Ranked #2096

Love Hina

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ラブひな


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


Score: 7.331 (scored by 81,012 users)
Ranked: #20962
Popularity: #233
Members: 136,172
Favorites: 1,250
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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, Keitarou
Urashima, Keitarou
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
Kawasaki, Itsurou
Kawasaki, Itsurou

More episodes Episodes(1/24)

# Episode Title Aired
1 All-girls Dorm with Outdoor Bath: Hot Springs
Rotenburo Tsuki no Joshiryou: Onsen na (露天風呂つきの女子寮 温泉な)
Apr 19, 2000

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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Nov 12, 2015
ok. i tried.
usually, when an anime pisses me off, i try my best to watch to the end, so that i could sling mud at it without guilty conscience, but this time i can't do even that.
The MC is... well. gather all your negative feelings that generic harem MCs emote in you, give them form, throw in glasses and talent for drawing girls and you got our MC.
but hey, that's what harem anime do, because they focus on girls to make them as adorable and desirable as possible. And in that respect this anime apparently decided to be original, because all girls, every last one read more
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Jan 14, 2014
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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Mar 14, 2008
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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Oct 24, 2015
Love Hina is a show that relies heavily on an appreciation or familiarity with Japanese comedy and certain tropes in order to fully enjoy as the anime makes heavy use of cultural idioms that might not resonate with western viewers - the biggest of these is probably the comedic nature of the intentionally over the top physical violence.

That being said, if you do "get it" then Love Hina is a real treat of a show. It has some very appealing and compelling characters, great moments of comedy and a super-star voice cast who have all moved on to be huge successes in the industry read more
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