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Sarou no Ryoshuu  
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Description
A collection of oneshots some which are related with a final chapter linking all the dashing guys together.

1) Prisoner of the Desert
Businessman lackey Hibiki thought his one night stand with Prince Zyad in Japan would be the last time he would see the handsome sheik. But when he visits Zyad's country and is falsely imprisoned as a spy, there's only one man he can turn to.

2) Embraced by Guiltiness
When there's a press leak at the ministry, everyone falls under suspicion. When ladies man Yura discovers Shirase's lover is a man and a member of the press he decides to use the information to get Shirase into bed. But Shirase still has a much more damaging secret...

3) The Long Night
Policeman Kayano is investigating the spy in the ministry. His no. one suspect: ex-college friend and current lover Takashina. Can there be a relationship without trust? What is Takashina hiding?

4) Escort
With frequent violent attacks on his person, analyst Asami Shinobu is assigned a 24 hour bodyguard to keep him safe. Unfortunatly his bodyguard is a former one night stand named Saeki Yuuji. With Saeki in his personal space at all times, Asami's feelings are getting more tangled up.

5) Suite Love
Hotel attendant Kuga is assigned to serve Japanese-American businessman Touno. But this isn't the first time they've met, they have a past together as college students in America that Touno isn't about to let Kuga forget about.

6) The Morning Scene
Each couple is observed at 6 a.m. from Kayano and Takashina in Tokyo, to Kuga and Touno in Los Angeles.

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Associated Names
砂牢の虜囚
The Sand Prison's Captive

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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 7 / 10.0 (97 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.02 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 3rd 2013, 8:15pm PST


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Year
2007

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Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #865 increased(+406)
Monthly Pos #2204 increased(+274)
3 Month Pos #3179 increased(+575)
6 Month Pos #3996 increased(+529)

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On 74 reading lists
On 102 wish lists
On 549 completed lists
On 7 unfinished lists
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Not bad.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Namiya
September 10th, 2012, 6:32pm
There's hardly any "collection of oneshots" manga that satisfies me because personally, I need to build up a liking to the characters, and the plot has to be good. That very rarely happens in a oneshot that only has 30-40 pages to tell a story.
This is no exception and as usual, when a oneshot ends it leaves me thinking "What? That's all? But what is gonna happen to them now?" there's just not enough insight on the people and what's going on.
The stories themselves weren't bad! It's just that the ends were left sort of open, and you'd just keep wondering. I liked the one with the bodyguard best.
If every single one of those oneshots had it's own 1 volume manga, I'm pretty sure I'd love them because I can see the potential the stories have; drama, heartache, twists, excitement........

For anyone who looks for oneshots, nothing light heartened but rather on the dramatic and serious side, I'd say go for it.
The art is very nice and the smut is not too over the top.
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ok...   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by thismomentisfate
September 30th, 2009, 9:14pm
It sucks that the semes in chapter 1 and 2, had other lovers, we never do find out if they slept with the uke and the others at ther same tine. yuck sad in chapter 2 he says "he stopped seeing the other women" implying that he was sleeping around. im sorry but if he couldnt stop himself from sleeping around at the beginning of their relationship its obvious he wont be faithful. sad
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Sarou no Ryoshuu   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Sleepy_Sheepy
September 23rd, 2008, 10:09pm
I agree with Venezia, the author seems to have so much trouble staying on one story line, and sometimes it gets a little messy.

1. Had a prince and a salaryman, at least I think it does. Pretty art, and a cute ending, but the middle was not the easiest to follow.

2. Had two politicians, and it was really a nice ending, they both were too blind to realise that the other was in love with them. Though, we never hear about the rest off the story, like where the leak came from.

3. More security leaks, or the same one from the last story, who knows? This story was a little confusing. It's like every story so far has to have a spy or something.

4. Much easier on the mind, my favourite so far, a salaryman and a bodyguard. Cute, if abrupt ending.

5. I can't understand what any of these people are thinking, at least this wasn't a botched spy story. But the motivations of the main character are beyond my grasp.

6. A sort of odd ending that entangles all the characters, a very interesting concept that didn't quite mesh together right. Like how the stock broker accidently ended up in Lebanon. Isn't he from Japan? It's not like you can just board the wrong bus is Hokkaido and wind up in Lebanon.

Overall this was a so-so set of stories, but honestly it feels like this author wants to be writing espionage and spy stories, not yaoi.
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nice art, too many loose ends   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by venezia159
April 26th, 2008, 8:49pm
The art was really good, and some of the stories were good, but there were some where the plot was really confusing or where there were too many loose ends. I felt like the mangaka was trying to tell too many stories instead of focusing on developing 1 or 2 better.
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