The Gentlemen's Alliance +, Volume 1

The Gentlemen's Alliance +, Volume 1

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by Arina Tanemura
     
 

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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

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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."

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Publishers Weekly

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. (Mar.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421511832
Publisher:
VIZ Media LLC
Publication date:
03/06/2007
Series:
Gentlemen's Alliance + Series, #1
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
248,335
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 8.04(h) x 0.58(d)
Age Range:
16 - 18 Years

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Meet 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.

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The Gentlemen's Alliance +, Volume 1 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Animeluver4EVER More than 1 year ago
Hi again to all the fellow readers out there. I have read many manga but none that have captured my heart and have caused me great aginy when having to put it down. This sereis is wonderful is is about a girl who is sold to another familiy to repay a loan that was given. She was about 6 years old when that happened. Now 15, she goes to an elite school where everything changes. She meets the boy who she has had a cruch on for years and will finally get the chance to be close to him. But I'll let you read it so I don't spoil it. But here is one piece of advice, when your reading it and come to a sad or funny part, make sure your in a seperate room from others because they'll think your crazy when they see or hear you laughing from reading a book. I know my sisters think that anyway. Keep on reading and never limit yourself to the different types of genre out there.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was kinda had this book thrown in my face to read after i started to read Full Moon and I absolutly fell in love with this book and sought out other works by Tanemura!!! I highly recomenned this book to anyone I absolutly loved it it's got a mix of everything!!!! I especially loved Haine she's so cute ^-^
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Arina Tanemura's books they are really good when I first read it in a shojo beat magazine it was really good and when I bought volume 1 it was worth my money. Arina has also did some books called Full Moon O Sagashite and it's a anime too, she also did Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne and that's a anime too. The story line is really good, The story is about a girl named Haine was sold to another family for 50 million yen. She is sent to a rich kid school and falls in love with the student council president, Shizumasa. She makes friends with another girl, Maora, on the student council and Maora gets Haine a spot in the student council, oh and also Haine meet Shizumasa when she was little girl and in 9th grade.But that is all I¿m going to tell you about the story. If you like Full Moon o Sagashite and Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne then you will love the Gentlemen's alliance + series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Gentlemen's Alliance is awesome! I love all of Arina Tanemura's artwork, so I gave it a shot. It's really worth it! The story line is really fun and you'll enjoy reading it. Trust me. The series is great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is interesting and especially at the end, since something pretty funny happens =)
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I LOVED THIS COMIC BOOK! I fell in love with the Full Moon series also by this author and I read about her new series- The Gentalmen's Alliance. I got the book and I love it! I've read it at least 5 times. The storyline is sort of sad- A girl named Haine was sold to another family for 50 million yen- roughly 400,000 dollars in american money. She is sent to a rich kid school and falls in love with the student council president, Shizumasa. But he hates her yet she still loves him so. She makes friends with another girl, Maora, on the student council and Maora gets Haine a spot. From there Shizumasa helps her by clearing rumors about her past but Haine doesnt know that he did, then she tells him she loves him. He thinks its overrated. *laughs* But he hates when everybody looks at him, how everybody thinks he is so great. So she becomes his girlfriend to help keep the student council's reputation ok and to help her reputation ok, along with Shizumasa's. The story line is really great and the book is very sad, funny and romantic. I recemend it to anyone who has read Full Moon or whoever thinks it sounds good. I LOVED IT!
Guest More than 1 year ago
In return for a business loan of 50 million yen, the prestigious Kamiya family gave their daughter Haine away for adoption to the successful 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 since she read the fairy tale he wrote as a child. However, the Emperor is so well sequestered by the student council that she hasn't been able to speak to him in the three months she's been at the academy. And as rumor has it, he already has a lover...
TessyTH More than 1 year ago
i am going to make this brief but to the point, i hated it!! i found the series to jumbled, and not knowing whose who and more importantly whats going on..... this person dies...no wait that's that guy.....wait hes dating her...no they brock-up..... O.o Too much. to be completely frank with you , you only understood the beginning and the very end.....the art was good though i highly suggest getting one of her more better books, Kitchen Princess....way better BYE!!!!!!!!!!!