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Love Hina

Love Hina

Alternative Titles

English: Love Hina
Japanese: ラブひな

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 14
Chapters: 120
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 21, 1998 to Oct 31, 2001
Authors: Akamatsu, Ken (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 7.991 (scored by 27079 users)
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Ranked: #9352
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Popularity: #85
Members: 42,998
Favorites: 3,767
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Chapters: /120
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Synopsis

Keitarou has had great difficulty getting into the university of his choice and no luck in meeting women. In a desperate effort to go into seclusion and study for his entrance exams, he volunteers to take over running his grandmother's hotel. His plans are ruined when he discovers that the "hotel" is actually an all-girls dormitory... and some serious distractions ensue.

(Source: Tokyopop)

Background

Love Hina is a highly acclaimed series, both commercially and critically. In Japan, the manga sold over 16 million copies and the first English edition was reprinted many times.

The series was released in English by Tokyopop from May 21, 2002 to September 16, 2003. Tokyopop's license expired in 2009. Kodansha Comics USA picked it up and republished the series in a five-volume omnibus edition from October 25, 2011 to March 26, 2013.

Eight volumes were released in Japan by Kodansha in bilingual format (in English and Japanese), but were removed from sale once the series was licensed by Tokyopop.

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Oct 17, 2007
Darvus_Laan (All reviews)
I love this manga. It was my first read and is still at the top of my list. The artwork lent itself well to anime translation and the writing is outstanding. I really found myself wanting to learn more and more about each of the characters all the way down to the bit-players.

Despite the violence inherent in their relationship, you can see very early on just how much Keitaro and Naru care for one another. Oh, come on...don't tell me you couldn't tell just looking at the covers! I could tell you the end and it'd still be worth reading. Don't worry, I won't...just sayin'.

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Jun 25, 2008
Bluegojoe (All reviews)
This is by far my favorite manga of all time. xD
Ken Akamatsu is a genius and this manga is the reason I even began reading manga.
Not only is it very compatible for guys, what with the fan service and all. But girls will also enjoy it! The story line is hilarious. And every character has a very unique essence to them which may help you relate to them much better. This allows the story to be brought to life fully, and you can easily understand the emotions of all of the characters. The art is very well done, each character looks very beautifully detailed and read more
Dec 11, 2014
literaturenerd (All reviews)
Overview:

Today I will look at a case where the manga is WAY, WAY better than the anime! This is actually one of the better comedy mangas ever made in my opinion. It combines the formulaic romantic comedy of the latter 20th century with the slapstick/pratfall comedy of the early 20th century. Sort of like 16 Candles as done by Charlie Chaplin, the 3 Stooges, and Laurel& Hardy.

Plot and Characters 8/10

The series also features a ridiculous cast of characters including: an alcoholic writer, a homicidal, OCD plagued samurai and an Indian princess with an IQ of 400 and ZERO social skills that can built a read more
Dec 13, 2013
Zelot (All reviews)
My first manga review, and it would be about the manga that I was so embarrassed to read when I was younger.
Spoiler Alert.

Story: 9
Love Hina follows Keitaro, a ronin (A person who failed their entrance exam, and spending time studying to attend the next year). He has been kicked out by his parent and was offered a home by his grandmother at her inn. In turn though, the inn has became a female residence dorm and Keitaro being a very unlucky (Yet immortal) character. The other main character is Narusegawa, a female who is quick to punch our main character for any read more

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