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Shinshi Doumei †  
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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 from the day she read the picture book he wrote as a child. She enrolls the Imperial Academy to be close to him and is accepted as a member of the student council. But with that, dark secrets start to reveal themselves! Why does "The Emperor" act differently? Is Haine really in love with Shizumasa? Why did her father sell her and why doesn't her mother write to her anymore?

Includes the following extra stories:

• Kusame and Komaki and the Key of Love in vol. 5
After Komaki confesses and Kusame accepts unwillingly, Kusame tries to break up with her, but how?

Shoujo Eve Ringo Jikake no 24-ji (Eve's Applework 24 Hours)
"Kawaii”... Eve has come to hate this word. "Kawaii" has ruined her life and made her a social outcast. Yet she still has hopes Niikawa will return her feelings for him, that is if the rowdy class idol Kashii doesn't spoil everything first!

Umi no Sakyuugi Yasoukyoku (Nocturne) in vol. 11
Searching for the meaning of people's lives is the mission that is given by God. The reason for my birth... It's okay if it was just to meet you that night.


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Associated Names
Альянс Джентльменов +
Allianz der Gentlemen
Eve's Applework 24 Hours
Gentlemen's Alliance
Gentlemen's Alliance Cross
Hội quý tộc
Kusame and Komaki and the Key of Love
ShinKuro (TANEMURA Arina)
Shinshi Doumei Cross
Shoujo Eve Ringo Jikake no 24 Ji
The Gentlemen's Alliance
The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross
The Globe of the Sea - Nocturne
Umi no Sakyuugi Nocturne

Groups Scanlating
Aku Tenshi
Enchantment Scans
Endless Youth and Co.

Latest Release(s)
v.5 c.22 + Extra by Esthétique & Enchantment Scans (2325d ago)
v.11 c.Epilogue by Endless Youth and Co. (2525d ago)
v.11 c.48 Special by Fateful Encounters (2551d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
11 Volumes (Complete)
6 Bunkoban Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (1093 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.87 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 2nd 2015, 1:11pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Ribon (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (11 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #873 increased(+74)
Monthly Pos #1301 increased(+82)
3 Month Pos #1536 increased(+47)
6 Month Pos #1692 increased(+20)

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Chapter 42 1578 days, 21 hours, 56 minutes ago
Ending...? 1662 days, 22 hours, 36 minutes ago
How come Haine still liked Shizumasa after everything? 2352 days, 22 hours, 32 minutes ago
What did you think of Shinshi Doumei Cross? 2716 days, 23 hours, 10 minutes ago
about shinshi doumei cross 2869 days, 16 hours, 35 minutes ago

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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by NoOneSpecial75
September 15th, 2015, 11:42am
I admit, I followed this series back in the day as it was being released every month and the story was super confusing to follow. Every character has a complex backstory and if you're not paying close attention, the story seems to contradict itself. (It makes sense if you read it carefully, all in one go, AND read the Author's notes).

The art is classic Tanemura - heavily toned, lots of floral imagery, bird and angel motifs, angsty partially nude shots, etc. If that's not your thing you'll probably think it's too over the top, but in this case it's just crazy enough to work when you suspend your disbelief and recognize that the major themes are loneliness and different kinds of love, and how best to own up to them.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
I too have mixed feelings about the ending. The love triangle is more or less settled, but there's a slight window of change if you like the other pairing. (Fanfiction time for those of you who do, I assume.)

Still, with is beautifully detailed art, complex characters, and unique story line… this is the first time I ever rooted for a character to literally marry 2 husbands… Shinshi Doumei Cross has been firmly rooted in my favorites for over 8 years.
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Gets better and better   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by haruny
February 8th, 2015, 2:20pm
Like most mangas, the beginning is a little boring, and I thought it was going to be one of those super cliched mangas, but once the drama starts it gets to you ><

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Even when Shizumasa is revealed to have a twin (Takanari), it doesn't get to that annoying love triangle either. Also, when each character personal story is revealed, it makes you care for them and understand their actions ;-; Like Maora and Ushio.

One of the biggest reasons for me to love this manga is that there are multiple couples, each one having their own unique story <3 Anyway, totally recommended!!
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Fine story   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by hinaru77
February 6th, 2015, 11:21pm
people being to critical about everything. The main character was fine with me. Not everyone has to be a saint. Not everyone is pure. The story could have been needing more explanation but to me i didn't think it needed it. now after vol 7 did the story start to slow down a bit for me but i enjoy it. Not every story needs a gold medal.
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It was almost great   
Rating: 4.5 / 10.0
by tipz
August 23rd, 2014, 11:43pm
It almost caught my attention nicely. The plot seemed nice. But I couldn't help but feel like there was gaps and a disappointing ending. The girl was annoying too.. True form of "all over the place".
Artistry could have been better for he guys and main character.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
starts off kinda interesting and sweet. Then the drama starts to kick in. Who is this top head guy in the school? The twin brother is brutal and he lives a double life. For the most part some things are obvious. They both have played a part in making her life better a little. And both love her. This is when things get annoying. They keep saying how naive she is in the story. Annoyingly so though. She is just straight stupid in her decisions up into the end when she marries one brother but still loves he other?! Wtf. The daddy issues were also solved a little too easily.. And what's up with the memory lose with the mom. Then she's a bad ass then she's a sweetheart. Seems more like split personality. Can't fully get down with a story were I find the main to be annoying.
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Unfulfilled potential   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by nsstrungis
September 21st, 2013, 12:20pm
This manga has an amazing art done by Tanemura Arina, and lots, lots, LOTS of potential, however it became your manga-next-door, filled with dead-end clichés. Anyhow, final chapters made me specially unnerved because I expected SO much from this. I read it almost 2 years ago, but whenever I come back to check on old mangas, this one makes me irritated the most. I wanted a closure which was never, ever going to happen, BUT it was a so-so story overall.
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My favorite manga   
Rating: N/A
by AkiraX0306
June 29th, 2013, 11:42pm
This is like one of my first mangas I've read. I loved it and even now! The 1st volume came out on my birthday and I was surprised. I love Arina tanemura's work. I hope she will sell more of her work
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Loved it!!   
Rating: N/A
by FMACodeBleachMan
November 1st, 2012, 9:28pm
I absolutely love this manga! The art is really good and all the characters are interesting. It's the typical manga where the girl has to decide between one guy out of twins. It seems like she'd go for the one she first thought she loved, but after getting to know the "replacement", something changes. I only didn't like the character Ushio and how jealous she always was and how she made Haine choose her or else she'd disappear, this manga truly has lots of twists and turns that make you want to read more.
Also, it helps that the choices for Haine to like are good looking. I felt bad for Takanari when she stepped down from being Platinum to be with Ushio. I was like, "Why? Choose Takanari!" It drove me crazy, but she wanted her friend to know she was there for her so I guess it's alright.

... Last updated on November 1st, 2012, 9:29pm
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Still, my favourite manga   
Rating: N/A
by Kuruka
August 9th, 2012, 12:40pm
I always love reading Arina Tanemura's series. Sure, they're a bit childish and really fantasy and sugar coated. But that's her style. Her shojo is innocent, sweet, and a well, kind of like a young girl's dreams (I'm using a stereotype, but hey, it's true for some girls and the image of girls) The art is beautiful, and really appealing to me, at least. And the story line is one of her best, honestly, liked this more than Full moon.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by born2shop
November 17th, 2011, 6:08pm
I have to agree about the start of this manga. If you were to go by just the beginning, you would probably drop it. Haine is loud, rash, and simply idiotic at times. Everything that I hate in a heroine. The art is a bit fussy at first also, but it's something that you get used to and over.
I do love the story line though. There is a bit of mystery there and you just want to find out what it is. You'll keep reading just to see if Haine gets better or if you continues to be the idiotic character that she started with...
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by andrelle
October 26th, 2011, 12:49am
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
:'( wow the end I really wanted to read it again LOL OMG i'm crying hahahahaha this manga is so good 10/10 dude HAINE WANTED TO MARRIED THE TWO OF THEM! I will if I was Haine I will never forget this manga never ever in my whole life ;)

... Last updated on October 26th, 2011, 1:18am
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