and Full Moon o Sagashite in 2002. Despite Tanemura's intentions to draw in a style that makes her stories difficult to animate, both Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne and Full Moon o Sagashite have been adapted into TV series.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781421511832
Author:
Tanemura, Arina
Publisher:
Viz Media
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Manga
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
High school students
Subject:
Manga - General
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Gentlemen's Alliance Cross
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 in

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Product details 208 pages Viz Media - English 9781421511832 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , 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."

"Synopsis" by , A girl who attends an expensive academy high school develops a relationship with the school's richest and most handsome boy. There are a lot of complicated family details involved in their relationship (It turns out that they're connected by an incident that took place when they were both children), but it includes all of Tanemura's trademark plot devices: angst and uncertainty about relationships, the difference between being friends as children and being in a more adult relationship, insecurities about ones position in life and how they affect relationships.
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