Cross (manga)

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Cross by Sumiko Amakawa v1 cover.jpg
The cover of the first volume of Cross
十字 クロス
(Juuji Kurosu)
Genre Horror, romance, supernatural
Written by Sumiko Amakawa
Published by Kadokawa Shoten
English publisher
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Monthly Asuka
Original run 19972000
Volumes 5
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Cross or Cross Oneself (Japanese: 十字 クロス Hepburn: Juuji Kurosu?) is a shōjo manga by Sumiko Amakawa.


Amakusa Takara is an exorcist. A woman called Shizuha is capable of producing the ancient writings of the "Scripture" on her body, therefore she is targeted by demons and cults alike. She asks Takara for assistance when her parents become part of a cult out to obtain her. Shizuha becomes attracted to the young priest and wishes to protect him in return.


Takara Amakusa (天草 聖 Amakusa Takara?)
A junior at Holy Cross Academy High School. An enigmatic exorcist who produces the Holy Cross from his forehead. He is the Heir of the house of Amakusa. He is the Son of Gerardo Bernardo Serlio, an exorcist and a Roman Catholic Priest in Stella Cross Church. His mother is also an exorcist who died when he was very young. He is a quarter Italian. The hero of the story. Has strong feelings for Shizuha, but tends to suppress them as his priestly duties hardly allow for romance. He often is very rude and strict when it comes to Shizuha for he knows that their love is impossible.
Shizuha Matsuri (祭 静羽 Matsuri Shizuha?)
English teacher at Holy Cross Academy High School. She is the one on whose body the Scriptura appears. The heroine of the story. Passionately in love with the younger Takara.

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