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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
L'accademia dei Misteri
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 over 8 years ago
v.11 c.Epilogue by Endless Youth and Co. over 9 years ago
v.11 c.48 Special by Fateful Encounters over 9 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
11 Volumes (Complete)
7 Bunkoban Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (1119 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.86 / 10.0
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 4% (42 votes)

Last Updated
December 23rd 2017, 4:59am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Ribon (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (11 Volumes - Complete)

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Monthly Pos #1047 increased(+119)
3 Month Pos #1594 increased(+32)
6 Month Pos #1643 increased(+45)
Year Pos #1746 decreased(-50)

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On 722 wish lists
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Forum Posts
Chapter 42 over 6 years ago
Ending...? over 6 years ago
How come Haine still liked Shizumasa after everything? over 8 years ago
What did you think of Shinshi Doumei Cross? over 9 years ago
about shinshi doumei cross over 10 years ago

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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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No. D<   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by cuttlefishii
October 13th, 2008, 4:48pm
Okay, this story is written like a huge poem. There are random phrases that make you go "That sounds pretty... but does it have anything to do with anything? O_o"

I want to shoot Haine in the forehead. Servant-kun needs better aim D:

There are so many jumps in the storyline. One second they'll be one place, the next they'll be in another with no connector between the two.

Lastly, the adults seem to be ageless. None of them look like they're any older than 20-25 besides the twin's dad.
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=( Ultimately Disappointed   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by ps92
September 30th, 2008, 10:47pm
I am a big fan of Arina Tanemura-sama but reading this manga made me lose a lot of respect for her.

I don't understand why this manga is so popular and is getting high ratings. The story was awful. It wasn't even fair or tolerable. No, It was awful.

And you'll hate the main character Haine. Some characters are fairly likable.

The ending was horrible too. The only plus side was the awesome graphics/animation.

Overall, I would not recommend this manga.

... Last updated on June 8th, 2009, 7:44pm
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it's cute   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by lynn101
September 20th, 2008, 4:51pm
it was cute the artwork was pretty good too
i liked the characters and how their so different but then again it's kinda like a typical shoujo
i really didn't like the ending though...
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The ending...   
Rating: N/A
by colombiansoccerchick
August 21st, 2008, 9:17am
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I loved this series...until the ending. That really killed it. I mean, everyone was happy-EVERYONE. Even Touya and Riko. It was too cliched and...happy. And in the end, the Shizumasa/Haine/Takanari triangle was never really resolved. You want to marry both of them, Haine? Come on!
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The most stupid ending ever.   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by [][][]
August 17th, 2008, 4:45pm
To be honest, i really like the drawing in this manga. Seriously one of the most beautiful one, noteworthy. The series flow perfectly, until the second half of the manga. Something unexpected happens, but it is in any way predictable. It IS predictable, until the very last part, where the main girl made a stupid decision, the most stupid ever decision i've ever read in all of the shoujo. Cant be helped that she make that decision? Heck no. It's just plain stupid. And i'm still using a nice word here, just to be fair.

Summarize : It's good throughout the manga, but unexpected ending which some (plenty) wont like. I vote it 1 because i feels that the ending just spoils the whole manga.
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Stupid, Stupid, Stupid   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Molenir
July 29th, 2008, 2:51pm
This manga has so many problems. The whole shadow twin crap for example. Having 2 brothers, one as the shadow of the other is just idiotic. And a family that did that kind of thing, would deserve to be extinguished. So many other issues too, Haines parents, the issue with her mom. Just pointless and stupid drama, that makes no sense. Haines this tough girl, that can easily handle herself in a fight, but yet whenever the story decides it needs her to be weak she turns wimpy.

Having read this manga, I rather wish I hadn't. I enjoyed the artwork, but thats about all this has to recommend it. Give this one a pass. The story, and the ending were just stupid. I've collected the first 5 or 6 volumes of this, I won't be getting the rest.
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