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All Claire Ferris wants to do is translate Japanese books.
All Kentaro Ikuta wants to do is play American baseball.
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All the Media wants is to talk to him.
Suddenly, Claire and Kentaro discover they want something else.
Can they resolve their cultural differences to fall in love?

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Difficult/unusual lover?    -   Yes How difficult?    -   very shy/inexperienced Seduction/coercion/force    -   Yes Making a living subplot    -   Yes Making a living:    -   office romance among coworkers Struggling with whom?    -   Dad Virgin, dramatically devirginized    -   Yes Who:    -   sister Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   (general) search for identity/new understanding Who seduces whom?    -   mutual seduction Family focus?    -   Yes Family, hating    -   Yes Family, loving    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   a better lover

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   student Effect of sexing    -   confident    -   a better lover    -   blissful    -   mature Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Japan City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   90% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk    -   rape/molest (yeech!) Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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