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[[caption-width-right:300:Left to right: Christopher, Eduardo, Russell, Nathan, and Thomas]]

''Pirates in Love'' is a RomanceGame VisualNovel by Creator/VoltageInc, and the first of their games to receive an English-language release.

Through a series of mishaps, the protagonist - a plucky young bar wench - finds herself inadvertently stowed away on the pirate ship Sirius. Her presence is soon discovered, and the captain of the Sirius summarily drafts her into service as a member of the ship's crew to join them as they sail the seas in search of hidden treasure.

There's just one problem - the Sirius doesn't have a bunk to spare.

The heroine is left with no choice but to choose which one of the Sirius pirates to room with:
* Russell, the quick-tempered swordsman
* Eduardo, the sharp-tongued navigator
* Nathan, the gruff and quiet cook
* Christopher, the kind doctor
* Thomas, the cute young deckhand
* or the hard-drinking, hard-partying, womanizing Captain Morgan himself?

Whoever she chooses, she's got her work cut out for her.

!!Pirates in Love features examples of:
* AbhorrentAdmirer:
** Alan to the protagonist in several routes other than his own, most notably Eduardo's main route.
** Fuzzy to Eduardo in his main route, until she recognizes the growing romance between him and the main character.
** She also does this to his Christopher in his main route. She doesn't take the rejection well, though...
* {{Adorkable}}: Alan.
* TheAlcoholic: All of the pirates drink, but Morgan is an especially heavy drinker. In his route, the protagonist eventually makes him promise to go dry, to his great dismay.
* AnachronismStew: The game's fictional setting allows for some handwaving, but mostly the writers clearly just didn't bother trying to maintain any kind of consistency in what sort of time period the game is supposed to be set in.
* ChainPain: Nathan wields a chain and sickle in battle.
* ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction: Hilariously justified on Alan's route. He's able to strip down to his underwear at a moment's notice when it seems like he might have a chance with the protagonist - because he's wearing tear-away stripper clothes.
* ChefOfIron: Nathan, the ship's cook.
* ChristmasEpisode: Two. "A Pirate's Christmas" features the Sirius crew sans Morgan, while "Christmas With the Captains" features Morgan and Alan.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Captain Alan of the Rika is a singularly odd human being.
* CoatCape: Morgan wears his coat thus, with the same "superglued on at the shoulders" effect seen elsewhere.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler:"Morgan" is actually the twin brother of the real Pirate King Morgan. He took up his brother's identity at the latter's dying request.]]
* [[DirtyCop Dirty Marine]]: [[spoiler: Rear Admiral Donatello in Leonardo's story. Framed Linus, Leonardo's best friend, by saying he was in cahoots with pirates and started a war called the Battle of April. Linus died a traitor there and Donatello did it just so he could get a promotion to his current position. Does this again to Leonardo, saying he was in cahoots with the Sirus Pirates just so he can capture them and take credit.]]
* DualityMotif: [[spoiler:Eduardo's left eye is golden brown inherited from his Uru mother, while the right, normally hidden by his eyepatch, is a reddish brown he inherited from his father]].
* DubNameChange: The character's names were changed for the English-language localization - Hayate, Shin, Nagi, Soushi, Towa, Ryuuga, and Roy became Russell, Eduardo, Nathan, Christopher, Thomas, Morgan, and Alan, and so forth.
* DurableDeathtrap: The ruins on Skull Island inevitably sport a few of these.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
** Outside of the Voltage USA adaptations, ''Pirates'' is thus far the only Voltage game in which character names (and in some cases appearances) have been changed for the English translation.
** There's also an example within the game itself: the translation of the first routes released has all of the characters speaking with noticeable "pirate" dialects, a practice which is abandoned beginning with Thomas's main route.
* EyepatchOfPower: Eduardo wears one over his right eye. [[spoiler:The eye is perfectly functional, but its color reminds him of his father, who he hates]].
* {{Expy}}: Between his gruff SugarAndIcePersonality, his cooking skills, and his appearance, Nathan bears a distinct resemblance to [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Shinjiro Aragaki]].
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Yamato, an obvious counterpart of Japan.
* FantasyKitchenSink: The same lack of consistency mentioned under AnachronismStew also shows up when the writers attempt to populate the setting. Zombies, ghosts, fairies... if you can imagine it, it will probably show up in a side story sooner or later.
* FeaturelessProtagonist: As usual for Voltage games, the protagonist's face is rarely shown in [=CGs=], and when it is shown she's depicted without eyes.
* FestivalEpisode: The "Summer Fireworks" side story.
* HalfBreedDiscrimination: [[spoiler:Eduardo]] catches some crap for being the son of a Moldor officer and an Uru princess.
* HeIsAllGrownUp: Cute little Thomas grows up ''hot'', as his second sequel shows.
* HotSpringsEpisode: The "Nathan's Special" side story.
* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: Skull Island.
* IneffectualDeathThreats: Eduardo frequently threatens to feed the protagonist to the sharks.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Eduardo.
* KindheartedCatLover: Leonardo, a naval captain who adores his cat Myumyu.
* {{Magitek}}: Although not particularly featured in any of the initial routes, it becomes a prominent element in some of the sequels, [[spoiler:such as Eduardo's, which involves airships and a race of "gods" who live in a city above the clouds]].
* MasterSwordsman: Morgan, famously so.
* MixedAncestry: [[spoiler:Eduardo's father was an officer of Moldor, and his mother was Uru royalty]].
* MySiblingWillLiveThroughMe: [[spoiler:Morgan, as mentioned above in DeadPersonImpersonation, so much so that we never actually find out what his real name was before he took over his brother's identity.]]
* NiceHat: Both of the pirate captains sport them in classic styles - Morgan's bicorn and Alan's black tricorn, both with extravagant plumes.
* {{Pirate}}: The entire point of the game.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: The crew of the Sirius never engages in any actual piracy, preferring to search for lost treasures rather than try to plunder valuables already owned by others. The crew of the Rika, meanwhile, seem to spend all ''their'' time chasing after the Sirius.
* PublicDomainSoundtrack: An upbeat version of "[[Theatre/{{Turandot}} Nessun Dorma]]" serves as the default BGM, and a more low-key variant plays during contemplative/romance scenes.
* PunnyName: Thanks to the DubNameChange, the hard-drinking pirate captain is named Captain Morgan.
* RaceLift:
** Soushi in the original Japanese version is visibly Asian, but for the English localization he's been changed into Christopher, a black man.
** Eduardo's character design is also modified to look less Japanese as compared to his original incarnation, Shin, although this was probably more to keep him from being confused with Alan - Soushi, Shin, and Roy (Alan) all have very similar appearances in the original Japanese version of the game.
* RightfulKingReturns: See "Royal Blood". Taking up his responsibilities to his people is an important element of [[spoiler:Eduardo's main route and sequel]].
* RoyalBlood: [[spoiler:Eduardo]] turns out to be the last living member of the Uru royal family.
* SeriousBusiness: The treasure that the pirates risk life and limb to retrieve from Skull Island during Nathan's route is... a kitchen timer. (And various other valuables, but Nate really does just want the timer.)
* SexySpectacles: Leonardo.
* ShoutOut: Captain Morgan, named after the rum mascot.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Nathan.
* SupremeChef:
** Nathan. No matter what delicacy his crewmates might have a craving for, he can make it, and his cooking is always delicious.
** Also, unexpectedly, Alan.
* TalkLikeAPirate: The English translation of the initial main routes is heavy on this kind of thing, with dubious results. Translations of the additional material mostly drop the practice and have the characters talking more normally.
* TimeSkip: The second sequel routes take place two years after the original routes and sequels.
* TokenMinority: Christopher's RaceLift also makes him one of these.
* TrueCompanions: The Sirius and Rika crews.
* ValentinesDayEpisodes: The "Valentine Kingdom" side story.
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