Ranked #1469

Love Lab

Alternative Titles

English: Love Lab
Synonyms: Renai Lab
Japanese: 恋愛ラボ


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 5, 2013 to Sep 28, 2013
Premiered: Summer 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Doga Kobo
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.521 (scored by 30,428 users)
Ranked: #14692
Popularity: #681
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The Fujisaki Girls Academy is known for their school body being composed of very proper students. The most prominent one of them is Maki, the student president who is admired by her classmates for her calm and polite demeanor. On the other hand, Kurahashi Riko is also admired but for having a very forward and boyish personality. Riko accidentally walks into Maki while she's practicing kissing with a pillow and learns that she isn't what everyone thinks she is. Riko is forced into keeping Maki's secret and join her in practicing all aspects of romance like holding hands and more.

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Kurahashi, Riko
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Numakura, Manami
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Maki, Natsuo
Maki, Natsuo
Akasaki, Chinatsu
Akasaki, Chinatsu
Mizushima, Sayori
Mizushima, Sayori
Taichi, You
Taichi, You
Enomoto, Yuiko
Enomoto, Yuiko
Sakura, Ayane
Sakura, Ayane


Oota, Masahiko
Oota, Masahiko
Ebina, Yasunori
Ebina, Yasunori
Sound Director
Fujiwara, Yoshiyuki
Fujiwara, Yoshiyuki
Episode Director
Morita, Geisei
Morita, Geisei
Episode Director

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Opening Theme

"Love Shitai! (恋愛(ラブ)したいっ!)" by Fuji-Jo Seitokai Shikkou-Bu (eps 1-12)

Ending Theme

"Best FriendS" by Fuji-Jo Seitokai Shikkou-Bu

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Sep 28, 2013
This show is not yuri. I don't want to spend a lot of time on that fact, so I'll just throw it out there immediately and move on.

So, MAL review reader, if you're reading this line, you probably started your trek of this review by checking out the number I dropped in the "Overall Rating" section. Intrigued, perhaps you even clicked those words to bring up the breakdown of numbers I awarded the show for various aspects of its creation. You would then have noticed the number "10" in the story section and probably asked yourself, "What? A perfect 10 in story for a comedy? read more
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May 10, 2014
Well ... that was a freaking surprise. If someone told me, based on that synopsis, that Love Lab is a hilarious and heartwarming journey all through, I'd have him jump off a cliff into my love lab of death. Glad no one did. Regrets would be far too many.

So, where do I even begin? It's quite hard seeing as I'm still kind of thinking about the anime. I'll just begin by saying this: do not let title or the synopsis drive you off. If you think that this anime is filled with cute girls (it kind of is) doing cutesy things (it kind of is) read more
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Nov 11, 2013
Of all the things that exist in the world, perhaps one of the most debated for centuries is the concept of 'love'. Like seriously, what exactly is love? Is it a feeling towards someone you hold dearly for? Or is it perhaps something we humans are born to be part of? Or whatever the case, I'm not a scientist here to discuss the concept of love. However, what I am here to discuss is this cute little series known as Love Lab that debuted during the summer of 2013.

Love Lab (also known as Renai Lab) is an anime series based off of the 4-koma of read more
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May 31, 2015
Me about a month ago: Man, I really like this ED song. Maybe I should check out the anime.
*reads synopsis on MAL*
So it's basically just cute girls doing cute things for 13 episodes? Well I did like GJ-Bu, maybe I'll like this too.
*Adds to "plan to watch"*
*Debates on whether or not to watch before finally watching due to extreme boredom*

Well, this may have possibly been the greatest boredom-caused impulse watch in my entire life.

Going into Love Lab, I didn't really have very high expectations simply because it just seems that any female dominated school group type of comedy anime never really creates much of anything read more
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Both anime are about ridiculous middle school girls and their life. The characters are loveable and cute. Filled with hilarious dialogue and moe artwork. A little bit of shoujo ai in both animes.  
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In both series, it revolves a club with special activities. However, these activities usually are not so typical with school related ideas. Otherwise, Natsuo and Sena both have some similarities as being popular but also at times insecure and has a strange fascination in their minds. On the other hand, Yozora and Riko are considered tomboys and has a strange interaction with their club members.

There is many fun gags from both series and among other things...catchy dialogues, humor, and randomness. Both series also takes place at a school life setting.  
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Anime: Shugo Chara!
Plot is different but character development is similar in a few ways. In both you have the "wild type" girl who's really a romantic on the inside. And they even have similar hair styles. The main charactors in both series have similar points. Shugo Chara is more sweet adventure and Love Lab is more comedy. Both have funny main characters with similar personalities. 
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They have similar animation and character personality. One deals with Airsoft while other deals with love problems. Both main characters are very similar. Forced to join a club or in Love Lab case - Student Council Member. Hilarity and bonds ensues in both series.  
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Anime: K-On!
Love Lab is similar to K-ON in a way that the characters are all cute and they are female and their daily activity revolves around their club. The only difference of K-ON from Love Lab is that K-ON focuses on "music" while Love Lab focuses on "love." But overall, if you liked K-ON, A Channel, and Lucky Star, I would recommend you to watch Love Lab as well! <3 
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Anime: Minami-ke
Minami-ke has a similar art style and the characters share similar dispositions. Chiaka hitting Kana reminds me of Riko and Maki. Riko constantly points out whats wrong with everything as Maki does something stupid. Kana and Chiaki do pretty much the same. Uchida and Makoto are similar to Tanahashi with their klutzy behavior. The theme songs are also similar.
I think the main difference would be plot. Love Lab's plot is trying to understand love. Minami-ke is just the daily life of the Minami sisters, and is pretty much plotless.  
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