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, ...
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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
When Motoko carves a wooden figure with her sword in episode 5, she says, "I have cut a worthless object." This is the catchphrase of Geomon Ishikawa from Lupin the 3rd (1971). 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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In the Christmas special Love Hina DVD, there is a special Episode 25. Motoko's sister returns, there is nudity of Motoko and Naru (mostly Motoko, Naru's is only seen if you look closely due to the hot springs' smog). See more »
The manga was better. Now this is not to say that the anime was not good. It was hysterical. It's just that the manga is that much better, and fans who have read it first should not expect to be blown away. However, if you haven't read the manga, you will be beside yourself with laughter for the first several episodes, and you will find yourself pulling for the characters throughout the series. And then when you read the manga (you won't be able to resist), you can repeat these feelings all over again.
However, there are some downsides. This series is crammed full of filler, and can only be matched in that aspect by Dragonball Z (which, by the way, is 291 episodes long). Also, if you're going to watch this, subtitles are a must. This is one of the worst - if not the absolute worst - dubs I have ever seen. Kitsune for the most part sounds like a drunk Dixie Chick, and Su has some sort of accent that sounds like an unnatural blend of Russian and Indian. Motoko sounds like "Izzy" from the Digimon dub, and Shinobu and Naru, while having voices that relatively fit their characters, are acted adequately at best. All this is amplified one hundred times when you take into account that the original had such a stellar voice cast, in fact one of the BEST in anime. Keitaro is probably the best in the English cast, but still can't hold a candle to Ueda Yuji. No one can squeal like this guy!
So all in all, I highly recommend this series to anyone, anime fan or just a fan of good laughs. Just make sure you read fast.
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