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Under Grand Hotel  
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Under Grand Hotel is the inmate's name for a prison in the US. Sen is a Japanese guy who has been imprisoned after killing his lover's husband. Sword Fish is the leader of the prison. Sen needs Sword's protection, but can a love story work in a prison?


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Associated Names
Under Grand Hotel Hi no Ataru Basho
Under Grand Hotel Toraware no Shirushi
Under Ground Grand Hotel
Undergound Hotel
Undergrand Hotel

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.6-7(end) by Nakama over 10 years ago
v.3 c.3-5 by Nakama over 11 years ago
v.3 c.2 by Nakama over 11 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Complete)
2 Bunko Volumes

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (807 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.52 / 10.0
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June 18th 2017, 11:34am PST



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801 Media (2 Volumes - Complete; Digital)

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On 192 wish lists
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Rocked my world   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by MirayAllen
May 18th, 2013, 4:22pm
This is one of the best mangas I've ever read. Where have you been all my life? From beginning to end, there's not one thing I could seriously hate about it, even with all the violence, the constant death threat, the rape, the cheating -- no, please don't be put off by this if you haven't read it yet. The whole thing is so well constructed, you can really feel Sen and Sword's love behind the jealousy and the possessive tricks, but they're just trying to survive while protecting one another. The love scenes are indeed frequent, and quite explicit at that, but they are all awesome (especially after they start confessing to each other).

And don't even get me started on the art style; I would almost squeal like a crazy fangirl every time Sword appeared, with his sexy eyes, his sexy hair, his sexy smile. I loved everything about him really. I got a little hurt, though when:

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
he used Norman just to get Sen jealous

Oh Norman, why did you make me wanna cry all the time? I really loved him, despite everything he's done. I went completely hysterical when I saw the sequel was about him. Can't wait for more <3

What I liked the most about this manga was that it had so many twists and turns I could hardly think of any possible ending. I even came to check the tags more than once, only to make sure it wasn't a tragedy~~~ I wouldn't be able to handle it, ahah. Man, I just loved it so much! Go read it, read it :3

... Last updated on September 18th, 2014, 10:44am
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Shutcall and Bitch   
Rating: N/A
by iyris
February 11th, 2013, 6:22am
If you want something for a change, read this. Yaoi mangas about prisoners are rare and I'd say this is one of the few good reads of those genre. If you are used to a bit hardcore yaoi, you can take the amount of sex in this manga. Sen is a good "bitch"! biggrin and Sword is a really good seme and lover (a bit too unfaithful though..meh). Nevertheless, it was entertaining and contrary to others, I found the ending satisfying. smile
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Inmate romance full of sexy goodness!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Namiya
February 6th, 2013, 7:38am
It's raw, it's brutal and definitely full of smut!
The sex is incredibly frequent and is constantly very good, with several seriously exciting moments full of meaning and emotion.
I generally really liked the characters, both Sen who is a true survivalist - knowing to make use of Sword for his own safety - and Swordfish who is a closet bisexual pretending to hate gays...
I dig the harsh setting, with just so much violence, abuse and rape going on, and underneath it still being more.
Yes, it is BRUTAL, but the way you can see the characters interact with one another, the main characters falling for each other, caring for each other.... it's awesome!
One thing I didn't like much was Sword's looks, nothing against African Americans but what bothered me more were his dreadlocks lol! I'd find him more appealing with short hair but that's just me.
There's so much raw lust and passion, and while it's not tame or cute romantic and there's cheating and all that, these things are easily overlooked because it comes across so well that Sen and Sword are so into each other!
I could go on talking forever about this but really, just give in and read it!

It's captivating from the start and honestly, I wasn't able to stop reading and spent 6 hours on it in one piece, sacrificing my good night's sleep for this series! This has to be one of the rare manga that combine a satisfying story line with so much sex I don't think I've ever seen in a single series!

I'll recommend it to anyone who can handle harder stuff, rape and cheating, and people who appreciate feelings developing underneath a lot of violence and abuse. And if you're in it for the sex - hell yeah, read this one!
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Good attempt but   
Rating: N/A
by bottledwater
August 22nd, 2012, 2:46am
Good attempt at romance in prisons. I love the drama, plot twists and the ending.... The romance is believable... ****BUT****.
HOLY COW.... The rape scenes (and a lot of them) O.o... So graphic and vivid... Man I almost didn't continue...
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SO great ♥♥   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by GOKI408
June 10th, 2012, 2:16am
It' was an awsome story, with lot's of plot for once, i would have give 10/10 but, there is too much rape and violence for me, and i'm not really into this bigrazz
i really did like the ending it will have been good if theire was a little more, well it was really good, i really recomande it !!
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Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by circussentiment
May 31st, 2012, 7:44am
The setting and emotions are very real. You have to read it for yourself to find out what I mean by that :'D Would have given a 10/10 if the pacing had been slightly better. There was something slightly off-kilter there -- sometimes things went fast and slow.
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Hard, Raw, and Oh So Sexy!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by CurlyJoe
May 19th, 2012, 8:48pm
For Yaoi fans of bondage, rape, and rough/graphic sex; this is made for you! I've never really been into black guys really, just not my thing I guess. However, Sword was so incredibly HOT!! The whole Tarzan turned gorgeous badass gangster was amazing eyecandy. The drawing was great! One thing tough, some of the sex faces (for those who have read, the "looking though eyelashes orgasm" face) kind of creeped me out. I actually liked the plot a lot, as in think Shawshank Redemption's erotic Yaoi cousin. Not too unrealistic, if Sen had been that cute, and in jail, he would be raped. A lot. Also, in prison, I guess straight guys would get gay after being without sex for a while. It's totally plausible. However, EVERY guy in this manga was gay, which was not so plausible. Overall, really good and totally awesome for the pornographic Yaoi lover.
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As raw as u can get..   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by mimi639
March 31st, 2012, 10:36am
how do i classify this manga?... i woul'd say that the sentence would be "Pretty raw" or xplicit, they take it as it is, they don't try to make the "pretty story, or the happy perfect ending" allways..
didn't like the ending though..(that's why it's an 8 not a 10..) but it was a really great reading

... Last updated on March 31st, 2012, 10:44am
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The Best There Is   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by letterbee96
March 17th, 2012, 10:32am
Okay, I'm just gonna be a chain link towards the previous people who fell head over heels for this manga but I'll still say it, this is the best manga probably in the whole Yaoi history to date! Why? Because it is burning with everything that is Yaoi. There are lots of fights, violence, jealousy, rape, there is betrayal (but that only made them -,-"), then there is that undeniably irresistible bond between the characters that just pulls you in to the very end. It may not be right for me to selfishly proclaim the greatness of this manga but those who enjoyed it would understand and those who don't can keep on searching. I will continue searching as well but no matter what, even if I ever do read another excellent Yaoi masterpiece, I think I'll still be drooling over Sen and Sword at the beach; free of UGH... (with Sword's cool hair!) All in all:

Artwork: 9.5/10 (Most of it was very pleasing especially the ending to volume 1...@////@...)
Plot: 10/10 (Just love how Sen gradually becomes just as nuts as Sword)
Overall: 10/10

... Last updated on March 17th, 2012, 10:34am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by redsalt4
February 5th, 2012, 1:17am
one of the BEST, hard core yaoi , i have ever read. read it all in one day good not put it down. Want more. Heard Lucky dog might be similar. BUT i don't think it will rock as much as this did.
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