When Keitaro was a child, he was friends with a little girl. When the girl had to move away, the two made a promise to meet each other at Tokyo University when they grew up. Years later, ... See full summary »
Keitaro, Naru, and all their friends are back in an animated series based after both the specials. Keitaro's still trying to get Naru, but he isn't the only one. Of course, the other ... See full summary »
Clumsy sixteen-year-old Tenma Tsukamoto is in love. The object of her desire, the strange and silent Oji Karasuma, has no idea she exists. seventeen-year old delinquent Kenji Harima is also... See full summary »
Nice Guy Keiichi is doing his best as a poor student at a tech college, but his good nature is taken advantage of relentlessly. One day he is attempting to order a pizza over the phone (... See full summary »
Golden Boy is the story of Kintaro Oe, a twenty-five-year-old in pursuit of life's lessons. A brilliant student, he dropped out of Tokyo Universiy's law program because he had had mastered ... See full summary »
Keitaro fell asleep during his Tokyo U exam. He was so embarrassed that he was going to fail a fourth time, that he runs away from home, visiting a far away island instead. Naru decides to ... See full summary »
Hideki finds the discarded and malfunctioning Persocom Chi, a personal computer that looks like a girl. While trying to fix and care for Chi, Hideki discovers that she might be a Chobits, a robot of urban legend that has free will.
Seven schools are constantly "at war" with each other, and the students have become skilled fighters and constantly battle with rival schools. Their lives and fates are guided by strange ... See full summary »
Rin is a seemingly normal young man in school. Orphaned as a young boy he has since lived with his childhood friend Kaede who lost her mother in the same accident that he lost both of his ... See full summary »
Souchirou Nagi and Bob Makihara are two delinquents who arrive at Toudou Academy with the objective of ruling over the school with their strength. But on their first day, they encountered ... See full summary »
Christopher Corey Smith,
When Keitaro was a child, he was friends with a little girl. When the girl had to move away, the two made a promise to meet each other at Tokyo University when they grew up. Years later, Keitaro has failed his entrance exam twice, and his parents refuse to support him any longer. His grandmother gives him refuge and employment as caretaker of her inn, which just happens to serve as a female dormitory. The eclectic group of tenants tease, annoy and berate him to no end. Still, Keitaro won't ever give up his promise to meet his childhood friend again, even though he can't remember her name. Written by
The Hinata Apartments, and many of the locations shown in the series, are real places, reproduced quite accurately in the animation. See more »
In Episode 3, (Kendo girl in Love? - Swordplay) Motoko shoots Keitaro into the air with her sword, and Keitaro bounces on a roof, landing on his back on the floor, which is clearly intact at the time of the fall. But, in the next shot, Keitaro is laying face down, and the floor boards are boken around him and smoking. See more »
[Motoko blasts Keitaro skyward]
Keitaro, did the Earth look blue from up there?
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I liked Love Hina , I watched the 24 episodes in the original japanese with subtitles and the voice acting is great, the story (though not incredibly original) is engaging and full of twists. The characters are strongly defined, the animation is slick and the music suitably cute and bubbly.
The only complaint I have is that in the middle of the series the writers seemed to completely forget about the storyline and added "zany" (and pointless) episodes to flesh out the show. Though these episodes are good, they detract from the overall emotional nature of the series.
I have yet to watch the series dubbed, but I have a feeling it would lose a lot through translation. If you really want to enjoy Love Hina, I suggest switching on the subtitles and turning the american voices OFF.
Overall, if you like cute anime with strong emotional overtones and a slightly geeky guy getting kicked about by girls, this one's for you. Worth watching if only for Kitsune's tricks and irresponsible drinking. It's a sweet, involving anime where you really sympathise with the characters and situations.
*note* Listen to Sara Mcdougal's voice in the japanese version. Her accent is something resembling GERMAN, even though shes meant to be an american girl. Maybe japanese voice actors shouldn't try and pull off western accents...Asuka in Evangelion was terrible too.
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