Ikoku Irokoi Romantan

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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, On-Lead
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: PrimeTime
Source: Manga
Genres: Boys LoveBoys Love, ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, EroticaErotica
Duration: 27 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.961 (scored by 2290022,900 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Popularity: #2768
Members: 40,706
Favorites: 98

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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


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Jan 12, 2009
bluebrainfreezy (All reviews)
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
Oct 26, 2016
Yudesei (All reviews)
"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 read more
Apr 4, 2011
ParadoxCharlie (All reviews)
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
Sep 25, 2011
EzmierTheSwift (All reviews)
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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