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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)
Megumi Hayashibara ...
 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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Both the opening theme song ("Sakura Saku" / "Cherry Blossoms Blooming") and the closing theme song ("Kimi Sae Ireba" / "If You Were Here") are performed by Megumi Hayashibara, who also plays Haruka Urashima in the series. See more »

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Haruka and Keitaro both refer to the same woman as their grandmother, yet Haruka is Keitaro's aunt. This would make Haruka and Keitaro cousins, not aunt and nephew. In fact, they are cousins. Haruka's parents died in an accident and she was adopted by her grandmother; that's why Keitaro calls her aunt. (This is not explained in the series, though.) Additionally, it is common usage in Japanese to refer to an older (but not elderly) woman with whom you are familiar as "aunt" regardless of your actual blood relation to her; similarly, elderly women are respectfully referred to as "grandmother" regardless of blood relationship or lack thereof. See more »

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one of the top ten anime series
3 January 2003 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I've seen a lot of anime at various university clubs and rented a lot from local video stores and I rank Love Hina among the best shows. The artwork is good and the stories are varied and clever. It can be argued that the situation of a geeky guy who somehow ends up living with a household of girls has been used before but what matters is whether you care about the characters. With a show like Vandread that is supposed to be good I didn't feel much for people in it. With a show like Cowboy Bebop it wasn't long before I grew to enjoy the oddball characters living in that world. That is also true for Love Hina. We are introduced to the supporting characters and learn their backgrounds gradually. The way they interact with the lead actor Keitaro reveals his personality. It didn't take too many episodes before I realized how good the show was. For example the episode about the forgotten automaton Mo-e was a big surprise. It told a touching story on the importance of keeping promises which is one of the main themes of the series.

I've just seen the TV series and Christmas special released in English and the actors do a very good job on the voices. Matoko sounds serious, Shinobu sounds shy and Kaolla sounds playful just like the Japanese version. This show is well worth watching because the plot advances unlike shows like Ranma where it will take forever for the two leads to confess their love. Warning: Keitaro always blunders into fan-service situations where girls are undressed but Naru is always there to punish him for his transgressions.


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