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Yûji Ueda ...
 Keitarô Urashima / ... (25 episodes, 2000-2001)
Yui Horie ...
 Naru Narusegawa (25 episodes, 2000-2001)
Masayo Kurata ...
 Shinobu Maehara (25 episodes, 2000-2001)
Yu Asakawa ...
 Motoko Aoyama (25 episodes, 2000-2001)
Reiko Takagi ...
 Kaolla Su (25 episodes, 2000-2001)
Junko Noda ...
 Mitsune 'Kitsune' Konno (25 episodes, 2000-2001)
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 Haruka Urashima / ... (24 episodes, 2000-2001)
Yukie Maeda ...
 Onsen Tamago / ... (23 episodes, 2000-2001)
Hiroyuki Yoshino ...
 Masayuki Haitani / ... (18 episodes, 2000)
Michio Miyashita ...
 Kimiaki Shirai / ... (18 episodes, 2000)
Satsuki Yukino ...
 Mutsumi Otohime / ... (15 episodes, 2000-2001)
Yumiko Kobayashi ...
 Sarah McDougal (12 episodes, 2000-2001)
Ryôtarô Okiayu ...
 Kentarô Sakata / ... (12 episodes, 2000-2001)
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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 Anonymous

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Onsen Tamago, the turtle, is named after a type of Japanese snack. It consists of eggs that were soft-boiled in a hot spring. The name literally translates to "hot springs eggs". See more »

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Naru's need for her glasses varies dramatically between episodes. For most of the series she goes without them and has no difficulty at all (and there is no evidence that she uses contact lenses). And during the fireworks display at the festival, she is able to recognize Keitaro without her glasses in the dark, from behind. But earlier, when she and Keitaro both run off and break their glasses, she cannot recognize him without them even at a distance of inches. See more »

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Mutsumi Otohime: This way, I can take a good, long look at your face. When I look at your face, Keitaro, I feel so tranquil, like I know you from a long, long, time ago. That's what made me want to study with you for our entrance exams. Am I causing trouble for you?
Urashima Keitaro: N-No.
Mutsumi Otohime: I want to go to Tokyo U. Together with you.
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11 December 2003 | by (Porsmouth, England) – See all my reviews

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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