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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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Far from being the best, but...   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by ALeroux
November 23rd, 2008, 1:40pm
The first volume was way too violent for me and I thought about dropping it several times. I still kept on reading though, and somehow the story kinda sucked me in. Even though the prison life isn't realistic at all, and the plot is a bit weak, I was actually moved by that hopeless love between two prisoners stuck in a harsh world. And since the art is great and I liked the ending, I'm giving it a 7.5 rating.

... Last updated on November 23rd, 2008, 5:06pm
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sex and again sex...   
Rating: N/A
by Ameonna
November 19th, 2008, 5:09am
was it realistic? in my opinion, no it wasn't. example: how two guys can have sex night and day like that? hahaha, even if guards let is pass, their bodies won't last with such a high rate of activity! bigrazz but seriously, there is not much of plot in this story, prison's environment and all that drama about who has killed whom, is just an excuse for throwing two hot boy in a cage and watching them having hot sex day and night. not like I am complaining ! laugh my point is this: don't expect any thing especial, neither deep meaning nor a developed plot from this series. just read it for fun and enjoy how much Sword can be hot in bed! yeah, I want a sword like him too! bigrazz

... Last updated on November 22nd, 2008, 12:57pm
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somewhat familiar...   
Rating: N/A
by bakayarou
November 12th, 2008, 7:39am
mh. when I first started reading it, I thought "wow, this is so much like OZ (the tv show)" in the end of vol 1 the mangaka stated she was inspired by OZ. so, if you liked the series (like me), you'll definitely enjoy UGH. the artwork is very good (and hot!), the story leaves you wanting more.
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Surprisingly Good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Tienila
June 26th, 2008, 3:23am
I was very surprise at how much I like this series. I was never into realistic or violent yaoi but I can't help but be fascinated by this story. Perhaps it is due to the violent and realistic aspect of it that every loving gestures stands out so much more. I would definitely buy the complete series once it is licensed and release in the U.S (which I believe it will).
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I disagree with the last comment...   
Rating: N/A
by Lally
May 28th, 2008, 11:02am
.... that this manga was shallow. It was much more gritty and realistic than most other yaoi. It wasn't "senseless sex". That kind of thing actually does go on in prisons. Personally I thought it more emotional and touching than the kind of fluff that's coming out right now.
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Surprisingly shallow   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Lillian
May 15th, 2008, 4:04pm
I'm glad this is not 'your average yaoi' story (tho bondage and violent sex is actually not that uncommon in yaoi manga and I don't like any of those). If all were like this I'd quit reading. If you like violence, senseless sex just for the sake of sex in your average prison among men, then this one will enjoy you. The topic didn't entertain me at all, partly I was even disgusted (well that's normal, who'd enjoy that?). I prefer stories with more emotion and love. Still I made it through the first volume and no emotions came through the story to me. I didn't feel the struggle of the main char and sword... can't describe it... there was no development... not really an insight. Just shallow. Even the prison life wasn't transmitted, it was just a struggle from one sex to another. Maybe you must be a still hormone controlled teenager to oversee what's shown there, just to drool over the sex scenes.
3 points for half realism and above average explicit art.

You don't need to agree or disagree with other comments, just add your own opinion.
And sure it was senseless. Senseless doesn't mean that it doesn't exist, it means it is senseless XD (as in no depth and no reason) And no what's described there is not the normal prison life as UGH isn't even a normal prison and doesn't want to be one, that's already stated in chapter 1. And if you weren't a prisoner yourself or working in that field then sorry but then you have no clue.

... Last updated on June 12th, 2008, 7:19am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Kerirae
April 10th, 2008, 1:27am
I can't explain how much i love this manga, Its one of the best i've read so far. Its realistic. This manga shows you that you can find love almost anywhere. Its a great manga. I enjoyed it alot. Its a shock that it acually had a happy ending, sadahiro-sensei did a good job. I reccomend this to anyone and everyone. Fantastic.

Plus it included sexy bishies.

... Last updated on April 10th, 2008, 1:28am
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It really is as awesome as everyone says it is.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by tanyaneko
March 20th, 2008, 12:09pm
I'm typically more into the fluffy BL sort of stuff, and held off on reading this because I didn't think I'd like reading about the prison scene, but this manga is so worth it. Even if this isn't usually your thing, give it a try. The art is amazing, the plot is great and their love feels real, even with (because of?) the situation they're in. Read it, read it, read it.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Chira00
March 1st, 2008, 12:21am
An excellent story! Well written. Even if you are not into yaoi, skim by those pics and read on. Yaoi fans will love this one for the story and in depth relationships illustrated. It is a really great story. I really enjoyed reading it. Looking forward to a side story etc.
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Very realistic!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kaira-chan
January 28th, 2008, 4:30pm
Wow it´s my first time to read such a surprisingly good story (really really awsome plot) about prisoners and their rough lifestyle. I was blown away, it was so interesting till that point I that forgot the time hahah. My first impression of UGH wasn´t good because I used to read soft romantic BL stories...but I´m so happy I tried this manga and because of this reading-experience I have now widen my boundaries about multiplicity of the world of yaoi.

Ps! Oh yeah I´m so glad this one got a nice happy ending, it makes you enjoy the story in wholesome (^3^)//

... Last updated on January 31st, 2008, 11:02pm
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