Following directly on from the first manga
our main character finds herself promoted to the position of Platinum, this is
the title given to the president's girlfriend. However, all is not what it
seems as her position is fake to stop the other girls advances within school.
Haine find this a strange situation to be in, as unlike before she is treated
with respect and people are happy to help her. It is a hard position for
Haine to maintain though, as although she has mellowed out since her Yanki days,
there are still moments when that side of her reappears. A funny example
of this is at the school sports day, where she loses the false crowns on her
teeth, which sends her into a rampage with her running about like a angry bull
around the sports field! It is only when Maora catches her up and returns
her teeth that she returns back to her normal state.
From reading the first two volumes it is apparent that the story is more
character driven, as within this volume you discover more information about not
only Haine but also Shizumasa and Maora. For example, Haine's past is
further revealed by showing how she met Shizumasa for the second time when she
was a delinquent and how that helped her to step back onto the right path.
The character development for Shizumasa and Maora though will not be revealed
here as I do not want to spoil the story for anyone who is intending to read it!
All that I will say is that more is revealed in this manga about Shizumasa's
In conclusion, the story of the Gentleman's Alliance so far can be compare to the peeling
of layers off an onion. At the moment we are only
looking at the surface of these characters but as we read on we will peel away
more of these layers and begin to understand them more.