Ikoku Irokoi Romantan

A Foreign Love Affair

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Synonyms: The Romantic Tale of a Foreign Love Affair
Japanese: 異国色恋浪漫譚
English: A Foreign Love Affair
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 21, 2007 to Oct 24, 2008
Producers: ANIK, On-Lead
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: PrimeTime
Source: Manga
Genres: Boys LoveBoys Love, ComedyComedy, EroticaErotica
Duration: 27 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.911 (scored by 2467024,670 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Popularity: #3216
Members: 44,428
Favorites: 107

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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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Ootani, Hajime
Director, Storyboard
Yamane, Ayano
Original Creator
Tanaka, Chiharu
Color Design
Kwon, Yong-Sang
Animation Director


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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 ...
Jul 30, 2017
Mixed Feelings
I'll keep this simple - if you're just looking for ANY yaoi, ANY action...be my guest. You don't really have anything to lose with this show, but there's no gain to watching it either.

My main issue with the whole thing is that the relationship between Al and Ranmaru starts with Al forcing himself on Ranmaru while just telling him that it's okay (because somehow that justifies it in yaoi). I watched the first one and didn't enjoy it but figured I had to see it through, and it got worse. The plot goes all over the place and somehow Ranmaru ends up for auction ...
Oct 26, 2016
"Romantic" my ass.

Plot and story:
This short anime is about Ranmaru who recently got married. He ends up drinking on their wedding day and, obviously, becomes drunk. The captain then takes advantage of Ranmaru's drunk state and leads him to a room on the ship where he rapes Ranmaru. Yes. Rape. Non-consensual sexual activities.
Even if it had been with consent, there is no love story or romance. Not even friendship. The captain clearly has no interest in Ranmaru's personality or life and only wants to bang him, which is far from being romantic in my opinion.

The captain is a disgrace to Italians, even though ...

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