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: 7.431 (scored by 58636 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
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.
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 happen today in the Hinata House?" Well, something new happens every episode. And poor Keitaro gets the crap beat out of him every episode by at least Naru. Though this eventually becomes repetitive, it never subtracts from the humor of the show.
Of course though, there is a healthy dose of romance mixed in with the craziness. If you are a sappy romance freak with no sense of humor, this may not be the show for you. If you are one that doesn't mind just a touch of romance, this show will be overly enjoyable. If you despise romance, still check this one out. You may still enjoy it.
The only downfall of this anime is it does eventually get a bit repetitive, and most episodes are basically only fillers that don't add to the main plot one bit. Besides this though, "Love Hina" is presented with a charm and humor that is hard to find in any anime these days.
The main story is simple: a man is trying to get into Tokyo U to and meet his childhood sweetheart. It is never the main plot that counts though. The sub plots and character interaction are the heart of the anime. I must say that "Love Hina" executes this quite well. All the characters have their own distinct personalities and no two are at all similar.
The romance part of the story will keep you guessing until the end. At several times, just when you put two and two together, a plot twist happens and you are back to the beginning. Too bad the series doesn't answer any questions.
1: There is not a lot of continually. Basically, each episode has its own story, with maybe a few things in a few episodes that actually add to the main story. This series is so fun though, this barely even matters (Hey, Cowboy Bebop does the same thing).
2: Don't expect everything to be wrapped with a pretty bow at the end. I'm afraid you'll have to wait for "Love Hina Again" (my next review).
Overall, the story is presented nicely, and filled with memorable characters you will not soon forget. Su Kaolla is my favorite!!!
The heart of mostly anything (besides a good story) is good/fitting music. This is where "Love Hina" delivers its best. All the music of the show is great, and every song suits every scene perfectly. Never is a song out of place. Also, the music is great on its own too. The crazy intro theme, the slow ending theme, the action-packed guitar song from episode sixteen..."Love Hina" has it all. No matter what your music taste is, there will be at least one song that you will enjoy in this anime.
As for voice acting, all the voices (in Japanese, of course) are great and diverse for each character. Never do two characters sound the same, and each voice suits its character perfectly. I could say different for the dub though.
The dub voices are horribly selected and executed. I could not help from cringe every time either Su or Kitsune spoke. Absolutely horrible! Keitaro sounds like a wimp, Su sounds like a mouse, and for no reason, Kitsune has a strong (obviously forced) southern accent. I could only ask, "why?" The other voices I can tolerate, but they still pale in comparison to the original seiyuu.
One word can describe how "Love Hina" looks: beautiful. Most likely, you have never seen a better-looking anime TV series. We're talking OVA quality here. Not much more I can say.
The characters are drawn beautifully, and all have distinct features. Naturally, the females are drawn to look beautiful, most with large...
Expect lots of fan service too, which should please you hentais out there.
The characters are all animated smoothly, and this show also sports some cool effects seen in newer animes, such as motion blurs. Everything's great. Can't get better than this, I'm afraid.
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...
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 :)
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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