Manga Review: The Italian Doctor’s Mistress

Danielle Black rushes to Italy the moment she got news that her father was in coma after falling on the mountain while skiing. But unfortunately she learned this one week after the accident that Doctor Carlos Rossi (Reminds me of the wine.) had somewhat got the negative impression on her, cold-hearted and things along that line specially when she said that “He should have died.” (Danielle pertaining to his father condition.) Carlos rushed to their room and only to find out that Danielle was sleeping on the coach and keep watching him for more than days. One fateful day, Danielle saved Anita, Carlo’s daughter (Anita and Danielle already meet on the hospital.) and in return got heavy injured. Carlos then took her to his home until she recovers. Only to find herself with the offer of becoming his lover. No string attached.

Love bloom unto Danielle. For her, he was the most kindest person she ever meet and shows compassion to her. But Danielle herself who may look calm and composed on the outside but a broken heart and soul in the inside.(That is why she keep all the feelings inside her. Afraid that she will be betrayed again. Even her true feelings to Carlos for self-preservation.) Who had never been given affection by his father. Betrayed by his fiancee and friend because she is according to him a person who will not jump in front of the bus – boring. And Carlos who is still trap in the memories of his deceased wife. Is love really possible for them. Specially if their affair is to end when Danielle return to U.S.


Ikoku no Doctor or The Italian Doctor’s Mistress is a 3 chapter manga. That is why I haven’t write much of the synopsis to spoil the potential reader. Among all the manga’s I’ve read this is the most heavy and deep when it comes to love. The type you can read on stories like Sydney Sheldon deep. But most of all you can really feel the pain of the girl protagonist. All she is asking is to be loved that way she deserved to be but everything seems to be in a wrong place.

Over-all it was a good manga. Really worth a short moment. And a definite tear jerker. By the way this is an old manga. Do not expect an art illustration that is very nice. The art is similar to Yamato Nadasheko.


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