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Love Lab


Alternative Titles

English: Love Lab
Synonyms: Renai Lab
Japanese: 恋愛ラボ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 5, 2013 to Sep 27, 2013
Premiered: Summer 2013
Broadcast: Fridays at 02:05 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Doga Kobo
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.491 (scored by 34,834 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #15852
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #729
Members: 76,566
Favorites: 329
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Episodes: /13

Synopsis

Natsuo Maki is the most mature of all the dignified young ladies at Fujisaki Girls Academy. As the student president, Maki is revered by all the other young girls for her grace and poise. What happens behind closed doors, though, is an entirely different story. One day, Natsuo decides to practice her kissing technique on a pillow, a move which makes her look neither graceful nor elegant. Unluckily, fellow student "Wild Kid" Riko Kurahashi walks in on her.

Luckily, instead of making fun of her, Riko chooses to help her. The two begin a project called the Love Lab, intended to practice the essentials of love and romance. Bumping into each other "accidentally," holding hands, and more "love techniques."

Soon the rest of the student council is pulled into the girls' Love Lab, and then the rest of the school. Suddenly the student council's job has expanded to include answering anonymous questions about romance. And it becomes quite clear that many girls at the academy long for a bit of romance in their lives!

Background

Episode 1 was previewed at a screening in Tokyo on June 30, 2013. Regular broadcasting began on July 5, 2013.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

"Love Shitai! (恋愛(ラブ)したいっ!)" by Fuji-Jo Seitokai Shikkou-Bu (eps 1-12)

Edit Ending Theme

"Best FriendS" by Fuji-Jo Seitokai Shikkou-Bu



More reviewsReviews

Florete
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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MAND4
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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Stark700
Nov 11, 2013
Of all the things that exist in the world, perhaps one of the most debated for centuries is the concept of 'love'. Like seriously, what exactly is love? Is it a feeling towards someone you hold dearly for? Or is it perhaps something we humans are born to be part of? Or whatever the case, I'm not a scientist here to discuss the concept of love. However, what I am here to discuss is this cute little series known as Love Lab that debuted during the summer of 2013.

Love Lab (also known as Renai Lab) is an anime series based off of the 4-koma of read more
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SpleenMachine
Jul 23, 2013
I almost didn't watch this show.

My friend was giving me the rundown on this season's lineup, and mentioned that he was disappointed that the Yuru Yuri crew were working on a show that was being described as being, "Yuru Yuri, but lewder." I was a bit sad, Yuru Yuri is one of my all time favorite shows, and seeing the talent behind it make, what I assumed to be, a show with the fan service dial cranked up to 11 was just a let-down. Fan service won't put me off a show altogether, but if its the central focus of the show, I tend to read more
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