Ranked #1980
Ikoku Irokoi Romantan

Ikoku Irokoi Romantan

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Romantic Tale of a Foreign Love Affair
Japanese: 異国色恋浪漫譚


Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 21, 2007 to Oct 24, 2008
Producers: ANIK, PrimeTime
Duration: 27 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.361 (scored by 11500 users)
Ranked: #19802
Popularity: #1534
Members: 18,083
Favorites: 82
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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.

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Adaptation: Ikoku Irokoi Romantan

Characters & Voice Actors

Oumi, Ranmaru
Oumi, Ranmaru
Itou, Kentarou
Itou, Kentarou
Valentino, Albert
Valentino, Albert
Suwabe, Junichi
Suwabe, Junichi
Gondou, Ryuuji
Gondou, Ryuuji
Okiayu, Ryotaro
Okiayu, Ryotaro
Oumi, Kaoru
Oumi, Kaoru
Kawakami, Tomoko
Kawakami, Tomoko
Kaida, Yuki
Kaida, Yuki


Yamane, Ayano
Original Creator

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Jan 12, 2009
As anime's go this one is never going to go down in history as the greatest love story ever told. Nor is it going to be notorious for breaking tabboo's or showing some shockingly graphic scenes.

That doesn't mean to say though that you won't enjoy watching it anyway. If you're into yaoi, Ikoku Irokoi Romantan is a nice, short OVA that can provide you with a little boy love fix.

The story isn't groundbreaking but it's enjoyable to watch, the characters are a little bit predictable but I couldn't help but like them anyway. There are some quite unrealistic read more
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Apr 4, 2011
In the story there is a feeling of the main character being traped as he is going to marry a woman he does not like for the sake of his familiy,The story starts when he goes onto the cruise ship he is getting married on where he meets the ships captain who loves Japanese culture,not being able to stand one night even in the same room as his new wife he goes of to the bar where he meets the captain agein,as from then there where coincides of them two which seemed to be destined wherever they go.

The art is very good,thought out the ova's read more
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Nov 24, 2012
Ok, so the anime itself was short, it was slightly rushed and stacked. The plot was faint, but as a yaoi it was good.
Story was good, because it was obviously a love story. The idea of it being held on a cruise ship and outside of Japan was good. The story takes place in an equally romantic place, Italy. And while the whole idea of an affair happening among the main characters has been done, this one didn't over exaggerate on that factor too much. In fact- the wife seemed mellow about it. The molestation is another element in the story that just presents another read more
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Sep 25, 2011
I'll make this review short and simple, as the anime was just that.

I must say, I find myself surprised at how much I actually enjoyed this. I find that I enjoy objectively watching yaoi in attempts to find stories of romance that I enjoy. This one actually caught my attention.

Although I am strongly against what i call the 30 minute I love you, I did very much like the idea. A man forced to marry someone he doesn't love, only to find the one hes been waiting for right under his nose. The bit about the human trafficking wasn't entirely necessary...but eh, I can read more
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Barring the obvious yaoi linkage, these two shows feature a protagonist who falls for an awesome guy "friend" before they know it. Also, they are made by the same animation team so the artwork is really similar. However Kirepapa is lighter than the Ikoku Irokoi and doesn't have some annoying woman gumming up the works.
Aside from the obvious yaoi factor, both deal with friends becoming something more, and one of the characters being raped. Also, the blondes look kind of similar. Maturity pretty much the same.
Basically they both come from a family of yakuza and have a certain position to uphold.
both yaoi
both asian-white guy relationship
both pretty good
The main characters in "Sekaiichi" and "Ikoku" have both fell in love with a member of the same sex and are confussed about it as they battle with there emotions but whatever they do they still can't help but love that person.
The main characters in "Sekaiichi" and "Ikoku" have both fell in love with a member of the same sex and are confussed about it as they battle with there emotions but whatever they do they still can't help but love that person.

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