Love Lab

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Renai Lab
Japanese: 恋愛ラボ
English: Love Lab
Spanish: Love Lab (Ren Ai Lab)
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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: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Themes: CGDCTCGDCT, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.311 (scored by 7844978,449 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #26602
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1194
Members: 202,978
Favorites: 540

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At Fujisaki Girls Academy, student council president Natsuo Maki is the epitome of grace and perfection, admired by all the young girls who attend the school. One day, Riko Kurahashi walks into the student council room on an errand, only to discover Natsuo practicing her kissing techniques on a pillow, an act that is neither graceful nor elegant. Riko soon discovers that Natsuo desires more romance in her life, leading her to practice "romantic situations" in secret.

Sympathizing with her, Riko agrees to help Natsuo with her love research. Named "Love Lab," the project practices the essentials of love and romance, such as bumping into each other "accidentally" and holding hands. Soon, the entire student council joins in on the fun in the Love Lab too! Through their research and real life encounters, what will they learn about romance?

Weaving together funny characters and comedic situations, Love Lab builds a story of friendship and romance, while never missing a beat with the laughter.

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

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Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

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

Episode Videos


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? ...
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) ...
Jan 16, 2014
Mixed Feelings
Much to my dissatisfaction let me start off saying despite a few other reviews I saw this show is not shoujo ai. The opening also points to this possibility however don't get your hopes up. It's not there so if you're looking for a cutesy yuri don't go for this, but that doesn't mean you should drop it either.

If you like moe shows you'll like this and if you like comedy this is also a winner. At its core Love Lab is a comedy and no matter how serious the tone it always delivers a joke and never misses the punch line. It delivers plenty ...

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