Ranked #1276
Love Lab

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
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.571 (scored by 24098 users)
Ranked: #12762
Popularity: #657
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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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Adaptation: Love Lab

Characters & Voice Actors

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


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

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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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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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Oct 6, 2013
Before I start officially start this review, let me make one thing clear. Love Lab is a full-time comedy anime. Those who don't like comedy, please stay away from this anime. Don't go around giving Love Lab a low score. It will stop those comedy lovers out there from watching Love Lab. On with the review.

Up till now thousands of animes have been released and among these animes we have Love Lab. A small 13 episode comedy anime. Now, what is the plot in Love Lab? Well, it is about the members of the student council in an all girls middle school. The funny part read more
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Dec 17, 2013
Since this was recommended to by a girl, I already knew it would be good. Then, I found out it involves relationship issues... Talking about romance, without featuring it at all is trully original...

{STORY - 6/10}

A small group of girls giving love advices? Eventhough they don't know a thing about it? Pretty original! Love Lab is about "how to be romantic", as it literally gives out lessons to help young girls on getting that special guy's attention.

Finding Maki on a embarassing situation with her own "kissing" dakimakura (body pillow) suddenly turna Riko into the student council's assistant. Her first task: teaching our princess how to 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.
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.
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.
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
Both are female driven slice of life shows. Basically the whole "cute girls doing cute things" though unlike a lot of the stuff they're churning out at an astonishing rate, these two are actually quite funny shows.
Both are about a group of girls hanging out with each other,
-C3-bu with girls in a club for airsoft
- Love Lab with girls researching on the topic of love

C3-bu is a bit more serious while the latter is comedical

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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