Love Lab

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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: 7.331 (scored by 7280072,800 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #23212
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1033
Members: 185,738
Favorites: 513

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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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


Toba, Yousuke
Oota, Masahiko
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Ebina, Yasunori
Sound Director
Fujiwara, Yoshiyuki
Episode Director


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

Sep 28, 2013
Florete (All reviews)
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
May 10, 2014
MAND4 (All reviews)
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
Jul 23, 2013
SpleenMachine (All reviews)
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
Nov 11, 2013
Stark700 (All reviews)
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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