is a shōjo manga
series written and illustrated by Arina Tanemura
, who also created the anime series called Full Moon o Sagashite
which came out in April 06, 2002 and ended March 29, 2003. The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross premiered in the September 2004 issue of Ribon
, running until the June 2008 issue. The 47 chapters were collected and published in 11 tankōbon
volumes by Shueisha
The series is licensed for English language release in North America by Viz Media
which published the first volume on March 6, 2007. The eleventh and final volume was released in English in April 2010.
Haine Otomiya, a 15-year-old high school
student at the elite private Imperial Academy (帝国学園 Teikoku Gakuen
), was apparently sold to the Otomiya family by her father, Kazuhito Kamiya, for 50 million yen. Disoriented with her place in life, she became a gang member
until she met Shizumasa Tōgū, who told her to live life how she wanted to. Recognizing Shizumasa as the author of a treasured picture book given to her from father, Haine reformed herself and entered the Imperial Academy to try and win his love.
However, Shizumasa is the Koutei (皇帝, Kōtei
, lit. emperor
) of the school, the sole Gold rank student as the admired President of the Student Coucil. Through various circumstances, the Bronze-ranked Haine is tricked into becoming Shizumasa's bodyguard and assigned the special rank of Platinum - which designates her as the Koutei's companion. To Haine's surprise and... Read More