Ranked #2046
Love Hina

Love Hina

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ラブひな


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 19, 2000 to Sep 27, 2000
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.341 (scored by 78362 users)
Ranked: #20462
Popularity: #206
Members: 130,675
Favorites: 1,204
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Keitaro 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.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Narusegawa, Naru
Narusegawa, Naru
Horie, Yui
Horie, Yui
Urashima, Keitaro
Urashima, Keitaro
Ueda, Yuji
Ueda, Yuji
Aoyama, Motoko
Aoyama, Motoko
Asakawa, Yuu
Asakawa, Yuu
Maehara, Shinobu
Maehara, Shinobu
Kurata, Masayo
Kurata, Masayo


Iwasaki, Yoshiaki
Iwasaki, Yoshiaki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Sound Director
Takayama, Katsuhiko
Takayama, Katsuhiko
Nishikiori, Hiroshi
Nishikiori, Hiroshi

More episodes Episodes

Episodes  1 / 24
Aired  Apr 19, 2000 to Sep 27, 2000
Status  Finished Airing

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Jan 14, 2014 9:36 PM
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 taste for anime because Love Hina is by far one of the most stupid and ridiculous anime I've ever 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 an angry mob of Love Hina fans who read more
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Jul 15, 2007 2:49 PM
Love Hina Review by realanimefan.

"Love Hina" basically, is a romantic comedy. For an idea on what I mean, watch a show such as "Ranma 1/2" or "Tenchi Muyo." If you have seen these shows before, then you should feel very comfortable with the show. "Love Hina" though, takes this genre to a new level, introducing a wide variety of characters, strange situations, a good plot with a lot of twists that will keep you guessing 'til the end, and a countless amount of strange things that seem to happen for absolutely no reason.

"Love Hina" is, simply stating, hilarious. Every episode, you ask yourself, "What will read more
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Mar 14, 2008 3:11 PM
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.
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Nov 15, 2008 9:14 AM
When Love Hina was released, it came with a high pedigree. First anime featuring no cel animation whatsoever, and the foundation of a successful and very popular manga by the soon-to-be-well-known Ken Akamatsu. Yes, everyone looked forward to Love Hina, and everyone most likely had all their hopes for it dashed along the rocks in an instant.

For as innovative as they may have wanted us to think the animation is, it's just bad. I know cel animation anime that flow far more smoothly than this. It jerks, the characters are often disproportioned, character movement is erratic and often impossible even by anime standards. Backgrounds are read more
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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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