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Love Hina 

Rabu Hina (original title)
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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, ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Yûji Ueda ...  Keitarô Urashima / ... 25 episodes, 2000-2001
Yui Horie 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 Reiko Takagi ...  Kaolla Su 25 episodes, 2000-2001
Junko Noda Junko Noda ...  Mitsune 'Kitsune' Konno 25 episodes, 2000-2001
Megumi Hayashibara ...  Haruka Urashima / ... 24 episodes, 2000-2001
Yukie Maeda Yukie Maeda ...  Onsen Tamago / ... 23 episodes, 2000-2001
Hiroyuki Yoshino Hiroyuki Yoshino ...  Masayuki Haitani / ... 18 episodes, 2000
Michio Miyashita Michio Miyashita ...  Kimiaki Shirai / ... 18 episodes, 2000
Satsuki Yukino Satsuki Yukino ...  Mutsumi Otohime / ... 15 episodes, 2000-2001
Yumiko Kobayashi Yumiko Kobayashi ...  Sarah McDougal 12 episodes, 2000-2001
Ryôtarô Okiayu ...  Kentarô Sakata / ... 12 episodes, 2000-2001
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Storyline

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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

19 April 2000 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Hina See more »

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| (25 episodes)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The character "Akamatsu" who appears in both the "Love Hina Christmas Movie" and the "Love Hina Spring Movie" is in fact Ken Akamatsu, author of the original manga, a fact that both he and some of the Hinata girls make reference to in the latter film. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[Kitsune "accidentally" dumps water on Naru's cheerleading uniform]
Naru Narusegawa: W-What the heck are you doing, Kitsune?
Mitsune 'Kitsune' Konno: Sorry! I'm really sorry! My hand slipped!
Naru Narusegawa: I have to be at work in a few minutes! What am I gonna do now?
Mitsune 'Kitsune' Konno: I feel SO bad! I'll earn your share of the money, so please forgive me!
Naru Narusegawa: You will?
Mitsune 'Kitsune' Konno: Cross my heart, trust me. Just look into these eyes.
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Alternate Versions

Since many of the jokes in Love Hina revolved around Keitaro Urashima's supposed "pervertedness", and other awkward sexual situations, the dub version toned down the dialogue and changed the anime series in subtle and not so subtle ways. See more »

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Followed by Love Hina Again (2002) See more »

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one of the top ten anime series
3 January 2003 | by gjhongSee 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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