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Ikoku Irokoi Romantan  
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Japanese yakuza clan heir Ranmaru just got married on a lavish cruise ship, but things aren't as they seem. The marriage is just for the appearances, and he ends up getting drunk and spending the night not with his bride but with the sexy ship captain. When the two men meet again in Italy, it is the start of a spectacular love story.

Includes an extra story called Koi no Annainin (The Guide of Love).


Related Series

Associated Names
A Foreign Love Affair
Ikoku Irokoi Romantan - The Romantic Tale of a Foreign Love Affair
Sensual Strangers (French)

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Latest Release(s)
c.At a Seaside Hotel by SCBB 9 months ago
v.1 c.Sweet Destiny by Nakama over 15 years ago
v.1 c.omake by Nakama over 15 years ago
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in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Chp 1, Vol.1
Ends at Chp 4, vol 1

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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (540 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.01 / 10.0

Last Updated
December 11th 2020, 5:55pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Drap (Core Magazine)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
801 Media (1 Volume - Complete)

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I like it  
by Fujoshi66
September 18th, 2014, 11:40pm
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
The art is FANTASTIC. Actually, it kinda looks like the art used in Crimson Spell. The main character looks EXACTLY like Val from Crimson Spell, so it wouldn't surprise me! I like the different cultures they used too, not entirely focused on Japan. It's something that I think more mangas should do.

As for has none. A sexy Italian man is stalking a Japanese man to get his dick. Huh, that sounds a lot weirder out loud. The story isn't the best, and is actually a bit lazy in terms of Romance, but at least the Yaoi is hot.

It's basically a smut that tries to have a story, but ends up falling up short. If you like sexy Yaoi, then read it.
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by pantomnesia
February 19th, 2013, 1:45am
Rating: N/A
Smut, smut, smut. Otherwise, stupid and pointless. I get the jeebies when two people, male or female, are way too lovey-dovey. You'll like it if you like watching a male damsel-in-distress and a devoted, heroic prince go at it.

Now, I like romance and I love most stories. But THIS WAS FREAKING CHEESY. But I dug the art and the fundoshi was niiiiiice~.
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by Yo!!
July 24th, 2012, 4:04am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
The art.....THE ART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can with no regrets after reading this *sign*
Sexual Tension, great sex, plot...makes up one of the best yaoi out there.

Do read.
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by GrapeCherry
March 16th, 2012, 5:11pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Personally, I respect the fact that everyone has an opinion and aren't as in love with her as I am but seriously.
With actual plot and excellent character development, Yamane Ayano has one of the best works I have ever seen coming from a yaoi mangaka. She knows what she is doing by challenging the themes that are shown consistently: yakuzu theme, weddings, getting lost, tsundere. All of these themes have been floating in the manga world since forever; I don't think you'll see something so original without a little of these exciting themes, so lets just roll with that fact that this awesome mangaka did a great job with her imagination on these themes and move on past the obvious.
Now onto the manga itself. It was really extraordinary as I have never read something like this before. I personally liked the position the two men were in, as one was Italian and the other Japanese, and the sheer amount of possibilities that were very slim to none in coming into contact with each other again. It was gorgeous and the love wasn't exactly the best but hey, I mostly read for the smut most of the time so boo, sue me.
Honestly, I wish there was more. You know, like the Finder series who has those extra strips of excess story plot-thingies that we all love? Yeah, that would be cute~ We'd see the Italian man show up unexpectantly in Japan and get it on with the Japanese man as he somehow tries to make some excuse as to why he doesn't want his alibi disturbed but he's all for it anyway. If she did that I'd REALLY love her then <3
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by Dezi
November 19th, 2011, 4:28pm
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
This one didn't appeal to me. Which is what happened quite a few times already, when I dared to read YAMANE Ayano's works. One can't like everything. I personally found this manga boring and not very original. But I need to give some credit for the art.

... Last updated on November 19th, 2011, 4:30pm
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by Serendipity_
November 16th, 2011, 1:25pm
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
Cliché smut scenes and a cliché plot. So it´s nothing special. If you´re looking for a Manga with a plot and decent characters, I wouldn´t waste time on this. This manga is more like a quick read because you´re either bored or desperate. I was both.
I don´t know why, but I just can´t seem to like Yamane Ayanos art. It always gives me the impression of "Too much going on" and I´m not a big fan of that. Crimson spell is an expectation though.

To sum it up, not my cup of tea.
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Liked it a lot!  
by streetwalker
October 21st, 2011, 5:47pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I love Ayano Yamane's ukes. They're so attractive looking to me. And I liked the fact that this was a yakuza story. Perhaps not the greatest manga out there in terms of originality and character development but still I found this really funny, entertaining and very hot. I also liked that despite Al's pushyness there was no non-con between the main couple and, though the story isn't exactly original, I liked the dubious happy ending. That was what made it somewhat unusual. uhmm *spoiler* Ranmaru didn't run off with Al or vice versa. They both still had their own separate lives. I for one thought this refreshing...

... Last updated on October 21st, 2011, 5:50pm
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Cute and cliche story  
by FeyPhantom
April 10th, 2011, 3:26pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
(Found this one because I was shown the first episode of the anime). Honestly, I have never found a character to be as appealing (looks-wise) as Al but unfortunately, as most short stories, there isn't much in the way of character development and the story is pretty straightforward. Overall, the relative cuteness of the story and my love for Al's character design gives it this rating. An enjoyable read for someone looking for a short (albeit 7 chapters) yaoi to pass the time.
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by shouichi
February 13th, 2010, 8:16am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
this is the first Yamane's manga that I read. I REALLY REALLY LOVE THE STORY!!! I agree with other people below, the character wasn't develop well. if only she make a sequel for this....I want to see AL with Ranmaru together T_________T
YEah...I don't know if the ending was a happy end or not. because for me, it's sad end while they will meet again in unknown time T_________________T
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Great but...  
by Lux.Lucis
June 21st, 2009, 12:50am
Rating: N/A
i love the art, the characters and the storyline but as the others have said, they can be further developed. may be there's not enough room for development in just one volume. one thing i like particularly is how ranmaru remained like a man - he's manly etc. however, by giving i himself to al, he said he threw away even his pride as a man. i disagree. is it a man's pride to penetrate everything he sees? how naive. i'd say, whether it be women's pride or men's pride, it is the ability to protect those that/who they love. and ranmaru did both didn't he? he chose to protect his group while keeping the love with al. this is mentioned - the man's pride - in many yaoi mangas so i'd like to make it clearer.
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