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Love Hina

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Japanese: ラブひな
English: Love Hina
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 14
Chapters: 120
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 21, 1998 to Oct 31, 2001
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Comedy Comedy, Romance Romance, Ecchi Ecchi
Theme: Harem Harem
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Authors: Akamatsu, Ken (Story & Art)


Score: 7.791 (scored by 3627036,270 users)
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Ranked: #13222
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Popularity: #221
Members: 67,165
Favorites: 3,923


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Love Hina Omnibus
Volume 1


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...

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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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Feb 3, 2023
All the characters in the manga are very characterized, each with their own emotions, fears, growths especially Keitaro and Naru
The tables are very clean and the outline of the characters is very sweet, the dialogues are very flowing and not heavy.

The author Ken Akamatsu wants to tell a romantic comedy full of misunderstandings with the achievement of an insurmountable goal like the University of Tokyo at its center, telling us through Keitaro that no goal is impossible if you put all your strength into it.
For me Love Hina is the first manga I've read, I was only twelve years old, I saw Naru on the ...
Nov 17, 2013
Mixed Feelings
I've just completed Love Hina a second time. First time I completed it I gave it a score of 6/10. After the second reading completion, I still think that this score is not too low. Why?

[Story: 5/10]
Actually for story, there could be 2 parts: Before chapter 70 and after 70.
To me, the 2 parts represent a [Before very random and draggy situations] and [After very random and draggy situations]. This is especially so for the main love relationships and the never-ending memory issues that seem to keep changing from here on==. Therefore, chapter 70 marks a drastic change in character personalities, story coherence and also ...
Nov 1, 2020
Classicly shit that is. Actually it's completely fucking awful.

Love Hina is the story about a Ronin who wants to get into Todai the no.1 university in Japan. So he joins the Hinata Inn which is now a girls only dormitory. His grandmother own's the dormitory but now gave the ownership to her grandson the MMC, The Ronin. Now he has to live with like 6 girls including the FMC. And since the author is such a master writing character personalities she has the absolute unique personality of being a Violent tsundere. I know never been done before. I think this is the first series ...

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