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Cross (manga)

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Alternative title:
Cross Oneself
Juuji Kurosu (Japanese)
十字-クロス- (Japanese)
Plot Summary: A young Catholic priest, named Amakusa Takara, uses his gift of holy powers to exorcise demons and on occasion the Devil himself. He is blessed and cursed with the ability to produce the "sign of the cross" on his forehead to banish demons back to Hell. Yet, the process brings him close to the brink of insanity and physical pain. 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.
User Ratings: 28 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 2 votes (dub:1, Eng:1)
 Excellent: 3 votes (Eng:2, dub:1)
 Very good: -
 Good: 2 votes (dub:1, Eng:1)
 Decent: 4 votes (Eng:4)
 So-so: 4 votes (Eng:3, sub:1)
 Not really good: 4 votes (dub:2, sub:1, Eng:1)
 Weak: 4 votes (Eng:2, dub:2)
 Bad: 3 votes (sub:1, Eng:1, dub:1)
 Awful: 2 votes (Eng:1, dub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 112 users, rank: #750 (of 6680)
Median rating: So-so
Arithmetic mean: 5.036 (So-so), std. dev.: 2.5978, rank: #5757 (of 7377)
Weighted mean: 5.006 (So-so), rank: #5991 (of 7377) (seen all: 6.46 / seen some: 4.57 / won't finish: 3.29)
Bayesian estimate: 5.343 (So-so+), rank: #3451 (of 3474)
Number of tankoubon: 5
Number of pages: 184
Vintage: 1997-08
Release dates: We have 8
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Graphic novel
    Cross (GN 1) 2004-11-09 (from $4.99)
    Cross (GN 2) 2005-02-08 (from $9.51)
    Cross (GN 3) 2005-05-10 (from $6.43)
    Cross (GN 4) 2005-08-09 (from $7.95)
    Cross (GN 5) 2006-01-10 (from $1.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story & Art: Sumiko Amakawa
Japanese companies
Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten
English staff
English cast
Art Director: Matt Alford
Translation: Yuko Fukami

Adaptation: Len Wein
Cover Design: Matt Alford
Digital Imaging Manager: Chris Buford
Editing: Bryce P. Coleman
Managing Editor: Jill Freshney
Pre-Press Manager: Antonio DePietro
President: John Parker
Production Artist: James Lee
Production manager:
Jennifer Miller
Mutsumi Miyazaki
Publisher: Stuart Levy
Retouch & Lettering: Haruko Furukawa
VP of Production: Ron Klamert
English companies
Licensed by: Tokyopop
Translation Rights Arranged By: Tuttle-Mori Agency, Inc.

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