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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
Genres: ComedyComedy, EcchiEcchi, RomanceRomance, ShounenShounen, HaremHarem
Authors: Akamatsu, Ken (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 7.841 (scored by 3344533,445 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #10152
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #165
Members: 58,525
Favorites: 3,771
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Love Hina Omnibus
Volume 1
$19.99

Synopsis

It is said that if a couple gets into the University of Tokyo together, they will live happily ever after. However, for Keitarou Urashima, UTokyo is a distant dream. After failing the entrance exams twice already, he decides to stay at his grandmother's inn in Tokyo in order to prepare for his third attempt. He is, therefore, surprised when he finds out that not only has his grandmother gone on a long vacation, but the inn has also become the Hinata House, an all-girls dormitory!

Unfortunately for Keitarou, a series of misunderstandings during his first visit leave him with five untrusting tenants. But when Haruka Urashima, his aunt who works at the dorm, brings up that he is supposedly a UTokyo student, the girls' impressions of him quickly change, and they reluctantly allow him to stay. Feeling guilty about the lie, he slowly gets to know his new neighbors: the cute yet violent Naru Narusegawa, the cheeky and opportunistic Mitsune Konno, the soft-spoken Shinobu Maehara, the straight-laced Motoko Aoyama, and the mischievous Kaolla Su.

Thus continues the unpopular Keitarou's difficult journey to get into UTokyo, all for the chance to fulfill his childhood promise to the only girl who has ever shown any interest in him and maybe, just maybe, meet her again...

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Love Hina won the 2001 Kodansha Manga Award for best shounen title. It was also chosen as Best Manga, USA Release at the 2002 and 2004 Anime Expo conventions, while the pop culture website ICv2 voted the title as the 2002 Anime Product of the Year. In 2003, it was among the top ten graphic novels on Nielsen BookScan's list, and one of the first graphic novels to ever appear in the general trade paperback list. The third volume of Love Hina's omnibus edition made the 2012 NY Times Manga bestseller list.

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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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