Love Hina: Motoko no Sentaku, Koi ka Ken... "Naku na"

Love Hina: Motoko's Choice Between Love or Swords: Don't cry!

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Synonyms: Mokoto no Sentaku Koikaken, Love Hina: Motoko's Choice, Love or the Sword - Don't Cry
Japanese: 素子のセンタク, 恋か剣... 「泣くな」
English: Love Hina: Motoko's Choice Between Love or Swords: Don't cry!
Spanish: Love Hina OVA. La decisión de Motoko: La espada o el Amor, No Llores.
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Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 27, 2000
Studios: Xebec
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #31552
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Out of nowhere, Motokos' sister (Tsuroko) appears and is ready to pass on the dojo. However, Motoko is still not quite as strong as her sister and when her big sister finds out about this, she gives Motoko an ultimatum- Motoko must beat her sister or marry Keitaro!

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kawasaki, Itsurou
Episode Director, Storyboard
Akamatsu, Ken
Original Creator
Tanaka, Yuuichi
Key Animation
Moriyama, Atsushi
Planning Producer


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Oct 27, 2015
This DVD bonus episode is an adaption of the fan-favorite "Burn up Blade!" arc from the Love Hina manga.

It's a fairly well known fact that mangaka Ken Akamatsu's favorite Love Hina character is Motoko Aoyama and this arc is probably the turning point in the original manga where she begins to appear much more frequently. As an interesting side fact, by the time the series ended the character of Motoko was more popular in fan polling than the lead heroine, Naru Narusegawa!

So with that being said, if you are a fan of Motoko and in particularly the idea of a Motoko and Keitaro fan-shipping ...
May 25, 2011
First, don't watch this if you haven't watched Love Hina, it'll spoil some stuff.

This special will give a nice backstory for Motoko, you'll met her sister and learn some stuff about her past. All your favorite characters will be there to give a mix of shonen, comedy and echii. This episode focuses on shonen action between Motoko and her sister witch makes me wonder if it'll be a good idea to make a anime about Matoko.

I'ts slightly better than the original, though i'm not particulary a fan of the artwork, probably because its better in the manga. This special will give lots of ...
Oct 23, 2014
Mixed Feelings
So this is the first installment for the post-Love Hina anime that consists of 3 specials and 3 episode OVAs. I suggest the audience who want to go through them to follow the release order that is: Motoko's Choice -> Christmas Special -> Spring Special -> Love Hina Again. Now let's get down with the review.

-Motoko taking a bath together with Keitaro in a scene.
-Motoko in maid outfit.

That is all. Nothing seems to be out of the ordinary.


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