Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 19, 2000 to Sep 27, 2000
23 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.401 (scored by 66297 users)
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comedy ecchi harem romance
SynopsisKeitaro Urashima promised a girl when he was young that they would meet up again at Tokyo University in the future. Sadly, in the National Practice Exam, Keitaro ranked 27th from the bottom. Knowing his grandmother owned a hotel, Keitaro intended to stay there while continuing his studies for Tokyo U, only to find out the hotel had long been transformed into an all-girls dormitory. Through an odd twist of fate, Keitaro eventually became the manager of the dorm, beginning his life of living with 5 other girls.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Love Hina
Sequel: Love Hina Again
Side story: Love Hina Christmas Special: Silent Eve, Love Hina Spring Special, Love Hina: Motoko's Choice, Love or the Sword - Don't Cry
Summary: Love Hina Final Selection
Characters & Voice Actors
Looking for a romance/comedy/harem anime to kill time? Look no more because Love Hina will SERIOUSLY KILL your time.
I've watched Love Hina before way back when I was still a kid and I remember loving this series, but after re-watching this series 10+ years later, I began to question my tastes for anime because Love Hina is by far one of the most stupid and ridiculous 'romcom harem' anime I've watched and I can't believe it’s actually possible for me to hate an anime this much.
I'm writing this review at the risk of getting viciously mauled by rabid bigoted Love Hina fans who will do anything to defend their beloved anime, so I'll try not to be too harsh on this. OK, time to get started with this rant—I mean review.
The characters of Love Hina are soooo darn GENERIC and just downright ANNOYING that I need to punch the wall just to appease my frustration.
Let me introduce them...
— Urashima, Keitarou - The main protagonist, is a Tokyo University hopeful. He's really dumb and extremely unreliable but he is very persevering (Sounds familiar?) and he makes a good punching bag for Naru.
— Narusegawa, Naru - The main heroine. He is a tsundere on drugs who got nothing better to do besides beating up Keitarou EVERY…SINGLE...DARN...TIME!!!.
— Aoyama, Motoko - The typical "Ice Queen" of the harem.
— Maehara, Shinobu - The kind and pure-hearted middle schooler *cough* loli bait.
— Su, Kaolla - The awfully annoying and carefree kid in the harem.
— Konno, Mitsune - The "mature" one.
— Otohime, Mutsumi - The airhead.
I don't have a problem with harems, in fact, I love them (not including reverse harems) so I'm quite used to stereotypical girls, but the girls in Love Hina are just so darn annoying that it's impossible for me to like any of them. But the one I have the biggest problem with is not one of the girls, it's the stupid MC Keitarou because he is just so f@%ckin useless and unreliable. I HATE THIS GUY!!!. He don't have any redeeming qualities whatsoever except for his undying perseverance and hard work that leads to nothing most of the time.
The story revolves around Keitaro and the "promise" but mostly, the episodes are just stupid fillers designed to prolong this stupid anime. They don't contribute to the plot one bit and the filler episodes can get really really random, for example, Ancient Turtle Civilizations? seriously? come on, they can do better than that. I wished they focused more on the main plot because I was actually curious who's this mysterious "promise" girl.
Although I have lots of bad things to say about this anime, I can't deny the fact that I did get some laughs watching Love Hina, but the jokes becomes so repetitive (Naru beating up Keitarou) I'm laughing no more.
~Love Hina's formula for comedy~
Keitarou + accidents + misunderstanding = Naru beating the crap out of him
The art is fine, don't really have many complaints about it because it's a very typical art for an old anime.
I actually liked the OP and ED and I kinda felt nostalgic hearing them again. The OP is kinda catchy, although it annoyed some viewers, I'm not annoyed by it at all. The sounds and background music, hmm... I don't really have anything to say about it except for that darn synthesizer music.
As for the voice acting (Japanese), there is one voice that grabbed my attention, the screaming voice of Motoko, I think that scream is really cute. The voices of the other characters are also good and fit the characters quite well.
I recommend this to you if...
you like generic harem anime.
you like old and repetitive jokes.
you like an extremely violent tsundere heroine and a pathetic loser MC combo.
But if you're not any of what I mentioned above, I suggest you cross this out on your list now, because I guarantee you'll hate this one.
Love Hina is really great! From the first moment, I was gripped by this story's violence, drama and slight funniness, s well as the romance, which develops as the story goes on.
So, a young man called Urashima Keitaro suddenly finds himself working as the manager for an all-girls dormitory. Yes, you can probably see where that story is going. Lots of slapstick humor, romance and funniness is the recipe for this show. I think it's pretty cool, and if you like romance/harem anime, this is a definite must-see.
This show seems very similar to love hina in many aspects. Explaining is hard without giving spoilers but the characters, comedy style, amd even look is similar i highly suggest both anime.
Both great romance comedy and have great main characters that leave you wanting more! manga versions are better though (love hina manga is WAY better)
this both anime about guy living in a house with a bunch of cute girl..and many funny scene...
Both are about two childhood loves that try to find their way together in life. Well Love Hina is more funny while Ai yori Aoshi is more serious. Still if you like one you also like the other. I'm sure about that.
I may get killed after saying this, but I think Ai Yori Yoshi is actually better/more interesting than Love Hina. That being said, if you like Love Hina, if you are looking for a similar show, or if you like the added aspect of a "sudden girlfriend appearance", Ai Yori Aoshi is the best choice for you.
A guy surrounded by many girls, but only has eyes for one of them. Both are very kind boys who often get misunderstood.
Both are Harems, both can be appropiately romantic when they want to be, both have a full ensemble of well-developed and well-liked characters.
Love Hina is more comedic, while Ai Yori Aoshi is more majestic in nature.
Also, the main heroines are the primary love interest as well.
Both anime series are romantic-comedies with a harem feel to both. Both male protagonists are at the university age, who through unique circumstances, ends up living with numerous pretty girls (or a harem of girls). A harem at the start of both series, it's made pretty clear early on to the viewer, who the fated matched couple in the end will likely be.
One guy, one hell of a lot of fodder girls, one girl that you know "wins", and an awful lot of violence directed at aforementioned guy.
These are both quite similar. The difference: Love Hina is move comedy-driven while Ai Yori Aoshi is story-driven. Love Hina has more ecchi moments than Ai Yori Aoshi, but they are both series you should watch light-heartedly.
In both two childhood friends want to meet again for love. The male character who is often misunderstood is in the house with females around. Lots of ecchi moments in both. Same slap stick comedy routines.
One guy in a dorm with a bunch of girls. There's a hidden past between the lead characters that only draws them closer as they remember it. The side characters even seem the same. If you liked one, you'll defenitly like the other :)
Love Hina, while far more 'cartoonie than Ai Yori uses similar humor, is from the same studio, and has a longer romance arc giving it more cute moments. It is well worth watching every episode of Love Hina, as what you are given is cute romance and a strong female role who demonstrates the ability to encourage. The romance is cute in the way that the main characters parallel and contrast one another.
Same Creator, Boy surrounded by many beautiful girls.
Same creator, yet slightly different.
I personally preferred Negima, because it had a bit more depth in it. Not as romance-based, I guess... But magic and spell-casting is always a plus.
Both are writen by Ken Akamatsu, both are writen in a simular style... They are both "Harem" type Animes and Mangas, and for the most part the part of the "Pervert" (ecchi) is one of someone accdentaly getting into the situations.
These anime are based on manga by the same mangaka and that is clearly visible. Character design are quite the same and both anime are a harem love comedy.
Made by the same Studios, this is almost the same tipe of story just diferencing the magic environment on Negima!
Harem love comedies made by the same artist
Both anime were created by Ken Akamatsu
Same artist, similar storyline but Negima has much more to it than Love Hina. Also the lead characters are fairly different which adds to each series in its own way.
The amount of pervertedness how it evolves around mostly one boy.
Just a different world and characters.
Still a harem and ecchi.
both of them was written by the same author well they are one of the best manga masterpieces that was created anime. also as we all know Love Hina was awarded Beast Manga, USA Release : 2002 manga expo so that just mean its a great manga, what could possibly the difference if it was to be converted as anime? so face it plus, Negima ahhh.. one of the best manga (i) ever read, well as far as i know most of the characters were adapted from love Hina AND MANY MORE so what are you wating for read the manga or watch the anime or both.... hehe...
Opening Theme"Sakura Saku" by Megumi Hayashibara
Ending Theme"Hajimari wa Kokokara" by Megumi Hayashibara (ep 24)
"Kimi Sae Ireba" by Megumi Hayashibara (eps 1-23)
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