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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 (2018d ago)
v.11 c.Epilogue by Endless Youth and Co. (2218d ago)
v.11 c.48 Special by Fateful Encounters (2244d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
11 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (1080 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.87 / 10.0
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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Ribon (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (11 Volumes - Complete)

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by shelleymallow
July 20th, 2009, 10:23pm
I loved this manga soo much! <3 soo much that i usually pick this manga when i tell others about cute romance mangas.
It was coincedential that i happened to accidentally (that's right, an accident) kick the second volume of GAC at Borders. The lady at Gloria Jeans death stared me down and so i was sorta forced to read this book at first. Like all manga, especially those that have some confusion in them, not reading from the first volume is a fool's mistake. I read volume 2 and although i was literally screaming and swearing at the ill-natured emperor guy (that is before i started thinking he was pretty cute >~<) i had to admit, this manga was really captivating. I re-read from volume one and things began to make more sense. There are scenes in this manga that sometimes makes you want to hit Haine with a golf club becoz its cheesy or she's just making a total fool of herself but that's whats good to have in a manga that also has a little tragedy in it. I thought it was a little cliche but cute when she changed from the yankee because of Togu (or so she thought^^) and when she realised she loved the guy who really drew the book, i was like "awwwwwwwwwww". I thought it was a little sad how she found out what happened to her mum at highschool and how she thought her step* dad was evil and wanted to rescue the sorta crazy mum from him, but when she finds out the truth and the three of them are lying like dead corspe as the building burns (burn baby burn) it was sad in a cute way. I gotta compliment Tanemura for her drawings, pretty much all her shoujo mangas that have been a great hit (full moon, GAC, KK-Jeanne, Mistress Fortune & her newer ones like Sakurahime Kaden) have fantastic drawings in them. I really like both the guys and girls and i truly think she has a talent like no other because her drawing is so fabulous and unique unlike some artist who share similar art styles (which get confusing when u try to identify who drew what). I just really think that GAC is a great manga and that anyone with a taste for romance, cute characters and more shoujo shud deff read this one>>>

Good luck

... Last updated on July 20th, 2009, 10:25pm
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Favorite Shoujo Beat.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by RedAkii
July 12th, 2009, 4:53pm
I was at Borders and bought the first 4 volumes on a whim. When i read the first volume, i kinda regret buying it since some parts were confusing, some characters looked alike, but the character's emotional expressions were well drawn. Then i continued to read the other 3 volumes and after that....i was desperate to buy the rest, that i forgot to wait for coupons to come out and use them! Yes, i'd rather buy the manga i owe than reading it online. I really like the artwork, the storyline, the drama, and i have no single regret buying the series. I don't really know why some people don't like this manga.
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Love every bit of it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Lightning Hiro
June 19th, 2009, 3:05pm
I was at Borders, trying to look for a certain volume of a certain manga ((v. 12 of D N Angel B{, it wasn't there!)) and found this! I thought it was an interesting plot so I bought it ((v.1 not the whole series, with my Borders gift cards from some friends as gifts for my birthday)). But then when i read it, I loved the characters (except Senri, i though he was creepy, but I grown to love him too though) especially Haine!! Although the story got serious everywhere, as it progresses the minor scenes were hilarious to get me out of the well seriousness! At the end, I loved every single one of them, they were all good (meaning no evil intentions at the end) and all drawn hot, that I didn't really care who ended up with who, because they all look nice together!!! There are some people who don't like any of the things I liked from this story, but it's my opinion, and also like a lot of people tell me I'm very innocent so that could be why people hate this cliche and happy happy stuff, but I'm for fairytales that end of with Happily Ever After!!

... Last updated on June 19th, 2009, 3:05pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jessicali12
May 18th, 2009, 4:53am
One of the most cutest, yet adorably entertaining manga I've read lately!! I recommend this to anyone who likes Full Moon wo Sagashite and more Ribon works.
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Ending was horrible.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Jeli
May 2nd, 2009, 10:13pm
I really liked this series at the beginning, but then around the last chapters were kind of outlandish. I mean, I thought this was supposed to be a realistic high school manga. Or was I just expecting too much?

I thought it was a nice part to the story that Haine lost control, and just became a yankee because she didn't have the attention and crap, but then one night some high class guy [Shizumasa] meets her on the street, and recognizes her right away after years? Like, really? Come on.

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Also, the ending was absolutely disappointing. I thought it would be as good as Full Moon wo Sagashite would be, but it wasn't.
I mean, why couldn't Tanemura Arina just make her choose one of them, and not be like "I MUST MARRY BOTH!!" I personally thought that she would end up with Takanari, since most shoujo mangas go for the tsundere guy. And technically, people can't be married to two people, right? I know it's a story, but can Tanemura just be a little realistic?

If you just ignore the last chapters, SDC was pretty good in my opinion.

... Last updated on May 2nd, 2009, 10:13pm
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Excellent Series   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lil_heaven
April 18th, 2009, 4:23pm
This series was really spectacular to me. There were portions that I did not like, however on a whole I feel it is one of my favorites by the story line.
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Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by aoiko
January 25th, 2009, 5:51pm
It wasn't such a bad manga to read, I think it is more of a painful manga. The ending was not good, but the manga still turns out to be good. Yet what I don't like about it is that there seem to be a repeat of a plot in the manga that happen to her mother that happen to her. Over all this manga turn out to be good. Not one of the best ones though, but I still like it anyways. I was expecting more for the ending though.

... Last updated on January 25th, 2009, 5:52pm
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not her best, really.   
Rating: 4.5 / 10.0
by windshadow
January 7th, 2009, 9:40am
I couldnt stand the main characters, in fact, the side characters were much more likable.

Starts out interesting enough with some sort of depth to it. But i suppose she got a bit crazy with the whole thing and tried to over complicate matters, losing me halfway. But being a huge Arina fan, i re-read and what i realised was how predictable it was going despite her "twist".

Granted, Arina has always done cliche stuff, but it was because of the way she sugar-coats it that i enjoyed it. Still, this one seriously went overboard with a gloom gloom gloom storyline becoming a and they all live happily ever after tale. Too unbelievable and too forced. I wish she tried for another kind of ending, one with more realism and more in tune with her story.

I bought the first 5 volumes but i doubt i'll ever get the rest. I'm sorely disappointed with this piece. Though the art's improved now (I've been reading her works since ION and KKJ), the story seems to be fluctuating too wildly. Hopefully, she'll get better.
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Loved it   
Rating: N/A
by hunybunyangel
December 31st, 2008, 6:41pm
I hated the ending, but the epilogue just came out, so I'm pretty satisfied biggrin I know a lot of people didn't read the epilogue yet, and are pretty dissatisfied with the ending. the story was hard to follow, and if you miss out on a chapter, you're completely lost but this story is beautiful and it has some depth into it. There's some beautiful artwork in here too, for me, this is one of her best works, I cried and laughed through the whole story.
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Not for those who hate happy endings or cliches...   
Rating: N/A
by sunsun128
October 17th, 2008, 12:45pm
Okay. Picture this, care-free girl gets mad at parents and feels she cant' live up. Becomes a delinquent and meets a kid from her childhood. Cliche? I think so. Follows her dream boy to the school he goes to. Cliche? DING! Overall, this story was a bunch of cliches bundled up one after another. However, I have to give the author some credit for the beautiful art, but when you start out, the story is very hard to follow and characters rushed. Happy ending haters, this is not the story for you. Also, cliche haters, you should try your luck somewhere else.
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