Rose Cross or Rose Cross Society is the witchcraft club started by Academy student Hiroko Takashiro and her two classmates Saki Shindou and Rie Morita. The group, consisting of only female students, is primarily featured in the Bible Black: Origins anime series. It is named after a secret alchemist order of the Middle Ages, the RosicrucianWP.
The group was formed exactly one year before all but one of its members attempt to summon the Devil on Walpurgis Night. The girls initially toy with simple props like tarot cards, and attempt to imitate black magic rituals they read about in books. After expanding to six members, the girls start looking for foreign books and original manuscripts from outside of Japan, eventually discovering the Bible Black.
Leader Takashiro takes her club's hobby quite seriously and claims witchcraft should not be taken lightly. According to her, the power of darkness can perform miracles and she and her friends study it to learn the truth of history, as witchcraft has been part of life since ancient times.
The girls try to become an official school club by making a request to the student council. However, their application is denied. Council member Junko Mochida scolds the girls when she informs them about their unsuccessful request, saying the school would never allow a silly club like theirs
Not long after, Rie Morita presents a mysterious hand written grimoire to her fellow members after she finds it in an antiques store. The girls translate one of the simple spells inside and test it out on Mochida to take revenge. To their amazement, the spell works, forcing Mochida to strip in front of all her classmates during a school assembly. They later also help the unpopular student Hiratani make the beautiful and lesbian Nami Kozono madly fall in love with him.
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